L-R: Samantha Fancourt, Brian Warren, Ken Beak and Elain Parry


Ryde Harriers have certainly missed their running so this May and June they have got their teeth into some serious racing, competing in some local runs at Freshwater and the Needles to some further afield at Kempton Park, Trafford and North Devon’s 78.6 mile 15,500ft technical trail assent race.

There were some outstanding results across the board. Gary Marshall won Sunday’s Needles Half Marathon with a time of 01:19:11. Andrew Mcewen finished in 01:41:31 and Craig Robins in 01:47.

Meanwhile, Peter Jolliffe raced in at 00:27:38 at the Freshwater 5km on 6th June.

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Sasha Levrier was the fourth lady overall in the North Devon Coastal challenge coming in with a time of 21:23 minutes. Sasha said:

“Last weekend saw a welcome return to racing for me, even if I was just using it as a ‘practice run’ to test my gear out.

“It was a race of long climbs, steep descents and technical trail and a path that turned into a river for about a mile.”

4 of the Harriers – Elain Parry, Samantha Fancourt, Ken Beak and Brian Warren – took part in the Queen Elizabeth half Marathon on 23rd May. Both women came in at 02:34 and the gentlemen at 02:35 minutes.

Holly Newton ran at Kempton Park on 30th May, coming in at 03.24.13 and was the 10th lady across the line. Holly said:

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“It is only my 3rd ever marathon and I know I’m fit enough with the time and miles I put into training. So, roll on London Mazza in October”.

Harry Mcluckie came in 9th overall in the 5000m at the Britain Milers Grand Prix race at Trafford.

Adam Tuck achieved great results achieving 00:16:33 minutes in the 5K reunion race and 00:34:09 in the 10km Renaissance race.

Callum Gillett had time of 00:15:37 in the Prestwold 5k run.

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