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Ryde Harriers took part in the Alexandra Sports Victory 5 at the weekend at Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth.

There were lots of personal bests set at the event including Adam Tuck who finished in 27:47, Trevor Mc Alister achieving his in a very respectable time of 29:52 minutes; Graham Gardner finishing in 33:26 and Nat Jane Rose in 40:35.

For the women, Carolyn Ward achieved her PB in 41:16 minutes; Lisa Robertson in a record time of 41:52, Diana Swyers racing in at 42:19; Sarah Thompson in 55:50 and Elizabeth Holloway achieved her PB in 53:39 minutes.

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Joe Wade was very happy to be racing in Harriers’ red for the first time setting a time of 24:31. Jake Brougham came in 17th place overall with a time of 27:16, followed by Dave Hunt in at 27:35.

Ken Oatley said:

“It was a personal best for me today, my previous 5mile PB was two months ago at the club championship which I achieved in 34:44 and a 5 mile split in the Great South was ran in 33:52 so I am very pleased to achieve my time of 32:16”.

All-round there were some impressive times from both the men and ladies.

Matthew Jacobs came in at 32:37, closely followed by Harry Furmidge with an impressive time of 32:46. Peter Young the 1st vet 70, raced in at 34:20. Next came Dave Slack with a time of 34:41 followed by Rowland Sillito who achieved his race in  35:09. Roger Merry came in with a very respectful time 38:08 and Keith Ruth crossed the line with a time of 41:14 minutes.

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Sarah Peake raced in with an excellent time of 34:48 closely followed by Claire Grace in at 35:33 and Carole Barry crossed the line with her time of 44:53. Samantha Fancourt and Sarah Probert crossed the line together in a time of 47:59 minutes. Louise Wilcock in 52:16 and Sue Green in 53:59. Sandra Norris came in at  54:33 and Joy Furmidge finished in 59:01.

Stacey Flanagan said:

“I ran my first full 5K in June in about 44 mins so now to run 5 miles in 50:45 is a Hugh achievement”.

2 new members of Ryde Harriers – Jacqueline Dziuba and Tracey Webb – were pleased to achieve their PBs. Jacqueline achieved her time in 55:27 and Tracey in 53:28.

Ryde Harriers would like to thank Trevor for organising both the Victory 5m and the cross country over the weekend and we would like to say thank you to sponsor Wightlink.


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