In short: A tough 10 miler that just gets better every year In full: A huge congratulations to the Ryde Harriers for organising this event. Chip timing was a welcome addition this year, which seemed to make the production of the results even quicker. Everything else about the organisation was of a high standard, too. The marshals were excellent (it helps to know half of them too!), and their support was a big lift, escpecially in the second half of the race. Date of review: February 12, 2013
In short: Well organised race on a challenging course, great day out. In full: The hilly parts were steep, and the flat parts were windy. Add in some great views and a fast (net downhill) final mile and the result was a challenging but rewarding race.
A well organised and well marshalled event that seemed to run smoothly, with a decent clubhouse that made for a good post-race atmosphere in the warm.
I don't think I'd travel across from the mainland on my own just for this, but with a good group it makes for a great day out. I'm sure I'll be back for this one again... Date of review: February 4, 2013
In short: Fun and friendly run with world-class marshalling. Loved it. In full: A windy and chilly 10-miler on the lovely Isle of Wight. Lots of club runners meaning there were only a few back-of-packers by mile four and few others to be seen.
Being an avoider of hills and steady inclines, I wasn't sure this was for me. But I was pleasantly surprised. I counted three hills in total and only two on the steep side.
The marshals were a cheery bunch and each had some words of encouragement as I puffed past - thank you.
Ryde Harriers always seem to be very well organised which means pre-race faff isn't a problem.
As with the Isle of Wight Half Marathon, a lovely medal too.
In short: Hills, hills, and more hills! In full: Certainly not an easy 10 miler, but the lumpy profile made it all the more interesting. Pleased to have risen to the challenge. Very well marshalled race, too. Date of review: February 9, 2012
In short: An enoyable pace but your speed depends on the wind In full: Everything worked well, the new course is an improvement on what was a good course before and the medal was a big step forward. Only issue is the traffic in the first mile or two but that was soon forgotten when battling the hills. Oh and the offer on Ferry tickets would have been nice earlier (I note that this is not due to Ryde Harriers). Thank you to all envolved in organising this race as I had an enjoyable day. Date of review: February 11, 2011
In short: A hilly one but a great run In full: Changes to the start lifts everyones spirits as we were cheered round the boating pool. Also changes to the end I liked which set me up for a fast finish. Nice medal this year too. Well done ! Date of review: February 10, 2011
In short: Windy, hilly, twisty course with traffic, but well marshalled and signed In full: Thanks to all the organisers and the Scouts for the arranging and supporting the event. My 1st time at this race. Very windy and a few hills to test you. A lot of traffic for the first few miles. Nice medal and facilities. Changing and showers are always a bonus.
Helpful suggestion; please can a PA system or loud hailer be used when making important announcements prior to the start of the race. Only the few of us at the front could just about hear the speaker! maybe a chair to stand on to project the voice as a cheaper alternative. Thanks again. Date of review: February 9, 2011
In short: Good race, like the new changes and much nicer medal too. The wind wasnt our best friend. Marshalls very friendly and helpful throughout. Well done Ryde Harriers. Date of review: February 6, 2011