24th Isle of Wight Fell Running Series
Updated: Jan 10
Another successful weekend on the Isle of Wight for Cambridge Harriers, with even the weather being kind to us.
The Isle of Wight Fell Running Series is ever growing with a record entry this year, at the prize giving the hall was packed out. Prizes are given for the SEAA Fell Champs and for individual races.
The weekend comprises 3 races covering 24 miles of off-road running in total with over 4,300 feet of ascent. To be included in the SEAA Championships you must finish all 3 races.
Race 1, the St. Boniface Fell, (Sat am) is a 2.5 mile lung/leg buster up from the seafront in Ventnor.
Race 2, the Ventnor Horseshoe, (Sat pm) is a 7 mile tour of the countryside around Ventnor but with the same initial climb from the seafront.
Race 3, the Wroxall Round, (Sun am) is another tour of the countryside of approx. 12 miles, again starting from the seafront but this time you wend along the coast before heading inland.
Christian Poulton, Clem Dixon and Pete Hadley completed all 3 races whilst this year Ian was just content to get round the Sat pm 7 mile tour.
Christian was first V50 in all three races and won the V50 SEAA gold medal.
Clem claimed Bronze in the V55 cat after being in 5th place after the 1st race. He cannily sussed out the opposition in the following two races, beat them to claim bronze.
Pete won Silver after a great battle with Mick Anglim (Hardley Runners) for the V70. After Saturday’s two races Pete was two points ahead but on Sunday Mick managed to pip Pete and they both ended up on the same number of points (368). Mick won the V70 Gold medal by virtue of being first V70 in two of the three races with Pete first V70 in the other.