Isle of Wight Half Marathon
18 August 2019
On the Isle of Wight these days there's something groovy in the air. For decades this slab of rock anchored off Portsmouth has been a magnet for family holidays, and it still has seaside kitsch by the bucket and spade. But now the proms and amusement arcades are framed by pockets of pure funkiness. A brace of music festivals draws party-goers, just-caught seafood is served in kooky fishers' cafes, and cool camping rules – here sites are dotted with ecoyurts and vintage campervans. Yet still the isle's principal appeal remains: a mild climate, myriad outdoorsy activities and a 25-mile shore lined with beaches, dramatic white cliffs and tranquil sand dunes. With that being said, Isle of Wight Half Marathon is the place to be.The Isle of Wight Half Marathon is organised by Ryde Harriers. It is a highly rated, low-key race limited to 500 runners. The route is an undulating, town and rural, single lap course passing through Yaverland, Whitecliff, Bembridge, St. Helens and back towards Sandown via Brading.
The start is now located in Appley Park (Just above the finish) and consists of two laps, covering Ryde, Bullen Lane, Goddard’s Farm Lane, Attrill’s Lane (off tarmac gravel track), Nettlestone, back to Bullen Lane for the start of the next lap, Goddard’s Farm Lane through to Whitefield Woods (short bridleway section), Carpenters Road, St. Helens, back along gravel track to Goddard’s Farm Lane, Appley and back to Ryde.
The route is passing through Yaverland, Whitecliff, Bembridge, St. Helens and back towards Sandown via Brading.
Drinks stations (water only) are located at approximately 3 Mile intervals.
Medals will be awarded to all finishers.