Published on August 26, 2014
Isle of Wight Marathon
Using the new Isle of Wight Marathon course established in 2013, this is a one lap race featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island via the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood and Cowes.
There are eight drinks stations at approximately 3mile intervals with seven sponge stations in between and the option for competitors to leave their own drinks at registration to be taken to any designated drinks station – always a nice touch.
The Isle of Wight Marathon has been run continuously since 1957, making it the longest running (and one of the first to be held) in the UK; entry costs £14 affiliated and £17 unaffiliated.
Full details of the Isle of Wight Marathon at rydeharriers.co.uk