Marathon Championships 2015
within the Isle of Wight Marathon
Sunday 11 October 2015
I am delighted to
inform you that this years Marathon will takes places on the Isle of Wight
in Hampshire on Sunday 11th October 2015 starting at 1130 am from Cowes.
Time is drawing near for the marathon. We have not received
as many entries as normal so don't expect floods of Police officers but those
that are here stand a chance of winning prizes as you are eligible in the open
race so good luck.
Below are 2 links which should give you all the details you
require including the ferry concession code which is not given to everyone.
I am arranging collection from Southampton airport for PSNI
and Police Scotland but I have had no other requests from any other teams as
If you have any burning questions please give me a bell as
its getting close to the time.
You will collect your numbers at registration on race day.
You will not receive anything in the post from me.
I am bring Graham Heeley with me for those that know him.
Hope your training is going well and I really hope you enjoy the opportunity
and experience of running this marathon on the Isle of Wight.
I look forward to meeting you all.
Anything urgent my mobile is 07818073300
Katherine Willoughby, Inspector 418
Please complete all details and send the original entry form and
entry fee to me following the details provided. Can you also email me a copy of
your entry form and let me know your intentions to enter.
A few snippets from
the open race website are below to give you a flavour of the event:
A brand new course
(first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of
the island.These are the
undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield,
Shalfleet, Yarmouth, Afton,
Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.
Marker boards at
each mile point. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Course Map Link:The IOW Marathon
Registration: Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road Cowes, Isle of Wight,
Changing and Shower
facilities are available, secure bag storage is available.
There are eight
drinks stations at approximately 3 Mile intervals with seven sponge stations in
leave their own Special Drinks at registration to be taken to any designated
Medals will be
awarded to all finishers.
Note: Numbers are not sent out in advance.
Please collect race
numbers from registration.
travel on Ferries may be offered by Wightlink and/or Red Funnel Ferries details
will be provided on entry.
Ferries to Cowes
from Southampton are operated by Red Funnel Ferries.
Course record times for open race:
REDHEAD,Christopher UNATTACHED (SHANKLIN)
REDHEAD, Christopher UNATTACHED (SHANKLIN)
CUPIS, Leslie RYDE HARRIERS
BROUGH, Jon STROUD & DISTRICT A.C.
NORTON, Jonathan RYDE
NEWBURY, Stephanie UNATTACHED (Sturminster
LEVERMORE, Claire SERPENTINE RUNNING CLUB
PARDOE, Karmen UNATTACHED (Ruislip)
REECE, Kate UNATTACHED (Sheffield)
£200 FIRST PRIZE FOR
MEN & WOMEN
£50 FOR BREAKING
OVERALL COURSE RECORD
CATEGORY PRIZE LIST
£25 FOR BREAKING
VETERAN CATEGORY COURSE RECORD
Alternatively go to
for more details and links to map of the course.
Please use Police
entry form which is to be utilised. Closing date 1/10/15.
To access Cowes on
the Isle of Wight you will need to board a ferry either on foot or by
car/minibus. The best Port of embarkation is Southampton for this location.
From Cowes it is a 15 minute walk to registration up hill. When booking your
ferry please allow for this time.
Example: car/mpv and
4 person day return £27. Ferry depart 0900hrs arrives Cowes 1000hrs. Foot
passenger only £8.20
Red funnel provide a
Redjet fast foot passenger ferry service as well via following the same link.
The redjet runs every half hour and takes 25 mins a crossing arriving in West
Cowes. Passenger fares are currently at £23.50 a day return.
The below link shows
you were to find the ferry port and local parking should you wish to travel
across as a foot passenger.
In the event that
you choose to stay on the Island or travel by car and access the Island from
other ports at Lymington or Portsmouth please use one of the below links to
access ferry information.
The organiser is in
negotiations with the ferry companies to seek a 15% discount on those entering
the marathon. I will up date you on this information as soon as I get any
serviced by a local airport, train, bus stations and motorway network and is
The airport has a
train station immediately outside and it is a short trip into Southampton
Central station. http://www.southamptonairport.com/to-from-the-airport/
If anyone chooses to
fly I may be able to assist in collection from the airport to accomodation of
your choice on the day before but I will not be able to provide transport on
the day of the race as I be engaged in other organising matters. Please contact
me if you wish to discuss this option. I will try my best to assist.
Southampton has host
of Hotels and B&B's options. The Isle of Wight is a popular holiday
destination and thus also has several accommodation options. You will be
required to find your own accommodation. You can access offered accommodation
by following several of the above transport links. May I remind you that if you
are claiming money thorough your sports and social club for accommodation an
advisory level is set at around £50 pppn. We ask that you keep this in mind
when choosing your accommodation.
Registration: I still have to confirm this with the organiser but it is likely to
be on the race day as per the open race. You will get your race number at
Please follow the
links on Ryde Harriers website to take you to information abut the route.
You will be eligible
for open prizes as well as Police awards. There is good prizes money for all
categories. I have yet to confirm the exact location for the presentation and
post race food but it will be close to the Open race presentation in Cowes. The
open race organisers says that he aims to achieve a 1600hrs presentation time.
Our presentation is likely to be immediately afterwards. This will give you
some idea for your onward plans.
I look forward to
receiving your entries.
Yours in sport.
Katherine Willoughby, PSUK Athletics section.