Ryde Harriers’ running champions have been celebrated at a ceremony in the town.

The club awards, which also raised money for Diabetes, were hosted at Yelf’s Hotel in Ryde on Saturday (12).

Jake Brougham and Charlie Metcalfe were awarded Athletes of the Year, while Les Cupis and Sarah Peake were given trophies for First Harrier in the Isle of Wight Marathon.

Nigel and Rosie Eldridge were presented trophies for First Harrier over three races in Isle of Wight Fells.

Rosie said:

“I was really pleased to have won the ladies Harriers cup for the fell weekend.”

Club Person of the Year was awarded to Rowland Sillito. He was praised for donating a lot of his time to the club.

Rowland said:

“He is proud to be involved in such a progressive year for Harriers, which owes so much to the willingness of members to become Run Leaders and to the existing Leaders who have been willing to do more.”

Andy and Bridget Lewis were both applauded for the Winter 2018/19 Combined Road Nominated Series.

Andy came in first with 214 points, closely followed by Bridget with 213 points. Lindsey
Stapeley came first in the 5k Handicap, as did Mark Wright.

Adam Tuck completed a 5-mile road race in a respectful 30.53, whilst Tracey Dillon came in at an impressive 37.31.

For the 2019 Summer Series, Rod Tylor came in first position for the Nominated Road and Pete White came in first for the Nominated Multi Terrain.

Track runner, Natalie Rose came in first with 158 points.

Trevor McAlister and Caroline Dall-Whittall came first for the Combined Winter and Summer series.

Trevor was cheered as he graciously received his second trophy for coming first in the track.

Finally, the room applauded as Ken Beak received the Runners Runner Award.

The evening continued with a raffle with many generous prizes donated by local Isle of Wight businesses including: Beautique, The Smithy Godshill , Taverners , No 64 Teashop in Ryde, Wootton Chiropractic Clinic, RMA Sports Injury Clinic, Westridge Golf Club, Shanklin Chine, Goddard’s Brewery, Yelf’s Hotel, Gingerbread House Cowes and the Three Buoys Restaurant.