Phew – what a weekend! But what a success!
It’s been hard work to organise and take responsibility for 7 races, a campsite, event village (and of course a sports centre) this weekend but what a weekend it’s been. Huge thanks to the enormous team of volunteers who have marshalled, timed, set up, packed up, put out route signs, registered runners and marshals, helped with catering, played bagpipes and drums …..and just supported in so many ways.
Around 150 people have given up some or all of their weekend voluntarily (ie: without pay!) to help us make the first Isle of Wight Festival of Running happen. You are all amazing and it will be impossible to thank each of you individually so please read this and consider yourselves thanked!! An amazing example of teamwork and community spirit . THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT WEST WIGHT SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE.
And to the runners…you are what inspires us…thank you for your support of the first Isle of Wight Festival of Running.
Around 800 runners of all ages and abilities took part in events over the 3 days. Congratulations to all of you. We have some fabulous feedback and after a couple of well deserved days of rest, the organising committee will be getting back together to start planning next years event! So stayed tuned for more details.
Here are just some of the 5* reviews we have received
“An awesome weekend that is a must in the calendar for any lover of running. A great variety of events, hosted by the very hospitable
“Challenging but absolutely stunning half marathon. Highly recommend this low key, genuine and unique weekend. Loved the camping and the fun run too. Fantastic value.”
“Amazing event, really well organised. And what an amazing route the marathon was.!! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen.!! Your all amazing.!! Seriously enjoyed it.!! Can’t wait for next year!”
“What a marathon, What views and what a weekend .well organised well marshalled. Put this one in the diary”
“Ran in the 5k with my husband, brother & two friends! my sister in law ran the half marathon. We camped from Friday and had a great weekend, thoroughly enjoyed by us all!”
“My first ever 5k – wonderful atmosphere and great organisation”