Can Joe Wade win again on the Isle of Wight in latest Hampshire Road Race League event?
Joe Wade is aiming to complete a Hampshire Road Race hat-trick on home soil this weekend.
The Ryde Harrier has been the highest county-based athlete to finish the last two events of the 2019/20 Hampshire Road Race League calendar.
He was third in the Portsmouth-based Victory 5 event in early December and then won the Stubbington 10k last month.
Now he is looking for another victory in Sunday’s Ryde 10 mile race, an event he has won three times in recent years.
Prior to that, he had won in 2015 in 5.07 and again 12 months later in 53.39.
Another Isle of Wight runner, Dan Eckersley, had triumphed in 2018 in 54.42.
Southampton AC’s Richard Waldron was the 2017 winner in 54.19.
Wade currently leads the Hampshire Road Race League men’s individual list at the halfway stage following his two wins.
The other four races all had different winners - Salisbury AC’s Stuart Holloway (Overton 10), Southampton AC’s Dan Baker (Solent Half), Winchester’s Toby Lambert (Hayling 10) and Kingston AC’s Eckersley (Gosport Half).
Winchester’s former Commonwealth Games runner Louise Damen is the current leader of the HRR ladies’ series - having won the Gosport and Stubbington races.
Portsmouth AC’s Rhiannon Dunlop is second, having won her only race of the season so far - the Victory 5 event.
After the Ryde race, the Hampshire Road Race continues with the Salisbury 10 mile (March 29), Alton 10 mile (May 3), Netley 10k (May 17) and Alresford 10k (June 21) and the Lordshill 10k on June 28.