Wade to go, Joe! Ryde Harrier wins another Hampshire Road Race League event
Ryde Harrier Joe Wade has won his home race for the fourth time.
He was first to finish Sunday’s Ryde 10 mile event in 55.14 - 20 seconds quicker than when he won in 2019.
Wade, who won by more than two minutes, had also previously triumphed in 2015 and 2016.
He has now been the highest county-based athlete to finish the last three 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.
Salisbury’s Stuart Holloway, who won the opening event of the current Hampshire Road Race League, the Overton 10, was second in the Ryde event in 57.38.
City of Portsmouth AC’s Emma Jolley was 25th in 1.05.48 - and first to finish in the W35 category. She was also the third woman to finish.
Clubmate Emma Montiel was the fifth fastest woman, in 1.09.05 - putting her second in the W40 category.
Highest-placed Portsmouth Joggers member was Peter Coote (49th) in 1.08.34 from David Brawn (70th) in .11.14.
Victory AC’s Paul Mitchinson (12th overall) was second in the M40 section in 1.00.46
Club colleague Marilyn Crocker was second in the F70 category in 2.02,29
Julian Manning (10th, 1.00.41) led a trio of Denmead Striders members to a top 30 finish.
Gary Armstrong was 26th in 1.05.58 and Rob Wilson 29th in 1.06.24.
Andy Simpson (Stubbington) was 18th in 1.03.42 and second in the M45 section
Stubbington Green’s Mike White (1.09.00) won his M60 section, while Jenny Shilling (Gosport Road Runners) was first in the F70 category in 1.37.20.
Emyln Hughes was the first of the Fareham Crusaders contingent to finish - he was 15th in 1.01.04.