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Isle of Wight fell races 'had record number of finishers'

Thu 23 Sep 2010

Isle of Wight fell races 'had record number of finishers'

The recent Ventnor Fell Running Series which took place on the Isle of Wight had a record number of athletes finishing the event.

According to a spokesman for Ryde Harriers, 379 people made it through the races, which were held for the SEAA Fell Running Championships.

Speaking to local news provider VentnorBlog, he stated that the series included 24 miles of running up more than 4,000 feet of hills.

"The races meet the Fell Runners Association classifications for ascent and distance and the hills around Ventnor have some of the steepest climbs and descents in the south of England," he noted.

Huw Lobb of Serpentine Running Club came out on top in the men's event, while the ladies' champion was from the same club, Holly Wilkinson.

As well as for fell runners, Ventnor is a popular destination for people on Isle of Wight holidays.

This is due to attractions such as the Ventnor Botanic Gardens, while the Ventnor Winter Gardens hosts shows and exhibitions.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-800079533-ADNFCR

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