NEXT month’s popular Ryde 10 race has, due to the pandemic, been postponed until a date in late spring or early summer.

With the uncertainty that surrounded what was likely to come out of Boris Johnson’s Covid ‘roadmap’ announcement made on Monday this week, the event, which was due to get underway on Sunday, March 7, was postponed and will be set for a another date soon this year.

Isle of Wight County Press: Last year's Ryde 10 winner, Joe Wade.Last year's Ryde 10 winner, Joe Wade.

Ryde 10 organisers, Ryde Harriers, say they had no choice but to postpone the ten-mile race, with their licence from Run Britain to stage it currently suspended, as well as Public Health’s non-approval of the event plan, until restrictions are eased.

Chris Lewis, one of the Ryde 10 organisers, said: “Ryde Harriers have decided to postpone the race to a later date — probably sometime in May, subject to the situation then — and roll current entries over.

Isle of Wight County Press: Participants in last year's Ryde 10 race.Participants in last year's Ryde 10 race.

“We haven’t decided on a date yet, but if runners can’t make the new date, we will offer a deferral to the 2022 race, which is likely to be part of the Hampshire Road Race League again, or a refund.

Once a fresh date is announced, go to or the Ryde Harriers Facebook page for further details.

The Ryde 10 had already reached its capacity of run numbers, with no further entries accepted. However, should any runner withdraw, the vacant sot will be made available on the Harriers website: