AFTER dominating the local Ryde 10 Miles event last weekend, a small group of Ryde Harriers travelled to Chichester to compete in the Goodwood Festival of Running.

Island Games representatives Chris Newnham and Carly Scoble opted for the half marathon – 13.1 miles – along with Dave Hunt, who took fourth at the Ryde 10.

The half marathon comprised five circuits of Goodwood.

On the traffic-free, flat course, with plenty of athletes for company, Carly and Chris both smashed their PBs, finishing as the first woman and second man respectively.

Carly (84:04) knocked almost two minutes off her previous time, finishing 20th overall.

Chris (71:19) edged closer to breaking the 70-minute barrier, while Dave finished comfortably in 84 minutes before going on to cover more miles on the day.

Jake Brougham (35:39) made a welcome return to racing, running the 10km event to finish in third place.

After his victory in the Ryde 10, Matt Sharp travelled to Barcelona to compete as an elite in the popular half marathon, which attracts top runners from around the world.

Matt passed the 10km point in 30mins and 21secs, and maintained this pace through to the 15km point.

Against a strong breeze, he fought finish in 65mins and 36secs, claiming 36th place.

After spells of altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona, and successful races in Seattle, Henry McLuckie was not at his best at the indoor Valentine Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

He began to struggle after 2km and pulled up, and while disappointed, he will now focus on his outdoor season.