A FIELD of around 150 took part in the Brading 10K — one of the headline events to this year's Isle of Wight Festival of Running programme.

Organised by Ryde Harriers, the Brading 10K, a ten-kilometre race, proved to be a superb battle between defending champion Joe Wade, and Chris Newham, who are fellow club members. 

They matched each other stride for stride over the first 8km, raising the prospect of a sprint finish. 

However, as Joe entered Ryde, he managed to pull ahead and continued to build on it to eventually win by 31 seconds, with a time of 33mins 58secs.

Charlie Metcalfe, also of Ryde Harriers, was the first female home in 38.40 — an excellent ninth overall — which placed her almost nine minutes ahead of the next female competitor, Claire Alchin.

As a club, Ryde Harriers performed well on their 'home' roads, taking six of the top ten places.

Results are available on the Ryde Harriers website.