The very best of luck to our bank holiday guests who are taking part in the Isle of Wight Challenge this weekend. The IOW Challenge is an endurance event of 106km around the Island for walkers, joggers or runners.
‘Great challenges need great settings - and none are better than the Island's magical coastal path. 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels and ages, will take on the Isle of Wight in May - most walking but many jogging or running - and all out to push themselves further. It's along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the Needles and up to historic Cowes at the half way rest stop. For Full Island challengers it's then around clockwise to historic Ventnor, and back to our welcome Base Camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey.’
'Now a classic in the Ultra Series calendar - with white cliffs, sandy beaches, stunning views and an undulating coastal path to test you.
Whether you're a keen walker taking on your first endurance event, or even a seasoned marathon runner looking to step up the distance, you'll get the best support & hospitality through day & night all the way to the finish line where a well earnt celebration awaits!
The Full Challenge starts at Chale, in the south, and at 106km and over 2,100 metres climb - makes it a tough one! The 2 Day Full Challenge Option enables rest at Half-Way in Cowes, with the whole route in daylight.
The 1st Quarter Challenge follows the path along the south of the Island to the iconic Needles, and ideal for novice challengers. If you push on for the 1st Half - it's an Ultra Marathon distance - all the way to historic Cowes.'
You can find out more about it on their website www.isleofwightchallenge.com