Dean Bracken completed the Weymouth Ironman 70.3 in a time of 5hrs:55m:41s, the event, commonly known as ‘Half Ironman’, consisted of a gruelling 1.2 mile sea swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run to complete the course in 679th position overall. Bracken will now be focusing on competing in the full Ironman in Austria next year.
In preparation for the upcoming cross country season, Jon Wells came home victorious winning the Oliver Fisher 10k in a time of 40m:53s. The challenging 2 lap off road route in and around Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham proved to be a difficult test with some steep inclines throughout the course.
Becky Hodgson completed the flat and fast Kew Gardens 10k as part of the Richmond RUNFEST weekend, finishing in a personal best time of 1hr:01m:45s. The following day, the Richmond Half Marathon saw Anthony Brown and Rhian Shrimplin compete for the club. Rhian Shrimplin finished in a personal best time of 1hr:44m56s, whilst Anthony Brown, returning from injury, finished in 1hr:46m:24s.
Ashford Parkrun & Great Run Ashford – Saturday & Sunday 16/17th September 2017
Ashford & District runners dominated the top ten finishers at this week’s Parkrun with Trevor Kay winning the event in a time of 17m:55s followed by Julius Samson in 18m:58s with Paul Moses in 19m:08s taking third spot. Scott Lynch was hot on his heels in 19m:12s (4th) and Mark Attenborough crossed the line in 20m:12s (9th). Keith Haynes continued his good form finishing in 20m:30s (11th) with Stuart Nunn in 22m:03s (27th) and Terry Sellen in 22m:04s (28th). James Chapman finished in a personal best of 22m:50s (35th) with Will Whittington in 24m:35s (64th) and Jeremy Chambers 33m:08s (168th).
Meanwhile around the country, in a warm up for his Ironman event, Dean Bracken completed the Weymouth Parkrun in 29m:19s whilst Jon Wells narrowly missed out on winning his 2nd event of the weekend, finishing 2nd by 8 seconds in a personal best time of 18m:39s at the Maidstone event. Gary Sage also competed for the club and finished in a time of 23m:04s, 52nd overall.
It was a family affair at the Great Run Ashford on Sunday as Dan Green won the 5k event in a time of 18m:32s whilst son, Tom Green, won the 2km event in a time of 08m:01s. Julius Samson also finished 3rd in the 5k event in a time of 22m:30s.
By Mark Carlton