A&D Out In Force for Canterbury 10

Ssangyong Canterbury 10  –  Sunday 21st January 2018

Ashford & District RRC were out in force for this year’s Ssangyong Canterbury 10 mile road race. The event, which saw nearly 1400 participants enter, was won by Invicta East Kent’s Abel Tsegay in 51m:12s.

First home for A&D was Jon Pearce in an impressive time of 59m:30s in 21st place. Trevor Kay was next up finishing in 1hr:02m:53s followed by Julius Samson in a personal best of 1hr:04m:13s in 54th. Jon Wells finished in a PB of 1hr:05:58s in 78th with Paul Moses in 1hr:06m:14s in 80th.

Scott Lynch was next to cross the line in 1hr:07:51s (112th) with Adrian Moody finishing in 1hr:11m:58s (186th) and Rob Barton, in his 1st race back from injury, finished in 1hr:13m:01s (217th).

Christine Costiff was 1st lady home for the club and 1st in category with a time of 1hr:14m:54s (264th), Danyel Carter was not far behind in 1hr:15m:45s (291st). Stuart Nunn finished in a PB time of 1hr:17m:48s (368th), Gill O’Connor in 1hr:18m:19s (385th), Elodie Paviot PB’d in 1hr:20m:16s (443rd), Rhian Shrimplin was just behind in 1hr:20m:23s (449th) and Brad Bunk in 1hr:21m:24s (483rd).

Mark Boorer, completing his 1st race for the club, finished in a PB time of 1hr:26m:48s (656th), Steve Hickman in 1hr:28m:08s (693rd), Heather Johnston continued her impressive form and PB’d in 1hr:28:20s (701st), Jaclyn Kay in a PB of 1hr:28m:57s.Keith Lynn, also making his debut for the club finished in 1hr:36m:27s (945th), Lucy Johnstone in a PB of 1hr:38m:40s (994th), Sue Reader finished in 1hr:39m:50s (1037th) and Sarah Homewood in 1hr:41m:09s (1071st).

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 20th January 2018

Dean Bracken finished 6th in the latest Ashford Parkrun event in a time of 20m:40s followed by Carl Ireland in 21m:52s (13th), James Chapman in 22m:39s (21st) and Mark Carlton in 22m:40s (22nd).

Scott Lynch crossed the line in 23m:25s (31st), Rod Kessack in 23m:29s (34th), followed by a trio of A&D runners in quick succession, Paul Moses 23m:55s (43rd), Danyel Carter 24m:15s (44th) and Will Whittington 24m:18s (45th).

Sandi Mortimer achieved a personal best of 24m:57s (51st) followed by Mark Attenborough in 24m:59s (53rd) Claire Green finished in 26m:22s (65th), John Fidge in 27m:21s (85th), Ann Fidge 30m:33s (122nd), Becky Hodgson 33m:38s (142nd) and Julie Foster in 47m:24s (185th).

Meanwhile, Terry Sellen travelled to Humberside to take part in the Hull parkrun finishing in 24m:52s (128th).

By Mark Carlton

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