East Kent Road Relays Race 5 Canterbury – Tuesday 10th July 2018

The East Kent Road Relay season drew to a close with the 5th and final race taking place in Canterbury on Tuesday evening with many prizes to be decided it was always going to be a tense night.

Ashford & District’s Mens Vet 40s put in a strong performance winning their race by a clear 30 seconds.  Meanwhile A&D’s Vet 50 A team finished 2nd in their category whilst the B team won their race by 50 seconds.

In the Women’s league, A&D Vet 35 A team won their race with over 2 minutes to spare whilst the B team finished 3rd. In the Women’s Vet45 category, the A&D A team came 3rd.

The final race results meant that A&D Mens Vet 40 and Vet 50 A teams won their titles whilst the A&D Women’s Vet35 A team scooped their title after that impressive performance in Canterbury. The Women’s Vet45  A team finished 3rd overall.

In the B leagues, A&D repeated the success they had in the A team leagues winning the Men’s Vet40 & Vet50 and Women’s Vet35 titles but also adding the Vet45 B league title as well.

In all, Ashford & District RRC won 7 of the 15 leagues in this seasons road relays and they will be hoping to build on this success next year.

Mid Kent 5 Miler  – Sunday 15th July 2018

A summer of sweltering running conditions continued on Sunday in Staplehurst for the Mid Kent 5 Miler with 350 runners sweating it out.

Andrew Noble finished 1st for Ashford & District RRC and in category with a time of 31m:11s (9th overall), Rob Barton followed in a personal best of 31m:58s (13th) with Jon Wells in 32m:07s (14th) and Paul Moses 32m:14s (15th) just behind, Richard Baker finished 25th in 33m:35s.

Becky Macey was A&D’s 1st lady home (2nd lady overall) in a personal best time of 35m:11s, a time shared by Rob Carpenter who finished in 36th position. Adrian Moody finished within the top 50 in a time of 36m:52s whilst Elodie Paviot crossed the line in a personal best time of 37m:07s (53rd).

Anthony Brown ran the course in 37m:35s followed by Hazel Turner in 38m:20s, Rhian Shrimplin in 38m:32s, Filiz Salih 39m:59s, Aaron Homewood 40m:18s PB, Mark Cleworth 42m:20s PB, Keith Lynn 43m:50s PB, William Whittington 44m:05s, Lucy Johnstone 50m:54s PB, Deborah Payne 58m:13s and Emma Jenkins in 1hr:08m:03s.

Romney Marsh 10k – Sunday 15th July 2018.

Trevor Kay finished agonisingly outside the podium positions in 4th at the Romney Marsh 10k, recording a time of 37m:03s. Ryan Edwards followed in 44m:32s (20th) whilst Claire Green ran a time of 50m:16s (41st).

Jaclyn Kay crossed the line in 54m:33s (61st) with Hugh Scarlin finishing in a personal best of 57m:59s (74th) and Sarah Taylor in 1hr:16m:25s (116th).

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 14th July 2018

It was an A&D 1,2,3 at the towns parkrun on Saturday with Dan Green finishing 1st in 18m:09s, Jon Pearce 2nd in 18m:27s and Scott Lynch 3rd in 19m:35s.

Mark Attenborough finished in 12th in a time of 20m:35s, Paul Brasington completed the 5k in 22m:28s (30th) with Rob Carpenter and Andrew Noble in 23m:32s (36th& 37th).

Terry Sellen crossed the line in 24m:32s, Filiz Salih in 24m:44s, John Fidge 25m:19s, Keith Lynn 26m:17s, Chloe Green 26m:50s and Mark Cleworth 38m:14s.

Meanwhile Lesley Moody 32m:25s, Shelly Blake 32m:40s and Deborah Payne 35m:16s ran the Whitstable Parkrun with Gill O’Connor completing the Riddlesdown parkrun in 23m:24s.

By Mark Carlton