Ashford & District RRC had 3 participants in the Country to Capital 45 mile Ultra at the weekend. The race begun in the market town of Wendover, Buckinghamshire, taking in the surrounding countryside well into the M25 then picking up the Grand Union Canal tow path into London finishing at Little Venice.
Mark Attenborough finished 1st for the club in 7hrs:47m. Edward Rodger completed the 45 miles in 9hrs:16m and Helen Weeden completed the trios’ impressive feat in 10hrs:11m.
Becky Hodgson took on the wonderfully titled Winter Cakeathon, completing 5 laps of Betteshangar Nature Reserve course, 16.4 miles in total in 3hrs:33m:40s.
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 13th January 2018
Trevor Kay returned to winning ways finishing 1st at the towns parkrun in 18m:54s. Meanwhile Paul Moses completed his 150th parkrun in 3rd in a time of 19m:37s. Scott Lynch was next for the club finishing 6th in 20m:21s and Richard Baker crossed the line in 7th in 20m:35s.
Carl Ireland completed the course in 21m:40s (14th), Chris Boyce followed in 21m:44s (15th) with Rob Barton in 21m:54s (18th). James Chapman finished in 22m:47s (29th) and Gill Pragnell was 1st lady home for the club in 22m:53s (35th).
Terry Sellen crossed the line next in 23m:13s (38th), Rod Kessack 23m:31s (45th), Will Whittington 24m:21s (50th), Jaclyn Kay 25m:33s (64th), Aaron Homewood 26m:12s (78th), Elodie Paviot 27m:10s (102nd), John Fidge 27m:11s (103rd), Sue Reader 27m:13s (104th), Lucy Johnstone 27m:35s (111th), Sandi Mortimer 27m:53s (122nd), Andrew Smith 28m:34s (136th) Ann Fidge 30m:30s (169th) and Julie Foster, completing her 125th parkrun in 43m:06s (247th).
Meanwhile Christine and Nigel Costiff completed the Plymvalley parkrun in 24m:06s (25th – 1st lady) and 37m:46s (224th) respectively. Gill O’Connor finished the Riddlesdown parkrun in 25m:45s (50th).
By Mark Carlton