Ashford & District RRC Race Report – 18th February 2019

Headcorn Half Marathon – Sunday 17th February 2019

Sunday saw 16 A&D runners take on the 3rd Headcorn Half Marathon. Andrew Noble was 13th overall and 2nd in his age category, with a time of 1:24:24. Scotty Lynch (1:27:33) was 5th in his age category, with team mate Paul Ridley (1:27:52) close behind; the pair finished in 18th and 19th place, respectively. Rob Barton (1:31:59) finished in a PB time, followed by Chris Boyce (1:33:45), Robin Butler (1:36:32) and Adrian Beresford (1:40:55). John Beale (1:43:13), Neil Woodham (1:45:00), James Phillips (1:45:01), Sandi Mortimer (1:48:02) and Filiz Salih (1:49:31) all achieved PB times.  Aaron Homewood was next home for the club in 1:51:21, followed by Keith Lynn (2:02:32), Ailis Goddard (2:06:30) and Sue Reader (2:16:34).

Victoria Park 10 Mile – Sunday 17th February 2019

Four A&D runners travelled to East London for the Victoria Park 10 Mile race on Sunday. Trevor Kay was 5th overall in 59:09. Anthony Brown crossed the finish line in 1:17:53, followed by Jaclyn Kay (1:28:14) and Rhian Shrimplin (1:41:20).

Dymchurch 10K – Sunday 17th February 2019

A&D claimed the Team Award at Sunday’s Dymchurch 10K. Shaun Snowwolf-Harris and Laura Segust were first home for the club in 51:14, a PB time for Segust. Lisa Jones also achieved a PB of 55:22, followed by Lucy Johnstone in 58:42.

Tenterden 5 Mile – Sunday 17th February 2019

Christine Costiff completed the course in 35:52, making her 1st in her age category and 5th lady home. The undulating course took runners along the Weald’s country lanes.

Jersey Parkrun- Saturday 16th February 2019

Carl Ireland started the weekend with a new PB of 21:05, making him 1st in his VM55 age category and 23rd overall. The course consisted of two laps of tarmac path, followed by an out-and-back section of gravelly trail featuring a hairpin turn.

Lullingstone Parkrun- Saturday 16th February 2019

Three A&D runners took on the notoriously tough 5K around Lullingstone Country Park on Saturday. Will Whittington completed the course in 29:03, followed by Trevor Sparkes (29:58) and Emma Jenkins (41:34).

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 16th February 2019

Club members took to Ashford’s Victoria Park on Saturday morning for the weekly 5K. Chris Boyce was 5th overall with a time of 19:07. Scotty Lynch (22:20) was next home for the club, followed by Ian Grundy (23:08), Terry Sellen (23:10), Don Dewar (24:17) and Shaun Snowwolf-Harris (24:50). Lisa Jones achieved a PB time of 25:06, followed by Shelley Hathaway-Batt (28:23), Rachel Jenkins (31:00), Becky Hodgson (34:22), Julie Foster (40:20) and Rod Kessack (55:37).

SVN Martello Marathon – Friday 15th February 2019

Two A&D members completed the coastal marathon between Folkestone and Hythe on Saturday. Rik Holden finished in 3:38:40, whilst Steve Hickman crossed the finish line in 4:24:35.