Ashford & District RRC Race Report 18th March 2019

Ricki Savage Thanet 20 Mile Road Race – Sunday 17th March 2019
Facing a mixture of Spring sunshine, wind and hail, nine A&D runners took to the Kent coast for the Ricki Savage 20 Mile Road Race on Sunday. The hilly course took runners between Pegwell, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, with three club members achieving PB times.
Rob Barton was 24th out of 242 runners and 10th in his age category with a time of 2:38:03. Anthony Brown was second man home for the club in 3:00:41. Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed the course in a PB time of 3:03:08. Both running PB times, Aaron Homewood (3:05:59) and Sarah Homewood (3:29:04) were next across the finish line. Ailis Goddard finished in 3:33:55, followed by Lucy Johnstone (3:44:24), Sue Reader (3:47:51) and Rhian Shrimplin (3:59:25).
Bath Half Marathon – Sunday 17th March 2019
Mark Cleworth completed the Bath Half in 1:50:09, marking his fastest time over the distance in over 20 years. The course consisted of two laps, taking runners either side of the River Avon.
Eton Dorney 20 – Saturday 16th March 2019
Two club members travelled to Windsor on Saturday for the Eton Dorney 20. The eight-lap course took runners around Dorney Lake. Despite high winds, Christine Costiff (2:46:37) and Gill O’Connor (2:46:39) claimed 2nd and 3rd Vet places, respectively.
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 16th March 2019
Jon Pearce claimed 1st place with a time of 18:20, followed by Dan Green (18:55) in 5th, Scotty Lynch (19:22) in 6th and James Booth (19:55) in 10th. Paul Moses (20:12) finished in 13th place, followed by Keith Haynes (20:36) and Mark Harrison (20:43). Mark Attenborough (21:34) was next over the finish line, with Adrian Beresford achieving a PB time of 22:17. Dean Bracken (22:41) and Stu Nunn (22:57) crossed the finish line in quick succession, followed by Terry Sellen (24:21), Elodie Paviot (24:35), Rod Kessack (24:59) and Will Whittington (25:05). Keith Lynn was next home for the club in 26:11, followed by Trevor Sparkes (26:38), John Fidge (27:24) and Ann Fidge (30:35). Emma Jenkins achieved her third consecutive PB in recent weeks, with a time of 30:45. Becky Hodgson completed the course in 34:58, Julie Foster in 39:25, Rachel Jenkins in 43:03 and Debbie Payne in 44:48.
By Verity Dunba