Ashford & District RRC Race Report 4th March 2019

Undeterred by high winds and pelting rain, Sunday saw club members take on challenging off-road races in Kent and West Sussex.

Bedgebury Forest 5 and 10 Mile – Sunday 3rd March 2019

On Sunday, three club members competed on the undulating course of forest paths and trail. Christine Costiff finished the 10-mile race in 1:16:13, making her 1st Vet and 3rd lady homeIngvild Drake completed the course in 1:28:07. In the 5-mile race, Paul Ridley was 3rd male and 4th overall, with a time of 33:48.

Steyning Stinger Marathon – Sunday 3rd March 2019

Two A&D runners completed the Steyning Stinger marathon on Sunday. The muddy course took runners across the South Downs and featured several steep inclines. Eddie Rodger finished in 5:01:21, followed by Steve Hickman in 5:13:43.

Cambridge Half Marathon – Sunday 3rd March 2019

Back on road, Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed the Cambridge half marathon in 1:59:03.

Riddlesdown Parkrun – Saturday 2nd March 2019

Christine Costiff was 14th overall and 1st lady across the finish line of the Riddlesdown Parkrun on Saturday, with a time of 22:20.

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 2nd March 2019

Saturday saw 20 A&D runners descend on Victoria Park for the weekly 5K. Trevor Kay was 4th overall in 18:20, followed by Dan Green (19:16) in 9th place, Keith Haynes (20:47) in 15th and Richard Baker (21:03) in 19th. Scotty Lynch was next home for the club in 21:53, with Carl Ireland (22:50), Filiz Salih (23:15), Stu Nunn (23:23) and Don Dewar (23:24) soon after. Sandi Mortimer achieved a PB time of 23:35, crossing the finish line alongside Terry Sellen (23:35). Rod Kessack completed the course in 25:11, followed by Keith Lynn (25:44), John Fidge (26:46) and Ann Fidge (30:15). Emma Jenkins crossed the finish line in a PB time of 31:20, followed by Susan Sutton (35:04), Becky Hodgson (36:33), Julie Foster (38:02) and Sukai N’Dure (38:41).

SVN Marathon Day Marathon – Tuesday 26th February 2019

Marking 26.2 of the calendar year, Tuesday saw Mark Attenborough complete the 6th SVN Marathon Day event between Deal and Kingsdown. Attenborough finished the 5-lap course in 3:29:26.

By Verity Dunbar