Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon – Sunday 19th November 2017

Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon – Sunday 19th November 2017

Set within Bedgebury Pinetum, the inaugural Bedgebury Forest Half Marathon saw Jon Wells finish 2nd overall in an impressive time of 1hr:28m:48s. Christine Costiff finished 44th and won the female vet 55 category in 1hr:46m:50s and Rhian Shrimplin dipped under the 2 hour mark on what was a challenging course in 1hr:58m:02s and 91st position overall.

Marden Half Marathon – Sunday 19th November 2017

On a rather chilly morning, Brad Bunk finished 1st for the club and set a new personal best of 1hr:40m:42s finishing 31st overall. Mark Carlton followed in 1hr:44m:30s (36th) and Aaron Homewood in 1hr:45m:30s (39th) both setting personal bests in the process. Sandi Mortimer, in her debut at this distance was next to cross the line in 2hrs:01m:21s in 78th, Sue Reader finished in 2hrs:10m:58s in 91st and Sophie Edmonds, also her half marathon debut, finished in 2hrs:11m:26s and 94th position.

Meanwhile in the 10k event, ran shortly after the start of the Half Marathon, Adrian Moody finished 19th overall in a time of 44m:09s.

Gosport Half Marathon – Sunday 19th November 2017

Steve Hickman travelled to Hampshire for the Gosport Half Marathon and completed the 2 lap course in 1hr:58m:32s.

Haria Extreme Ultra Lanzarote – Saturday 18th November 2017

Neil Cloke completed the gruelling 94km Haria Extreme Ultra in Lanzarote finishing 46th overall and 8th vet male. Cloke travelled from the south of island to the very north and climbed over 2700m in total to finish in 12hrs:06m:42s

Kent Junior School Cross Country Championships – Saturday 18th November 2017

A&D junior, Tom Green, picked up his first county medal at the weekend finishing 2nd overall in the Year 5 category. He completed the 2.2k course at the Detling showground in 8m:34s which automatically qualifies him for selection for Kent in the upcoming national championships in March.

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 18th November 2017

Scott Lynch finished 1st for the club and 7th overall in a time of 19m:39s at the latest parkrun event with Keith Haynes a minute behind finishing 12th in 20m:41s. Jon Wells crossed the line in 21m:06s to finish 17th with Ricky Hickman smashing his personal best at the distance in 21m:18s. Pat Butler completed the top 20 finishing in 21m:44s.

Filiz Salih was 1st lady home for the club and in doing so achieved a new personal best of 21m:55s in 25th place, James Chapman finished just behind in 26th in a time of 22m:01s. Stuart Nunn and Mark Harrison raced neck and neck in 22m:10s (29th) and 22m:12s (30th) respectively.

Trevor Kay, on his come back from injury, finished 42nd in 23m:12s, Rod Kessack in 23m:26s (44th), Will Whittington 24m:59s (57th), Dave Hunt 25m:06s (59th), Lucy Johnstone in a personal best of 27m:29s (104th), John Fidge 28m:28s (127th), Jeremy Chambers 33m:06s (188th), Ray Morley 36m:54s (202nd) and Julie Foster in 39m:03s (215th)

Great Run Local Ashford  –  Sunday 19th November 2017

Daniel Green won the latest Great Run 5k in a time of 18m:57s, James Chapman finished 2nd in 22m:11s and Don Dewar crossed the line in 5th in 23m:22s.

By Mark Carlton

Kent Cross Country League – Saturday 11th November 2017

Kent Cross Country League – Saturday 11th November 2017

The third round of Kent League cross country Men’s fixtures took place at Footscray Meadow, Bexley on Saturday with Robert Latala finishing an impressive 5th overall in what was considered an extremely strong field.

Latala finished in 33m:53s with Jon Pearce finishing 2nd for the club in 38m:31s, 62nd overall. Dan Green dipped under 40 minutes in 39m:59s (83rd) with Jon Wells crossing the line in 40m:58s (97th) and Julius Samson in 41m:04s (101st). Paul Moses, Rob Barton and Scott Lynch closely followed in 41m:39s (114th),41m:53s (123rd) and 41m:55s (124th) respectively.

Richard Baker crossed the line next in 43m:38s (155th), Adrian Moody in 43m:54s (163rd), Robin Butler 43m:56s (165th), Chris Boyce 45m:20s (187th), Stuart Nunn 48m:04s (218th) and Mark Harrison 50m:13s (232nd).

After the third round of fixtures Ashford & District RRC sit 7th (out of 12) in the 12 to score league table (minimum of 12 finishers to score) and  9th (out of 24) in the 4 to score league.

The Poppy Half Marathon, Bexhill – Saturday 11th November 2017

Ricky Hickman continued his impressive form setting a personal best time at the half marathon distance by finishing 57th in a time of 1hr:38m:14s. It was a family affair as Steve Hickman, also competing, finished in 1hr:59m:01s.

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 11th November 2017

Carl Ireland finished 1st for the club in 12th position overall in a time of 21m:13s at the latest parkrun event. James Chapman finished 18th in a pb of 21m:52s with Terry Sellen and Mark Carlton close behind in 22m:15s (21st) and 22m:21s (23rd) respectively.

Elodie Paviot was 1st lady home overall in 23m:24s (35th), Rod Kessack in 23m:26s (36th), Will Whittington 25m:15s (54th), Sandi Mortimer 25m:19s (55th), Ann Fidge 28m:23s (89th), Lucy Johnstone 28m:51s (97th), John Fidge 29m:43s (117th) and Becky Hodgson 37m:15s (156th).

Continuing on from their fantastic effort at blindfold running last week, Anne Healy and Julie Foster navigated a rather soggy Victoria Park whilst visually impaired in a time of 40m:18s .

By Mark Carlton

Himalayan 100 mile Stage Race

Helen Weeden and Edward Rodger successfully completed the Himalyan 100 mile Stage Race. Described as one of the most spectacular running routes in the world, the Ashford & District pair, ran, walked and climbed their way through 5 days of spectacular views taking in Mount Everest, remote jungle locations, small settlements and villages and traversing major rivers.

Running up to the marathon distance per day, they had to contend with gruelling climbs with the runners completing a 10,000 feet elevation gain on the first day alone.

Deal Castle 5 Mile – Sunday 05th November 2017

Jon Wells crossed the line 1st for the club in the Deal Castle 5 mile race on Sunday finishing 16th position overall in a personal best time of 30m:34s. Adrian Moody completed the course in 35m:03s to finish 52nd overall with Stuart Nunn close behind in a personal best of 35m:47s with Filiz Salih and Sarah Ashberry also finishing with PB’s of 38m:48s (98th)and 53m:31s (267th) respectively.

Beckley 10k – Sunday 05th November 2017

Keith Haynes finished in 20th position in the Beckley 10k in a time of 42m:44s. This challenging 10k also saw fellow club member, Christine Costiff, finish 41st in 46m:20s and 1st in category.

RSBC Blindfold 10k – Sunday 05th November 2017

Meanwhile, Julie Foster and Ann Healy both completed a 10k with a twist. Held within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Foster and Healy navigated the 10k course blindfolded and tethered in a time of 1hr:34m.

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 04th November 2017

At the latest parkrun event, Rob Barton finished 5th overall and 1st home for the club in a time of 19m:06s with Scott Lynch and Chris Boyce completing the top 10 in 19m:40s (9th) and 19m:55s (10th) respectively.

Richard Baker finished in 11th position in 20m:01s and Paul Moses 13th in 20m:42s followed by Mark Attenborough in 18th in 21m:05s and Mark Carlton in a PB time of 22m:00s in 30th.

James Chapman completed his run in 22m:31s (37th),Terry Sellen crossed the line in 22m:36s (38th), with Filiz Salih, first lady home for the club in 23m:13s (50th). Christine Costiff and Gill O’Connor in 23m:24s (51st) and 23m:25s (52nd) respectively and Mark Harrison followed closely behind in 23m:28s (53rd).

Sandi Mortimer finished in 26m:07s (106th), Heather Johnston in a PB time of 28m:41s (148th), Becky Hodgson 31m:49s (189th) and Jeremy Chambers 32m:45s (201st).

Meanwhile, around the country, Jon Wells claimed 1st place in the Barking Parkrun finishing in 18m:44s, Rod Kessack completed the Hazlehead Parkrun in Aberdeen in 23m:57s, 53rd position overall and Ann Fidge ran the Rushmere Parkrun in 32m:35s (99th).

Great Run Local Ashford – Sunday 05th November 2017

Dan Green won the latest Great Run event in Kingsnorth in a time of 18m:55s with Claire Green finishing 12th in 28m:49s.

By Mark Carlton

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon  – Sunday 29th  October 2017

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon  – Sunday 29th  October 2017

Ashford & District RRC club members, Frances Hunt, Brad Bunk and Sue Reader travelled to the emerald isle on Sunday to run with 20,000 participants in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

The course, which starts and finishes close to the city centre saw Frances Hunt finish 1st for the club in a personal best of 04hrs:15m:55s, followed by Brad Bunk in 04hrs:36m:14s, and Sue Reader, whose training for the event was badly hampered by injuries, finished with an impressive personal best of 04hrs:56m:06s .

Beachy Head Marathon  – Saturday 28th  October 2017

Closer to home Julius Samson completed the challenging but scenic Eastbourne Beachy Head Marathon in 04hrs:31m:16s. Dave Hunt crossed the line is 05hrs:11m:51s and Steve Hickman, taking part in this event for the 16th time, finished in 05hrs:19m:44s.

Kent Cross Country League – Saturday 28th October 2017

The second round of cross country fixtures took place at the challenging Somerhill School in Tonbridge on Saturday.

The undulating course saw Jon Pearce finish 1st for the club in 39m:39s and 58th position overall. Rob Barton followed in 42m:09s in 96th with Jon Wells just behind in 42m:12s and 98thposition. Daniel Green was close behind finishing in 42m:50s, 111th  with Scott Lynch crossing the line in 43m:29s, 124th.

Paul Moses was next up for the club in 43m:40s finishing in 131st,  Richard Baker 45m:17s (170th), Robin Butler 45m:24s (171st), Mark Attenborough 46m:25s (185th), Kevan James 47m:09s (195th), Adrian Moody 48m:59s (210th), Chris Boyce 51m:31s (226th) and Mark Harrison 52m:08s (231st).

In the women’s 5k event, Christine Costiff finished 1st for the club in 24m:13s to finish 78th overall, Gill O’Connor finished just over a minute later in 25m:22s (101st) and Rhian Shrimplin just behind in 25m:57s (107th) with Lucy Johnstone completing the course in 30m:20s (154th).

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 28th October 2017

At the latest parkrun event, Keith Haynes was 1st home for the club in 8th place in a time of 20m:25s followed  by James Chapman in 21m:59s finishing 21st and Terry Sellen crossed the line in 22m:26s (29th).

Filiz Salih was 1st lady home for the club in 22m:33s (33rd), Rod Kessack in 22m:54s (46th), Mark Attenborough 26m:15s (105th), Jon Wells 26m:52s (116th) and Jeremy Chambers 31m:53s (208th).

Meanwhile Mark Carlton completed the Folkestone parkrun in 22m:20s, finishing 22nd overall with fellow club member Kate Williams taking part in the Whistable event finishing in 23m:48s and 44th position.

Great Run Local – Ashford  –  Sunday 29th October 2017

Rob Barton finished 1st for the club and 2nd overall in the latest Great Run Local event in Kingsnorth in a time of 19m:53s.

By Mark Carlton

Great South Run – Sunday 22nd October 2017

Great South Run – Sunday 22nd  October 2017

A small contingent of Ashford & District runners braved a breezy south coast on Sunday morning to take on the Great South Run in Portsmouth.

The 10 mile event was completed first for the club by Ingvild Drake in 01h:22m:25s. Long-time club member , Steve Hickman finished in 01h:28m:51s competing in the colours of Isle of Wight RRC on this occasion with Jeremy Chambers crossing the line in 02h:23m:24s.

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 21st October 2017

A wet and windy morning greeted 233 hardy souls on Saturday as storm Brian rattled into town.  Trevor Kay finished 2nd overall for Ashford & District RRC in a time of 17m:42s. Regular parkrun tourist Jon Wells returned home to finish 5th in 18m:48s with Rob Barton and Paul Moses completing the top 10 in 9th & 10th position in times of 19m:15s and 19m:38s respectively.

Scott Lynch (11th) 19m:38s, Mark Attenborough (14th) 20m:07s and Richard Baker (19th) 20m:36s all made it into the top 20. Pat Butler continued his return to form finishing in 28th in  21m:25s with Mark Harrison closely behind in 34th in 22m:04s.

James Chapman finished in 43rd position in a time of 22m:44s followed by Rod Kessack (45th) 22m:53s and Terry Sellen (46th) 22m:54s.

First lady home for the club was Sandi Mortimer in 75th and 10th lady overall in 25m:53s. William Whittington finished in 26m:36s (86th), Ann Fidge 29m:36s (134th), Julie Foster 35m:24s (212th) and Raymond Morley 37m:32s (220th).

Meanwhile Becky Hodgson battled the notorious Leas Cliff breeze by completing the Folkestone parkrun in 35m:16s, finishing 143rd overall.

By Mark Carlton

Kent Cross Country League – Saturday 14th October 2017

Kent Cross Country League – Saturday 14th October 2017

The first round of cross country fixtures took place at Stanhill Farm, Dartford on Saturday. Conditions were unseasonably warm and hard under foot.

CJ Lattimer and Jon Pearce finished joint 1st for the club in what was a strong field. The club mates crossed the line of the 4 lap, 9.8k course in 36m:43s finishing 57th& 58th respectively. Trevor Kay came in shortly after in 69th with a time of 37m:30s and Daniel Green in 38m:28s (87th).

Jon Wells finished in 38m:50s (94th) and Paul Moses crept in under the 40 minute mark with a time of 39m:57s. Rob Barton completed the course in 40m:41s, Richard Baker in 41m:14s, Scott Lynch 41m:35s, Mark Attenborough 42m:06s, Ryan Edwards 44m:16s, Stuart Nunn 45m:14s and Ricky Hickman 46m:27s.

In the women’s 2 lap event, Rhian Shrimplin finished 1st for the club in 26m:14s to finish 97th overall, Claire Green finished shortly after in 27m:04s followed by Elodie Paviot in 27m:47s and Jaclyn Kay 27m:59s. Lucy Johnstone and Becky Hodgson completed the line up in 29m:45s and 33m:14s respectively.

Maidstone Marathon – Sunday 15th October 2017

Rik Holden completed the Maidstone Marathon finishing 18th overall, 5th in the Mens V40 category in a time of 03hrs:48m25s.

Chilham Duathlon – Sunday 15th October 2017

Paul Moses finished 2nd in category and 13th overall in the Chilham Sprint Duathlon in a time of 01hr:31m:06s. The event consisted of a 5km cross country run to begin with followed by a 27km bike ride and a 2.5k run to finish off with.

Chilham Castle 5 & 10k – Sunday 15th October 2017

Paul Brasington finished 4th overall in the Chilham Castle 10k event in a time of 51m:33s. Anthony Brown finished 8th in 53m:08s whilst Rhian Shrimplin finished 10th in the 5k event in a time of 31m:17s.

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 14th October 2017

Pat Butler was 1st home for the club in 22nd place in a time of 21m:41s followed closely by 1st lady Filiz Salih in 31st in a personal best time of 22m:33s. Terry Sellen finished 32nd in the same time.

James Chapman finished 34th in 22m:42s followed by Rod Kessack in 23m:02 in 39thposition, Will Whittington 25m:00 (63rd), Ann Fidge 30m:29s (146th), Jeremy Chambers 33m:39s (193rd) and Julie Foster 36m:02s (202nd).

Meanwhile Hazel Turner completed the Warrington parkrun in 22m:22s, finishing as 3rd lady and 1st in age category.

By Mark Carlton

Givaudan 10k – Sunday 08th October 2017

Givaudan 10k – Sunday 08th  October 2017

With almost 40 entrants from Ashford & District RRC (one of the largest club turnouts in memory), the course was awash with blue as many personal best performances were achieved. On what was a warmer day than expected Trevor Kay came home 1st for the club in 10th position in 36m:03s, agonisingly just 4 seconds off a personal best with Daniel Green 25th in 37m:48s and Julius Samson 40th in 38m:28s. All three performances contributed in winning the Kent Championship Senior  Road Short Course Bronze team medal.

Paul Moses finished closely behind in 48th in 38m:43s and Ryan Edwards in a PB time of 39m:34s in 59th.  Mark Attenborough also achieved a personal best finishing in 40m:52s, Rob Barton in 40m:58s, Keith Haynes 41m:14s, Adrian Moody 42m:35s and Stuart Nunn in a personal best of 44m:12s.

The first female home for the club was ladies club captain, Danyel Carter  in 44m:14s, Hazel Turner PB’d in 44m:48s,  Mark Harrison 45m:35s,  Jon Wiles 46m:33s and Anna-Lisa Stiffell with a PB time of 46m:19s.

Christine Costiff picked up a Kent Championship silver medal in the womens Vet55 category in a  time of 46m:32s, Carl Ireland  finished in 47m:51s, Aaron Homewood gained a personal best crossing the line in 48m:07s,  Mark Carlton in 48m:14s, Dean Bracken 48m:16s, Filiz Salih 48m:54s, Elodie Paviot in a personal best of 49m:03s,  Rod Kessack 49m:32s and Kevan James 50m:44s.

Neil Hope achieved a personal best of 50m:58s for this distance,  Jaclyn Kay in 52m:42s, Matt Skipper 54m:43s, Sophie Edmonds completed the course in a personal best of 55m:41s, Sandra Mortimer 56m:51s and Sarah Homewood in a PB of 57m:50s.

Andrew Smith 58m:07s and Ellen Willis in a PB time of 59m:39s just dipped in under the hour mark. Ann Fidge in 01hr:01m:10s,  Steve Wellsted 01hr:03m:57s, Becky Hodgson 01hr:03m:39s, Jeremy Chambers 01hr:06m:45s, Sarah Ashberry 01hr:07m:31s, Dave Hunt 01hr:18m:27s and Julie Foster completed a busy day for the club  in 01hr:19m:52s.

 

Chicago Marathon  – Sunday 08th  October 2017

On his 50th birthday, Men’s Club Captain Scott Lynch travelled to the USA to run the Chicago Marathon. On what turned out to be a warm day in the windy city, Lynch completed the marathon in an impressive time of 03hrs:17m:52s which qualifies him for a ‘good for age’ place at the Boston Marathon.

Tissington Trail Half Marathon – Saturday 07th  October 2017

Jon Wells continued his impressive run of podium finishes (3rd top 3 finishes in 4 weeks) with a 3rd place finish at the Tissington Trail Half Marathon in Derbyshire. The race takes place along a former railway line from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne with Wells finishing in a personal best of 1hr:23m:50s .

 

 

Royal Parks Half Marathon – Sunday 8th October 2017

Luke Kadinopoulos and Lucy Johnstone took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon set within Hyde Park. Kadinopoulos finished in 02hrs:10m:59s and Johnstone, completing her 1st Half Marathon crossed the line shortly after in 02hrs:15m:03s.

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 07th October 2017

Robert Latala won the latest Parkrun event in a time of 17m:17s with Ricky Hickman finishing 2nd for the club in a PB of 22m:00s (27th) closely followed by Pat Butler in 22m:11s (29th). James Chapman finished in 22m:44s (32nd), Rod Kessack 23m:01s (34th), Dean Bracken  and Paul Moses finished in 23m:16s (39th and 40th respectively). William Whittington crossed the line in 25m:20s (62nd) with Raymond Morley in 36m:24s (163rd) and Becky Hodgson 36m:48s (166th) .

By Mark Carlton

 

Maverick Race Kent – Saturday 31st September 2017

Maverick Race Kent – Saturday 31st September 2017

Jon Wells won the 14km Mid-distance Maverick trail Race held within the grounds of Groombridge Place, near Tunbridge Wells in a time of 1hr:02m:46, 2m:35s ahead of his closest rivals.

 

 

 

Pyjamathon  – Saturday 31st September 2017

Father and son, Steve and Ricky Hickman took part in the Pyjamathon event held in Surrey. The intriguingly titled race is a 6 hour timed event where runners, wearing Pyjamas rather than running gear, can complete as many or as few of the 3.28 mile laps of the out-and-back course along the river Thames. Ricky Hickman finished in 13th place overall completing 26.2 miles in 4hrs:30m:03s followed by Steve Hickman in 17thin a time of 4hrs:39m:57s.

Tonbridge Half Marathon – Sunday 1st October 2017

Anna-Lisa Stiffell took on the hilly Tonbridge Half Marathon and was rewarded with a 14 minute PB crossing the line in 1hr:48m:15s finishing in 248th place overall.

Sittingbourne 10 – Sunday 1st October 2017

Adrian Moody and Christine Costiff completed the undulating Sittingbourne 10 miler in rather wet conditions finishing in 1hr:12m:32s (70th) and  1hr:17m:46s (120th) respectively.

Ashford Parkrun  –  Saturday 31st  September 2017

Ashford & District runners featured heavily in the top 10 at Parkrun Ashford this weekend with Trevor Kay winning the race emphatically in a time of 17m:47s,  over a minute quicker than his closest competitor. Paul Moses and Rob Barton finished 5th & 6th in 19m:06s and 19m:11s respectively with Scott Lynch 19m:21s (8th) and Dean Bracken 19m:59s (10th) completing the top 10. Keith Haynes continued his good form in the lead up to the Givaudan 10k next week, narrowly missing out on a sub-20 minute finish in 20m:09s (12th) and Chris Boyce closely followed in 20m:13s (13th). Terry Sellen crossed the line in 22m:15s (36th) followed by James Chapman in a PB time of 22m:37s (38th), Rod Kessack 23m:05s (43rd) and the evergreen Pat Butler 23m:40s (51st). First lady home for the club was Elodie Paviot in 23m:51s (57th), Will Whittington 25m:34s (87th), Mark Attenborough 26m:41s (106th) with Sarah Homewood in 27m:15s (119th) and Lucy Johnstone 27m:39s (126th), both setting new PB’s. Ann Fidge 29m:26s (156th) and Jeremy Chambers, also with a personal best, finished in 32m:36s (170th) completing the line-up.

Meanwhile around the country, Stuart Nunn fresh from his marathon PB last week, finished 16th  overall in Whitstable in a time of 21m:39s whilst Gill O’Connor finished 46th at the Riddlesdown parkrun, near Croydon in 23m:49s.

​​By Mark Carlton

Ironman Weymouth 70.3 – Sunday 17th September 2017

Ironman Weymouth 70.3 – Sunday 17th September 2017

Dean Bracken completed the Weymouth Ironman 70.3 in a time of 5hrs:55m:41s,  the event, commonly known as ‘Half Ironman’, consisted of a gruelling 1.2 mile sea swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run to complete the course in 679th position overall. Bracken will now be focusing on competing in the full Ironman in Austria next year.

 

 

Oliver Fisher 10k – Sunday 17th September 2017

In preparation for the upcoming cross country season, Jon Wells came home victorious winning the Oliver Fisher 10k in a time of 40m:53s. The challenging 2 lap off road route in and around Capstone Farm Country Park, Gillingham proved to be a difficult test with some steep inclines throughout the course.

 

Richmond RUNFEST 2017 – Saturday & Sunday 16th/17th September 2017

Becky Hodgson completed the flat and fast Kew Gardens 10k as part of the Richmond RUNFEST weekend, finishing in a personal best time of 1hr:01m:45s. The following day, the Richmond Half Marathon saw Anthony Brown and Rhian Shrimplin compete for the club. Rhian Shrimplin finished in a personal best time of 1hr:44m56s, whilst Anthony Brown, returning from injury, finished in 1hr:46m:24s.

Ashford Parkrun & Great Run Ashford – Saturday & Sunday 16/17th September 2017

Ashford & District runners dominated the top ten finishers at this week’s Parkrun with Trevor Kay winning the event in a time of 17m:55s followed by Julius Samson in 18m:58s with Paul Moses in 19m:08s taking third spot. Scott Lynch was hot on his heels in 19m:12s (4th) and Mark Attenborough crossed the line in 20m:12s (9th). Keith Haynes continued his good form finishing in 20m:30s (11th) with Stuart Nunn in 22m:03s (27th) and Terry Sellen in 22m:04s (28th). James Chapman finished in a personal best of 22m:50s (35th) with Will Whittington in 24m:35s (64th) and Jeremy Chambers 33m:08s (168th).

Meanwhile around the country, in a warm up for his Ironman event, Dean Bracken completed the Weymouth Parkrun in 29m:19s whilst Jon Wells narrowly missed out on winning his 2nd event of the weekend, finishing 2nd by 8 seconds in a personal best time of 18m:39s at the Maidstone event. Gary Sage also competed for the club and finished in a time of 23m:04s, 52nd overall.

It was a family affair at the Great Run Ashford on Sunday as Dan Green won the 5k event in a time of 18m:32s whilst son, Tom Green,  won the 2km event in a time of 08m:01s.  Julius Samson also finished 3rd in the 5k event in a time of 22m:30s.

By Mark Carlton