The Serpent Trail 50k – Saturday 7th July 2018

The Serpent Trail 50k – Saturday 7th July 2018
 
A&D RRC were well represented at The Serpent Trail 50k on Saturday. The ultra event runs from Petworth in West Sussex to Petersfield in Hampshire taking the competitors through lowland heath, woodland and past meandering rivers within the South Downs National Park.
 
Jon Pearce finished 1st for the club in 5hrs:38m:59s and finished 20th overall, Richard Baker followed in 6hrs:06m:13s in 30th with Mark Attenborough in 6hrs:14m:37s in 32nd. Lucy Johnstone, completing her 1st ultra, finished in a time of 8hrs:10m:42s.
 
Unfortunately Steve Hickman was unable to complete the course as the heat took its toll at the 20 mile mark.
 
North Downs Half & Full Marathon – Sunday 08th July 2018
 
Rik Holden took on the North Downs Marathon on Sunday in very hot conditions. The off road course, which included some challenging hills was completed by Holden in 4hrs:52m:21s. Gill O’Connor ran the Half Marathon and finished in 2hrs:28m
 
Reigate Priory 10k – Wednesday 4th July 2018 & Rye Harbour 10k – Friday 6th July 2018.
 
Gill O’Connor also completed the multi-terrain Reigate Priory 10k on Wednesday finishing in a time of 51m:37s on a hot, hilly course scooping the 1st female vet prize at the same time. Not to be outdone, twin sister Christine Costiff also finished as 1st female vet at the Rye Harbour 10k on Friday, crossing the line in 45m:51s in 28th overall.
 
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 7th July 2018
 
Dan Green finished 2nd overall for the club at the towns parkrun on Saturday in a time of 18m:29s. He was closely followed by Tomasz Latala in 3rd finishing in a time of 18m:40s. Jonny Wells and Paul Moses both finished within the top 10 also in times of 19m:57s and 20m:11s respectively.
 
Hazel Turner crossed the line in 22m:37s and was 1st female in 24th followed by Claire Green in 23m:38s (33rd) and Sandi Mortimer in 24m:42s (49th). John Fidge was next up in 25m:42s with Terry Sellen in 29m:26s and Lesley Moody in 31m:02s. Rachel Jenkins recorded a time of 31m:46s, Becky Hodgson finished in 32m:41s, Sarah Taylor in 33m:58s and Julie Foster in 44m:13s.
 
Meanwhile, around the country Scott Lynch ran the Whitstable parkrun in 20m:16s (4th), Gill O’Connor finished the Riddlesdown parkrun in 23m:39s (43rd), Philip Bridges completed the Brundall parkrun in 24m:56s (34th) and Andrew Noble travelled to Holkham and finished 5th in a time of 19m:31s.
 
 
By Mark Carlton

ROAD RELAYS ENTER FINAL SPRINT

East Kent Road Relays – Race 4  Samphire Hoe – Tuesday 26th June 2018

In the penultimate race of the series held at Samphire Hoe near Dover, Ashford & District struggled to maintain the form from previous meetings. However, A&D women’s Vet35  A team put in an impressive performance winning their race category by almost 3 minutes. The same feat was achieved by A&D women’s Vet45 B team who won their race with plenty to spare.

Going into the final fixture in Canterbury next week A&D still look strong and on course to clinch the men’s Vet40 A, Vet 50 A & B, women’s Vet 35 A & B and Vet 45 B titles with some categories still up for grabs if the club achieves a good final round.

Samphire Hoe 5k Summer Series –Race 2 – Friday 29th June 2018

Some club members returned to a windy Samphire Hoe on Friday to compete in the 5k summer series. Rob Barton finished 3rd overall in a time of 19m:00s, whilst Elodie Paviot finished as 1st female in a time of 22m:33s. Christine Costiff (22m:51s) and Rhian Shrimplin (23m:21s) finished 2nd and 3rd female to help clinch the ladies team prize for A&D.

Mark Cleworth ran 24m:30s whilst Shaun Snowwolf-Harris finished in 26m:12s and picked up 1st in category as did Lucy Johnstone in 27m:19s.

Meanwhile, Steve Hickman ran the Bexhill 5k summer series and recorded a time of 24m:46s.

Teddy Bear Challenge  – Thursday 28th June 2018

Rik Holden ran the Saxon, Viking and Norman Teddy Bear Challenge held at Kings Wood near Challock. He completed the marathon distance in 3hrs:51m:23s.

Bewl Water 15 – Sunday 1st July 2018

At an extremely warm Bewl Water, Christine Costiff ran the 15 mile course in 2hrs:25m:31s to finish 3rd in age category. Rhian Shrimplin and Gill O’Connor also ran and crossed the line in 2hrs:38m:09s and 2hrs:41m:31s respectively.

Les Golding Memorial 10k – Sunday 1st July 2018

Mark Cleworth was the only entrant from the club at the Les Golding Memorial 10k in Herne Bay and he completed the course in 53m:01s.

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 30th June 2018

Dan Green crossed the line in 1st place at the towns parkrun on Saturday finishing in a time of 17m:57s. He was followed by Trevor Kay in 18m:42s (3rd), Rob Barton 19m:18s (4th) and Scott Lynch 19m:30s (6th).

Jonny Wells was next up for the club in 20m:18s (11th) followed by Richard Baker in 21m:22s (20th), Carl Ireland 22m:11s (27th), James Chapman 22m:32s (31st), Mark Attenborough 23m:10s (37th), Don Dewar 23m:16s (39th), Claire Green 23m:50s (44th) and Filiz Salih in 24m:04s (49th).

Philip Bridges crossed the line in 24m:24s with Sandi Mortimer just behind in 24m:40s and Trevor Sparkes in a parkrun personal best of 24m:47s. Steve Hickman and Heather Johnston finished in 25m:34s with Johnston achieving a personal best at this distance with Elodie Paviot and John Fidge just behind in 25m:35s and 25m:36s respectively. Simon Jackson and Keith Lynn recorded times of 25m:43s and 25m:49s with Shaun Snowwolf in 25m:56s.

Lisa Jones finished in 27m:55s, Lucy Johnstone 29m:52s, Rachel Jenkins 31m:32s, Becky Hodgson 32m:26s, Lesley Moody 32m:36s, Deborah Payne 34m:01s, Emma Jenkins 36m:25s and Ann Fidge as tail runner in 47m:28s.

By Mark Carlton


North Downs 30k – Sunday 24th June 2018

North Downs 30k – Sunday 24th June 2018

Christine Costiff and Gill O’Connor battled against the heat and the hills at the North Downs 30k on Sunday. Costiff finished in 3hrs:18m:21s and O’Connor in 3hrs:34m:00s.

The Suzuki Midnight Half Marathon – Thursday 21st June 2018

Andrew Noble and Shelly Blake travelled to Iceland for the Suzuki Midnight Half Marathon. Andrew Noble finished 16th overall in a time of 1hr:24m:56s whilst Shelly Blake finished in 2hrs:57m:21s. Closer to home Becky Macey set a new personal best at the Harry Hawkes 10 miler crossing the line in 1hr:13m:17s.

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series 5k & 10k – Friday 22nd June 2018

Tomasz Latala powered home to victory for A&D RRC in the Podplus Ashford Summer Series 10k on Friday night in a time of 37m:19s. Gill O’Connor was 1st lady home in 46m:36s (9th).

Meanwhile, Dan Green made it a clean sweep winning the 5k event for A&D in a time of 17m:54s. He was followed by Rob Barton who set a new personal best of 18m:45s (4th). Paul Moses crossed the line in 20m:08s (5th) and Christine Costiff was 1st lady home in 22m:16s (6th). Shaun Snowwolf also completed the course in 27m:03s (11th).

Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 23rd June 2018

Jon Pearce and Tomasz Latala made it an Ashford & District 1,2 at Ashford Parkrun on Saturday with Pearce recording a time of 17m:33s (1st) and Latala 18m:09s (2nd).

Scott Lynch finished in the top 10 with a time of 20m:05s (9th) and Paul Moses finished in 20m:42s (11th). Rob Carpenter crossed the line in 22m:06s (24th), Elodie Paviot was the 1st lady home for the club in 22m:14s (28th), James Chapman in 22m:45s (36th), Don Dewar 23m:29s (47th) and Aaron Homewood in 23m:56s.

Shaun Snowwolf set a new personal best of 25m:43s followed by John Fidge in 25m:45s and Rachel Jenkins in 33m:01s.

Meanwhile, around the country Mark Boorer completed the Eastbourne Parkrun in 25m:56s. A&D trio Will Whittington (23m:52s), Trevor Sparkes (24m:02s) and Emma Jenkins (33m:13s) ran Pegwell Bay Parkrun and Christine Costiff ran the Peasmarsh Midsummer 4 miler in 24m:31s.

Kent Golden Mile and 5k – Sunday 24th June 2018

Dan Green, Rob Barton and Keith Haynes completed the Kent Golden Mile on Sunday. Green finished in 5m:14s, Barton in 5m:27s and Haynes in 5m:54s. Green and Barton both took on the 5k event also and finished in 18m:20s and 19:35s respectively.

By Mark Carlton

LYNCH & RODGER BEAT THE WALL

The Wall – Saturday 16th June 2018

Club captain Scott Lynch completed his 1st ultra-marathon on Saturday running 69 miles through historic Hadrian’s wall country in a time of 17hrs:50m. Lynch was accompanied by seasoned ultra runner and fellow club mate Edward Rodger and ran the course together starting off in Carlisle, making their way east and finishing in Newcastle.

Saxon Shore Half Marathon – Sunday 17th June 2018

Ashford & District were well represented at the inaugural Saxon Shore Half Marathon. The course followed the majority of the coastline from Herne Bay to Whitstable and for the most part was fairly flat.

Paul Moses finished 1st for the club and 8th overall in 1hr:29m:16s with Rob Barton not far behind in a personal best of 1hr:34m:47s. Becky Macey continued to impress finishing as 2nd lady overall with a personal best time of 1hr:38m:31s. Anthony Brown finished in 1hr:43m:15s, Elodie Paviot also set a new personal best finishing in 1hr:44m:45s.

 

Aaron Homewood was next up in 1hr:52m:25s with Rhian Shrimplin in 1hr:55m:15s, helping to clinch the ladies 1st place team prize in the process. Mark Boorer in 1hr:56m:01s, Mark Cleworth in 1hr:56m:30s and Verity Dunbar setting a personal best of 1hr:56m:49s.

Filiz Salih also set a personal best of 1hr:58m:05s. In his 1st half-marathon, Shaun Snowwolf-Harris finished in 2hrs:10m:56s, Lucy Johnstone set a personal best of 2hrs:14m:02s as did Sarah Homewood in a time of 2hrs:20m:00s.

East Kent Relays Ashford  – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Home advantage paid off for A&D at the 3rd East Kent Relays of the summer at Victoria Park on Tuesday as the senior mens A team sprinted to victory. A&D also made a clean sweep across the veteran categories, winning the Vet 40 mens A&B and Vet 50 mens A&B races.

A&D ladies senior B team cruised to victory as did the ladies Vet 35 A&B teams. The ladies Vet 45 A team were pipped into 2nd place by Folkestone running club, however the B team took victory in the B league race. In total, out of the 15 race categories, A&D produced 9 of the winners on a successful night for the club.

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 16th June 2018

It was a humid and overcast parkrun on Saturday as Jonny Wells finished 8th overall and 1st male for A&D in a time of 19m:23s. Paul Moses and Mark Attenborough followed in 21m:42s (21st) and 21m:43s (22nd) respectively. Carl Ireland finished in 22m:04s (27th) with Mark Carlton in 22m:34s (38th) and Aaron Homewood and James Chapman both crossing the line in 22m:40s (41st & 42nd).

Don Dewar, Philip Bridges and Mark Harrison all finished within seconds of each other in 23m:10s (48th), 23m:13s (49th) and 23m:16s (50th) respectively. Rob Carpenter was up next in 23m:44s followed by Will Whittington on his 100th parkrun in 24m:52s.

Mark Boorer recorded a time of 25m:12s, whilst Keith Lynn set a new personal best of 25m:26s. Simon Jackson finished in 26m:53s followed by Lucy Johnstone in 27m:00s, Rachel Jenkins in 30m:24s, Lesley Moody in 31m:39s and Emma Jenkins in 33m:37s.

Meanwhile, around the country, Gill O’Connor ran the Riddlesdown parkrun in 22m:21s (45th), John Fidge completed the Houghton Hall run in 25m:50s (37th) and Andrew Noble finished the Dartford Heath parkrun in 19m:26s (3rd).

By Mark Carlton

JONES REWRITES HISTORY BOOKS AS RECORD TUMBLES

Staplehurst 10k – Sunday 10th June 2018

A&D’s Carl Jones was in record-breaking form once again on Sunday. After breaking the club v40 half marathon record in April, Jones can now add the v40 10k title to his name. He crossed the line at the Staplehurst 10k in 34m:51s to take 3rd place overall, finishing a minute behind the winner.

Dan Green was next up for the club finishing 12th in a time of 37m:27s with Andrew Noble in 38m:58s (19th). Keith Haynes made it into the top 50 with a time of 42m:14s with Adrian Moody just behind in 44m:48s (80th). Claire Green completed the line up with a time of 49m:19s (125th).

Tenterden 10k – Sunday 10th June 2018

Jon Pearce had to settle for 2nd place at the Tenterden 10k on Sunday after being pipped to the post by 3 seconds. Pearce crossed the line in 36m:21s on what was a tough, hilly course.

Mark Boorer was next up in a time of 52m:37s (43rd), Keith Lynn in 55m:48s (66th) and Laura Segust was 1st female home for the club in a time of 55m:38s (68th).

Shaun Snowwolf-Harris finished in 56m:28s (72nd) with Lisa Jones setting a personal best of 58m:39s (93rd). Rachel Kuske and Shelly Blake finished together in 1hr:18m:27s (148th) and 1hr:18m:28s (149th) respectively.

Charing 10k – Friday 8th June 2018

A&D scooped the mens team prize at the Charing 10k on Friday with some strong performances. Paul Moses lead the team home in 41m:44s (8th) followed by Rob Barton 41m:51s (9th) and Jonny Wells 42m:26s (10th).

Lucy Johnstone was the 1st female to cross the line for the club in 59m:34s (83rd) and closely followed by Helen Weeden in 1hr:00m:46s (87th).

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 9th June 2018

Mark Attenborough was the star performer on Saturday at the towns parkrun as he set a new personal best of 19m:36s to take 5th spot overall.

Trevor Kay continued his consistently good form with a 2nd place finish in 17m:36s whilst being chased down by Tomasz Latala in 17m:52s (3rd). Julius Samson was next up finishing in 20 minutes flat (8th) with Rob Barton in 20m:57s (15th).

James Chapman and Don Dewar were up next in 23m:07s (47th) and 23m:16s (48th) respectively. Edward Rodger came home in 23m:47s (56th) with Sandi Mortimer finishing as 1st lady for the club in a new personal best of 24m:12s (62nd).

Filiz Salih followed in 24m:18s (66th), Terry Sellen in 24m:20s (67th), Rob Carpenter 24m:25s (68th), and Andrew Noble in 24m:26s (69th).

Other times were – Mark Boorer 24m:56s (76th), Simon Jackson 25m:11s (81st), Will Whittington 25m:31s (86th), Keith Lynn 25m:40s (88th), Jaclyn Kay 26m:00s (96th), Sophie Edmonds 26m:07s (99th), Mark Carlton 26m:11s (101st), Lisa Jones 27m:38s PB (128th), Lucy Johnstone 27m:48s (132nd), Becky Hodgson 31m:52s (189th), Lesley Moody 32m:07s (193rd), Emma Jenkins 33m:55s (225th) and Julie Foster 43m:27s (270th).

Meanwhile around the country – Elodie Paviot completed the Kingston parkrun in 22m:25s (55th), Paul Moses and Becky Macey ran the Whitstable parkrun in 20m:10s (5th) and 21m:02s PB (12th) respectively, Gill O’Connor finished the Riddlesdown parkrun in 22m:13s (39th), Trevor Sparkes ran the Folkestone parkrun in 25m:02s (83rd) and finally Philip Bridges ran Brundall parkrun in 24m:16s (26th).

By Mark Carlton

MACEY BAGS PRIZE FOR PB IN COASTAL SCORCHER

Folkestone 10k – Sunday 27th  May 2018

Becky Macey walked away with a personal best and with it a 1st prize in the V35 womens category at a scorching Sunday morning in Folkestone. Macey finished in 44m:18s and 61st overall. Other prize winners included Robert Latala for finishing 2nd overall in a time of 34m:24s just 2 seconds behind the eventual winner, Richard Newsome from South Kent Harriers.

Mark Attenborough and Sandi Mortimer both won their respective V50 categories in times of  41m:06s (27th overall) and 51m:35s (180th).

In a large field of A&D runners other results include Tomasz Latala in 36m:55s (5th), Ryan Edwards 40m:35s (24th), Jonny Wells 42m:06s (35th), Chris Boyce 42m:54s (42nd), Keith Haynes 43m:27s (48th), Robert Barton 44m:13s (59th), Adrian Moody 45m:42s (71st), Elodie Paviot 47m:03s (102nd), Stuart Nunn 48m:16s (122nd), Mark Carlton 48m:30s (128th), Edward Rodger 51m:00s (170th), James Philips 51m:23s (177th), Aaron Homewood 51m:25s (178th), Mark Cleworth 52m:24s (192nd), Mark Boorer 52m:49s (202nd), Filiz Salih 52m:53s (205th),Keith Lynn 56m:15s, Laura Segust 56m:40s (258th), Neil Woodham 56m:58s (263rd), Sue Reader 58m:56s (294th), Sarah Homewood 1hr:01m:27s (335th) and Rachel Jenkins 1hr:05m:08s (396th).

Edinburgh Marathon – Sunday 27th May 2018

Lucy Johnstone travelled to Edinburgh to compete in her 1st marathon. In glorious early summer weather Johnstone completed her debut marathon in 4hrs:44m:23s. Meanwhile, also in Scotland, Verity Dunbar took part in the Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and achieved a personal best time of 1hr:59m:19s.

East Kent Relays Race 1 Folkestone– Tuesday 22nd May 2018

At the 1st race of the inter club East Kent Relays last Tuesday, A&D provided 54 out of the 252 competitors and 16 teams overall.

There were stand out performances from the Mens A&D senior B team, Vet40 A team, Vet50 A & B teams and the Womens A&D Vet35 B team who all won their respective races.

The Mens Senior A League race was a close affair with South Kent Harriers in 1st position and A&D RRC A team finishing 2nd, pipping Folkestone in 3rd by 9 seconds overall.

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 26th May 2018

A&D Mens Captain, Scott Lynch, came home first for the club on Saturday at the towns parkrun in a time of 19m:37s (4th overall), followed by Gill Pragnell in 22m:15s (20th), Elodie Paviot and Robert Barton in 22m:29s (23rd & 24th).

Mark Attenborough was next up for the club in 23m:02s (27th), James Chapman 23m:17s (34th), Claire Green 23m:55s (39th), Edward Rodger 24m:16s (43rd), Terry Sellen 24m:31s (45th), Will Whittington 25m:13s (54th), Chloe Green 25m:46s (68th), Keith Lynn 26m:11s (72nd), John Fidge 26m:16s (74th), Shaun Snowwolf 26m:46s (81st), Shelly Blake 29m:13s (117th), Ann Fidge 30m:02s (137th), Lesley Moody 30m:40s (141st), Rachel Jenkins 31m:45s (159th), Becky Hodgson 35m:21s (194th) and Julie Foster in 42m:44s (225th).

Meanwhile, around the country –

Andrew Noble ran the Kingsbury Water parkrun in 20m:30s (16th), Gill O’Connor and Christine Costiff ran the Riddlesdown parkrun in 22m:47s (30th & 31st) and Trevor Sparkes 24m:38s (36th) ran the Margate parkrun.

Finally Trevor Kay set a new personal best at the Serpentine 5k of 17m:12s.

By Mark Carlton

 

JONES RUNS A SUMMER SERIES SCORCHER

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series 5 & 10K– Friday 18th May 2018

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series returned to Victoria Park on Friday night for the 1st of 4 events over as many months.

Carl Jones finished 2nd in the 10k event (4 laps of the park) in 35m:16s, just 10 seconds off of the clubs veteran record.

Meanwhile, Dan Green took the honours in the 5k event finishing 1st in 17m:57s. Chris Boyce followed in 18m:41s (4th) with Rob Barton in a personal best of 18m:50s (5th) and Ryan Edwards in 18m:55s (6th).

Paul Moses finished within the top 10 in 19m:13s (8th) with Terry Sellen in 24m:31s (16th) and Shaun Snowwolf-Harris in 25m:23s (19th).

University of Canterbury 10k – Sunday 20th May 2018

Rob Barton completed a busy weekend finishing 11th overall in the University of Canterbury 10k on Sunday in a time of 40m:58s. Adrian Moody finished the course in 44m:44s (24th) and Elodie Paviot recorded a new personal best at this distance finishing in 46m:04s (33rd).

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 19th May 2018

Fresh from winning the Stelling Minnis 10k last weekend, Trevor Kay continued his rich vein of form finishing 1st at the towns parkrun on Saturday in a time of 17m:36s and nearly 2 minutes ahead of the field.

Mark Attenborough also recorded a seasons best finishing 6th in 19m:56s. Keith Haynes continued his return to form also crossing the line in 20m:11s (7th) and Julius Samson followed in 20m:16s (8th).

Carl Ireland set a new personal best of 21m:03s (14th). Richard Baker followed in 21m:11s (17th) and Mark Harrison, also achieving a personal best , in a time of 21m:54s (22nd). Stuart Nunn was next up in 22m:28s (28th) with Philip Bridges in 23m:12s (36th) and James Chapman in 23m:22s (39th).

Claire Green was 1st lady home overall in a time of 23m:35s (46th) with Dan Green following in 23m:36s (47th). Terry Sellen crossed the line in 24m:25s (56th), Will Whittington in 24m:38s (60th), John Fidge 25m:42s (77th), Chloe Green set a new personal best of 25m:45s (80th), Jaclyn Kay in 25m:48s (81st) with Keith Lynn also setting a PB in 25m:56s (87th).

Lesley Moody and Becky Hodgson finished in 31m:06s (176th & 177th) with Emma Jenkins in 41m:48s (251st) and Julie Foster in 41m:52s (252nd). Meanwhile, Anthony Brown ran the Folkestone parkrun in 21m:25s (33rd).

By Mark Carlton


TREVOR WINS STELLING MINNIS 10-KAY ;-)

The Stelling Minnis 10k – Sunday 13th May 2018
 
Ashford & District’s Trevor Kay stormed to victory at the Stelling Minnis 10k in a time of 36m:50s finishing 40 seconds ahead of the rest of the field on Sunday. Ryan Edwards dipped under the 40 minute mark in a time of 39m:43s to finish 6th overall whilst Rob Barton crossed the line in 41m:50s in 13th.
 
Elodie Paviot continued her great run of form with another personal best to add to her collection this year finishing in 46m:56s (43rd). Neil Woodham completed the course in 48m:54s (57th) with Mark Boorer just behind in 50m:48s (74th). Jaclyn Kay was next up in a time of 55m:41s (104th) with Keith Lynn in 56m:05s (107th) and Trevor Sparkes, in his 1st race for the club, finishing in 56m:33s (112th).
 
Bewl Water Marathon & Half Marathon – Saturday 12th May 2018
 
Rik Holden took on the undulating Bewl Water Marathon and completed it in a time of 3hrs:53m:40s. Meanwhile Christine Costiff and Gill O’Connor ran the Half Marathon, both finishing in 2hrs:00m:53s.
 
Alton 10 Miler – Sunday 13th May 2018
 
Steve Hickman travelled to Hampshire for the Alton 10 mile road race finishing in a time of 1hr:29m:28s.
 
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 12th May 2018
 
It was an A&D 1,2,3 at the towns parkrun on Saturday as Robert Latala won in 17m:23s followed by Tomasz Latala in a personal best of 17m:48s and Dan Green finished 3rd in 18m:53s.
 
Paul Moses was up next in 20m:06s (7th), Scott Lynch in 20m:12s (8th) and Keith Haynes in 20m:41s (11th). Mark Attenborough crossed the line in 21m:21s (17th), Rob Carpenter in 23m:15s (31st), James Chapman in 24m:03s (49th) and Terry Sellen in 24m:10s (51st).
 
Claire Green was 1st lady home in 24m:20s (52nd), Filiz Salih followed in 25m:18s (64th), John Fidge in 26m:30s (79th), Keith Lynn 26m:58s (90th), Mark Boorer 26m:59s (91st), Trevor Sparkes 27m:11s (96th), Shelly Blake 31m:58s (165th), Lesley Moody 32m:10s (171st), Becky Hodgson 32m:21s (173rd) and Emma Jenkins in 34m:57s (208th).
 
Meanwhile, around the country…
 
Philip Bridges completed the Canterbury parkrun in 26m:19s (41st) and Rachel Jenkins ran the Bedgebury Pinetum parkrun in 59m:08s (159th).
 
 
By Mark Carlton

Ashford & District RRC’s annual awards night 11 May 2018

Ashford & District RRC’s annual awards evening took place on Friday night, looking back at and celebrating another successful year for the club.
 
Awards were handed out for the quickest times achieved across 4 distances, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 Miles and 10K, as well as across the various age categories.
 
Robert Latala and Danyel Carter walked away with the quickest senior marathon prize for posting 2hr:32m:12s and 3hrs:38m:45s respectively at the London Marathon in 2017. Dan Green and Frances Hunt picked up the V40 & V35 category for their 3hrs:14m:28s in London and 4hrs:15m:55s in Dublin. Kevan James (3hrs:09m:44s – London) and Helen Weeden (4hrs:26m:49s – Edinburgh) were awarded the Super vets prize.
 
Jon Pearce (1hr:21m:22s – Lydd Half Marathon) and Rhian Shrimplin (1hr:46m:55 – Tunbridge Wells) took the senior half marathon prize with the V40 & V35 award going to Jon Wells (1hr:23m:48s – Tissington) and Hazel Turner (1hr:45m:15s – Folkestone) and the Super Vets prize went to Mark Attenborough (1hr:32m:34s – Headcorn) and Christine Costiff (1hr:38m:52s – Hastings).
 
Trevor Kay (1hr:02m:53s) and Elodie Paviot (1hr:20m:15s) were awarded the senior 10 mile prize for their efforts at the Canterbury 10 miler. As were Julius Samson (1hr:04m:13s) and
Jaclyn Kay (1hr:28m:57s) in the V40/V35 category. Paul Moses (1hr:06m:14s – Canterbury) and
Gill O’Connor (1hr:15m:25s – Folkestone) picked up the Super Vets award.
 
Finally, Dean Bracken (38m:20s Hardelot, France) and Anna-Lisa Stiffell (46m:19s – Ashford Givaudan) picked up the 10k senior award. Carl Jones (36m:14s – A&D 10k) and Sue Reader (57m:25s – Folkestone) were awarded the V40/V35 prize and Adrian Moody (42m:35s – Ashford Givaudan) and Gill Pragnell (48m:35s – Brett Ashford 10k) scooped the Super Vets prize.
 
Other prizes awarded on the night included the following –
 
Most improved Marathon – Stuart Nunn
Most improved Male & Female Runner – Jon Wells & Sue Reader
Club Member of the Year – Chris Boyce
Cross Country Leading Male & Female – Jon Pearce & Lucy Johnstone
Club Championships 1st Male & Female – Paul Moses & Christine Costiff
2nd Male & Female – Dan Green & Danyel Carter
3rd Male & Female – Julius Samson & Rhian Shrimplin.
By Mark Carlton

BUSY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH 50 A&D CLUB MEMBERS IN ACTION.

BUSY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH 50 A&D CLUB MEMBERS IN ACTION.
 
Milton Keynes Half Marathon – Monday 7th May 2018
 
Christine Costiff and Gill O’Conner travelled to sunny Milton Keynes to complete the MK Half Marathon.
 
Starting and finishing at the home of MK Dons Football Club, Stadium MK, Christine Costiff came home in 1hr:53m:33s finishing 1st in age category with Gill O’Connor following in 2hrs:00m:29s.
 
Hildenborough 10 – Monday 7th May 2018
 
Becky Macey ran the Hildenborough 10 miler on Bank Holiday Monday. Opposed to many other races, the Hildenborough 10 took place in the afternoon so competitors had to battle through the highest temperatures of the day which made conditions difficult, but Macey finished in 1hr:20m:26s finishing 16th overall.
 
The Island Run & Whitstable 10k – Sunday 6th May 2018 & Monday 7th May 2018
 
5 A&D runners attended the Island Run 10k in Sheppey. Chris Boyce finished 28th in 41m:44s. Frances Hunt crossed the line in 51m:36s (120th) with Sue Reader next up in 56m:12s (159th), Lisa Jones in 57m:07s (170th) and Rachel Kuske 1hr:15m:43s (276th).
 
Meanwhile, Stuart Nunn finished the Whitstable 10k in 47m:28s (108th) and Kirsty Farrant in 1hr:06m:06s (538th).
 
Ashford Park Run – Saturday 5th May 2018
 
Over 300 runners took part in the towns parkrun on Saturday with A&D providing 36 competitors. In a close race, Robert Latala was pipped to the post by Ashford AC’s Marshall Smith with Latala finishing in 16m:39s (2nd), just 8 seconds behind the winner.
 
Jon Pearce, Carl Jones and Trevor Kay followed in 17m:01s (3rd and a personal best), 17m:36s (4th and also a personal best) and 17m:49s (5th) respectively.
 
Personal bests seemed to be the order of the day as Tomasz Latala also achieved his fastest time in 18m:21s (7th) with Dan Green completing his 150th parkrun in 18m:27s (8th). Pauls Moses just finished outside the top ten in 19m:27s (11th), Jon Wells followed in 19m:33s (13th) and Scott Lynch in 19m:38s (16th).
 
Rob Barton was next up finishing in 20m:14s (20th), Richard Baker in 20m:23s (23rd), Robert Carpenter 20m:37s (26th), Keith Haynes 20m:57s (29th), Dean Bracken 21m:15s (34th) and Becky Macey with a personal best of 21m:16s (35th)
 
Mark Carlton finished in 22m:36s (48th), Hazel Turner 23m:05s (56th), Stuart Nunn on his 50th parkrun 23m:44s (71st), James Chapman 23m:46s (72nd) and Thomas Head 23m:55s (76th).
 
Sandi Mortimer also achieved a personal best of 24m:20s (87th), Terry Sellen completed his 175th parkrun in 24m:27s (88th), Mark Cleworth finished in a PB of 24m:29s (89th), Will Whittington 24m:36s (92nd), Trevor Sparkes 24m:57s PB (96th), Mark Boorer 26m:05s (116th), Jaclyn Kay 26m:19s (121st) and Chloe Green in a PB of 26m:35s (130th).
 
Keith Lynn finished in 26m:49s (139th), Simon Jackson 26m:56s (143rd), Lisa Jones 28m:19s PB (165th), Shaun Snowwolf 29m:59s (190th), Becky Hodgson 32m:21s (218th), Lesley Moody 32m:42s (219th) and Rachel Jenkins in 46m:21s (299th).
 
Meanwhile around the country – Christine and Nigel Costiff completed the Roundshaw Downs parkrun in 23m:42s (33rd) and 35m:20s (122nd) respectively. Gill O’Connor ran the Riddlesdown parkrun in 23m:23s (35th). Anthony Brown ran the Nobles parkrun on the Isle of Man in 22m:49s (7th), John Fidge took part in the Houghton Hall parkrun and finished in 26m:49s (61st) and finally Andrew Noble came 6th at the Folkestone parkrun in a time of 18m:49s.
 
 
By Mark Carlton