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

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