Headcorn Half Marathon

The club had a large turnout for Sunday’s Headcorn Half Marathon, in which several runners produced excellent performances. On a damp and cold morning, and on a fast and slightly undulating course, the club’s runners finished as the third placed club team in the race.

Robin Butler was back to his best as he was the first club runner home as he finished 35th in a field of over 420 runners. He came home in a time of 1:27:59 and 7th in his age category. Mark Attenborough, now in training for the London Marathon in April, showed the hard miles in his training has paid off as he finished in an excellent time of 1:30:52 to finish 47th overall and 10th in his age category. Richard Holden finished 54th overall, and 12th in his age category as he came home in 1:32:10, just holding off Jonny Wells who finished in 57th place, in a time of 1:32:47. Keith Haynes, now in training for his first marathon, and racing for the first time in 3 months after injury, finished in 98th place in a time of 1:39:05.

Stu Nunn dipped under the 2 hour barrier for the first time in a half marathon, as he produced a personal best to record a time of 1:55:48 to finish in 246th place. Andrew Smith finished in a time of 2:22:11, and Kirsty Farrant battled through the pain of an injury to finish in 2:22:12.