Kent County Cross Country Championships – Saturday 06th January 2018

Kent County Cross Country Championships – Saturday 06th January 2018
Held on the grounds of the iconic Brands Hatch racing circuit, the Kent County Cross Country Championships took place this weekend in bitterly cold conditions.
Robert Latala finished the 7.4 mile course in an impressive 10th place overall, considering the strength of the field, in a time of 40m:47s. Jon Pearce followed in 67th place in 45m:53s with Julius Samson next in 100th place in 48m:50s. Jon Wells wasn’t far behind in 49m:14s (106th) followed by Daniel Green in 49m:34s (109th) and Paul Moses in 50m:04s (115th). Trevor Kay was next in 50m:20s (120th) being chased down by Scott Lynch in 50m:29s (124th). Adrian Moody finished in 52m:17s (145th) with Chris Boyce in 54m:27s (166th), Stuart Nunn in 1hr:00m:58s (198th) and William Whittington in 1hr:05m:05s (212th).
Overall in the team events A&D Men finished 5th overall (out of 6 teams eligible) in the 12 members to score event. In the Team 6 to score, A&D Men finished 8th out of 16.
In the 5.2 mile Womens event Danyel Carter was 1st home for the club in 40m:35s (68th) with Rhian Shrimplin not far behind in 42m:43s (89th). Helen Weeden followed in 48m:17s (113th) with Lucy Johnstone in 48m:50s (115th), Sue Reader in 50m:47s (118th) and Becky Hodgson in 55m:48s (127th).
With a strong field, the A&D Womens team finished 8th (out of 8 teams eligible) in the team 6 to score event and 18th (out of 18) in the team 3 to score event.
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 06th January 2018
Richard Baker came home 1st for the club in the 1st parkrun of the new year in a time of 20m:45s (12th overall), Mark Attenborough followed in 22m:26s (34th) and Rob Barton, returning from injury, finishing in 22m:40s (37th) with James Chapman close behind in 22m:41s (38th) as well as Carl Ireland in 22m:43s (39th).
Rod Kessack finished in 23m:04s (44th) and Elodie Paviot was 1st lady home for the club in 23m:37s (47th). Mark Boorer crossed the line next in 24m:01s (48th), Jaclyn Kay in 25m:26s (65th), John Fidge in 28m:30s (126th) and Julie Foster in 48m:13s (236th).
Meanwhile, Gill O’Connor completed the Riddlesdown parkrun in 26m:11s finishing 35th overall.
By Mark Carlton