Kent Spring Marathon and Half Marathon – Sunday 7th April 2019

A&D runners achieved PB times in the Kent Spring Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday. The course featured sections of the Pilgrims Way and challenging hills. Taking more than 10 minutes off his previous best time over marathon distance, Aaron Homewood achieved a brilliant PB of 4:10:39. In the half marathon, Filiz Salih also achieved a PB of 1:48:36.
 
Paddock Wood Half Marathon – Sunday 7th April 2019
 
Four club members took on the 30th Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday. Marking his third half-marathon PB in the past month, Keith Haynes was first home for the club in 1:33:32. Getting faster with every race, James Phillips also achieved a PB of 1:39:25. Paul Brasington (1:46:01) and Stu Nunn (1:46:03) were next home for the club, crossing the finish line in quick succession.
 
SVN Cookiethon – Sunday 7th April 2019
 
Sunday saw Sue Reader head to the Kent Coast for the cookie-based challenge event. The out-and-back course consisted of 3.75-mile segments. Reader covered 23 miles 4:35:41.
 
Riddlesdown Parkrun – Saturday 6th April 2019
 
Gill O’Connor was 1st in her age category at the Riddlesdown Parkrun on Saturday, with a time of 22:26.
 
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 6th April 2019
 
A&D ladies were on fine form at the weekly 5K, with Christine Costiff (21:15) and Elodie Paviot (22:26) claiming 1st and 2nd lady home. Ailis Goddard was next over the finish line with a PB of 25:42. Sandi Mortimer completed the course in 25:51, followed by Ann Fidge (29:00), Emma Jenkins (31:32), Sarah Taylor (33:55), Becky Hodgson (33:56) and Debbie Payne (34:44).
 
The club’s men also turned out in force for the race. Mark Harrison was 5th overall in 19:51, closely followed by Dan Green (19:53) in 6th and Paul Moses (19:58) in 7th. Julius Samson (20:45) and Scotty Lynch (20:45) finished in 11th and 12th places, respectively. John Beale completed the course in a PB time of 21:03, with Carl Ireland (21:04) close behind. Adrian Beresford (22:02) marked his 5th consecutive PB on the course, closely followed by Darren Fagg (22:08) also in PB time. Ian Grundy (22:34), Will Whittington (23:47), Rod Kessack (24:32) and John Fidge (25:57) were next over the finish line. Paul Brasington completed the course in 26:45, followed by Keith Haynes (27:55) and Trevor Sparkes (29:53).
 
By Verity Dunbar