Kent Veterans Cross Country Championship – Saturday 02nd December 2017
It was another busy weekend of Cross Country action for Ashford & District RRC. In the Men’s 40-49 category, Daniel Green finished the 5.3 mile course in Central Park, Dartford in 33m:37s (35th) Julius Samson followed closely behind in 34m:42s (42nd), Jon Wells finished in 34m:52s (44th) and Richard Baker crossed the line in 36m:38s (59th). Overall the Men’s team came 8th (out of 12).
In the Women’s 35-44 category, the 3 mile course saw Lucy Johnstone finish 1st for the club in 25m:06s (43rd) and Sue Reader, women’s vice-captain, in 27m:50s (45th).
Scott Lynch, men’s club captain, came home 1st for the club in the Men’s 50-59 category in a time of 35m:30s (23rd) with Paul Moses close behind in 35m:46s (27th) and Adrian Moody in 37m:45s (43rd). The men’s team also came 8th overall in the team competition.
Finally, Helen Weeden was 1st for the club in the Women’s 45-54 category in 25m:23s (43rd) and Becky Hodgson in 28m:43s (48th).
Mark Attenborough successfully completed 7 laps of the 4.37 mile Fowlmead trail challenge (31.1 miles in total) at Betteshangar Country Park in a time of 5hrs:12m:43s finishing 4thoverall.
Christine Costiff finished 2nd in category completing a 10k race on day one followed by an 8 mile hilly, trail run. The 3rd day saw Costiff take on a sandy 5K beach run and finished off with a half marathon on day 4.
Thanet 10 mile – Sunday 03rd December 2017
Steve Hickman took part in the Alan Green Memorial 10 mile race along Westgate Pavillion on Sunday finishing 185th overall in a time of 1hr:28m:28s
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 2nd December 2017
Ashford & District RRC featured prominently at the top of the leader board at the towns latest parkrun. Robert Latala breezed home in 1st place in 17m:34s with Carl Jones just over a minute behind in 3rd place in 18m:39s.
Chris Boyce continued his return to form, aiming to dip under 19 minutes, but coming up just short in 5th place in 19m:01s. Trevor Kay, returning from injury, finished 7th in 19:04s.
Keith Haynes followed, just outside the top 10 in 11th place in 20m:39s and Dean Bracken finished 13th in 20m:50s. Mark Carlton and James Chapman crossed the line in 21st and 22ndposition in 21m:58s and 22m:26s respectively with Mark Harrison in 29th place, 23m:00s,Rod Kessack in 32nd in 23m:07s and Jaclyn Kay in 25m:50s (52nd).
By Mark Carlton