North Downs 100

It was a couple of weeks ago now so apologies but Neil Buckley was the sole club member to run the North Downs 100 on 8th August. A 100 mile trail race starting at Farnham in the Surrey hills, and is a continuous run along the North downs Way taking in the steepest climb of the race at Box Hill and then finishing at Wye. Run on one of the hottest days of the year, Neil was on course to complete the 100 miles when unfortunately he suffered the effects of heatstroke after 65 miles and had to pull out. Great effort from Neil!

In other events Chris Boyce ran a new PB on 5th August in the Samphire Hoe Summer Series 5k finishing 2nd in 17:46. Jon Wells ran the Aylesham and East Kent 10 on 9th August finishing 5th in 41:34! Lastly Steve Hickman completed his 113th marathon at the Salisbury Trail marathon also on Sunday 9th August. Steve finished 7th in his age category in a time of 4:43:17!

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