Welcome to Ashford & District RRC! Established since 1988 and based at Sandyacres Sports & Social Club in Ashford, we take part in road running, cross country and long-distance walking. Why not join us on a Tuesday or Thursday night from 7pm?

Tuesday night sessions have now reverted to 7pm but please don't arrive before 6:45pm as the gates will not be open. If arriving early please don't block the gate.

Ashford & District RRC 5 & 10 Mile Marshalls’ Race – Sunday 21stOctober 2018

Ashford & District RRC 5 & 10 Mile Marshalls’ Race – Sunday 21st October 2018

Those marshaling the club’s Halloween 5 & 10 Mile Race had the opportunity to compete on the course themselves on Sunday morning. In the 5-mile race, Rob Barton was first home in 33:40, with Stuart Nunn next in 43:49 and John Fidge close behind in 45:27. Lisa Jones was first lady home in 48:46, closely followed by Sarah Homewood in 49:05. Anne Fidge and Anne Healy both finished in 50:45, with Lesley Moody achieving a personal best time of 52:41. Rachel Jenkins (54:49) and Lucy Johnstone (54:54) finished in quick succession, followed by Julie Foster in 1:16:52.

Paul Moses was the first to complete the 10-mile course in 1:09:56, with Scotty Lynch hot on his heels in 1:10:26. Richard Baker was next in 1:12:40, followed by Carl Ireland in 1:17:00 and Elodie Paviot in a personal best time of 1:17:10. James Phillips finished the course in 1:22:38, followed by Mark Cleworth (1:30:52), Keith Lynn (1:36:10) and Will Whittington (1:37:07).

Great South Run – 21st October 2018

Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed the Great South Run around the streets and sights of Portsmouth, finishing the 10-mile course in a personal best time of 1:26:13.

Croydon 10K – Sunday 21st October 2018

Gill O’Connor completed the Croydon 10K on Sunday. The race, which snaked around the outskirts of Croydon’s Lloyd Park, saw her come 1st in the V55 category with a time of 47:41.

Thanet Colour Run – Sunday 21st October 2018

Emma Jenkins enjoyed the 5k Colour Run in Thanet on Sunday, finishing in 45:00. The course took runners through clouds of powdered paint.

Parkrun – Saturday 20th October 2018

Cristine Costiff ran the 5K forest trail of Bedgebury Parkrun on Saturday, coming 1st in the VW55-59 category with a time of 23:23.

On the Kent coast, both Will Whittington (24:56) and Trevor Sparkes (26:20) completed the Walmer and Deal Parkrun in personal best times; Emma Jenkins crossed the finish line in 32:47.

Closer to home, Paul Ridley was 7th overall and achieved a personal best time of 19:13 in the Ashford Parkrun; Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed the course in 27:59.


by Verity Dunbar


Isle of Wight Marathon – October 14 2018

Sunday saw a significant milestone for club president Steve Hickman. A return to home turf running the Isle of Wight Marathon saw Steve completing his 150th marathon in a time of 4:30:08. Steve was supported by friends from Ashford and District Road Running Club and Isle of Wight Road Runners.

Club members competing alongside Steve were, Aaron Homewood 4:21:11, Ed Rodger 4:41:34, Sarah Homewood 4:48:32, Helen Weeden 4:53:04 and Lucy Johnstone 5:01:27.

 Kent Cross Country League Fixture 1 – October 13 2018

 The start of the Kent County Athletics Association Cross Country League took Ashford and District runners to Beech Grove Academy, Nonnington.

Michael Davies inspired the team with first place in the Masters race with a time of 23:29.

The lady’s team was led home by Becks Macey in 23rd place completing the course in 22:06, followed by Rhian Shrimplin 24:24 , Christine Costiff 25:12, Gill O’Connor 26:10, Claire Green 27:04, Jaclyn Kay 28:12 and Lucy Johnstone 31:53 . In the senior women’s team league, Ashford now stand in 11th place and 8th in the ‘6’ to score league.

The first man home was Jon Pearce in 49th place with a time of 39:58, closely followed home by Trevor Kay, 40:22 in 53rd place and Tomasz Latala, 40:47 celebrating his birthday with a strong run to finish 61st place. Dan Green 41:25, completed the scoring in the senior men’s league placing Ashford and District in a respectable 7th place. Solid runs from Jon Wells, Andrew Noble, Julius Samson, Scott Lynch, Paul Moses, Paul Ridley, Rob Barton and Richard Baker gained points in the ‘12’ to score league giving Ashford and District 3rd place. On a difficult course club members, Adrian Moody, Mark Attenborough, Mark Harrison, Anthony Brown, Carl Ireland, Trevor Sparks and Adrian Beresford ensured the light blues had an impressive team presence and good foundation to build on for the rest of the season.

 In other events…

Ingvild Drake ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon in 1:50:24.

Paul Moses competed in the Chilham Sprint Duathlon in 01:30:56 and finished 6th overall and first in the V55 age category.

By Paul Moses

Ashford & District turn out in force for Givaudan 10K Sunday 7th October 2018:

Ashford AC Givaudan 10K – Sunday 7th October 2018:

Sunday saw 53 club members turn out for the 32nd Givaudan 10K on home turf, with 18 finishing in personal best times. The undulating course covered the town centre and made for an enjoyable race.

Trevor Kay was first man home for the club, finishing 8th overall with a PB of 0:35:29. Daniel Green was 19th overall in 0:36:35, followed by Ryan Edwards (36th overall) with a PB time of 0:38:50. Scotty Lynch was next in for the club and 43rd overall with a time of 0:39:27, making him 4th in the V50 category. Paul Ridley achieved a PB of 0:39:31, followed by Paul Moses (0:39:43), Julius Samson (0:39:57), Rob Barton (0:40:28), Keith Haynes (0:40:45), Mark Attenborough (0:42:15) and Carl Ireland with a PB time of 0:43:36. Mark Carlton was next over the line in 0:45:21, followed by Jon Pearce (0:45:30), Ricky Hickman with a PB of 0:45:34, Neil Woodham (0:46:28) and Don Dewar (0:46:33). David Chappell achieved a PB of 0:47:18, with Terry Sellen (0:48:31) and Aaron Homewood (0:48:34) close behind. Mark Cleworth then crossed the line with a PB of 0:52:24, followed by Shaun Snowwolf-Harris in another PB of 0:52:43, Steve Hickman (0:52:52), Keith Lynn with a PB of 0:53:21, John Fidge (0:54:02), Mark Boorer (0:57:38) and Trevor Sparkes (1:04:03).

Becky Macey was the first lady home for the club and 6th lady overall, with a devilish PB time of 0:42:35 in bib no. 666! Elodie Paviot was next with a PB of 0:44:38, followed by Christine Costiff in 0:46:44. Filiz Salih finished the course in another PB time (0:48:34), followed by Aurelie Morris (0:49:08), Tracey Calnan (0:49:20) and Hazel Turner (0:49:22). The club’s ladies continued on strong form as Sandi Mortimer (0:49:39), Sophie Edmonds (0:49:44), Jaclyn Kay (0:52:04), Heather Johnston (0:52:52) and Sarah Homewood (0:56:20) then all crossed the line in PB times. Lucy Johnstone finished in 0:57:27, followed by Ann Fidge (1:00:25), Sarah Taylor (1:03:33), Lesley Moody (1:04:27), Emma Jenkins with a PB of 1:12:11 and Debbie Payne (1:12:52).

Tonbridge Half Marathon and Cardiff Half Marathon- Sunday 7th October 2018

James Phillips achieved a PB time in the 8th Tonbridge Half Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line in 1:46:08 and shaving almost 10 minutes off his previous record. Further west, Rachel Jenkins completed the Cardiff Half Marathon in PB time of 2:20:55.

Sittingbourne 10 Mile Road Race- Sunday 7th October 2018

Anthony Brown completed the course in 1:16:56, whilst Rhian Shrimplin achieved a PB time of 1:17:21. The pair finished in 36th and 37th place respectively.

Titsey Trail 10K- Sunday 7th October 2018

Gill O’Connor came 2nd in her age category in the undulating, off-road race in Surrey, with a time of 0:50:40.

Saturday 6th October 2018: Ashford Parkrun

Shaun Snowwolf-Harris completed Saturday’s Parkrun in 0:27:29.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018: SVN Tolkien Challenge

Two club runners covered marathon distance in the SVN Tolkien Run, by the White Cliffs of Dover. Hazel Turner completed the 26.2 miles in 4:09:30, going on to finish during her 7th lap at 4:12:29. Becky Hodgson completed 26.2 miles in 6:24:28.

By Verity Dunbar






The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September 2018;

The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September 2018;
Five of the club’s runners took part in this years Folkestone half marathon, the out and back coastal run well known for its steep ascent to the finishing line. Don Dewar was first home for the club in a time of 1:46:52 placing him 6th in the Mens V55 category. Claire Green was first lady back for the club in 1:56:21 and 5th Lady V35 . Keith Lynn completed the course in 2:14:01 with Hugh Scarlin and Sarah Taylor finishing together in 2:23:56.
Great Scottish Run – Sunday 30th September 2018;
Edward Rodger and Helen Weeden traveled North of the border to take part in the Great Scottish run. Edward Rodger, who last week had to pull out of the Snowdon 100 Ultra due to injury managed to complete the course in 2:04:11 with Helen Weeden finishing shortly after in 2:04:44.
Ealing Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September 2018;
Andrew Noble set a new Half Marathon PB at the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday, the veteran runner completed the popular course in a pacy 1:24:14 to finish 5th in the Mens V50 category.
Blenheim Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September;
Ryan Edwards traveled to Oxford to compete in the Blenheim Half Marathon, continuing his good form with a finish in 1:29:06.
Windsor Half Marathon – Sunday 30th September;
Ingvild Drake competed in the Windsor Half Marathon, finishing in 1:51:55.
By Anthony Brown

Faversham 10k – Sunday 16th September 2018


Jonny Wells lead the A&D team home at the Faversham 10k on Sunday with a 13th place finish in a time of 41m:02s. Keith Haynes followed not far behind in 41m:52s to finish 19th overall.

Becks Macey continued her great 10k form by setting a new personal best of 43m:20s to take 31st position and 3rd lady overall. Adrian Moody followed in 44m:07s (42nd) with Mark Carlton in 45m:57s (54th). Rhian Shrimplin finished in 46m:55s (62nd), Anthony Brown in 48m:21s (78th) and Sophie Edmonds crossed the line in 51m:48s (141st).

Larkfield 10k – Sunday 16th September 2018

Joe Brown completed the Larkfield 10k in a time of 38m:43s to take 45th position overall. Stuart Nunn finished in 48m:11s with Stacey Brown and Lisa Jones both finishing in 59m:00s.

Rother Valley 10k – Sunday 16th September 2018

Keith Lynn was the sole A&D member at the hilly Rother Valley 10k. The course follows the country lanes from Northiam and finishes in the grounds of Bodiam Castle. Lynn finished the race in 57m:39s.

The Maverick Inov-8 Original – Saturday 15th September 2018

Starting within the grounds of Groombridge Place, Ingvild Drake took on the The Maverick Inov-8 Original Kent Trail race on Saturday recording a time on the 21k course of 2hrs:14m:01s.

Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 15th September 2018

Dan Green finished 1st in the latest Ashford parkrun. Green finished in a time of 17m:58s and was followed by Tomasz Latala in 18m:37s (3rd) with Julius Samson in 19m:29s (7th).

Don Dewar was next up in 22m:33s (28th), Rob Carpenter crossed the line in 23m:31s (41st) with Terry Sellen in 24m:48s. Keith Lynn finished in 25m:39s, Shaun Snowwolf in 26m:27s, Anne Healy in 30m:00s, Lesley Moody 32m:51s, Emma Jenkins 33m:16s and Julie Foster 43m:07s.

Meanwhile Gill O’Connor ran the Riddlesdown parkrun in 23m:23s (36th), Mark Cleworth ran Houghton Hall parkrun and finished in 25m:54s and Andrew Noble completed the Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun in 19m:11s (12th).

By Mark Carlton

The Rye Ancient Trails 15 & 30k – Sunday 9th September 2018

The Rye Ancient Trails 15 & 30k – Sunday 9th September 2018
A&D’s Robin Butler finished 3rd in the brand new, multi-terrain Rye Ancient Trails 15k on Sunday with a time of 1hr:12m:14s, meanwhile in the 30k event Andrew Noble finished 5th in a time of 2hrs:32m:13s followed by Paul Ridley, in his 1st race for the club, in 2hrs:45m:30s (17th) and Mark Attenborough just behind in 2hrs:45m:31s (18th).
Christine Costiff completed the course in 3hrs:20m:49s with Ingvild Drake in 3hrs:25m:56s and Lucy Johnstone in 4hrs:06m:12s.
New Forest Marathon – Sunday 9th September 2018
Steve Hickman completed his 149th marathon on Sunday running the New Forest Marathon in Hampshire. Hickman finished the multi-terrain course in 4hrs:32m:32s.
The Great North Run – Sunday 9th September 2018
Dave Chappell ran his 1st half-marathon and his 1st race for the A&D RRC on Sunday completing The Great North Run in 2hrs:05m:08s.
The 20th Eridge Park 10 Trail Challenge
Adrian Moody and Rhian Shrimplin ran the 20th Eridge Park 10 mile trail challenge near Tunbridge Wells on Sunday. Moody finished in 47th place with a time of 1hr:27m:16s whilst Shrimplin finished in 1hr:44m:03s.
The 13th Rye Summer Classic Series 5k Race 3 – Friday 7th September 2018
It was successful Friday night for husband and wife team, Trevor & Jaclyn Kay, as they set new personal bests at the Rye Summer series. Trevor completed the 5k course in 16m:38s finishing in 6th place whilst Jaclyn crossed the line in 24m:18s. Christine Costiff also ran the course and finished in 21m:39s (36th).
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 8th September 2018
Dan Green finished 3rd in the latest Ashford parkrun. Green finished in a time of 17m:53s. Keith Haynes went close to a personal best finishing in 19m:51s (10th) with Andrew Noble finishing in 20m:02s (12th). Chris Boyce crossed the line in 20m:19s (16th), Carl Ireland in a personal best of 21m:03s and Mark Carlton in 21m:41s (31st).
Don Dewar completed the course in 22m:31s (44th), Elodie Paviot in 22m:47s (49th) with Mark Attenborough and Rob Carpenter in 22m:59s and 23m:00s respectively. Will Whittington was next up in 24m:59s, Keith Lynn in 25m:36s, Chloe & Claire Green in 25m:59s and 26m:01s respectively, Trevor Sparkes in 27m:47s and Emma Jenkins in 33m:19s.
By Mark Carlton

Hardelot 10k  – Saturday 01st September 2018

Hardelot 10k  – Saturday 01st September 2018

33 Ashford & District RRC members travelled to Hardelot in Northern France on Saturday afternoon to compete in the annual 10k set in the picturesque coastal town.

Robert Latala finished within the top 10 and took the 1st international male title with a time of 35m:39s (10th). Trevor Kay finished just behind Latala in a personal best time of 35m:54s with Tom Latala next up in 37m:55s (25th).

Men’s club captain Scott Lynch crossed the line in 39m:25s (47th), whilst Rob Barton set a new personal best of 39m:38s. Julius Samson was next up in 39m:52s, Jon Wells followed in 41m:11s, Richard Baker in 42m:05s, Chris Boyce in 42m:36s, whilst Becky Macey claimed the 1st international female prize with a personal best time of 43m:59s.

Mark Carlton set a new personal best of 44m:49s, Stu Nunn followed in 46m:10s with Carl Ireland in 46m:48s. Dean Bracken and Aaron Homewood finished in 49m:19s and 49m:21s respectively whilst Sandi Mortimer set a new personal best of 49m:59s. Steve Hickman completed the course in 50m:39s, Mark Cleworth finished in 51m:09s, Jaclyn Kay in 52m:22s, John Fidge and Sophie Edmonds in 53m:54s and 53m:55s respectively.

Laura Segust finished in 55m:30s, Keith Lynn in 55m:34s, Lisa Jones 55m:41s, Lucy Johnstone with a PB of 56m:36s, Helen Weeden 56m:40s, Sarah Homewood 58m:13s, Will Whittington 58m:48s, Anne Healy 1hr:04m:31s, Shelley Blake 1hr:06m:45s, Ann Fidge 1hr:06m:56s, Debbie Payne 1hr:11m:41s and Emma Jenkins in 1hr:17m:50s.

Kent Coastal Half Marathon – Sunday 2nd September 2018

Christine Costiff ran the Kent Coastal Half Marathon on Sunday finishing in a time of 1hr:48m:50s to take 1st in category on an undulating course. Meanwhile Becky Hodgson ran the Saxons, Vikings and Normans Black Hugin Challenge held at Pegwell Bay. Hodgson ran 16.4 miles in a time of 3hrs:49m:32.

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 01st September 2018

Paul Moses came 12th at the towns parkrun on Saturday. Moses completed the course in 19m:58s followed by Keith Haynes in 20m:18s (14th) and Mark Harrison in a new personal best of 20m:36s (16th).

Mark Attenborough finished in 20m:58s (19th), Adrian Beresford in a personal best of 22m:45s (34th),  Elodie Paviot and Don Dewar finished in 23m:44s (47th & 48th), Mark Boorer in 26m:49s,  Sarah Taylor 33m:07s, Lesley Moody 33m:36s and Rod Kessack in 42m:29s.

Meanwhile, Dan Green finished 2nd place at the Samphire Hoe 5k summer series in a time of 18m:13s.

By Mark Carlton

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series 5 & 10k – Friday 17th August 2018

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series 5 & 10k – Friday 17th August 2018

The Podplus Ashford Summer Series drew to a close on Friday night with A&D RRC well represented across both race categories.

Carl Jones finished 2nd in the 10k race in a time of 35m:29s, followed by Trevor Kay in 36m:36s (3rd). Ryan Edwards crossed the line in 40m:47s (6th), Keith Haynes was up next in 42m:20s (9th) with Gill O’Connor coming home 1st in age category in 46m:39s (17th), Jaclyn Kay completed the line up in 53m:32s (27th).

The 5k race was dominated by A&D as 8 out of the top 10 finishing positions were claimed by club members.

Dan Green won the race in 17m:48s, he was followed by Rob Barton in 18m:44s (2nd),

Scott Lynch in 19m:30s (3rd), Mark Attenborough 19m:58s (4th), Becky Macey was 1st lady home in 21m:02s (6th), Stuart Nunn in 21m:45s (7th), Aaron Homewood 23m:03s (9th) and Shaun Snowwolf-Harris in 24m:20s (10th).

Mark Cleworth crossed the line next in 24m:20s (11th), Sandi Mortimer finished 1st in age category in 24m:22s (12th), Sarah Homewood in 27m:12s (17th) and Lucy Johnstone in 28m:18s (20th).

Aylesham 10k – Sunday 19th August 2018

Scott Lynch and Adrian Moody took on the Aylesham 10k on Sunday. The hilly course was made more difficult on the day by a stiff wind but Lynch managed to complete the course in 42m:13s finishing 4th. Meanwhile Moody crossed the line in 45m:45s in 11th place.

The Bath Two Tunnels Half Marathon & 10k – Sunday 19th August 2018

Rhian Shrimplin and Anthony Brown travelled to Bath for the Two Tunnels Half Marathon and 10k respectively. The race takes in some of Bath’s beautiful attractions as well as boasting the longest underground section of any running race in the UK. The disused railway tunnels have now been converted into a shared space for cyclists, runners and walkers.

Rhian Shrimplin completed the half marathon in 1hr:56m:28s and Anthony Brown finished the 10k in 45m:28s.

Ashford Parkrun  -Saturday 18th August 2018

Dean Bracken made a return to parkrun and finished 11th for the club on Saturday in a time of 20m:31s. He was followed by Tom Green in a new personal best of 20m:39s (13th), Dan Green in 20m:40s (14th), Mark Harrison in a personal best of 20m:42s (15th), Paul Moses in 20m:43s (16th) and Mark Attenborough in 20m:57s (18th).

Mark Carlton finished in 22m:35s (31st) with Don Dewar in 23m:07s (37th), Neil Woodham in 23m:26s (41st), Scott Lynch in 23m:41s (48th), Filiz Salih 23m:42s (49th), Jon Wells 23m:50s, John Fidge 25m:36s, Keith Lynn 26m:41s, Chloe Green 26m:57s, Becky Hodgson 31m:13s, Ann Fidge 32m:19s and Rod Kessack 55m:01s.

Meanwhile, around the country, Anthony Brown completed the Poole parkrun in 26m:08s, Rachel Jenkins ran the Weymouth event in 30m:54s, Terry Sellen travelled to Bognor Regis and ran 23m:48s, Shelly Blake ran the Lancaster event in 32m:53s, Andrew Noble finished 6th in Foots Cray in 19m:44s and Sarah Taylor ran the Malling parkrun in 34m:20s . Closer to home, Jon Pearce came 1st in the Folkestone parkrun in a time of 17m:09s followed by Rob Barton in 19m:15s (9th), Shaun Snowwolf-Harris 25m:38s, Deborah Payne 34m:37s and Emma Jenkins in 36m:07s.

By Mark Carlton