Race Report – 1st April 2019

Dublin 2 Belfast Ultra – Friday 29th March 2019
 
Two A&D runners faced an ultra like no other this weekend: Dublin to Belfast, a route in excess of 100 miles. The event was made all the more challenging by treacherous road crossings and the absence of expected checkpoints. Helen Weeden covered an astounding 43 miles of the route. Running for Scottish Huntington’s Association and showing phenomenal determination and resilience, teammate Eddie Rodger ran a total of 111 miles in 29:45:05.
 
SVN Funky Pants Challenge – Sunday 31st March 2019
 
Lucy Johnstone and Becky Hodgson donned their brightest running gear for Sunday’s challenge event around Gravesend’s Cyclopark. Changing her vibrant leggings for each of 3 laps, Hodgson covered over 15 miles in 3:55:02. Johnstone ran 21 miles in 4:10:24, preparing her well for the forthcoming London Marathon.
 
Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 30th March 2019
 
Several A&D runners achieved PB times this weekend at the weekly 5k around Victoria Park. Trevor Kay was first home for the club and 5th overall in 18:51, followed by Dan Green (19:22) in 7th. Julius Samson (19:46) and Rob Barton (19:49) finished in 10th and 11th place, respectively, whilst Mark Harrison (20:09) achieved a PB time and claimed 12th place. James Booth crossed the finish line in 20:30, followed by Paul Ridley (20:40), Scotty Lynch (20:50) and Keith Haynes (21:04). With a trio of PBs, John Beale (21:14), Adrian Beresford (22:08) and Nicola Moffat (23:08) were next home for the club. Terry Sellen finished in 23:11, followed by Don Dewar (24:10), Rod Kessack (25:10), Lisa Bracken (26:28), Keith Lynn (26:36), Lisa Jones (27:17) and Trevor Sparkes (28:45). Emma Jenkins (29:53) continued on fine form and achieved a spectacular sub-30-minute PB, paced by Elodie Paviot (30:11). Lesley Moody (31:07) and Becky Hodgson (34:04) were next home for the club.
 
By Verity Dunbar