East Kent Road Relays – Race 4 Samphire Hoe – Tuesday 26th June 2018
In the penultimate race of the series held at Samphire Hoe near Dover, Ashford & District struggled to maintain the form from previous meetings. However, A&D women’s Vet35 A team put in an impressive performance winning their race category by almost 3 minutes. The same feat was achieved by A&D women’s Vet45 B team who won their race with plenty to spare.
Going into the final fixture in Canterbury next week A&D still look strong and on course to clinch the men’s Vet40 A, Vet 50 A & B, women’s Vet 35 A & B and Vet 45 B titles with some categories still up for grabs if the club achieves a good final round.
Samphire Hoe 5k Summer Series –Race 2 – Friday 29th June 2018
Some club members returned to a windy Samphire Hoe on Friday to compete in the 5k summer series. Rob Barton finished 3rd overall in a time of 19m:00s, whilst Elodie Paviot finished as 1st female in a time of 22m:33s. Christine Costiff (22m:51s) and Rhian Shrimplin (23m:21s) finished 2nd and 3rd female to help clinch the ladies team prize for A&D.
Mark Cleworth ran 24m:30s whilst Shaun Snowwolf-Harris finished in 26m:12s and picked up 1st in category as did Lucy Johnstone in 27m:19s.
Meanwhile, Steve Hickman ran the Bexhill 5k summer series and recorded a time of 24m:46s.
Teddy Bear Challenge – Thursday 28th June 2018
Rik Holden ran the Saxon, Viking and Norman Teddy Bear Challenge held at Kings Wood near Challock. He completed the marathon distance in 3hrs:51m:23s.
Bewl Water 15 – Sunday 1st July 2018
At an extremely warm Bewl Water, Christine Costiff ran the 15 mile course in 2hrs:25m:31s to finish 3rd in age category. Rhian Shrimplin and Gill O’Connor also ran and crossed the line in 2hrs:38m:09s and 2hrs:41m:31s respectively.
Mark Cleworth was the only entrant from the club at the Les Golding Memorial 10k in Herne Bay and he completed the course in 53m:01s.
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 30th June 2018
Dan Green crossed the line in 1st place at the towns parkrun on Saturday finishing in a time of 17m:57s. He was followed by Trevor Kay in 18m:42s (3rd), Rob Barton 19m:18s (4th) and Scott Lynch 19m:30s (6th).
Jonny Wells was next up for the club in 20m:18s (11th) followed by Richard Baker in 21m:22s (20th), Carl Ireland 22m:11s (27th), James Chapman 22m:32s (31st), Mark Attenborough 23m:10s (37th), Don Dewar 23m:16s (39th), Claire Green 23m:50s (44th) and Filiz Salih in 24m:04s (49th).
Philip Bridges crossed the line in 24m:24s with Sandi Mortimer just behind in 24m:40s and Trevor Sparkes in a parkrun personal best of 24m:47s. Steve Hickman and Heather Johnston finished in 25m:34s with Johnston achieving a personal best at this distance with Elodie Paviot and John Fidge just behind in 25m:35s and 25m:36s respectively. Simon Jackson and Keith Lynn recorded times of 25m:43s and 25m:49s with Shaun Snowwolf in 25m:56s.
Lisa Jones finished in 27m:55s, Lucy Johnstone 29m:52s, Rachel Jenkins 31m:32s, Becky Hodgson 32m:26s, Lesley Moody 32m:36s, Deborah Payne 34m:01s, Emma Jenkins 36m:25s and Ann Fidge as tail runner in 47m:28s.
By Mark Carlton