Rye Summer Classic Series 10k

The club’s women had a night to remember as they won the ladies team prize at the Rye Summer Classic Series 10k on Friday. Gill Pragnell was first lady home, as she finished as the 1st Vet45 lady and 38th overall in a time of 45:11, closely followed home by Christine Costiff in 45:50, who finished as the 1st Vet50 lady and 41st overall. Gill O’Connor finished in 44th place in 45:57, and Victoria Pragnell was 50th in 46:45.

Sunday saw three of the club’s runners take on the challenge of one of the toughest 10k races in Kent, the Mount Ephraim 10k. The race starts and finishes in the beautiful setting of the Mount Ephraim gardens, and takes in a very tough and hilly course around Hernhill. Johnny Wells, always a strong runner on hilly courses, was first home for the club in an excellent 14th place in a time of 41:07, followed home by Anthony Brown in 34th place in 44:48, and Rhian Shrimplin 109th in 53:01.

Helen Weeden completed her 33rd marathon on Saturday as she ran in the Darnley Challenge Marathon, on a 2 lap course starting at the Cycloparc in Gravesend, and taking the runners through the Darnley Estate, and Ranscombe nature reserve. Helen finished the race in a time of 5:29:00.