Bedfordshire AAA 10k – Thursday 19th July 2018 & Cornwood 10k – Saturday 28th July 2018
Ashford & District’s Andrew Noble travelled to Bedfordshire to take on the county’s 10k road race. On a fast, flat course Noble ran a time of 38m:43s.
On the warmest night of the year with the mercury still showing 30 degrees, A&D’s men performed admirably in the conditions as they took on the Invicta East Kent 5000m. Jon Pearce was 1st around the track for the club in a personal best of 16m:35s. Rob Barton and Andrew Noble were neck and neck finishing in 18m:48s and 18m:54s respectively with Scott Lynch not far behind them in 19m:04s.
Samphire Hoe 5k Series Race 3 – Friday 27th July 2018
Following on from his impressive victory last week in Ashford, Dan Green finished in 2nd place and 1st in the Vet40 category at the Samphire Hoe 5k Series. In wet and blustery conditions as the heatwave ended, Green crossed the line in 18m:31s.
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 28th July 2018
Parkrun made a welcome return to the town this week with over 200 runners taking to the start line, despite the summer holidays.
Trevor Kay went close to a personal best, just 9 seconds off his previous parkrun best finishing 1st in 17m:41s. He was followed by Rob Barton who did set a personal best of 18m:50s to finish 3rd overall. Scott Lynch completed the top 10 in 19m:58s.
Keith Haynes finished 14th in 20m:37s with Carl Ireland in 20th in a time of 21m:49s. Tom and Dan Green both ran 22m:03s (22nd & 23rd) respectively whilst Don Dewar crossed the line in 22m:33s (29th).
Mark Carlton completed the course in 24m:32s with Filiz Salih and Sandi Mortimer finishing in 25m:00s and 25m:04s respectively. Keith Lynn was next up in 25m:50s followed by Jaclyn Kay in 26m:13s.
Rod Kessack made a welcome return to running the towns 5k course and finished in a time of 27m:35s whilst Simon Jackson finished in 27m:46s and Chloe Green crossed the line in 27m:51s. Deborah Payne ran a time of 33m:23s, Emma Jenkins in 34m:20s and Julie Foster finished in 42m:08s.
Meanwhile, Julius Samson ran the Canterbury parkrun and finished 4th in a time of 20m:51s, Sarah Taylor ran the Maidstone parkrun in 31m:52s and Rachel Jenkins completed the Whitstable parkrun in 45m:31s.
By Mark Carlton