With the Spring marathon season fast approaching, Sunday saw two of the club’s runners take part in the Thanet 20, which is used as a warm up race for the Brighton and London marathons. In conditions that included driving rain and very strong winds on the 2 lap course around Cliffsend, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, Robert Carpenter battled the elements to record an excellent time of 2:34:12, which placed him in 33rd place and 13th MV40. Stu Nunn dipped under 3 hours to record a personal best of 2:55:44 and 101st place.
Jon Wells recorded an impressive time of 1:27:47 in the Cambridge Half Marathon. This was good enough to place him 329th out of over 9000 finishers in the race.
Steve Hickman ran the testing off road Steyning Stinger marathon. He completed his 133rd marathon in a time of 5:33:36.
Rik Holden completed the tough off road Heartbreaker marathon in the New Forest in a time of 4:21:00.
At the latest Ashford Parkrun, Trevor Kay was first home for the club with a 3rd place finish in 17:58, with Dan Green 6th in 18:50, Paul Moses 7th and 1st MV50 in 19:27, Shane Dragwidge finished 11th in 19:58, Scott Lynch was 15th in 20:20, Pat Butler was 18th and 1st MV60 in 20:29 and Keith Haynes was 20th in 20:32. Mark Attenborough came home in 24th place in 20:46, Terry Sellen was 36th in 22:07, Rod Kessack 42nd in 22:48, Claire Green was 7th lady in 24:15, Will Whittington 74th in 24:35, John Fidge was 1st MV65 in 25:37, Jon Wells finished in 28:20, Ann Fidge in 29:22 and Julie Foster in 30:47.