Thanet 20 Mile

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.

Mark Cleworth (pictured left) ran a strong race in the Eastbourne Half marathon on Sunday. In testing weather conditions, Mark came home in a time of 2:00:13.

Steve Hickman ran theĀ  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.

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