The Serpent Trail 50k – Saturday 7th July 2018

The Serpent Trail 50k – Saturday 7th July 2018
A&D RRC were well represented at The Serpent Trail 50k on Saturday. The ultra event runs from Petworth in West Sussex to Petersfield in Hampshire taking the competitors through lowland heath, woodland and past meandering rivers within the South Downs National Park.
Jon Pearce finished 1st for the club in 5hrs:38m:59s and finished 20th overall, Richard Baker followed in 6hrs:06m:13s in 30th with Mark Attenborough in 6hrs:14m:37s in 32nd. Lucy Johnstone, completing her 1st ultra, finished in a time of 8hrs:10m:42s.
Unfortunately Steve Hickman was unable to complete the course as the heat took its toll at the 20 mile mark.
North Downs Half & Full Marathon – Sunday 08th July 2018
Rik Holden took on the North Downs Marathon on Sunday in very hot conditions. The off road course, which included some challenging hills was completed by Holden in 4hrs:52m:21s. Gill O’Connor ran the Half Marathon and finished in 2hrs:28m
Reigate Priory 10k – Wednesday 4th July 2018 & Rye Harbour 10k – Friday 6th July 2018.
Gill O’Connor also completed the multi-terrain Reigate Priory 10k on Wednesday finishing in a time of 51m:37s on a hot, hilly course scooping the 1st female vet prize at the same time. Not to be outdone, twin sister Christine Costiff also finished as 1st female vet at the Rye Harbour 10k on Friday, crossing the line in 45m:51s in 28th overall.
Ashford Parkrun -Saturday 7th July 2018
Dan Green finished 2nd overall for the club at the towns parkrun on Saturday in a time of 18m:29s. He was closely followed by Tomasz Latala in 3rd finishing in a time of 18m:40s. Jonny Wells and Paul Moses both finished within the top 10 also in times of 19m:57s and 20m:11s respectively.
Hazel Turner crossed the line in 22m:37s and was 1st female in 24th followed by Claire Green in 23m:38s (33rd) and Sandi Mortimer in 24m:42s (49th). John Fidge was next up in 25m:42s with Terry Sellen in 29m:26s and Lesley Moody in 31m:02s. Rachel Jenkins recorded a time of 31m:46s, Becky Hodgson finished in 32m:41s, Sarah Taylor in 33m:58s and Julie Foster in 44m:13s.
Meanwhile, around the country Scott Lynch ran the Whitstable parkrun in 20m:16s (4th), Gill O’Connor finished the Riddlesdown parkrun in 23m:39s (43rd), Philip Bridges completed the Brundall parkrun in 24m:56s (34th) and Andrew Noble travelled to Holkham and finished 5th in a time of 19m:31s.
By Mark Carlton