The White Cliffs Challenge – Saturday 26th August 2017

Helen Weeden and Edward Rodger both completed The White Cliffs Challenge in a time of 9h:17m:00s. The 32 mile course is entirely self-navigated from St Margaret’s at Cliffe, just outside Dover, following a clifftop route towards Folkestone and back.


Canterbury Half Marathon – Monday 28th August 2017

Glorious Bank holiday weather attracted over 400 runners to compete in the challenging Canterbury Half Marathon. The undulating course which takes in the country lanes on the outskirts of the city was baked in sunshine as Paul Moses recorded a time of 1h:35m:46s, finishing 23rd overall and 1st male in the vet50 category. Christine Costiff also finished 1st in the female vet55 category in a time of 1h:50m:24s and 82nd overall. Stuart Nunn continued his Autumn marathon preparation crossing the line in 96th in 1h:52m:14s and Rhian Shrimplin finished in 181st, 2h:02m:53s. Remarkably, Edward Rodger recovered well from the gruelling 32 mile White Cliffs Challenge on Saturday to finish in 2h:10m:35s and Steve Hickman followed closely behind in 2h:13m:58s.

Sevenoaks 7 – Monday 28th August 2017

Jon Wells and Adrian Moody ran the hilly Sevenoaks 7 on Bank Holiday Monday with Wells finishing 18th in 48m:08s and Moody not far behind in 52m:58s.

Ashford Parkrun – Saturday 26th August 2017

A warm, sunny day attracted a large turnout of Ashford & District runners to the towns parkrun on Saturday with Trevor Kay coming home first for the club in 17m:56s and finishing 3rd overall. Also finishing in the top 25, Scott Lynch in a time of 19m:10s (12th), Robert Barton 19m:41s (15th), Paul Moses 19m:59s (19th), Chris Boyce 20m:07s (21st) and Richard Baker closely behind in 20m:09s (22nd).

Other club members that took part in the 198th running of the event included Mark Attenborough in 20m:56s (30th), Rob Carpenter 21m:03s (31st), Stuart Nunn 21m:46s (35th), Mark Harrison in a parkrun PB of 22m:43s (45th), Rod Kessack 22m:46s (46th), Terry Sellen 22m:58s (50th), Mark Carlton 23m:06s (54th), William Whittington 25m:37s (90th) and John Fidge 27m:12s (129th). First lady home for the club was Sarah Homewood in 27m:43s (137th), followed by Ann Fidge 29m:46s (169th), Becky Hodgson 30m:14s, Heather Johnston in a PB time of 30m:44s (185th), Chloe Green 33m:38s (216th), Julie Foster 35m:00s (225th) and Jeremey Chambers finished in 39m:58s (247th).

Jon Wells represented the club at the Folkestone parkrun event finishing 7th in a time of 18m:59s and Andrew Taylor travelled to Chippenham in Wiltshire, completing the 5k course in 21m:58s finishing 25th overall.

By Mark Carlton