Two of the club’s runners took on the challenge of the annual Tenterden 5 mile race on Sunday. Running along a route around the quiet lanes of the village of Wittersham, near Tenterden, the runners had to contend with a testing hilly course. Gill Pragnell ran an excellent race to finish as the 3rd lady and 26th overall in the race in a time of 35:46, with Mark Cleworth, using the race as a warm up for the tough Hastings Half marathon next month, finishing in 61st place in 39:49.
Jon Wells once again showed his class on the very tough off road courses, as he finished an excellent 4th place overall and 2nd MV40 at Trosley Park 10k on Sunday. On the trail course around the beautiful setting of Trosley Park near Rochester, Jon came home in a time of 46:35.
At the latest Ashford parkrun, Trevor Kay was the first of the club’s runners home as he finished in 2nd place in a time of 17:54, followed home by Shane Dragwidge, who again impressed with a 4th place finish and a new personal best in 19:06, with Paul Moses close behind in 5th place and 1st MV50 in 19:11. Dean Bracken was 8th in 19:37, Scott Lynch 9th in 19:42, Richard Baker, now in training for the London Marathon in April, was 12th in 20:13, Pat Butler was 14th and 1st MV60 in 20:29, with Mark Attenborough 15th in 20:30 and Terry Sellen 24th in 21:57. Robert Carpenter was 34th in 22:59, Stu Nunn 41st in 23:23, Danyel Carter 6th lady in 24:08, Will Whittington 58th in 24:20 and Julie Foster 35th lady in 30:42.