I’ll start off with the fifth and final event in Medway’s series of 5k races. Held
over the summer months on Wednesday evenings, these events were held in different
locations and on different terrain. Istead came out well in this final event with
four age-group first places. Our first male and female finishers last Wednesday were
Joe Cumberland and Sarah Dand. Colin Whiteley, Darren Harger and Vikki Hill all achieved
On Saturday we had the usual runners out on various Parkrun courses with Vikki Hill
getting a Parkrun PB at Shorne and both Jonathan and Amanda Crowle achieving PBs
at Great Lines.
On Sunday Steve Mitchell got an impressive third place at the Cyclorun and we had
a clutch of age-group winners at the Dartford 10, where both Barry Bell and Peter
Burton won their age categories.
A little further afield Alan and Margaret Mary Cowan travelled down to Bristol and
joined their daughter in running the Half Marathon on a fairly flat course.
Results: - Medway 5k (Deangate) – Joe Cumberland 4th 17.47; Colin Whiteley 5th 17.57
(PB 1st MV45); Darren Harger 15th 19.56 (PB 1st MV40); Sarah Dand 25th 21.52; Vikki
Hill 34th 23.37 (PB 1st FV40); Jason Beaney 37th 24.07 (1st MV50); Helen Fooks 43rd
Shorne Parkrun – Tim Bell 5th 20.55; Darren Harger 6th21.04; Steve Cason 12th 21.53;
Vikki Hill 27th 24.25 (PB); Tom Stevens 40th 25.59 ; Jon Penfold 67th 28.19; Joyce
Bell 74th 29.28; Steve Mitchell 86th 30.27; Louise Stapley 91st 31.54
Maidstone Parkrun – Andy Archer 156th 30.15
Great Lines Parkrun – Jonathan Crowle 15th 21.56 (PB); Amanda Crowle 112th 29.18
Cyclorun – Steve Mitchell 3rd 20.55; Gillian Calliste 13th 29.36; Louise Stapley
Dartford Les Witton 10 Miles – Nick Claydon 134th 1.16.28; Steve Cason 135th 1.16.29;
Sarah Dand 173rd 1.19.21; Barry Bell 188th 1.20.52 (1st MV65); John Gillis 209th
1.23.24; Jonathan Crowle 211th 1.23.25; Peter Burton 226th 1.24.31 (1st MV70+) ;
Jason Beaney 288th 1.31.22; Helen Fooks 294th 1.32.30; Susan Holland 351st 1.39.33;
Gary Groutage 365th 1.43.53
Bristol Half Marathon – Alan Cowan 3183rd 1.52.06; Margaret Mary Cowan 6579th 2.18.48
The fixtures for the Kent Cross Country League are:
Sat. 11 Oct - Swanley Park Sat.
25 Oct - Tonbridge (Somerhill) Sat. 8 Nov - Sparrows Den, Hayes (Ladies only) Sat.
29 Nov - Danson Park (Men only) Sat. 7 Feb - Swanley (Parkwood)
The Kent Fitness League fixtures are still provisional:
Sun. 19 Oct - Knole Park, Sevenoaks Sun. 9 Nov - Swanley Park Sun. 23 Nov - Oxleas
Wood, Eltham Sun. 30 Nov - Fowlmead, Deal Sun. 28 Dec - Nurstead Court, Meopham Sun.
18 Jan - Minnis Bay Sun. 8 Feb - Rough Common, Blean