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It's been a busy weekend for Istead & Ifield runners over the weekend, with 25 runners taking part in Parkrun on Saturday, then 2 at the Barming 10k, 2 at the Ted Pepper 10k, 6 at Whitstable & one Triathlon.



As ever we had a strong presence at Shorne Woods Parkrun with 24 Istead runners toeing the start line, and Liz Vassell, Simon Hewitt, Martin Flynn, Amanda Crowle and Stacy Harrison all achieved PB's.  Then over at Dartford Ray Pearce took in a bit of Parkrun tourism with a solid run of 18:54.


Full Parkrun results can be found here.




Barming 10k

Gillian Calliste and Steve Cable took in the Barming 10k with Steve coming 4th in a time of 41:59, whilst Gillian Calliste finished in 1:09, both great times on what I've been told is a great, but challenging course.


Ted Pepper 10k

Over at the Ted Pepper 10k Trevor Edgley won the SCVAC (Southern Counties Veterans Association) Gold for the V65 category in a time of  51:23 and Jan Giles repeated the trick by winning Gold in the FV75 in a time of 72:10.  A fantastic achievement by both runners.


Whitstable 10k

Then down at Whitstable times were a bit slower than normal due to a headwind on the back 5k, but that didn't stop some great performances by the Istead runners in attendance.  The stand out performance was Lynne Champion who won the ladies race in an excellent time of 41:37 and was 21st overall.  Also for the ladies Barbara Ockendon ran a solid 52:04 and may been have placed highly in her V55 category but unfortunately full results are not yet available.  


On the men's side Mark Champion was first in, coming 4th overall and winning the V40 prize in a time of 37:06 and he was joined in the top 10 by Dan Walsh who finished in a creditable 8th place with a time of 38:30, then in 22nd place was the welcome return of Dave Abery who ran 41:36. (Lynne would like to extend her thanks to Dave who ran a fair chunk of the race with him and they really kept each other going when the going got tough.)  Then finally the ever consistent Nick Claydon just dipped under 46 minutes for an 84th place finish.


Tonbridge Sprint triathlon

Finally whilst everybody else was out running Richard Storr took part in the Tonbridge Sprint triathlon finishing 127th out 286 in a time of 1h 37m 37s