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Club Night: Wednesday 7pm at Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend


The Istead and Ifield AGM will be held on 18 March 2015 at 8.15 pm

Firstly, I’ll cover the last 3 weeks Parkruns with a simple link to the Consolidated results that Matt very kindly puts on the I & I Facebook page each week.

14th February - http://tinyurl.com/14-feb-parkrun

7th February - http://tinyurl.com/7-feb-Parkrun

31st January - http://tinyurl.com/31-Jan-Parkrun

Just two ladies took part in the last Saturday Cross Country event of the year at Swanley on 7th February, with Jan Giles once again winning her age group, and Sally D completing the full set of races. Similarly in the mens event, just Andy Archer and Darren Harger both competed at Swanley, thereby completing the set of three races.

At the weekend we had a good selection of races to choose from, and the club came out with a few prizes. At the Tenterden 5 Miles, Colin Whiteley was our first finisher, winning the MV45 prize.

At the fairly new event, the Headcorn Half Marathon, Paul Jones didn’t win any prizes, though he set the club’s fastest half marathon time of the year. Sue Beecham managed to complete her clean sweep of PBs over all distances (except the marathon – we’re waiting!) in twelve months. Jan Giles was the second in the LV65 category.

The weekend was capped by an individual victory by Dan Walsh in the Vigo Valentines Run, over 10 miles, much of it muddy. Istead also won the team prize, with Dan ably supported by Andy Archer and Wilfredo Chillitupa.

Daryl Lucas and Claire Ward also took part in the London Winter Run 10K, and was greeted by a friendly polar bear at the end (aka Mel Moore!)





Kent XC League, Swanley, Men – Andy Archer 88th 41.13; Darren Harger 114th 45.55

Ladies - Sally Dawodu-Talabi 45th 28.16; Jan Giles 67th 41.24

Tenterden 5 Miles – Colin Whiteley 8th 29.50 (1st MV45); Sarah Dand 36th 36.04; Vikki Hill 65th 39.47; Richard Storr 70th 39.56; Stacy Harrison 160th 50.41

Headcorn Half Marathon – Paul Jones 8th 1.21.10; Steve Cason 115th 1.40.42; Sue Beecham 139th 1.44.13 (PB); Sally Dawodu-Talabi 190th 1.48.25; Jason Beaney 217th 1.51.08; Barbara Ockendon 253rd 1.54.14; Jan Giles 443rd 2.31.57 (2nd FV65)

Vigo Valentines 10 miles – Dan Walsh 1st 1.13.32; Andy Archer 6th 1.20.28; Wilfredo Chillitupa 12th 1.23.58; Jonathan Crowle 51st 1.40.31; Judy Barham 72nd 1.47.36; Matt Parmenter 88th 1.54.31; Fay Oram 119th 2.18.23

Kent Fitness League, Rough Common - http://tinyurl.com/KFL-Rough-Common

London Winter Run 10k - Daryl Lucas 2597th 53.19; Claire Ward 9304th 1.09.39