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News - Week commencing 3 December


As has been the case in the last few weeks, it was primarily the parkruns and the Cross Country that drew our runners out over the weekend. As is also usual, however, it was Gillian Calliste who set the ball rolling at 8 o’clock on Saturday morning, running at the Bluewater 4k (before the crowds arrived)!

Shorne as usual was popular with our runners and Steve Mitchell managed the first of his two PB in the woods. It was also good to see Barry Bell running again after his accident the other week. At Maidstone, Angela Hames set her fastest Parkrun time as she gradually returns to running after a break of a couple of years, while Jackie King made a gentle start in her recovery from her road accident.

On Sunday, Steve Mitchell won the Cyclorun 5k, while setting yet another PB, and Sally Dawodu-Talabi was first FV50 at the multi-terrain Ashford half marathon.

We didn’t have quite the same turnout at the cross country at Fowlmead this weekend, as we have had in previous weeks, though James Gibson put in a great performance to finish second overall. Only three club members have won a Kent Fitness league event (in the online results), so James came very close to joining the record books. Lynne Champion was our first lady and 3rd female overall. Peter Burton was first V70) and Barbara Ockendon 3rd FV60.

Results:- Bluewater 4k – Gillian Calliste 12th 25.02

Shorne Parkrun – Steve Cable 3rd 20.02; Steve Mitchell 4th 20.03 (PB); Darren Harger 7th 21.55; Steve Cason 17th 23.49; Sue Beecham 21st 24.11; Matt Baxter 24th 24.19; Barry Bell 31st 25.28; Matt Parmenter 45th 27.14; Tim Bell 47th 27.43; Stephen Ward 59th 29.04; Joyce Bell 60th 29.16; Claire Ward 80th 36.26

Maidstone Parkrun – Andy Archer 17th 20.26; Angela Hames 92nd 26.17 (PB); Jackie King 209th 43.22; Paul Bunch 210th 43.54

Cyclorun 5k – Steve Mitchell 1st 19.52 (PB)

Kent Fitness League XC, Fowlmead – full results at attached link http://kfl.canterburyharriers.org/xc_result.php?type=ind&id=5862&offset=1&sex=0&age=0&club=0&submit=

Ashford Half Marathon – Steve Ball 45th 1.41.56; Sadie Forrest 120th 1.50.46; Sally Dawodu-Talabi 120th 1.52.13 (1st FV50)








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