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.
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=
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