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



With no big local races this weekend not many Istead runners were out last week, and those that were, were spread thinly around a number of races.

But first of all Saturday and Parkrun

As ever Shorne was our most well attended Parkrun with 14 taking part, and as normal Istead runners packed well towards the front with 6 of the top 10 coming from Istead, but a little further back in the field there was some PB hunting going on, with Matt Parmenter falling an agonising 4 seconds short of his PB, but Kirstein Martin had more joy setting the only Istead PB of the week at Shorne with an excellent 25:04, great running and hopefully a Sub 25 is just around the corner.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Crowle & Amanda Crowle were at Great Lines, Stacey Harrison was at Lulingstone and we had 6 at Malling led home by Dan Walsh in an excellent 17:53.

Then on Sunday Sally D was at the Bright 10 in Brighton running an excellent 76:44 for the best age graded score of the weekend (74:02).

Barbara Ockendon ran the Thames Path Half, sneaking in just under the 2 hour mark in 1:58:53. I don't know much about this race but I do love the way it trips off the tounge when you say it, go on give it a go?

Colin Whiteley was at the Chelmsford Marathon and ran an excellent 3:10 which is the 3rd fastest Istead Marathon time of the year behind Paul at Paris, and Colins own London time.

Simon Parrin was 4th at the Chilham 10k which I understand was a hilly challenging course, and the times definately reflect this, and apologies Simon it won't count for the Grand Prix as there were only 22 finishers frown emoticon

Finally Amanda Graham & Fay Oram were at the Hopfarm for the Spooky Sprint, which from the pictures seems to involve a lot of fancy dress, headtorches and running at twilight, but that didn't stop Amanda & Fay posting respectable times Amanda ran 1:01:47 and Faye a very pleasing 1:02:03.

Lots of X-Countries this coming weekend so I'm not expecting a lot of road races, but if you are out and about
1) Please let me know
& 2) Why aren't you supporting the club and at a X-Country
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