Less than a week to go until the 36th North Downs Run.   All race joining instructions have been sent out.  Race numbers need to collected on the day.  Our Runners Guide is available is available here: Runners Information 2019.  The race is full and there will be no entries on the day.  We look forward to seeing you on 30 June 2019.

Cross Country Season and Race List

So the Cross Country Season is nearly upon us.  We have the Kent Fitness League and Kent League Races taking place, plus various other Championships races through the Autumn/Winter.  If you want to find out more, view our Cross Country Page for dates.  If you have not run Cross Country before, speak to one of the committee and they will be able to help you.

Also here is the race list which gives you details of all the races over the next few months including the Cross Country.  Thanks Sue Beecham for pulling this together.  All you need to do now is get planning and training!


North Downs Run – 24 June 2018

Starting from Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Entries for the 2018 North Downs Run are NOW OPEN.



In 2018 The North Downs Run will again host the British Masters Multi-Terrain Championship.

Entries to the North Downs Run by current or prospective BMAF members must go through the BMAF website. All their championships, information and online entry on www.BMAF.ORG.UK

North Downs Run

North Downs Run Results – Click on the link.

Fun Run results.

Thank you for all the marshalls, water station volunteers,  cake bakers, helpers, and the NDR committee who were out there today.  We couldn’t have done it without you.

Congratulations if you have completed the race, and we hope you enjoyed it.

See you next year – 24 June 2018,



North Downs Run 25 June 2017

Just over a week to go until the North Downs Run.  Entries are still open through Run Britain and Runners World.  Keep up to date on our Facebook Page and Twitter (@NDR30K).

If you are available to marshall or can help out in anyway by baking a cake or cutting back the course, please email us on northdowns@outlook.com .

Download a copy of the Runners Guide here.

Find out more on our North Downs Run Page.

Latest Race Report by Mark Champion

So here we are, the final race report of the Grand Prix.

December Race Report by Mark Champion

Istead & Ifield Race Reports – Part 3

in December we had 50 performances, but not that many races so this report is not too long.

As is becoming customary the month started with the Cyclopark Floodlit Series, but this month David Sancto wasn’t the first Istead finisher, in this case it was Jaks King in a time of 45:04, but David Sancto was there and this month he was pacing Steve Ball (welcome back Steve) to a very respectable 46:45. Janet Murray just nipped under 50 mins, and this time she wasn’t missed off the results, followed by Fay Oram 56:51 and Jane Copeman who just sneaked under the hour 59:57.

Then on Sunday it was “Down ta Marget” for the Thanet 10 and unseasonably mild conditions some good times where posted, I was 1st in 5th in a time of 61:55, Derek George was 9th with 63:39, David Sancto 69:41, Sarah Dand 73:48 (and 4th lady), Sandra Barbuti 1:36:35 and Jan Giles just nipping under 2 hours in 1:59:18.

The following two Sundays had two of the largest Istead turnouts of the year, for on the 11th we had 20 runners at the Turkey Run, I won’t go through all the results but Ross Chapman was first in 6th place in an outfit that once seen can never be forgotten.

The following Sunday saw 18 Istead athletes at the Cyclopark Xmas Cracker, once again I won’t go through all the results but Istead did kind of clean up with the Prizes as Ed Bovingdon won the 10k in a time of 34:04, Simon Parrin won the 5k in 19:33 and also in the 5k Lynne Champion won the womens race in 20:19 (and came 3rd over all).

And that’s it for Dec 16.

But I do have a few earlier missed events to bring everyone up to speed on.

Going back the 5th June Susan Holland completed the Dorking 10 in a time of 1:36:55, on the 18th Sept Nick Claydon completed the Hursley 10k (I have no idea where that it) and on the 29th Oct we had 4 runners down at the Beachy Head Marathon, Ross Chapman 1st in 22nd place a time of 3:27, next in it was good to see Ray Raymond Pearce racing and finishing in a time of 3:52, next in was Louise Chapman 4:43 and finally Sally Dawodu in 5:45.

And now the section you’ve all been waiting for, the Simon Parrin update!!!

Unbeknowst to me Simon Parrin has been pretty active racing this year, but many of his races have been a bit off the beaten track so I’ve previously missed them. But after some detective work I think I’ve now found them all, so here goes.

On the 6 Mar Folkestone Seafront 5 Simon finished 8,
on the 3 Apr he won the Hole Park 5k,
on the 26 Jun he came 3rd in the Podplus 3 lakes 5k,
on the 2nd July he completed the Dartford Midnight Marathon in a time of 4:53:24,
on the 23rd July he came 7th in the Harbour Wallbanger,
on the 29th July he won the Alfie Gough Ramsgate 5k
and finally on the 28th Aug he won the Oliver Fisher 5k.

Simon please let me know if I’ve missed anything else.

So that’s us fully update on the race reports and later in the week I’ll update the Dec Grand Prix position.

Cheers Mark