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There was an early start to the weekend with the evening Cyclopark runs on Thursday. Both 5k and 10k races had smaller fields than usual, but Istead runners were to the fore in both events. Joe Cumberland set a new PB in winning the men’s 5k race, and Sarah Dand won the ladies 5k. Jackie King was our first finisher in the 10k race.


On Saturday morning, 12 of our runners took to the trails in Shorne Country Park for the 5k Parkrun event. Mark Pywell set a PB in finishing 2nd overall and Sally George set a PB in being our first female finisher. Other PBs were achieved by Tim Bell, Sue Beecham and Jan Giles.


A couple of our runners went to the slightly faster Parkrun course at Maidstone, with Andy Archer setting his new parkrun best time and Ken Rains making a return to racing after a long layoff.


The London Marathon had one of our biggest turnouts for a few years with 14 club members taking part this year. Steve Cable stormed through the field in the latter stages to become our first male finisher, and Kulwinder Thind struggled with injury but still managed to break her previous fastest time to become our first female across the line. PB was also achieved by Clare Holder. Wilfredo Chillitupa, John McGuirk, Amy Bradford, Carly Jameson, Louise Stapley all completed their first marathons.


Results :- Cyclopark 5k – Joe Cumberland 1st 17.39 (PB); John McGuirk 5th 20.55; Sarah Dand 6th 21.53; Daryl Lucas 8th 23.57; Amy Bradford 10th 24.30


Cyclopark 10k – Jackie King 23rd 47.39; Helen Fooks 28th 51.30; Kellie Burroughs 41st 1.05.20


Shorne Parkrun – Mark Pywell 2nd 18.47 (PB); Tim Bell 5th 19.57 (PB); Sally George 20th 23.05 (PB); Darren Harger 24th 23.26; Steve Cable 29th 23.38; Sue Beecham 30th 23.39 (PB); Barry Bell 34th 24.15; Vicki Hill 39th 25.39; Claire Ward 75th 30.09; Verity Metherell 84th 31.17; Kellie Burroughs 92nd 32.50; Jan Giles 98th 34.35 (PB)


Maidstone Parkrun – Andy Archer 6th 18.52; Ken Rains 23rd 21.07


London Marathon – Steve Cable 2350th 3.10.30; Wilfredo Chillitupa 4684th 3.28.06; Derek George 6532nd 3.38.42; Kulwinder Thind 9469th 3.51.57 (PB); Alan Cowan 13547th 4.07.58; Clare Holder 13732nd 4.08.42 (PB); Amy Bradford 15664th 4.16.48; John McGuirk 15665th 4.16.49; Barbara Ockendon 19092nd 4.30.23; Carly Jameson 19267th 4.31.14; Martin Charlton 29092nd 5.21.05; Mark Caller 29226th 5.22.06; Mel Moore 30716th 5.33.52 ; Louise Stapley 32664th 5.53.26




NORTH DOWNS RUN - 22 June 2014



The North Downs Run was voted the 1st in the Other Race category in this months Runners World.  

"The scenery alone is worth the modest entry fee. You're presented with a varied hilly trail that's a gift to the mountain goats among you, and the goody bag was gratefully received, with the towel keepsake handy for mopping your sweaty brows"

This year it has also been awarded the Barr Gold Grading for Outstanding Race Management.


If you have registered for the North Downs and want to take part in our training evening on 14 May, with our sponsors Full Potential, click here to find out more information.



Online entries are open now at www.runnersworld.co.uk

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