Welcome to the website of Istead & Ifield Harriers. We very much hope you will find it interesting and informative. If there is anything else you would like to know or if you are interested in joining our club, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com
The club takes part in both the Kent Fitness League and Kent League Races, 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 October Race List which gives you details of all the races over the coming month. Thanks Sue Beecham for pulling this together. All you need to do now is get planning and training!
An impressive 42 Istead & Ifield Harriers took part in the Shorne Woods 5 Miler on 22nd September, a tough off-road race on the ‘undulating’ paths of Shorne Woods Country Park.
The Club came away with most of the prizes – 1st and 2nd Males – Paul Jones and Aaron Pritchard, 1st and 2nd Females – Victoria Wright and Jackie King, the team prize (Paul, Aaron and Victoria) and age group prizes for Jackie King, Paul Jones and Maggie Harris. Not a bad morning’s work
August was a pretty good month for Istead runners!
18 Istead Runners took part in the East Peckham 10k on 4th August , with Barbara Ockendon, Trevor Edgley, Jan Giles and Jackie King all winning prizes for their age group and several other runners bagging PBs!
6 runners took part in the Mount Ephraim 10k on 18th August – with Istead runner Paul Jones winning the race in 36.35 and, together with Aaron Pritchard and Dan Walsh, picking up the male team prize.
A week later, on a scorching Bank Holiday Monday, 5 Istead runners completed the Canterbury Half, with Ed Bovingdon coming in first in a blistering 1:17:25. But don’t think Istead are just about winning races. Barry Marsh – GP and genuine Samaritan – helped a young first timer who was suffering from asthma to complete the run. As another Istead runner commented – some things are more important than fast times.
The results are available here
Once again, the North Downs Run was a great success, with positive feedback from the runners – one runner even coining a new word to describe it – brutiful!
The race was won by Istead & Ifield’s Ed Bovingdon in a time of 1:59:40- the only runner to break the two-hour barrier.
First lady home – for the 4th consecutive year – was Kent AC’s Amy Clements in a time of 2:14:33.
Talented local photographer Dawn Granger was out on the course and took lots of photos!
Club member Colin Blackman also produced this amazing video of the event – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpfSNBunGw
Plans are already underway for the 2020 event so watch this space!