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Autumn Marathons

Several Istead & Ifield Harriers took on the challenge of autumn marathons this year.

4 Istead runners  made the journey up to York, where the Yorkshire Marathon also incorporated the England Masters Celtic Challenge and the British Masters Championship.

Ed Bovingdon completed the course in a stunning time of 2:35:35 – a new club record.  David Sancto also had an excellent run with a finish time of 3:08:43.  Barry and Joyce  Bell, who were participating as English Masters,  registered times of 4:10:49 (MV70 category)  and 5:01:40 (FV65 category) respectively.

David, Joyce and Barry before the York Marathon – we weren’t fast enough to get Ed in!

Meanwhile, several members also went to Chelmsford, where they achieved the following times for their marathons – Dominic Montford 3:39:12 , Aaron Pritchard 4:04:25,, Becky Tormey 4:11.54 and Daryl Adams 4:13:55.


Cross Country Season and Race List

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 are the November and December race list  which gives details of all the races over the coming months.  Thanks Sue Beecham for pulling this together.  All you need to do now is get planning and training!


North Downs Run 2020

Entries to the North Downs Run 2020 are now open.  See the separate North Downs Page for further details.

The 2019 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.

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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 –



Shorne Woods 5

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

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