Monthly Archives: June 2021

North Downs Run

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NORTH DOWNS RUN

Runners’ Information has now been emailed to all entrants.  If you have entered and have not received this information, please contact us on northdowns@outlook.com.  Please check your junk box before contacting us!

THE RACE IS FULL AND THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

SUBSTITUTIONS/DEFERRALS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED AFTER 7TH JUNE.

The race will once again use chip timing supplied by Race Director and results will be accessible via the following link https://racedirector.co.uk/events/north-downs-run-2021

 

 

Coronavirus

In accordance with government and England Athletics advice as we move out of Lockdown 3, it is again possible to resume group sessions, in small groups, with members needing to pre-book and follow social distancing guidelines.  These take place on Mondays and Wednesdays and include road runs and targeted speed sessions.  All sessions are conducted in accordance with Covid guidelines.

We are pleased that members are beginning to return to racing and summarise below some of our activity over the last couple of months.

Three in a Row?

Lockdown has obviously suited Istead’s Ed Bovingdon and his hard work is paying off with some stunning results over the past few weeks.

On 12th May he won the Ardingly 5k in a time of 14:38, beating a very strong field of runners in the process.  His aim had been to break 15 minutes – this photo proves he was quite pleased to have done this!

He followed this up by winning the Folkestone 10k on 31st May in a time of 31.08 (just outside his PB)

Now the question is – can he make it three in a row by winning our very own North Downs Run?  He won it last year and we know he has been putting in the miles over those hills, but our spies tell us he has some stiff competition – it will make for a fascinating race – and on a new course we wouldn’t be surprised to see some impressive times..

 

Island 5k and 10k

It was almost like old times on 23rd May, when a total of 24 Istead runners donned their purple vests to compete at the Island Run in Sheerness – 16 in the 10k and a further 8 in the 5k.

The club had 7 men in the top 20 and 3 women  the top 10.

First home for for Istead was Dan Smith in 36:19 (3rd place and  a PB), followed by Mark Champion in 37:38 (6th), Dan Walsh 38:13 (9th), Dominic Montford 39:35 (13th), Kieron Mumford 39:40 (14th) Al Savage 40:0 (16th), Matthew Holt 41:04 (19th)

 

Dan Smith finishing strongly at the Island 10k

Lynne Champion was 2nd female in a time of 43:10 (30th overall), followed by Caroline Howes 46:15 (49th overall) and Becky Newnes 49:51 (81st overall).

Full results can be found here.https://resultscui.active.com/events/theislandrun3