Vitality Reading Half Marathon
At the Reading Half Marathon, which is part of England Athletics Championships, Peter Hogben raced to 91st position in 1:12:19 (nearly a Canterbury Harriers club record), with just over 13,000 runners taking-part. He also achieved a new PB. As well as this, Tom Millard ran 8 minutes quicker than his previous time at Reading, attaining a great time of 1:16:19. Yiannis Christodoulou ran his second half-marathon, knocking off 3.30 minutes off his time from two weeks ago, in 1:23:32. Well done also to Mark Cooper in 1:36:21 and Tony Savage in 1:54:41.
Furthermore, at the Brooks Fleet Half Marathon, Adam Stokes came in sixteenth position in an impressive 1:14:42, also achieving a PB.
Canterbury Harriers achieve wonderful results at the Reading Half Marathon
Lydd 20 Mile and Half Marathon
At the Lydd 20 mile, Tom Purnell came in third position in 2:01:15 in his debut and Tom Millard a few seconds behind in fourth in 2:01:51, an 8 minute PB. This was a close shave between the two, as other Harrier members were wondering which Tom would come in first of the two! David Bowden also achieved a great result of 2:18:23, gaining 1st Vet 50 as well as a PB.
For the half marathon at Lydd, Robbie Higgins raced home in 1:18:10, achieving third position as well as a PB for the club. Steve Hobbs battled through the strong winds to come in fourth position on a great debut, in 1:22:00 and was followed by Matthew Pearce in seventh position in 1:23:16. This resulted in the Canterbury Harriers achieving the team prize.
Robbie Higgins finishing strongly in the half marathon
Tom Purnell and Tom Millard both achieving incredible times.
Thanet 20 Mile and Marathon Day Marathon
At the Thanet 20 miler, Adam Stokes stormed home in second place in 2:00:11 as well as obtaining a PB. David Bowden flew home in an impressive 2:21:43 and was third male VET 50. Also achieving a great result was Penny Birchall in 2:49:42, gaining first VET 55 lady.
At the Marathon Day Marathon, Stephen Hobbs gained first position in 3:03:30 and Matthew Pierce ninth in 3:15:58.
Adam Stokes on his way to a fantastic 2nd place.