Asics Greater Manchester Marathon
At the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon, Tom Millard and Tom Purnell achieved ‘elite’ times on the flattest marathon in the UK, gaining entry to the London Marathon next year. Tom Millard came in 39th position in 2:40:40 and Tom Purnell followed closely behind in 45th position in 2:41:08. David Waite gained an excellent time in his debut in 3:11:20 and Thomas Fentem in 3:43:41.
At the Jersey Easter Marathon, Jo Norrington gained an excellent time of 3:49:50 and achieved 2nd lady in her 11th position.
At the Ashford & District Half Marathon, Beth Bunett achieved a great result of 1:43:52 and Briony Care in 2:00:31.
At the Darent Valley 10K, Yiannis Christodoulou raced home on a hilly course in 28th position in 39:01.
Tom Millard achieving his elite time
Marathons and Races All-round
As the Marathon season is under way, at the Brighton Marathon Steve Hobbs achieved an excellent result in 51st place, in 2:55:59. He was shortly followed by Matthew Pearce in 66th position in 2:57:52. David Bowden ran well in 3:04:08 and Colin Kent in 3:14:08, who also achieved a PB. Thomas Hooley finished in a time of 3:42:50, a great PB. Emily Hardy ran in 4:27:40 and Sally Silver in 4:28:45.
Also, at the Brighton Marathon 10K, Adam Stokes ran in at 34:06, another great race time.
At the Gravesend Floodlit 10K, Ian Stokes gained 12th position in 39:59 as well as achieving a PB in 30th position. Beth Burnett came-in at 45:22, a new PB. Anna Fisk ran well in 52:17, in 42nd position.
At the Goudhurst 10K, Wendy Smith achieved a great result of 50:15 achieving 1st Lady Vet 55.
Penny Birchall travelled to the Rotterdam Marathon and achieved a great result of 3:37:24.
Folkestone 10 Miler and Official Canterbury 10K
At the Folkestone 10 Miler, Adam Stokes raced into ninth position in 57:00 in his debut. Faye Roberts gained an excellent result of 1:06:47 gaining 3rd Lady and a PB.
Also, at the Official Canterbury 10K Peter Hogben zoomed into first place in 34:20, closely followed by Steve Hobbs in 37:02 (gaining a PB and 1st Vet 40). Andy Phillips came in ninth position and obtained another PB and 1st Vet 50 in 41:01. Fiona Tester achieved 2nd Lady in 45:05. The Harriers Men and Ladies both achieved the team prizes; a great result all-round.
Theresa Johns, Beth Burnett, Fiona Tester winning the ladies team prize at the Canterbury 10k
Jacob Hussey, Peter Hogben, Steve Hobbs winning the men’s team prize at the Canterbury 10k.