Canterbury Half Marathon
During a very wet Canterbury Half Marathon, Peter Hogben raced home in 1:16:48, nearly 4 minutes ahead of the second. Mike Mawby returned from injury in an impressive 9th position in 1:25:03, closely followed by James Scanlon in 1:28:40, a new PB. All three collected the team prize. Andy Phillips also obtained a PB in 1:34:34.
Mount Ephraim 10K
At Mount Ephrain in warm conditions, the Harries produced some excellent results: Matthew Pearce came 2nd in 39:05, followed by James Scanlon in 40:22 (a PB) and Andy Phillips in 40:42, resulting in them gaining the team prize.
Aylesham & East Kent 5K and 10K
At the Aylesham & East Kent 5K and 10K, there was an unusual “couples” winning spree for the Canterbury Harriers. The 5K was closer to a 4 mile run than a 5K race. Yiannis Christodoulou raced back in first place in 22:49 followed by his wife, Melanie Christodoulou, as First Lady in 32:02 making it her first trophy win. Melanie stated “the course was extremely hilly, which wasn’t helped by the high temperatures. I think my 5K run in Los Angeles a few weeks earlier helped me along this course”.
Another couple achieving a great time was Rosalie Maltby, who was Second Lady in the 5K in 34:11. Her partner, Tom Purnell, achieved third place in the 10K in 39:00.
Also doing well in the 10K was Jo Norrington, who was First Lady back in 46:33. Ellen Rowe gained Second Lady and First Vet 40 Lady in 49:39.
Mid Kent 5 Miler
At the Mid Kent 5 Miler, Tom Millard dashed to second place in 27:01, gaining a PB. To help the Canterbury Harriers achieve the team prize, Adam Stokes achieved 29:25 and Yiannis Christodoulou ran 30:09 (a new PB). Ian Stokes achieved 1st Vet 55 in 33:09 and Tony Savage ran well in 39:19.
Also, at the Alfie Gough Memorial Ramsgate 10K, Jo Norrington achieved 1st Lady in 43:27 and Ellen Rowe 2nd Lady in 46:17.
The Deal Dinosaur 10K
At the Deal Dinosaur 10K, a very wet and windy race, Tom Millard flew home in third place in 34:10 and Stephen Hobbs obtained a PB of 36:54. Also doing well at the race was Alex Horsley, who achieved a PB in 38:25. Matthew made a fantastic debut in 37:35 and helped to collect the team prize. Jon did well in under the 55 minute mark.