The Folkstone 10 mile run led to PB Friday for the Canterbury Harriers, despite a strong head-wind. Peter Hogben came second with a PB of 56:07. Also in the top ten were Robbie Higgins in forth and Simon Jones in seventh, finishing in 58:09 and 59:29 respectively and who thus grabbed the team prize.
PBs were also achieved by Tom Millard of 1:04:07, Penny Birchall of 1:13:02 and Shirley Pullen of 1:39:29. Tom had previously completed the 10 miles in 1:28:42 in January 2013. His strategy to reduce his time has been to work on exercises such as squats and calf raises with low weights at the gym. He stated “this has strengthened my legs for the Harriers’ long Thursday night runs”.
Nathan Bradley, who has been achieving many PBs recently, gained a PB of 1:17:48. His strategy has been “to go all-out and hang on as long as possible”, which he hopes will be enough for his marathon in May.
The Harriers also had three of their runners (Craig Thomas, Philip Wyard and Mark Cooper) come in just under the 1:09 mark.