Record run by Rigby takes title
ON COURSE: Runners raise cash for charity
THE 2nd Stelling Minnis 10k, organised by East Kent Clic Supporters, took place on Sunday in superb spring sunshine.
Race honours went to Folkestone Running Club’s Sam Rigby, with the women’s crown claimed by Gill Senior of Ashford and District Roadrunners.
The event attracted 159 runners, below expectations, but still ensured a competitive race.
Rigby has been in consistent form this year and showed his class by setting a course record of 34 minutes 21 seconds and going one better than last year when he finished in second place beating his previous time by over a minute.
Second was team-mate David Weekes with 36:27 and third Ashford and District’s super vet Pat Butler in 36:40.
Gill clocked 44:18 in taking the women’s honours with Ashford and District also taking the ladies team prize.
All the money raised from the event goes to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. It is hoped to donate more than £1,300.
The event was supported by Canterbury Harriers who provided the race expertise to run the race.
For race results and photos go to their new website www.eastkentclic.org.uk.
Other Ashford and District RC times were John Peters 39:27, Mick James 44: 41. Vikki Gower 55:01, Zara Maynard 60: 01 and Lynne Oliver 61:00.
Ashford AC had Peter Walkden (47: 08, Gary Macdonald (49:35) and Paul Wheeler ( 52:15) in action along with Folkestone RC athlete Granville Battersby (42:15).
On the same day A&D’s Alan Peach ran the Darent Valley 10k in 59:49.
Gill Senior strides to victory in the Stelling Minnis race