Record run by Rigby takes ti­tle

ON COURSE: Run­ners raise cash for char­ity

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SPORT -

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.

Course record

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.

Ath­let­ics

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.

Ref:pd1207272 Pic­ture: PHIL HOUGHTON Buy this pic­ture from ken­ton­line.co.uk

Gill Se­nior strides to vic­tory in the Stelling Min­nis race

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