Run­ners ma ake day to reme ember

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Roundabout - by Sarah Mar­shall smar­shall@thek­m­

AL­MOST 1,000 run­ners pounded the pave­ments of Ash­ford on Sun­day in the an­nual Gi­vau­dan 10K road race. A misty start soon turned into a warm au­tumn morn­ing, en­cour­ag­ing sup­port­ers to line the route. Ash­ford’s Olympic ath­lete Lisa Do­briskey fired the start­ing gun for both the 10K and the fun runs. Fire­fight­ers from Ash­ford’s Blue Watch not only ran af­ter com­plet­ing a night shift, but did so in­side a card­board fire en­gine in an ap­peal to re­cruit vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers. A group rais­ing cash for Help for He­roes, which sup­ports wounded ser­vice men and women, car­ried a mock in­jured sol­dier on a stretcher.


Ash­ford and District’s Gary Sage takes the lit­tle ones out for a run


Youngsters take big strides


Win­ner Mike Cole­man


Ju­nior ath­letes warm up be­fore their race


Happy fin­ish­ers cross the line

The start of Ash­ford’s Gi­vau­dan 10K race


Lisa Do­briskey meets her fans


A quick start to the Ash­ford 10K race

Boys un­der-eight win­ner Is­sac Hard­ing, cen­tre, back, with James Roddy and Ben Pope, who were third and sec­ond. In front are girls un­der-eights win­ner Laura Jake­man, cen­tre, Cather­ine Elm­s­ley and Annabelle Knight, who were sec­ond and third

Mem­bers of Ash­ford TA 133 Fie eld

Ju­niors set off on the big race

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