Ash­ford & Dis­trct 10k

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Athletics -

course, my coach told me the hill at about six or seven kilo­me­tres was a bit of a killer but I man­aged it fairly easy. “I was hop­ing to get into the top three at the start but was go­ing well from early on and happy how the race went.” Boor­man’s vic­tory and team-mate Gary Foster’s sixth place (34.48) helped Hast­ings win the men’s team prize. Last year’s win­ner Daniel Bradley, of Ton­bridge AC, didn’t re­turn to de­fend his ti­tle, choos­ing to run the Chich­ester 10k in­stead. Dart­ford Har­ri­ers ju­nior Holly Page won the ladies’ race, fin­ish­ing 13th over­all (38.02) in a field of 531 fin­ish­ers. Chris Val­dus, us­ing the race as prepa­ra­tion for the Lon­don Marathon, was 11th (38.41) – the lead­ing run­ner home for host club Ash­ford & District Road Run­ning Club – ahead of club-mate Daniel Green 18th in (38.43), three places be­hind Ger­ard Sul­li­van, of Ash­ford AC (38.19). Chris Boyce was 20th, (38.59) and Jonny Wells 24th in 39.26. Paul Moses was first home in the Male Vet 50 cat­e­gory, 25th over­all in 39.31. The Ash­ford RRC ladies won the team prize, with Chris­tine Cos­tiff run­ning an ex­cel­lent race to fin­ish as first fe­male Vet 50 in 44.34. Gill Prag­nell fin­ished in 45.15, while Rhian Shrim­plin claimed a per­sonal best time with 47.04. Danyel Giles, fol­lowed up her PB in last week’s Ash­ford parkrun with an­other ex­cel­lent per­for­mance. She fin­ished in 47.22, miss­ing out on an­other best ever time by just four sec­onds.

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