Ashford & Distrct 10k
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.