Brit­ton sees off the chal­lenge

Char­ing 10k

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Athletics -

Ath­letes from Ash­ford clubs filled four of the top 10 places in the Char­ing 10k on Friday. The race was won by Matt Brit­ton, of Ash­ford AC, in a time of 35min 29sec, ahead of run­ner-up Lee Rogers (35.57), of In­victa East Kent. CJ Lat­timer fin­ished third in a per­sonal best time, part of a large turnout from Ash­ford & District Road­un­ners. He crossed the line in 36.07. Lat­timer was closely fol­lowed by club­mate Ali Ward, fifth in 37.54, and with Jon Wells (39.53) 10th, Ash­ford & District RR were able to claim the men’s team prize. Road­run­ners also took the women’s team prize, led by Rosie Day who was third fe­male in 44.33. Gill Prag­nell was fourth lady and first fe­male vet in 45.44, with the tri­umphant line-up com­pleted by Jo Faux, sev­enth lady in 47.17. Other Ash­ford & District Road­un­ners re­sults: 15th An­thony Brown 43.02; 20th Dex­ter Hog­ben 43.57; 24th An­drew Tay­lor 45.24; Rhian Shrim­plin 47.48 (ninth fe­male),Vic­to­ria Prag­nell 49.20, Ed­die Rodger (train­ing for his forth­com­ing ul­tra race) 49.42, Si­mon Jack­son 53.03 (more than four min­utes quicker than last year) and Sue Reader 55.25.

Ash­ford & District Road­un­ners’ Julie Foster trimmed more than two min­utes off her re­cent Folke­stone 10k time, by run­ning the Olympic Park 10k in a time of 57.31 on Sun­day.

In the first Sam­phire Hoe 5k Sum­mer Se­ries race of the year, Chris Boyce ran well to fin­ish third in 18.45. Jon Wells con­tin­ued his good form by fin­ish­ing sev­enth in 19.56, while Rhian Shrim­plin was sec­ond lady in 23.22.

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4377591 Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4377277

Ash­ford’s Ella Saxby com­peted in both the 100m and 200m ju­nior girls’ fi­nals

Ash­ford’s Lisa Desseaux in the in­ter­me­di­ate girls’ pole vault

Char­ing 10k race win­ner Matthew Brit­ton

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