Britton sees off the challenge
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.
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