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Ash­ford Striders have had a busy fes­tive sea­son, tak­ing part in sev­eral parkruns and longer chal­lenges.

Re­becca Hur­ley trav­elled to Scan­di­navia to com­plete an epic New Year’s Day dou­ble chal­lenge.

She fin­ished the Amager Faelled parkrun in Den­mark in 27min 47sec be­fore trav­el­ling to an­other coun­try en­tirely, across the wa­ter to Malmo in Swe­den to run the parkrun there, which she com­pleted in 29.42.

Kath Atkin­son ran at Hilton, South Africa, record­ing a time of 28.43.

Lee Standen and Tyree Spicer took on the Walmer & Deal parkrun com­plet­ing the course in 32.20 and 32.26 re­spec­tively. Si­mon Jack­son ran at Lanc­ing Beach Green in a time of 29.09.

In Satur­day’s Ash­ford parkrun, first home for Striders was Ross Sadd (20.42) in fifth place. Linda-Jean Del­port was sec­ond-placed fe­male in 22.22. Daniel Forbes com­pleted the 5k in 23.54. Other times: Justin Bur­den 24.56, Cris Fran­cis 25.03, Kath Atkin­son 25.14, Josh Whiten 25.19, Stephen Rum­sey 25.38 PB, Nicola Craw­ley 25.48, Re­becca Hur­ley 28.06, Maria Chap­man 28.18, Mark Archer 28.26, Emma Jef­fery 28.40, Rachel Bris­ley 28.45, Rachel For­rester 29.37, Rachel Oliver 30.00 PB, Si­mon Jack­son 30.30, Mel Cox 31.13, Hazel For­rester 31.55, Kirsty Thoe­bald 36.01 PB, Toyah Bicker 36.02, Pam Hunt 36.23 and Willem Del­port 36.24. Ash­ford parkrun (De­cem­ber 22): Greg John­son 23.40 PB, Tom Bullen 24.39 PB, Nicola Craw­ley 26.08, Daniel Forbes 26.34, Sara Hunt 27.09, Willem Del­port 27.10 PB, Mark Archer 27.17, David Gadsby 28.19, Stephen Rum­sey 26.38, Tam­sin Ritchie 28.53, Re­becca Hur­ley 28.58, Rachel For­rester 29.55, Ali­son Waters 30.02, Rachel Oliver 30.10 PB, Emma Jef­fery 30.11, Katie Ig­gulden Exon 30.49, Toyah Bicker 32.54 PB, Josh Whiten 32.55, Danielle Moss 38.09, Linda-Jean Del­port 38.10, Rachel Bris­ley 41.35. Christ­mas Day run: Daniel Forbes 23.27. Ja­son Sanders 23.38, Mark Archer 25.09, Justin Bur­den 25.53, Nicola Craw­ley 27.45, Jus­tine Wearn 28.17, Ja­son Wearn 28.19, Lee Standen 28.24, Rachel Bris­ley 28.42, Re­becca Hur­ley 28.52, Si­mon Jack­son 30.01, David Gadsby 30.08, Katie Ig­gulden Exon 30.55, Mel Cox 32.14, Rachel For­rester 32.55, Hazel For­rester 32.57, Tam­sin Ritchie 36.42, Clare Maxlow 38.55, Clare Dunn 45.35. De­cem­ber 29: Jake Dav­i­son 20.25, Josh Whiten 24.39, Emma Jef­fery 24.54, Ali­son Waters 24.58, Greg John­son 24.58, Danielle Moss 37.56 PB, Justin Bur­den 25.35, Sara Hunt 25.50, Willem Del­port 28.23, Linda-Jean Del­port 28.24, Maria Chap­man 28.51, Rachel For­rester 29.43, Rachel Oliver 30.21, Ja­son Sanders 30.21,Reece Cor­ner 31.27, Mel Cox 31.31, Hazel For­rester 31.38, Clare Maxlow 33.45, Lee Standen 33.46, Katie Ig­gulden Exon 35.23, Toyah Bicker 37.31, Al­li­son But­ton 37.55, Tyree Spicer 37.58, Pam Hunt 38.06, Re­becca Hur­ley 59.36, vol­un­teer­ing.

Five Striders took on the Saxon Shore lap chal­lenge, with Peter Lane and Cris Fran­cis com­plet­ing the marathon dis­tance of five laps in 5:11.43 and 5:11.49 re­spec­tively.

Ian Dun­ning com­pleted three laps (15.75 miles) in 2:57.04. Lee Standen achieved two laps (10.5 miles) in 2:02.52 and Tyree Spicer achieved one lap (5.25 miles) in 1:12.59.

Ja­son Wearn, Jus­tine Wearn and Nicola Craw­ley ran the fes­tive sea­son run to­gether in a time of 43:08 at the Salt­wood Box­ing Day three-mile race. Linda-Jean Del­port was the lone Strider at the Sta­ple­hurst 10 mile run, where she achieved a PB time of 1:16.20.

Ja­son Sanders had an ex­cel­lent run in the Lam­ber­hurst 10k on New Year’s Day, with a time of 50.49. Sara Hunt fin­ished in 1:00.01 with Willem Del­port was close be­hind in 1:02.21. Toyah Bicker ran 1:12.52 and Danielle Macken­zie in 1:12.56. In the 5k at the venue, Justin Bur­den com­pleted the route in 30.54, fol­lowed by Kirsty Theobald and Al­li­son But­ton fin­ish­ing in 44.17 and Danielle Moss in 47.52.

On New Year’s Day, Cris Fran­cis (28.26, 30.24) Lee Standen (29.15, 28.52) Si­mon Jack­son (30.13, 30.33), Ian Dun­ning (28.27, 30.23) and Tyree Spicer (31.51, 34.35) com­pleted the Maid­stone and Shorne Woods ‘dou­ble’.

Ash­ford and Dis­trict’s Julius Samson and Adrian Beres­ford at the Lam­ber­hurst 10k

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