Well done to Tara Taylor, who broke the F50 Marathon club record at the Manchester Marathon on the 19th April 2015, with a new time of 3:19:36.
A large contingent of 18 harriers headed down to the 25th running of the the Darent Valley 10k – a picturesque loop around the village of Eynsford and the river Darent, taking in a couple of steep hills to give you a 2km downhill to the finish and even some cross country to boot.
Conditions were cold, especially given the very early 8:30 race start. Though, overall they were pretty much perfect once the race began, with bright sunshine falling upon the whole race. With over 600 competitors and Kent Grand Prix points on offer, the start from the local school had a fierce pace, with some 40 runners at sub-6min mile pace for the first km. Some good groupings of harriers formed around the 1.5km mark as the route headed under the beautiful Viaduct that intersects the valley (It was around this time that Steve Bright emerged to start his own race). These groups stayed together for almost the entire race, with the top 5 finishing well within a minute of each other.
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13th September 2015
We couldn’t really have asked for better running conditions – cool almost to the point of being chilly before the start but with clear blue skies and sunshine. As we gathered for the “before photo”, most of us were worrying about the various niggles or injuries which had hit us during the training but the adrenaline and race tactics were starting to kick in…..
Anyway the race was started by Jo Pavey and off we went. The course starts round Preston Park and then heads through the town until it wiggles out to the seafront. Then there is a small incline up to Ovingdean where it turns round and back towards Brighton, then out to Hove where again it wiggles back on itself and then there is the long slow drag out to Shoreham Power Station then the final 3-4 miles back along the seafront to the finish.
Well done to Eric Schofield, who broke the M75 10 mile club record at Folkestone 10 on Friday 3rd April 2015, with a new time of 1:27:20.
It really was a Good Friday!
The 32nd Folkstone 10 mile race will be held on Good Friday 3rd April 2015.