Wednesday Run

[UPDATED November 11th, 2018 at 01:49 pm]

RT out club down Warwick
RT Rodmell/Madeira Park follow up to Claremont
Through the Grove
LT Grove Hill to roundabout
RT up mount pleasant
RT Goods station Rd after Victoria Place
LT on Goods Station Rd (turn off Victoria Rd)
Continue onto Jackwood and upto bridge
RT before bridge onto Medway
LT onto Quarry
RT onto St James and follow around
LT down Albion and up Pig’s Hill
RT onto Hilbert, continue to Ferndale
Continue onto Landsdowne, LT at fork
Over roundabout onto Crescent Rd
LT Mount Ephraim and continue to Rusthall loop
Shortcut, avoid the loop
RT down Major Yorks and back home up Warwick

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Gloucester Winter Marathon Report

For any Harriers who are considering a January marathon, I would rate this event The route starts with a 2 mile run out to a country lap which you complete four times before running the 2 miles back to the start/finish area.    On the whole it is flat with a couple of what is known by people from Tunbridge Wells as undulations, but others less vertically blessed geographically may call hills.    There is also a half marathon and a 50k ultra option which start at different times and in the case of the 50k, different places. This could have been advertised better as there was some confusion with the crazy 50k takers.    The marathon had about 300 entrants which is a nice number and plenty of pleasant company to run with as all disciplines do the same lap. Be aware of farmyard smells around the route, these are lovely country lanes.    Water stations were very regular, and there are loads of places for supporters to head out and watch from.   It all came together nicely for me as I managed a P.B. Coming home in 3h 49 mins and taking half an hour off of my previous best time. I think it is fair to say I was the first Tunbridge Wells Harrier home too!   A technical shirt and a decent bit of bling with an image of Gloucester Cathedral greet you at the finish. The event was a good value at around £30. I also ran as a harrier in the Greenwich 10k last weekend, again another PB of 44.18.      Thanks   Paul Hollis  

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Wednesday Run

[UPDATED November 11th, 2018 at 01:49 pm]

Evening Harriers. Here is the route for tomorrow night’s club run – just 5.5 miles as we are quizzing after. If you want to shorten it further then you can leave out the Rusthall loop (which makes reduces it to 4 miles). TWHmap-24-01-18 See you all tomorrow 🙂 Ben Muir

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SVN Winter Ranscombe Challenge

Amanda Bruneau and Michael Kennard headed to Ranscombe, near Rochester for the SVN Winter Ranscombe Challenge on Sat 20th January.

I think in hindsight it could be said that neither of us really thought through what this race might be like.  Given the amount of rain we’ve had, that this was a trail marathon and that the forecast for the day was heavy rain – it really was only going to
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Lamberhurst new year races

Ist race report of the year me thinks. On a very overcast rain filled day a few people who presumably didn’t celebrate too hard on new years even ventured to this well organised but hilly choice of a 5k or 10k road race. Running together for the first lap the 5k runners peeled off to finish as the 10k ers faced the hills again. The route starts from the village hall back towards Tunbridge wells up a hill with a nasty kick at the end a sharp turn right and back past the start , up the hill of the old A21 road and into the grounds of Scotney castle for small loop and back the way you came .

There were 4 harriers results as follows

=&0=& Ist Tom Caddick 22.39 1st female Nina Ridge TAC 4th overall 25.27 34th Laura Plane TWH 30.49 Laura is new to the club didn’t enter as TWH but proudly wore the vest and was her first race since joining recently. There were 106 finishers. =&1=& 1st Angel Lopez TAC. 35.01 1st female 22nd overall Sasha Hougton TAC.43.26. 7th Dave Hadaway TWH 40.35 36th Ollie Stride TWH 46.35 (5 weeks after the birth of his son so lack of training & sleep) 159th Andrew Goodman 1.01.40 . There were 201 finishers. Good local race to start the year!

Dave Hadaway

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Nationals XC – Deadline approaching

Harriers, Quick reminder while in post-Christmas limbo, the deadline for the Nationals XC at the infamous Parliament Hill will close in just under 2 weeks. National XC Championships 24th February 2018 Closing date for entries – 11th January 2018 SIGN UP NOW

Current Entrants
Casper Morris
Colin Timmins
Simon Whitaker
Ben Muir
Geoff Turner
Edward Steele

—- Ed

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Portsmouth Coastal Marathon

Hi all

Last Sunday 2 harriers ventured down to Portsmouth for the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon.It was a tad fresh, the fact that we both almost went over on the icy pavement prior to getting to the race HQ says something of the conditions we would be facing. The race has an early start of 8.30 (although these of us used to Saxons starts thought that was a positive lay-in). - Continue Reading -

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