East Peckham 10k – Race Report

On Sunday 5th August, 4 Harriers joined a 180-strong field at the inaugural East Peckham 10k. Despite being a new event to the calendar, it was extremely well organised by Nice Work and The Paddock Wood & District Lions Club. Regular marshals giving good support around the course and two welcome drink stations.

The course is all on country lanes, heading out to Golden Green and back to East Peckham in a single loop. A pretty flat course too, so would have been good potential for a PB were the thermometer on my car not showing 27 degrees just before the start.

With the heat I knew a PB was off the cards so aimed for sub-45, which I was pleased to achieve. Closely followed in by Mark as first M65 and Kelvin shortly after. First place was Fraser Gordon of Tonbridge AC and first lady Becky Morrish of Paddock Wood AC, both under 40 minutes showing the potential of the course.

Pos Gun Time Chip Time First Name Surname Club Race No Category Cat Pos Gen Pos
1 0:36:07 0:36:06 Fraser Gordon Tonbridge AC 192 Junior Male 1 1
8 0:39:46 0:39:43 Becky Morrish Paddock Wood AC 14 Senior Female 1 1
28 0:44:39 0:44:37 Matthew Newman Tunbridge Wells Harriers 39 Senior Male 9 24
32 0:45:10 0:45:05 Mark Taylor Tunbridge Wells Harriers 161 Male Vet 65 1 28
37 0:46:37 0:46:35 Kelvin Desmoyers-Davis Tunbridge Wells Harriers 57 Senior Male 13 32
161 1:07:21 1:07:02 Janet Bird Tunbridge Wells Harriers 166 Female Vet 55 6 59

Overall a good, well organised event on a nice scenic flat course. One I would recommend to other Harriers for next year if looking for a local 10k race with PB potential.

Cheers,

Matt