If a Running Club Organised a Half Marathon….
…it would probably be the best in the world! Hang on a minute, we do, say no more!
I won’t go into too much detail as there are lots of good stories coming from today’s half marathon, the second Kent Grand Prix (KGP) road race of 2018. But, like every year we make it special for everyone running by providing lots of help before, during and after the event, me included (feels strange to be on the other side of the Start Line this time). That said, we still managed to put out an impressive field of 57 deckchairs (41 men and 16 ladies), and what makes today extra special is that 40 out of the 57 achieved a PB, AGPB or ran a half for the first time. Bob will go through and confirm the list on Wednesday so congratulations everyone!
In total 1,417 runners completed the infamous course, with Simon Goldsworthy (Guildford & Godalming AC) coming home first in 71:21, and first lady was Maria Heslop (Tonbridge AC) in 82:25.
Harrier Results (Individual times listed below)
Again, congratulations to all that ran. First Harrier home in 72:44 was Billy Hobbs (2nd) followed by Alex Jeffreys 79:37 (9th) and then Matt Ferris in 82:57 (21st). For our ladies Harriet Woolley was first in 88:30 (74th), followed by Jillian Holford in 94:46 (166th) and then Hayley Larkin in 95:25 (181st).
So, with two races completed, here’s where we currently stand
A competitive field again from Tonbridge, with lots also from Petts Wood, Orpington and Sevenoaks. But, a good result for the men push us up to second and the ladies hold on to their second spoto. Let’s try and maintain our strong presence for the remaining eight races.
Men (first six to score for team)
|2||Tunbridge Wells Harriers||860|
|3||Orpington Road Runners||843|
|4||Petts Wood Runners||745|
Ladies (first four to score for team)
|2||Tunbridge Wells Harriers||293|
|3||Orpington Road Runners||248|
|4||Petts Wood Runners||225|
Thanks again to all those that ran, remember it always great to have a minimum team of ten (six men and four ladies) to collect the maximum KGP points, which count towards the team scores. But, as always, the more the merrier as you take points away from the competition.
What’s next and how can I sign-up?
Use the link below to see the remaining KGP races for 2018, which includes; online entry, cost and location details for each race.
The next race is only 3 weeks away, the Dartford Half (11 March), so please sign up if you can!
Thanks for your support
TWHs Road Race Captain
Individual Harrier results, including KGP pts won
|Pos||Chip Time||First Name||Surname||Gender||Category||KGP Pts|