Wednesday Run – TOAD ROCK RETREAT [MAP]

[UPDATED June 16th, 2019 at 06:21 pm]

TWHtrailmap-longestday_2   Next week we will not have access to the clubhouse as it is Tunbridge Wells cricket week.    Instead, we will be meeting at the Toad Rock Retreat in Rusthall (postcode TN4 8NX ) where Ed Steele has kindly offered to prepare a circular route for us. We will be leaving at 7.30pm sharp. Following our return to the Toad Rock, light bites will be available, provided by the club.   I will need numbers for food, so kindly e mail us by Sunday evening if you plan to run next week and stay afterwards for something to eat.   Just one further note, parking is fairly restricted so car sharing/bicycle/on foot would be preferable.   We hope to see you there.   Best wishes, Stella & Peter

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10k Handicap – Race 2 of 4 – 12 June 2019 – Results

Race Time     Actual Time  
(actual time in brackets)
1 Jon Rickards   (56:23) 66:23 1 Alex Jeffreys 37:35
2 Duncan Ralph   (55:47) 66:47 2 Dan Watt 37:41
3 Cathy Gill   (41:52) 66:52 3 Tom Woolley 37:56
4 Phil Long   (55:28) 66:58 4 Andy Howey 38:00
5 Jon Southworth   (46:38) 67:08 5 Keith Mitchell 38:02
6 Nicky White   (55:32) 67:32 6 Tim Lucas 38:34
7 Tobyn Young   (39:03) 67:33 7 Kieran Fitzpatrick 38:42
8 Kieran Fitzpatrick   (38:42) 67:42 8 Ed Steele 39:01
9 Alan Collard   (47:48) 67:48 9 Tobyn Young 39:03
10 Richard French   (48:50) 67:50 10 David Castle 39:23
11 James Chandler   (45:58) 67:58 11 Kelvin Desmoyers-Davis 40:29
12 Kelvin Desmoyers-Davis   (40:29) 67:59 12 Alex Holmes 40:50
13 Andy Howey   (38:00) 68:00 13 Andy Eames 40:57
14 Ed Steele   (39:01) 68:01 14 Richard Carter 41:07
15 Keith Mitchell   (38:02) 68:02 15 Danny Winson 41:52
16 Thomas Vnucak   (44:09) 68:09 16 Cathy Gill 41:52
17 Hugh Stephemson   (48:19) 68:19 17 Terry Everett 41:55
18 Joshua Pratt   (43:02) 68:32 18 Mike Staddon 42:20
19 Trevor Crawford   (58:36) 68:36 19 Robert Winter 42:25
20 Lyndon Jennings   (45:39) 68:39 20 Alex Blackall 42:43
21 Mike Tull    (48:51) 68:51 21 Joshua Pratt 43:02
22 Danny Winson   (41:52) 68:52 22 Dave Hadaway 43:52
23 Ana Green   (48:36) 69:06 23 Dominic Taylor-Langley 44:00
24 Gemma Stilliard   (47:15) 69:15 24 Thomas Vnucak 44:09
25 Steve Welstead   (50:18) 69:18 25 Katie Trowsdale 44:51
26 Mike Staddon   (42:20) 69:20 26 Lyndon Jennings 45:39
27 David Castle   (39:23) 69:23 27 James Chandler 45:58
28 Tom Woolley   (37:56) 69:26 28 Jon Southworth 46:38
29 Tom Fox   (50:41) 69:41 29 Ian Grant 46:46
30 Katie Trowsdale   (44:51) 69:51 30 Gemma Stilliard 47:15
31 Terry Everett   (41:55) 69:55 31 Alan Collard 47:48
32 Andy Eames   (40:57) 69:57 32 Hugh Stephemson 48:19
33 Dominic Taylor-Langley   (44:00) 70:00 33 Ana Green 48:36
34 Tim Lucas   (38:34) 70:04 34 Richard French 48:50
35 Alex Jeffreys   (37:35) 70:05 35 Mike Tull  48:51
36 Richard Martin   (63:17) 70:17 36 Steve Welstead 50:18
37 Alex Holmes   (40:50) 70:20 37 Tom Fox 50:41
38 Robert Winter   (42:25) 70:25 38 Sonja King 52:03
39 Sonja King   (52:03) 70:33 39 Peter Tullett 53:23
40 Richard Carter   (41:07) 70:37 40 Phil Long 55:28
41 Ian Grant   (46:46) 70:46 41 Nicky White 55:32
42 Lucille Joannes   (58:47) 70:47 42 Duncan Ralph 55:47
43 Dave Hadaway   (43:52) 70:52 43 Jon Rickards 56:23
44 Alex Blackall   (42:43) 71:13 44 Trevor Crawford 58:36
45 Dan Watt   (37:41) 71:41 45 Lucille Joannes 58:47
46 Peter Tullett   (53:23) 73:23 46 Richard Martin 63:17

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Victoria Park Chase The Sun 5K

In less than ideal conditions (and after a hard pilates class the night before!), Jillian ran the Victoria Park Chase The Sun 5K last night. Although the sun was nowhere to be seen, let alone chased, there was a good turn out for this and the concurrently running 10k race. The course was relatively flat with the last 400m or so on (wet) grass.   The first man ran bare chested (no, it wasn’t Lloyd) with an impressive lead of over a minute on the rest of the field. In order to comply with race regs he attached his race number to his bare chest – ouch!   Jillian was first F45 and second lady overall finishing with a new road 5K PB and F45 Club Record time of 20:50   There were 99 finishers in the 5K race  
Pos Name Gun Chip Gender Category Club
1 CONNOR STRYNKOWSKI 00:15:26 00:15:24 M Senior NONE
10 VIRGINIA SILIO 00:20:13 00:20:0 F V35 Victoria Park Harriers
12 JILLIAN HOLFORD 00:20:51 00:20:50 F V45 TWH
Full results: https://www.runthrough.co.uk/results   Simon Holford  

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GTE

The 12th outing of this very silly event is scheduled for Saturday 27th July 2019

We will meet at Tunbridge Wells West Station at an earlier time of 11:45 (train at 12pm) and cover 32 miles on foot, or bicycle – assisted only by the steam-powered reciprocation engine. - Continue Reading -

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Staplehurst 10k

Whilst some were on the club tour on the Isle of Wight, others were running trail Half Marathons and Ultras in the Sussex countryside and a few were even running up mountains in the French Alps, eight Harriers made the rather shorter journey to Staplehurst on Sunday to run the annual 10k. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with this race as apart from it being fairly local it has in the past been part of the KGP series of races.

The race is advertised as being ‘fast and flat’, which apart from the hill between km 6 and 7 was entirely accurate. - Continue Reading -

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10k Handicap – Race 2 of 4 – Wed 12 June 2019 – Start Times

TWH 10K Handicap Series
Race 2 – 12 June 2019 – Start Times
YOU START AT 19:20 PLUS YOUR START TIME
     
Start Time Equiv 10K Time Name
00:00 70:00 Graham Brooks
00:30 69:30  
01:00 69:00  
01:30 68:30  
02:00 68:00  
02:30 67:30  
03:00 67:00  
03:30 66:30  
04:00 66:00 Janet Bird, Joy Croucher
04:30 65:30  
05:00 65:00  
05:30 64:30  
06:00 64:00 Ruth Gray
06:30 63:30  
07:00 63:00 Richard Martin
07:30 62:30  
08:00 62:00  
08:30 61:30  
09:00 61:00 Kathy Jordan
09:30 60:30  
10:00 60:00 Jon Rickards
10:30 59:30  
11:00 59:00 Duncan Ralph
11:30 58:30 Phil Long
12:00 58:00 Lucille Joannes, Lucy Neuberger, Carol Tsang
12:30 57:30 Jane Ryland
13:00 57:00 Lesley Page
13:30 56:30 Susan Liu Jones
14:00 56:00 James Horne, Jeannette White, Joan Woodward
14:30 55:30  
15:00 55:00 Gary O’Reilly
15:30 54:30  
16:00 54:00 Louise Hazelton, Brenda Purse
16:30 53:30  
17:00 53:00 Allan Jones, Suzannah Kinsella
17:30 52:30  
18:00 52:00  
18:30 51:30 Clare Andrew, Sonja King
19:00 51:00 Tom Fox, Nick Pierce, Steve Welstead
19:30 50:30 Peter Richardson, Rose Sawyer, Polly Haywood
20:00 50:00 Alan Collard, Derek Harrison, Thomas Mulready, Alice Ralph, Colin Ricketts, Hugh Stephemson, Alex Taylor, Mike Tull , Peter Tullett
20:30 49:30 Ana Green, Jon Southworth
21:00 49:00 Jonathan Chambers, Sarah Ferns, Guy Gracey, George Harris , Andy Page, Mike Russell
21:30 48:30 Duncan Evans, Stuart Williams
22:00 48:00 Simon Alford, James Chamndler, Mark Davey, Rob Hill, Ivo Illes, Tom Pearson, Gemma Stilliard, Hayden Thirkell, David Thompson
22:30 47:30 Tom Bushell, Ollie Smeed
23:00 47:00 Paul Hollis, Lyndon Jennings
23:30 46:30 Rob Brophy, Andrew Joad, Richard Quartermaine
24:00 46:00 Tobyn Fuller, Ian Grant, Peter Lyus, Matt Newman, Mark Taylor, Geoff Turner, Thomas Vnucak
24:30 45:30 Kate Naylor, Colin Timmins
25:00 45:00 Paul Charlton-Jones, Cathy Gill, Martin Hobbs, Ben Muir, Andrew Shepherd
25:30 44:30 Matt Clark, Hayley Larkin, Joshua Pratt
26:00 44:00 Sarah Cronin, Simon Howden, Prem Konieczny, Dominic Taylor-Langley, Matt Usher
26:30 43:30  
27:00 43:00 Neil Clark, Saul Harris , Casper Morris, Mike Staddon, Danny Winson
27:30 42:30 Kelvin Desmoyers-Davis, Chris Potter
28:00 42:00 Jeremy Brown, Terry Everett, Sam Grain, Robert Winter
28:30 41:30 Alex Blackall, Tobyn Young
29:00 41:00 Alex Ashton, Mike Cardall, Andy Eames, Kieran Fitzpatrick, Dave Hadaway, Ed Steele, Harriet Woolley
29:30 40:30 Richard Carter, Alex Holmes
30:00 40:00 David Castle, Keith Mitchell
30:30 39:30 Mike King, Tom Price, Ollie Welch
31:00 39:00  
31:30 38:30 Craig Chapman, Lloyd Collier, James Sarre, Tom Woolley
32:00 38:00  
32:30 37:30 Alex Jeffreys
33:00 37:00 Andy Howey
33:30 36:30  
34:00 36:00 Dan Watt
34:30 35:30 Billy Hobbs
35:00 35:00  

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Weald Challenge

Yesterday I ran the Weald Challenge 2019 Half Marathon with Harriers Hugh Stephenson, Jane Roome, Luke Edwardes-Evans, Rosie Harris, June Edwardes-Evans, Deborah Stamp and Helen Jenkins.   This is the sixth time I’ve ran this race, it’s not your usual Half Marathon, 75% off-road, closer to 14 miles than 13.1 with plenty of hills, stiles and some spectacular scenery. It heads north along the Wealdway to the meeting point at Blackboys, then returns south along the Vanguard Way back to Chiddingly. Conditions were good considering it’s June, not too hot with all this rain recently.   

Last year’s winner, Dan Stent retained his title and won the event again. These are the 1st Male, Female and TWH times from chip the timing website…not sure how official these times are as the first F finished 11th, just behind me and I’m pretty sure she was not called Steve!

 
Pos Name Time Club
1 Dan Stent 01:31:21 Vegan Runners
10 Kelvin Desmoyers-Davis 01:44:00 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
16 Sue Fry (2nd F?) 01:48:20 Hailsham Harriers
54 Hugh Stephenson 02:03:52 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
92 Luke Edwardes-Evans 02:16:46 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
162 Jane Roome 02:34:37 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
172 Rosie Harris 02:36:40 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
214 June Edwardes-Evans 02:51:32 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
215 Deborah Stamp 02:51:32 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
217 Helen Jenkins 02:52:56 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
Also, huge congratulations to the Harriers that set off earlier in the morning and ran the 50km edition of the Weald Challenge.   Kelvin   Following on from Kelvin’s report, five Harriers ran in the Weald 50km ultra yesterday. The course starts in Chiddingly and follows the Weald Way up to Kings Standing car park in Ashdown Forest (which is the highest point in Ashdown Forest), whereupon it follows the Vanguard Way back to Chiddingly. It was a beautiful scenic course. I hadn’t anticipated the course being signed, as it wasn’t when I ran the High Weald Challenge a few years ago, hence I had spent the last few weekends recceing the course. There were very detailed instructions to download from the website.   The route was, however, very well signed – impossible to go wrong. There were five well stocked aid stations. A well organised race that I would very much recommend, especially if anyone is looking for an introduction into ultra running. There were 190 finishers. Results below:  
Pos Name Time Club
1 john witton 04:16:10 Sevenoaks AC
37 Tara Taylor 05:20:41 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
52 rob jones 05:36:05 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
80 jon hodge 06:00:49 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
88 simon allford 06:06:54 Tunbridge Wells Harriers
165 rose sawyer 07:24:40
Tunbridge Wells Harriers

Tara

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Wednesday Run [Update]

[UPDATED June 4th, 2019 at 08:30 pm]

[UPDATE – Map now added!]   I’ve assigned myself the bus this week to give Geoff a break. As I did the same time last year, with longer events like the North Downs 30 coming up, it only helps to get some longer runs in.   Weather is still very changeable so if its a rainstorm I’ll produce something else, otherwise we’ll be heading out on the usual ‘smelly farm’ route but continuing to head north after this to explore the woods around Pembury.   Long will be 10 hilly miles Short route is the usual cutoff at the farm, just under 6 miles (less hilly) Something comfortable on and off road recommended, but you should be OK with road shoes as its not very muddy   We’ll have lots of regroups and I’ll flour the long route, but will also bring some maps especially for those who aren’t familiar with the short route   Ed Steele   TWH-trailmap-05-06-19

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Worthing 10k

Yesterday, I headed to Worthing for a 10k race along the sea front.

I had made a previous visit to Worthing in February for the half marathon and the 10k course is largely the second half of the HM route, with wide, largely flat roads, which go out and back along the front, with a couple of loops mid race. - Continue Reading -

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Wednesday Run

I’m this week’s Routemaster , so fasten your seat belts and here we go ……

With our speedy friends back from the Beckenham Relays and the next club 10k handicap another 2 weeks away, Wednesday, should be a full house even if the skies might not be as sunny as we would like. - Continue Reading -

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Beckenham Relays 2019

Ever since I joined Tunbridge Wells Harriers we have always enjoyed taking part in relay races, especially when the event is designed to be all inclusive with everybody of all standards encouraged to be a part of their Club team. The Beckenham relays were probably the first relay I ran in for the Club and it is a testament to the race that some thirty odd years later they still form an integral part of the racing calendar for so many Clubs. Each year everybody turns up bemoaning the fact that the hill at the end of each leg gets steeper and the same lap seems to get longer each time we run it. We still come every year striving to be as good (if not better) as the previous year.

This year, we entered twelve teams of three and I believed that all was going well until last Sunday when some members had to withdraw because of illness or injury. I should therefore like to thank particularly Craig Chapman, Kieran Fitzpatrick and Cathy Gill who ran for their Club whilst not fully fit and Steve Bright who was persuaded to bring his kit with him, even though he was originally just coming along to support (and he made it to the start line with seconds to spare). - Continue Reading -

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