Hildenborough road races race report

As has been mentioned before and will be again the bank holiday was hot ( too hot for a ten mile race ) seemed to be what everyone was saying to me after I had signed up for the 10. 

Hildenborough is a lovely 5 mile course (two laps for the ten ) or a short cut for the 2.5 mile option .
So after all the children had run their age group races in the morning we all lined up on the start line at 2.30 pm. 
I had a good run following John Baldock for the first 5 miles keen not to over cook it and then push on later if the heat didn’t get me .At 6 miles it got John , I saw him take his hat off and straight away thought that he was struggling. He slowed down and I went passed the rest of the race was spent trying to catch the next runner telling myself “I bet he’s over 50” .
I got closer and closer but didn’t quite get him luckily for me he wasn’t an m50 .
A lot of runners swapped to the 5 mile option on the day or pulled out after one lap and they also had 4 DNF’S so only 51 finishers for the 10 mile .
Mike King had great delight telling me I was 5th, him being 6th in the 5 mile event meant I had to write this rubbish. - Continue Reading -

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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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