Eridge 10 Event Report

Eridge 10

On Sunday 13th September Tunbridge Wells Harriers hosted the Eridge Park 10 Trail Challenge, one of the most popular cross-country races in the race calendar. The Eridge 10 is a privileged and unique chance to run on a traffic-free course over private land through an historic deer park and ancient woodland. With stunning views, the run takes in the country estate’s former carriageways, three beautiful lakes, a Saxon hill fort topped with a Victorian folly and a number of natural springs. This year’s conditions were very good with low temperatures and mostly firm underfoot, making for some impressive finishing times. There were still a number of bogs to keep the mud lovers happy. After slogging around the 10 mile course, finishers were greeted with complimentary cake, beer and t-shirt. This year’s event went high-tec with the race captured from a drone camera. Check out the footage on YouTube! 361 runners completed the course including 28 Tunbridge Wells Harriers with Andy Howey winning the M50 category in 1:09:46 and Mark Gamage the M40 category in 1:12:30. Well done to race director Dave Hadaway and all the other volunteers who made this special event such a success.

The winners category results were as follows: SM, Ben Cole, Tonbridge AC, 1:03:26; M40, Mark Gamage, Tunbridge Wells Harriers, 1:12:30; M50, Andy Howey, Tunbridge Wells Harriers, 1:09:46; M60 Bryan Tapsell, Crowborough Runners, 1:24:46; SF Lucy Reid, Tonbridge AC, 1:11:33; F35, Emma Crawford, Petts Wood Runners, 1:21:18; F45, Tina Oldershaw, Paddock Wood Runners, 1:18:47; F55 Peri Cheal, Crowborough Runners, 1:34:58. The male team prize was won by Tonbridge AC (Ben Cole, Daniel Watt, Greg Cole) and the female team prize was won by Petts Wood Runners (Emma Crawford, Emma Doyle, Hannah Roberts).

 

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6Andy HOWEYM5001:09:46
8Mark GAMAGEM4001:12:30
16Tim LUCASSM01:16:55
17Matthew CLARKM4001:17:33
32Tom WOOLLEYSM01:21:19
58Nicholas REYNOLDSSM01:24:54
77Mark TAYLORM6001:27:33
88Danny WINSONM4001:28:28
102Simon HOLFORDM4001:29:59
103Andy PAGEM5001:30:01
108George HARRISM4001:30:25
110Richard QUARTERMAINEM4001:30:33
124Jillian HOLFORDF3501:31:43
127Michael COSTAINSM01:32:03
131Matt NEWMANSM01:32:44
164Nick PIERCEM5001:36:20
172Richard FRENCHM5001:37:36
177Derek HARRISONM6001:37:52
186Jonathan HODGEM4001:39:05
192Boris SKULCZUKM5001:39:35
233Sonja KINGF3501:44:47
234Michael YOULTONM5001:44:51
239Jonathan RICKARDSM6001:45:28
257Siobhan BROWNESF01:48:04
277Gary O’REILLYM5001:50:18
288Mark CROWHURSTM5001:52:37
320Jenny DAVIDSONF3502:02:14
321Jason REEVESSM02:02:33
361Bryon TAYLORM7002:44:38