Race Report: Tonbridge 10k


Yesterday we were treated to a beautiful crisp sunny morning, perfect conditions for a nice little 10k in Tonbridge.

Elliot and I arrived nice and early, looking forward to the race ahead. It was our first time doing this route, so I was a little apprehensive when some described it as flat while others described it as hilly. Definite mixed messages!

We were joined shortly after by Matt, David and Rose, so we were a small but very positive bunch of Harriers. We already decided before the race that we could be in with a decent chance of getting the top team of 4, if all went well!

Once we got going, I was delighted by the downhill that came pretty much immediately. After much speculation, I would describe the course as “mildly hilly”. Definitely not flat, but nothing compared to a lot of the local routes we’re used to. The finish was a beautiful downhill stretch, enabling lots of lovely sprint finishes.

It was a hugely successful race for the Harriers, as we were the top team of 4!

David Weston led the team to victory as the overall winner.

Elliot Chiles achieved a podium position for the first time with 3rd place, and also beat his previous PB by nearly 4 minutes.

Matt Newman came in 4th with another very strong performance

Rose Sawyer achieved a fabulous course PB.

I was so excited to be 3rd lady and receive my first running trophy! I also finished a couple of minutes quicker than my sub 45min goal so I went home very happy.

Well done everyone, it was a great morning! I look forward to returning to this race next year.