Staplehurst End of Year 10 mile



After excessive turkey / cake / chocolate consumption over the festive period (speaking for myself), a few hardy Harriers felt a challenging, undulating 10 miler might just do the trick to spruce us up for the end the year.

After a ridiculously spontaneous start (where some people were still chatting, waiting for an announcement, when a klaxon went off without warning) the race settled into a wander along undulating and winding lanes before a pretty decent and challenging mile or so of ascent at Hush Heath at around 6 miles. The remainder was flat and downhill, albeit with some cheeky kick-ups to a finish in a housing estate.

Lovely clear, fine and non windy conditions set up a good race.

A very local race but well organised and an attractive if not stereotypical PB course.

A good turnout of Harriers and results (Gun time I think) as below (apologies as only know a few PBs)

1 Ben Cole Tonbridge AC 51.43 (Course Record)
6 Patrick Bareham TWH 58.45 (PB)
12 Ton Woolley TWH 61.49 (PB)
20 Mike King TWH 65.04  
22 Emily Hale Maidstone and Medway 65.23 (1st Female)
23 Kelvin Desmoyers Davis TWH 65.39 (PB)
38 Simon Howden TWH 68.25  
51 Andrew Shepherd TWH 69.56  
88 Gemma Stilliard TWH 77.17  
150 Rose Sawyer TWH 84.11  
224 Carol Tsang TWH 92.11  
283 Gary O‚ÄôReilly TWH 98.51  

Congrats to all!

Arena took the team prize (Total time for 3 men + 1 woman) with 4hr14m25s, with TWH clocking 4hr22m57s to place second.

Happy New Year