The Photo gallery for the Ashford and District 10k is now live and online here for you:
Full event details can be found on the race website here: http://www.ashfordanddistrict10k.co.uk/
Just a cheeky quick last call for entries for the Deal Half Marathon next weekend for all you Kent based runners - ideal base training with friends for london. Previously the Dover Half marathon, but rescheduling, re-routing and relocating means the new name is more accurate !
The Deal Half website is here: http://www.dealtri.co.uk/captains/running/dover-mercury-half-marathon
Compared to Bookham yesterday where it was a bit brighter (ISO800, F4, 1/800th), Ashford in Kent was a bit darker (ISO1250, F4, 1/800th) by about 2/3rds of a stop (that's almost half as dark). The light levels were about EV10 if you're wondering - and here's a handy guide. I'm not so sure about the wind - both courses were along hedge cut lanes for large parts of the routes - so probably similar conditions across the south - strong and gusty !
The Ashford and District 10k is organised and administered by Nice Work http://www.nice-work.org.uk/ who organise race and running tours (i.e. trips to overseas marathons) throughout the year.
Please visit their site and see what other races they are organising, and why not try a few others if you enjoyed it this time !
So with the lack of rain, everyone was sorted out and ready at the start line, for what was a very quick start ! A very high turnout meant that the race was at it's entry limits with 759 finishers on the day.
|~759 ready and willing at the start|
|[Runner] Can we go now ?[Chief Marshal]We're ready [Race Director]are you ready ? [stopwatch]Yep|
|GO !!! Fast movers off the line over the mats|
|A Fast moving train developed along the roads early on|
|Helena Penfold established herself near the front early|
|Michael Coleman (644) and Phil Anthony(661) toughed it out from the start|
|Michael Coleman eventually won the battle to come in at 31:31|
|Helena at the end winning in 37:57|
|Rona Loubser came second in just 12 seconds behind Helena in 38:08|
|Chris Valdus was the first A&D RRC home in 35:00 and 8th overall|
|Kevin Williams Mens V50 winner from Ashford AC in 36:48|
|The size of the kebab lunch Steven was going to have later|
|It's a universal truth - you can't take a photo of yourself when running, or of your friends over your shoulder|
|'Phoning for a Taxi before the finish can be considered "bad form"|
Don't forget to check through the "000" race numbers in case we couldn't see them.
See you all at The Deal Half next weekend then ! - the website is here: http://www.dealtri.co.uk/captains/running/dover-mercury-half-marathon
Until later in the week, train safe and don't get blown over by this gusty wind if you're going about on your bike..
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