Whitfield Hill Street Lights

With regards to the Whitfield Hill street lights, the Express recently reported that lights would be switched off between midnight and 5am each night, but it has since emerged they will be switched off completely for the next year. At least 29 people were injured, including four fatalities, on Whitfield Hill between 2000 and 2010, according to police data. This is unsafe not only for runners, but for pedestrians and cyclists, as the data above clearly shows. … [Read more...]

Sittingbourne Chas Ryman Memorial 10

Report by Angela ParkerBy the time I had arrived at Highsted School, the temperature was 16c. I collected my bib number and chip (and this was a funny little thing – not seen one like it before), I made my way to the school playing field.At 10.00 we were off. The course started with a ¾ lap of the field which was freshly cut, and very damp, we exited a gate and set off up the road. The first hill came at just after 1 mile. I think that was the worst hill of them all. It was an undulating … [Read more...]

Viking Ship Relay

On Sunday 22nd September Dover Road Runners staged their 5th Viking Ship Relay which started at Dover Leisure Centre and finished at Pegwell Bag. This year seven teams ran the 19.5 mile course taking in Langdon Cliffs, St Margarets, Kingsdown, Deal and Sandwich Bay. In perfect weather conditions some very good times were achieved with Gary Husk, Emma Roberts and Julian Manser, although starting last, leading the way. Final results were: 1st Gary Husk, Emma Roberts, Julian Manser 2nd … [Read more...]

Samphire Hoe Series Finals

Report by Mark Sluman Wednesday saw finals night in the Samphire Hoe Summer Series of Races. Dover Road Runners’ Annette Nixon, due to her excellent past performances in the series, was selected to run in the elite race group and despite being a little disappointed with the time she clocked, finished in a very creditable 8th position. In the non elite race, Jo Daniels again finished first in her age group, and won a bottle of wine as did Martin McConnell. Other DRR times were Odette … [Read more...]