Race Report Stelling Minnis 10k Sunday 18th May by Martin McConnell

Leela 1st lady home in the Stelling Minnis 10 Km! Four Dover Road Runners took part in Stelling Minnis 10 Km race on Sunday 18th May.  The course was challenging on a very hot day. Leela Osborne was the first lady home and received a pink ribbon medal, in a time of 49 min.  Claire Thurgate ran an impressive 53 min continuing to her resent run of excellent results. Martin McConnell finished in a time of 47 min and Jo Boraston ran well, recording a time of 63 mins. … [Read more...]

Race Report St Albans Park Run Saturday 17th May by John Thorpe

Dylan, my son-in-law, said he was going to do this run on Saturday so I thought I would tag along - although I feared I would probably finish last. It was a super, warm, sunny spring morning and the course went out along a path, three laps of a lake and then back in one part of the huge and most beautiful Verulam Park. Dylan came 11th overall out of 292 in a PB of 18.27 and, after pushing all I could I finished in 31.44 which unfortunately was just 9 secs off my PB; but I had the consolation … [Read more...]

Whitstable 10k 4th May 2014 by Angela Parker

On May Day 2014 I travelled to Whitstable for the annual 10k.  The sun was out very early and it was warming up.  Being Bank Holiday Monday, there was chaos on the A2 so I diverted off to Swingfield and rejoined the A2 just past the Aylesham junction.  Also the main car park in Whitstable, Gorrell Tank was closed as a utility company wanted to do major works there. Canterbury City Council was splendid in providing free parking for the runners on the Westmeads Recreation Ground.  From there it … [Read more...]

Race Report – Manchester Marathon 2014

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Manchester Marathon – Sunday April 6th 2014 – Report by Jon Wiles I arrived in Manchester on Saturday ready for the big race the following day. On arrival in Manchester I decided to locate Old Trafford so that I knew where to go, and how long it was going to take to get to the race village the following morning. Once at old Trafford there was little activity about but I managed to locate the start area opposite the Stadium where there was a small area set up ready for race day, and … [Read more...]

Easter Sunday Breakfast Run 2014

Rain did not stop play on the Easter Sunday Breakfast Run, as 16 DRR's set off from the Farthingloe Farm. We headed for the hills, then up on to the cliff top paths for stunning views right across to Folkestone. We passed the Abbots Cliff sound mirror which was used in the second world war to detect over seas movement of  troops and artillery, so I am sure the people of France could detect  the happy chatter of the Dover Roadrunner Troop as we whizzed by. We then headed back over the paths back … [Read more...]

London Marathon Sunday 13th April 2014 Race Report

By Phil Brand Setting off at 07.15 to catch a 7.30 bus,  I was 3 minutes into my trek when a Bourne Sports shoulder bag decided to split and snap contents everywhere;  this was my 'perishable' bag . Well most of those did perish .. well .. at least it was not my kit bag.  Still managed to catch the bus though.  It got me to Lewisham  then a train to Blackheath. Getting off at right time of 08.03, my destination to the Blue start enclosure was paramount as so that I may re-evaluate my race … [Read more...]