East Kent Relays 2015

East Kent Relays 2015 Well it is that time of year again for the East Kent Summer Relays. For all you members who do not know, every year we take part in the Summer Relays. These take place every other Tuesday for 5 weeks, against nine other local clubs. The distance will be about 2 to 3 miles per leg, normally about 2.5 miles. The relay teams are in age group categories as below: Senior Men, Men’s Vet 40+ have 4 runners per team. Men’s 50+ and Men’s 60+ have 3 runners per team. Ladies … [Read more...]

Lydd Half Marathon and 20 mile 8th March 2015 Report by Odette Collard-Woolmer

On Sunday 8th March a group of Dover Road Runners took on the Lydd Half Marathon and Lydd 20 mile races.  Promised to be a pancake –flat course it did not disappoint and there were certainly no hills in Lydd and the surrounding Romney Marsh!  It was a beautiful sunny morning if a little breezy when we set off which made for a very pleasant run and pretty course but there was a stiff headwind for the last 3 miles.  The half marathon and 20 mile route followed the same course which was an out and … [Read more...]

Thanet 20 1st March 2015 Report by Claire Thurgate

Four Dover Road Runners took part in the Ricki Savage Thanet 20 mile.  Despite blue skies, strong winds added an additional factor to this undulating course around the Thanet coast line.  Leela Osborne was first home in 2:59:57 followed by Odette Collard-Woolmer (3:07:09 PB), Claire Thurgate (3:07:10) and Julian Manser (3:07:47). The race was well organised and the marshals were encouraging making this a good run for those preparing for spring marathons.   … [Read more...]

Brighton Half Marathon 22nd February 2015 Report by Angela Parker

The alarm woke us up to the tune of “I do love to be beside the seaside” on the morning of Sunday 22nd February.  Elaine Ellender and I had an awful night in the Hotel and were quite sleep deprived.  We drew back the curtains to find the frost had arrived laying thickly on the cars and pavements.  The sky was an orange glow as the sun was rising.  It looked like it was a day for our sunglasses.  After breakfast and defrosting the car we made our way to Brighton Race Course to park the … [Read more...]