London Marathon 2017 – Race Report

Angela - London Marathon 2017

   Report by Angela Parker, April 2017 I was at the blue start.  I arrived about 08.30 from Orpington, where we were staying, via London Bridge.  It was a nippy morning and the start area had water as well as tea and coffee facilities.  There was a big screen relaying the morning’s events.  The only DRR member that I saw there was Gem.  I handed in my bag on the lorry and made my way to the start zone.  I abandoned my outer clothing for charity and ran across the start line 10 minutes and 43 … [Read more...]

New York Marathon 2016

Angela & Elaine at the New York Marathon 2016

Report by Angela Parker and Elaine Ellender It is 4.30am on Sunday 6th November 2016 and we could not be more blessed with a better day for running the New York Marathon.  The morning was cool and predicted temperatures were for the mid-teens or high fifties depending on whether you prefer Celsius or Fahrenheit.  And they were not wrong.  The sun shone and the air was warm as we ran. After breakfast in Danny’s next door to our hotel, which was the Edison on 47th and 7th, we got on the … [Read more...]

A snapshot of what DRR members have been up to over Christmas!

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Lots of activity over the last couple of weeks as follows: On Sunday 20th December a 19 strong team of Dover Road Runners took part in the 10th Kent Christmas Cracker  5 mile race at Fowlmead. Excellent times were recorded as below: Warren Uden finished 12th overall in a superb time of 32.09 followed by Neil Coleman in an excellent time of 37.20. Jo Daniels led the ladies home in a great time of 38.54 (1st in age category) and was followed by great runs from Ben Thurgate 39.13; Odette … [Read more...]

Viking Coastal Relay Sunday 27th September 2015. Report by Sylvia Barrett

On Sunday 27th September members of Dover Road Runners gathered at Dover Leisure Centre ready to take part in the annual Viking Coastal Relay in memory of Esma Harris. Teams of 3 prepared to run in a relay style fashion handing over approximately every 2.5 miles from Dover to the Viking Ship at Pegwell Bay. All Teams had a great run on a really bright sunny day around some of Kent's most beautiful coast line. 6 teams in all completed the race . First team home consisted of Carson Medhurst, … [Read more...]

A snapshot of a week in the Dover Road Runners diary

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Mike Bond and Leon Goldsack took part in the finals night of the Podplus Ashford 10k & 5k Summer Series on Friday evening, 21st August. Goldsack competed in the 10k finishing in 1.04.00. Bond chose the 5K option, crossing the line in 30.46. On Saturday Goldsack took part in the Folkestone 5k Parkrun finishing in 64th position in a time of31.49. On Sunday 23rd August five team members competed in the Mount Ephram 10K. Despite very warm conditions and an extremely challenging course … [Read more...]

A snap shot of a week in the Dover Road Runners diary

Tuesday  21st July saw the finals night of the East Kent Interclub Road Relays event hosted at Canterbury. DRR ended the series on a very positive note with successes in the following categories: Mens Vet 60 (joint 2nd place); Senior Ladies B team (2nd place); Ladies V35 A team (2nd place); Ladies Vet 45 A team (3rd place) and Ladies Vet 45 B team (2nd place). On a wet Sunday morning (26th July) 18 team members headed to Deal to compete in the annual Deal Dinosaur 10K event. Undaunted by the … [Read more...]

Great Newham London Run 10K

Report by Angela Parker On Sunday 19th July 2015 I went to Newham with a friend to run the Great Newham London Run 10K.  This run took us around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and we finished in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.  Morrisons was the main sponsor. We left Dover very early for the first high speed train to Stratford and it was raining.  By the time we arrived in Stratford it was a glorious day, getting very hot as the morning went on.  After checking in our bags … [Read more...]

Sandwich 10k and Folkestone Parkrun Race Reports by Michele Barnes

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Sandwich 10km 21st June 2015 Very warm, but much improved course from last year. Dover Road Runners girls won the team prize. Claire Thurgate 50.11, Angela Parker 58.07 andMichele Barnes 58.24. Claire was third lady home and first in her age category. Kirsty Harper came home in 1.03.28 and Elaine Ellender in 1.07.25. GaryBarnes was 8th overall and first in his age category in a PB of 40.24 Folkestone Park Run.20th June 2015 Another warm race. First timer Dave led from start … [Read more...]

London to Brighton 100k challenge 23rd May 2015

Report by Phil Coleman Neil and Patricia Coleman and Steve Baird entered the event  which is a 100 km run starting at Richmond Old Deer Park, London. With 20 minute start time of 100 people leaving at a time, the route follows the footpaths of the Thames firs,t then footpaths of the South Downs and finishing at Brighton race course. Competitors can walk, run or both. This was Neil and Paticia's 2nd attempt at doing the event after attempting it in 2014 in very poor weather … [Read more...]