A snapshot of a week in the Dover Road Runners diary


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


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...]

21st Halstead and Essex Marathon 10th May 2015

Race Reports  by Angela Parker and Julian Manser On Sunday 10th May 2015, Julian Manser and I went to Halstead in Essex to run the 21st Halstead and Essex Marathon. This was my debut marathon and on the morning of the race I did get a bit nervous. I was staying in Colchester and my cousins arrive at 8.15 to take me to Halstead. Once there I was much calmer. It was a glorious day, the sun was shining and the wind, which had dominated the weather in previous days, had eased considerably to … [Read more...]

Paris Marathon 12th April 2015

Report by Claire Thurgate DOVER ROAD RUNNERS CONQUER PARIS Seven intrepid road runners made the trip to Paris to take part in the 39th Paris marathon. After training through the winter the runners were presented with a glorious warm spring day. A predominantly flat course which took in the iconic attractions of Paris meant there was plenty to occupy the mind as well as the large number of runners. Gary Barnes led the way home in a fantastic personal best (by over 45 minutes) of 3:25. He … [Read more...]

New Forest Race Festival 21st and 22nd March 2015

Report by Mandy Kennett New Forest held their Race Festival over the weekend, with an Ultra on Saturday Morning, and a ladies only 10k and half marathon in the afternoon. On Sunday they held a 20 mile race, mixed half and mixed 10k. Just a very small group lined up for the ladies on half (26 ladies) and DRR's Mandy Kennett was amongst them. The course was very scenic and hilly, being mainly ran on trails through the Forest with a small amount on roads. The weather was also very kind, … [Read more...]

Silverstone Half Marathon 15th March 2015

Report by Michele Barnes Gary and I took part in the Silverstone half marathon on Sunday. Very chilly but great atmosphere and well organised and very well supported. Very flat with a couple of inclines. Gary did a PB of 1.28.17. I did a PB of 2:10. Think we're both quite pleased with the results. Gary came 217 out of a field of 6500 and 7th in his age category of 50-54. Amazing !     … [Read more...]