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...]

The Wrekin Wreaker Fell Race Sunday 23rd November 2014

Report by Colin Wood The Wrekin is a large wooded mound or hill near Wellington Telford in Shropshire. It is 1335 feet high, 1.75 miles long and 0.75 miles wide with many tracks and paths all over it. The race route goes over the top three times and is about 7.5 miles long exploring every side of the hill. A total climb of over 2000ft. The weather was ideal, cool calm and cloudy. 189 took part with one DNF. The event was well marshalled with one at every corner where the route was not … [Read more...]

Canterbury 10 25th January 2015 Report by Angela Parker

Ten Dover Road Runners went to Canterbury and ran the 10 mile race on this glorious day. The sun was out and it was warmer outside than it was in the Chaucer Technology School, the race headquarters. It was the first time in a long time that the weather was kind than it had been in previous years. This was the final race on this route as the new headquarters will be at Barton Court Grammer school. There was a turnout of almost 1,000 runners. The conditions were good. The temperatures … [Read more...]

Thanet 10 2014 Race Report by Sylvia Barrett

Sunday 7th December 2014 5 Dover Road Runners lined up at the start of the Thanet 10 mile. The course is flat out and back with stunning Sea Views along this beautiful Coast Line which starts at West Gate on Sea and heads out to Margate and through to Cliftonville. We turned at 5 miles and were greeted with challenging wind, in true running sprit everyone digs deep and after a slippy grassy slope to the finish times were: Martin McConnell, a speedy 1.15.02, 54th out of 229. Great running … [Read more...]

Ashford 666 Sunday 16th November Race Report by Leela Osborne

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666-A Devilish 7mile Trail Run. On Sunday 16th November 13 members from Dover Road Runners completed the gruelling 7 miles trail run set in the idyllic ancient woodlands of King's Wood, Challock, Kent. The course was extremely challenging through woodland paths, bridleways and fire roads which were muddy, wet and in places steep slippery slopes, some needing ropes for runners to pull themselves up. Warren Uden came in first for DRR completing in 54.31, shortly followed by Mark … [Read more...]

Snowdonia Marathon 25th October 2014

Report by Sylvia Barrett Team Snowdonia Saturday 25th October Team Dover Road Runners gathered at the start of the Snowdonia Marathon. All the months of training  we now will  be tested, on this tough challenging route of 26.2 miles.  Numbers pinned on , gels packed  wondering as to what lies ahead. The gun fires and we are off. We had a mixed bag of weather cold winds, rain and Sunshine. All Drr  had to dig deep as up and down we ran. The views were amazing , the marshals and water … [Read more...]

Givaudan 10K 12/10/14

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Report by Claire Thurgate UDEN IMPRESSES AT ASHFORD  Four DRR took part in the annual Givaudan Ashford 10K.  In perfect autumnal conditions and on a slightly undulating road course, Warren Uden finished 36th out of a field of 872 in a PB 37.48.  He was followed home by Claire Thurgate (49:53 PB), Mike Bond (60.11 PB) and John Thorpe (66.55). … [Read more...]

Reports by Leon Goldsack The 9th Rye Summer Classic Series 10K Race 2  08/08/14 Once again I took park in this race in Rye Harbour. I did it in 59.26. I beat last mouth time by 59 seconds. I finished in 97 place out of 113 finishers.  The Podplus Ashford 5k Summer Series 3 15/08/14 Mike Bond and I took part in the Podplus Ashford 5k. Mike Bond finished first in his age category. He finished in 39th out of 48 finishers in the time 29.24. I finished in 34th out of 48 finishers in the time … [Read more...]

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