London Marathon Report

London Marathon 2013

Report by Mark Sluman Six Dover Road Runners entered Sunday’s prestigious London Marathon and all completed the course in excellent times despite the very warm conditions which affected all runners in the latter part of the race. Leela Osborne, running her second Marathon in just two weeks, again put in a superb run and, as in the Paris Marathon, achieved a brilliant sub 4 hour result finishing in 3 hrs 58 mins. The next DRR to cross the finishing line was Jason Parker in 4 hrs 35mins and … [Read more...]

Brighton Marathon Race Report for April 14th

Report by Sylvia Barrett After months of training in ice cold conditions our runners awoke to a mild morning. Rain at first, as they gathered at the start all wondering how their run would unfold, a lot can happen in 26.2 miles. Supporters gathered around the course. DRR support stations in place, flags flying,whistles ready. All our runners passed through the 10k mark as expected. By mile 13 they all looked great, we saw all our runners go through, smiles, waves and thumbs up then they … [Read more...]

Paris Marathon Race Results

Paris Marathon 2013

Results for the Paris Marathon are in, with some amazing results. Many members achieved their personal best, and we send them our congratualtions! Well done to all. Times Leela Osborne - 3:55.25 PB Louise Black - 3.57.23 PB Helen Tomkin - 3.57.38 PB Annette Nixon - 4.27.05 debut Ivan Thompson - 4.29.15 Claire Jones - 4.52.34 PB Elaine Ellender - 5.54.52 debut Read Member's Stories Helen's Paris Marathon Story Annette's Paris Marathon Story Claire's Paris Marathon Story   … [Read more...]

Staplehurst End of Year Run

Report by Leon GoldsackOn Sunday 30th December I want to Staplehurst to take part in the End of '12 Run.It was a hilly 13.8K or a flat 7.8K. I took part in the flat 7.8K and did it in the time of 43.29. I finished 20th out of 36. In the 13.8K there were 101 finishers. I got a medal for doing it. … [Read more...]

Saltwood Boxing Day Run

Report by Mark SlumanA large field of  over six hundred runners, including eight Dover Road Runners, gathered at the starting line of the annual Boxing Day Saltwood Cross Country Run,  a far cry from the total of fifteen runners who took part in the first run thirty seven years ago. The DRR team welcomed back Jay Hennebery who was returning to racing after a long term injury. Despite the sunny mild day, due to the recent continuous rain throughout the country, no runner could be surprised at the … [Read more...]

Blean Woods Run

Report by Sylvia BarrettOn Sunday morning a group of Dover Road Runners met in the car park of Blean Woods for an off-road run through the woods.During the week we had so much rain I was gathering animals two by two and was starting to build an Ark, so with this in mind we were all a bit concerned as to how muddy and boggy can a woods be ?? Well the first runner I met was Alec Baptie. He proclaimed it was very boggy, more like a swamp and even claimed he had seen crocodiles in the swamp! With … [Read more...]