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 weather, Gary Husk gave an excellent performance, leading the club home in a great time of 38.54, and with Warren Uden hot on his heels in a fantastic time of 39.20. New member Pete Bessent finished in 43.04 followed by Martin McConnell(46.32); Ben Thurgate (47.21) and Graham Foote (47.29). Jo Daniels led the ladies home in a PB of 47.57, winning the Vet55 age category. Emma Stockley completed in 49.07; Claire Thurgate in 49.11 (PB) and Odette Collard-Woolmer in 49.15. Other times were Julian Manser 49.25; Tracy Foote 53.38 (PB); Sylvia Barrett (no time recorded); Jane Phillips 1.01.05; Len Goldsack 1.01.06 (PB); Mike Bond 1.02.20; Richard Phillips 1.06.58 and Billy Baker in 1.28.06.