Road Running events and news
Forthcoming Road Running events can be found the in Events Calendar.
PWAC have been guaranteed 2 places at the Brighton Marathon on 17th April. Please contact John Tolhurst by 12th January if you are interested in running. If numbers applying are more than 2 the same selection criteria as for the London Marathon will apply.
The club will notify the race organisers of our entrants.
Further to the note in the December stopwatch times and our intention to encourage greater participation in road running events and get the PWAC team ethos back we can update you as follows:-
1) From today under the events header tab the road running calendar will now contain details of all relevant details of training and events. This will contain basic details of all training and races with further details available in the same locations as before. The idea behind this is having the basic details in one place will allow members to better plan their training and racing goals.
2) Their are no further Kent Grand Prix dates yet available (the Thanet 20 has been withdrawn due to water board works). Further race dates are due to be announced imminently and we will place them on the website as soon as we have them.
Both the current scheduled races Canterbury 10 on 24th January and Tunbridge Wells half can reach the entry limit before the event. If you are intending to enter these events please do so in advance.
We are intending to organise better car sharing to events this year to help reduce costs and encourage newcomers.
3) Invitations to mob matches will be sent out to other clubs in due course. The matches themselves will not take place before the spring/summer.
The Road Runners Group are Nick Brown, Fiona Buckingham, Pete Buckingham, Keeley Hoad, Emma Hollands, John Tilston and John Tolhurst.
Please speak to any of us at training or e-mail us via email@example.com
The 2015 Kent Road Race Grand Prix concluded with the A20 Path ‘n Downs Half Marathon on 15th November. This was a late replacement for the cancelled Maidstone Half Marathon. PWAC finished 15th (out of 34) in the men’s team and 4th (out of 32) in the women’s team tables. The team winners were Dartford Road Runners (men) and Maidstone Harriers (women). There were 437 men and 234 women competing this year and the winners were Terry Reeves (Dartford Road Runners) and Julie Stoppani (W45, Maidstone Harriers). The leading PWAC runners were Colin Tricker (36th) and Claire Day (5th). There are plans to increase participation and improve results for next year and if you would like to know more please speak to John Tolhurst at any training session. The full results of the Kent Grand Prix 2015 are attached.
The full schedule of events have now been released for the Kent Grand Prix 2016.
Date Event 24th January 2016 Canterbury 10 21st February 2016 Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon 13th March 2016 Dartford Half Marathon 25th March 2016 Folkestone 10 (Kent Champs) 5th June 2016 Staplehurst 10k (Kent Champs) 26th June 2016 North Downs Run 30k 31st July 2016 Deal Dinosaur 10k 4th September 2016 Kent Coastal Marathon (Kent Champs for all vets categories) 2nd October 2016 Tonbridge Half Marathon (Kent Champs) 9th October 2016 Ashford 10k
The team competion results both mens and ladies are calculated from the cumuiative scores from the best 8 results from the 10 events listed
Individual results are based on the best 6 results from the 10 events
Entries have just opened for the immensely popular BUPA London 10,000 on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May 2016. Before you rush to spend £26 for an early bird entry be aware the club is usually awarded a number of free places to allocate and in the past has had six men’s and six women’s entries available. If you are interested in one of these places please inform John Tolhurst, Alan Newman or any Committee member so a list of candidates can be prepared but note that as this event carries British Championship 10k status the best available teams will be entered. Race details available at: www.london10000.co.uk
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For the first time in the history of the biggest half marathon in Kent, the Brooks Paddock Wood Half Marathon started in wet conditions. The rain which had been forecast overnight arrived slightly later than anticipated. The only other time when there was rain was during the race back in the 90s.The wind which hindered runners on the turn for home, dashed many hopes of a PB and for the winner the course record.
Toby Lambert from Winchester and District AC won in a time of (1hr 07m 09s) some 2minutes off the record held by Frank Tickner of Wells City Harriers (1.05.06) from 2013. 2nd was Tom Collins Medway & Maidstone AC (1hr 11m 17s) some 4 minutes behind the winner. Tom, who was 7th last year, improved his position but ran a slower time. 3rd was Robert Jacaman from Cambridge Harriers (1hr 12m.02s), 4th and first man in the 40-49 Category was Neil Smith from Anster Haddles RC (1hr 12m 40s). Ales Gibbons (1hr 13m 57s) and team mate Ritchie Leccia (1hr 14m 08s), both from Blackheath & Bromley AC finished 5th & 6th. First Paddock Wood AC man home was Colin Tricker (1hr 15m 04s) in 10th place. Next home for the host club was Gareth Robb who had been injured and missed the last 2 races finished 67th (1hr 22m 40s), Luke bates in 72nd place ran a PB (1hr 23m 09s). Wayne Balmer was 77th (1hr 23m 49s). First home for Tunbridge Wells Harriers was John Law in 14th place (1hr 15m 19s). Tom Wolley was Tunbridge Wells Harriers only runner (1hr 31m 18s). Tonbridge AC had 2 runners Mathew Harvey (1hr 25m 11s) and Duncan Ralph (1hr 41m 23s).
Winner of the ladies race was Claire Elms Dulwich Runners (1hr 22m 28s), who last won the race back in 2011. Tina Oldershaw (coming back from over a year off) from Paddock Wood AC was 2nd lady (1hr 24m 43s) and had won the 2013 race. The 3rd lady home was Una English (1hr 25m 28s) running her first half marathon. Dulwich Runners won the ladies 1st team prize with Clare Elms, Claire Baglin and Ellie Horrocks. Paddock Wood AC took the 2nd team prize with Tina Oldershaw, Clare Day and Sarah Shepheard. Shepheard also won the 18-22 age category in a PB time of (1hr 32m 17s). 3rd team was Petts Woods Runners Jackie York, Hannah Roberts and Rebecca Crawley. In the men’s teams prizes Blackheath & Bromley won with Alex Gibbons, Richie Leccia and Daniel Brewer. 2nd team were Medway & Maidstone with Tom Collins, Mark Wilkins and David Henderson and 3rd team were Beckenham RC Daniel Bentley-Goldstone, Jim Addison and Mark Lally. The last runner came home in (3hrs 29m 06s)
There were 2757 entries and 2065 finishers.
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