13 club members turned out for the 5th race of the KFL season and raced over a two lap course which included obstacles such as a pond, hay bales and a couple bomb craters.
Colin Tricker (31:23) who when he finished looked like he had tried to eat the course finished in a fantastic 4th place and is now an excellent 5th in the overall male standings. David Sampson (36:10) who’s fine form continued as he came home in a very respectable 46th place. Sam Parrett (37:48) and Pete Buckingham (37:52) had their own battle within the race with Sam eventually coming out on top and finished in 68th and 69th place respectively. Nick Brown 89th (39:30) Simon Poole 125th (42:01) and Paul Graves 174th (45:21). Martin Taylor made a brave attempt to run having damaged his ribs after falling down the stairs in his new house but sadly in pain he had to pull out in some discomfort during the first lap.
Unfortunately this meant the club did not have a team of 8 men finishing for the first time this season.
Competing for the first time in the league this season after getting over a long term injury and having a fine run last Sunday at the Canterbury 10 and first lady home for the club was Sarah Shepherd (36:31) in 54th place overall 4th lady. Emma Hollands was 8th lady home in 70th place overall (37:30) Vanessa Hollamby 239th place overall 56th lady and Shirley Exall 61st lady (47:25) made up the clubs ladies team who were ably supported by Annie Ross 82nd lady (52:13) and Melissa Ferns 91st lady home (53:57). 357 runners took part in the race.
PWAC’s combined team finished in 10th place on the day and stay in 6th place in the league table. The clubs ladies finished a very creditable 7th team on the day in the ladies team event, and are now in 8th place in the ladies team event.
The clubs results in full can be seen on the our website or to see the full race results and league tables please log onto the KFL website at www.kfl.canterburyharriers.org
The 6th KFL race in the 7 race series is next Sunday 5th February at Rough Common,
Canterbury. There will be junior races.
Richard & Jeanette Elliott