Big distances, big half and big PBs

Autumn marathon season is nearly upon us meaning those in training are taking on some longer distance races in preparation for the main event.

The Thanet Ricki Savage 20  took place on Sunday up and down the Thanet coastline. Dan Radcliffe put in a fantastic effort to finish 3rd in a time of 2:08:25. Jane Wren was 6th lady and 3rd in her age category in a time of 3:07:40. 

Bigger in name if not in distance, the Big Half also took place on Sunday morning round the streets of central London. First back with a superb performance and a big PB was Dave Tyler who finished just outside the top 100 in 104th place in a time of 1:14:19. Henry Axon was next to finish in 1:22:12 followed by Patrick Hughes in 1:27:29. Nick Bryant wasn’t far behind in 1:32:39 while James Springett finished in 1:39:30. Amy Owen was our sole female representative finishing in 2:15:20.

Meanwhile Karla Larnder was taking part in the Badlesmere 10k, a hilly trail race where she dodged the cow pats and finished a brilliant 1st lady in a time of 50:27. 

Friday night was the latest in the Rye Summer 5k Series. Darren Crew and Jody Stoakes took part and both ran new PBs. Darren ran 20:11 while Jody ran 22:34.

There was a lot of parkrun action on Saturday morning, both on the Leas and further afield. Full results below:

Ian Merrick00:18:34
Rob Collier00:18:41
Tristan Bruce00:19:28
Oliver Collier00:19:59
Daren Wild00:20:03
Nikki Goodwin00:20:09
Nick Steele00:20:28
Darren Philip00:22:03
Darren Crew00:22:49
Vicky Scott00:23:04
Stuart Erskine00:23:06
Ian Mcgilloway00:23:20
Louisa Eede00:23:35
Caroline Curtis00:23:53
David Botting00:24:20
Richard Fowles00:25:27
Martin Murray00:25:33
David Gillett00:25:40
Philip Maull00:26:00
Ron Bell00:26:02
Anthony Scott00:26:34
Andrew Tremain00:27:18
Sylwia Tokarska00:27:21
Kirsty Gardiner00:27:30
Clive Allon00:27:43
Jody Stoakes00:28:18
Richard Dyer00:28:44
Paul Hannay00:29:03
Rebekah Newton00:30:00
Debbie Dunham00:30:01
Jacob Burvill00:30:04
Simon Burvill00:30:04
Maria Chapman00:30:18
Marie Brazier00:30:37
Malcolm Gibbs00:32:42
Margaret Whitham00:32:54
Julie Gibbs00:41:39
Kayleigh Cumber00:47:27


Debbie Jeffery – 22:38

Lloyd Parkrun, Croydon:

Krzysztof Klidzia – 18:37


Joe Bruce – 17:00

Wanstead Flats:

Alan Randall – 25:06

Jane Wren – 27:03

Harrow Lodge:

Henry Axon – 23:42

Amy Owen – 31:21


Karla Larnder – 22:57


Kate Lancefield – 30:35

Clover Point:

Linnaea Stockall – 22:48