Events Kent Coastal Marathon and Half-Marathon

Kent Coastal Marathon and Half-Marathon

Kent Coastal Marathon and Half-Marathon 2012 (2nd Sep 2012)

Location: Palm Bay School, Cliftonville

Start time: 9.30

Host: TRAC

Many congratulations to all the runners in today’s Kent Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon, and big thanks to all race organisers, marshals and of course our race sponsors and supporters - Foster’s Law; Thanet District Council; Asics; Sweatshop Maidstone; Thanet Constabulary; RAYNET; The Margate Ambulance services; and local scout groups - without which Thanet Roadrunners would not be able to host Kent’s only road marathon. Please could all runners rate the race and leave and comments on Runners World – it helps us and also any prospective runners in the future. The link is out at the moment, but we’ll hope to fix that in due course. This year, and very timely with the Paralympics, blind multi-marathon runner Paul Watts returned to us for a second 26 mile spin around the Thanet coastline. And I hope you took the opportunity to have a photo with the Olympic Torch, carried through Ramsgate by Dean Gough of the Alfie Gough Trust.

Onto the results – there were 311 finishers in the half marathon. Congratulations to Michael Page who won the half marathon in 74.51, just over three minutes clear of Medway and Maidstone’s Anthony Harkin, with John Law of Tunbridge Wells Harriers a further five minutes back in third. Gravesend’s Mel Fisher led the ladies home in 1.24, almost ten minutes clear of London Heathside’s Elspeth Storrar, with another seven minutes to last year’s runner-up, Heather Fisher of Dudley Kingswinford. Heather led a Dudley Kingswinford team of Fishers to the ladies’ team prize, while Paddock Wood claimed the men’s team trophy.

As for the marathon, we had 243 finishers in all categories. A big well done to Riel Carol of Clapham Chasers who won in 2.58.55, just 18 secs ahead of Istead and Ifield’s Raymond Pearce, with Fabrice Klein two minutes back in third, where he also finished last year. With three runners in the first ten male finishers, St/ Albans Striders claimed the men’s team prize. Helen Taranowski of West Four Harriers claimed the ladies’ title, with 3.10.50, seven minutes ahead of Larkfield’s Caroline Terburgh and Lucy Tomlinson of Maidstone Harriers third.  Larkfield AC, also with three finishers in first ten ladies back, beat Maidstone Harriers to the ladies’ team title. Apologies to anyone who was harangued by a cyclist, possibly giving the impression they were part of the marshalling team - rest assured they were not.

Full details are available on the race page.

Hope to see many of you again next year!

For TRAC involvement, six club members ran the half marathon, picking up second spot in the mens’ team……

13

01:29:54

TOMLINSON, Paul

MV40

42

01:40:23

ELLIS, Darren

MV40

53

01:42:27

GOUGH, Peter

SM

134

01:57:23

TONG, Stephen

MV40

156

02:00:57

JONES, Stephen

MV50

167

02:02:32

THAIN, Leigh

SM

…and fourteen ran the full marathon, with the TRAC Ladies claiming third place in the team contest….

65

03:40:44

KING, Steve

MV50

95

03:55:42

WATERS, Adrian

MV40

105

03:58:44

COOPER, John

MV50

112

04:00:15

PHILPOT, Michael

MV50

119

04:02:41

HATT, Debbie

LV35

125

04:05:59

HALL, Derek

MV50

136

04:11:28

ASHMORE, Mark

MV40

149

04:17:52

SUTTLE, Stephen

MV50

153

04:20:58

PHILPOT, Pam

LV45

161

04:26:36

CLARKE, Steve

MV50

174

04:33:04

COPE, Philip

MV60

175

04:34:06

RYDER, Rick

MV50

211

04:53:45

HERMITAGE, Julia

LV35

242

06:01:07

HARMES, Sarah

LV35

Official race photos are now also available - http://www.jodihanaganphotography.com/p57961381 - so go and have a look!

As well as the official photos, there are some at the bottom of the page - thanks to Jodi Hanagan for a few freebies, Debbie Hatt, Chris Brenchley and Mark Ladiver. If anyone would like a higher resolution image of one of Mark's photos, please drop me a line and I'll put you in touch with him.

As you may be aware, this is Phil Kinnill’s last stint as race director – many thanks for all his sterling efforts over the years to bring us Kent’s only road marathon. Debbie Hatt has already taken the baton, but if anyone would like to be involved behind the scenes for next year’s event, please do drop us a line at webmaster@thanetroadrunners.org.uk – we certainly need someone to handle the entries, as Sharon is also taking a breather next summer, but there are many ways to get involved.

 

Club Championships Update

I’ve updated the standings in the 2012 Club Championship after the Marathon. A number of prizes have been wrapped up with just one race to go. However, there’s still a fair bit to be settled.

Steve King’s win on Sunday moved him two points clear of Andy Stevens in the men’s overall. Andy needs to win at Maidstone to draw level on points. Adrian Waters sits third, but Chris Brenchley could take that from him. First and second in the men’s senior are settled, but anyone could finish 3rd ahead of Alex Horsley. Steve has the v40 title, but Chris can take second from Adrian, and push Stephen Forshaw out of the medals. The v50 is going to the wire, as John Cooper pulled level with Steve Clarke. John has the slight advantage, with a lowest scoring run one point lower than Steve. Steve Suttle continued his marathon appearance streak despite injury and sits 3rd, with only another Steve (Jones) capable of taking that spot. In the v60, Terry Brightwell still needs to run at Maidstone to make sure of beating Bill Wright. Mick Hall is in line for 3rd unless Philip Cope travels to Maidstone.

The ladies 1-2-3 will be Sarah Harmes, Debbie Hatt and Pam Philpot. Becky Williams can win the senior Ladies ahead of Genevieve Holden, and Donna Perkins needs to run to guarantee third spot. Shayne Brenchley could yet take third from Julia Hermitage in the v35. Pam has the v45 title in the bag, and anyone of Gaynor Shelvey, Barbara Gambrill and Carol Walker could claim the v55 trophy.

 

Grand Prix Update

Both the TRAC men’s and ladies’ teams had a great showing in the Grand Prix in Sunday’s marathon, with each registering their highest return of the season. The men came second on the day, and are now just 11 points behind fourth-placed Orpington. The ladies look likely to have secured at least 7th place, and sit just 41 points adrift of the sixth-placed team, again Orpington.

In the individual tables, Steve King joined Andy Stevens in the top 20, and we have six runners in the top 100.  Steve and Adrian Waters are both in the top 20 of the v40, and we now have five scorers in the v50, John Cooper leading the way in 16th. Philip Cope has jumped ahead of Bill Wright behind Terry Brightwell in the v60.

For the ladies, Sarah Harmes and Debbie Hatt are in the top 25, and the club now has seven scoring runners. Debbie has moved ahead of Sarah in the v35, while Julia Hermitage has entered the chart. Pam Philpot picked up a great score to move up to 20th in the v45.

Well done everyone for a great team effort! Just the one race to go – the Maidstone Half Marathon on 14th October – so let’s have a big turn out to finish on a high. The will be putting on a minibus for this race, so to make it a team day out, make sure you book your place with Steve Clarke as soon as possible. Once the bus is filled, you’ll have to make your own way!

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2012 Half Marathon - ladies' team results
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2012 Kent Grand Prix - Race 9
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2012 Club Championships - Race 9
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2012 Marathon - full results
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2012 Half Marathon - prizewinners
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2012 Half Marathon - men's team results
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2012 Marathon - prizewinners
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2012 Marathon - ladies' team results
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2012 Marathon - men's team results
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