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Title: Tonbridge Half few places left 23rd sept
Post by: Rick Ryder on September 03, 2012, 11:26:01 PM
link here http://www.tonbridgehalfmarathon.co.uk/ (http://www.tonbridgehalfmarathon.co.uk/)

my original home town, running past my fishing spots and drinking holes, through the weald of kent! and medal presented by Dame Kelly Holmes, it's got to be on my "to do" list!

anyone need a lift?
Title: Re: Tonbridge Half 23rd sept dohh ! i hate timing chips!
Post by: Rick Ryder on September 24, 2012, 12:27:31 AM
In short: Leigh village and Kelly make it great!
In full: superb race i found the hills a great challenge, Leigh village support truly outstanding BUT sad to report my timing chip/coil in vest number failed to trip the timing mat so i have had to email organisers for a guesstimate from hand written records (A BIG FAIL) worth the trip just to meet Kelly though!...
 Rick Ryder Thanet Road Runners 1269
Date of review: September 24, 2012
Title: Re: Tonbridge Half few places left 23rd sept
Post by: Ed Heardman on September 24, 2012, 06:24:58 PM
 Technology eh, Rick  -who'd have it?! Anyway, hope you had a good run!
Title: Re: Tonbridge Half
Post by: Rick Ryder on September 24, 2012, 11:23:57 PM
Thank Ed yes it was great to see the ponds and rivers i fished as a teenager, the corners and hedges i rode my motorbikes through!
the hill's seemed smaller 35 years ago!
this is a super race, the village of leigh turn out en mass and give great support..and i got a chuckle from kelly holmes when i told her i had "borrowed" the prison union flag for her triumphant open top bus parade through Tonbridge 4 years ago..

John Cooper showed some grit and determination to finish despite still suffering a ghippy tum...

anyway i'm claiming 1.54;33 going by this picture linked http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/viewpicture.tlx?advsearchid=1348524782&pictureid=12924502893

 (http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/viewpicture.tlx?advsearchid=1348524782&pictureid=12924502893)
Rick..