Events Canterbury Half Marathon 2010

Canterbury Half Marathon 2010 (23rd May 2010)

Location: Canterbury

Host: Invicta East Kent


The notoriously tough Canterbury Half Marathon and the hot weather had rather different effects on various Thanet Roadrunners at the weekend leading to a mixture of fortunes


Aboura Mahieddine had an outstanding run and won the race comfortably in a time of 1 hour 13 minutes and 11 seconds which brought him over the finish line more than 5 minutes ahead of the 2ndplaced athlete from Invicta East Kent – a quite astounding margin over the 13.1 miles.  Aboura has been enjoying a rich vein of form recently which has seen him put together a good string of results, most noticeably a 2ndplace in the Folkestone 10 mile race on Good Friday but last weekend’s fine win sees him step up another level.


Thanet Roadrunner’s 1stmale was of course Aboura and the first TRAC female home was Genevieve Holden in 1:51:04 with Julia Hermitage and Tracey-Anne van der Merwe being the only other TRAC ladies competing on the day.  Another athlete enjoying a good day at the office was Ian Lockyer who defied the conditions to run a personal best time and afterwards said “I can’t quite believe I took half a minute of my PB for a half marathon…….especially with that heat and those hills!”


At the other end of the scale several runners really suffered from a combination of the course, the temperatures and in some cases recent marathon outings and recorded times perhaps, understandably, not quite up to their normal standards!


Full results are now available.


TRAC Finishers (Chip times):

Aboura Mahieddine 1:13:11 – overall winner; Adrian Waters 1:35:54; David Hall 1:36:17; Grant Burton 1:38:29; Mark Terry 1:39:40; Ed Heardman 1:44:31; Genevieve Holden 1:51:04; Marinos Calothis 2:01:05; Julia Hermitage 2:05:13; Cliff Stokes 2:05:16; Symon Barkway 2:12:10; Tracey-Anne van der Merwe 2:13:21; Bill Wright 2:15:00; Ian Lockyer 2:19:11; Mark Hadden 2:19:40.



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