News Thanet Gazette - 19th November Thanet Gazette - 19th November


Report by Ed Heardman
2010-11-21 18:09:15

Thanet Gazette - 19th November


With thanks to Jackie, here's the article printed in the latest edition of the Thanet Gazette.


The first weekend of November saw a somewhat blustery and wet renewal of the Deal 5 along the sea front between Deal and Walmer Castle but there was still a goodly turnout of Thanet Roadrunners consisting of 10 seniors and 10 juniors who made the short journey over to race.


The race was won by local Invicta EK runner Chris Holmes whose time of 27 minutes 02 seconds was over a minute faster than 2nd placed runner Mike Mansfield representing Essex club Leigh on Sea Striders.  First lady home was the ever present Tina Oldershaw of Paddock Wood whose 29:56 meant that only 12 men in a field of over 250 managed to beat her home.


For Thanet Roadrunners AC the honours were taken by Daniel Green (15th; 30:16) and Genevieve Holden (68th; 34:59).  In the junior race over 1,000m there were 8 awards up for grabs over 4 age categories and Thanet Roadrunners AC juniors won 6 of them, including all the girls’ prizes, in a real display of strength in depth in the junior section.  Winning juniors were Ysaballa Wrightson (Girls 13-14 years); Emily Bond (Girls 11-12); Caine Moir (Boys 11-12); Kealy Goldsmith (Girls 9-10); Alex Kavanagh (Boys 9-10) and Beth Williams (Girls 7-8).  In addition to this Emily recorded the fastest time of any junior in the race thus beating boys up to 3 years older than her and Caine was the 2nd fastest runner overall (and fastest boy) just 4 seconds behind her.  These runners were ably supported by other junior racers including Tom Winch, James Bedingfield, Oli Cooper and Piper Mullins.



Deal 5 Miles (Seniors): 15thDaniel Green 30.16; 36thGrant Burton 33.11; 47thSteve King 33.54; 68thGenevieve Holden 34.59; 79thSarah Harmes 36.05; 89thSteve Jones 37.03; 105thLorraine Fairbard 38.36; 121stBarbara Gambrill 39.50; 164thBill Wright 43.52; 262ndGaynor Shelvey 62.38.

Deal 1,000m (Juniors): Emily Bond  3:41; Caine Moir 3:45; Tom Winch 3:48; Alex Kavanagh 3:49; James Bedingfield 4:01; Kealy Goldsmith 4:08; Ysabella Wrightson 4:17; Beth Williams 4:19;  Oli Cooper 4:25; Piper Mullins 4:44.


The next road race on the agenda for Thanet Roadrunners Athletics Club is the home event of the Thanet Coastal 10-mile race which takes place on Sunday December 5th, starting at 0930, with headquarters at the Westgate Pavilion.  This ever popular event is still open to postal entries (until 27th November) and further race details and entry forms can be found at the newly relaunched club website at


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