Ashford 10K

Hopefully as good as last year !!

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08/10/2006 at 17:09
Just over 39 mins for me - well chuffed considering I have been recovering from a knee injury. Beat previous PB by 1m 30secs.

I echo redordead's comments - fantastic organisation, great course. Well done everyone who raced and everyone who organised.

I'll be back next year !!
08/10/2006 at 17:56
Hi All,

Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed the race.

You can now get full result and some pictures on the website www.ashford10k.co.uk

Best regards
Paul
08/10/2006 at 17:59
i agree very well run event by all the volunteers
08/10/2006 at 18:03
Well done to Paul and your team, I thought as well it was extremely well marshalled and a great service to get the results up on the same day. I'm rather relieved to see my photo's not up there!!

08/10/2006 at 18:34
Thank you Ashford !!

30 seconds off my last 10k a pb, 46.23 - wonder how long I can keep it up? My next 10k will be the other ashford one in Feb 2007, but I'll have my first half marathon on the 29 of this month in Folkestone to see if I can get last year's shin splints back - boy, do I miss them cheery little fellows ;-)
08/10/2006 at 19:05
Tiger
Thanks for your comments over on me fred.
As ever it was a real pleasure to see you. Sorry my deckchair colleagues got in the way a bit but it's difficult to ignore them.

On second thoughts I'd have preferred an X after the race. A sweaty struggle has something going for it :-))

Hope you were pleased with your time. You obviously weren't trying at Eridge.

See you at the Maidstome 1/2m?
JJ

08/10/2006 at 19:56
I won't be at Maidstone this year JJ, same day as Abingdon. Maidstone is my half mara PB course set last year. It's definitely up for targeting though, and I'm planning a Spring offensive at Paddock Wood :-)

I was pleased with my time, not near Brighton last year (just like you!) but I've been on slow long runs for a while and shin splints through the summer didn't help. It was good to have the opportunity to have a good fast run today!

08/10/2006 at 20:53
Tiger
For a 1/2m assault try T.wells 1/2, Hastings 1/2 then Paddock Wood for a PB.

I'd forgotten about the Maidstone/Abingdon clash. Hope Abingdon goes stunningly well.
JJ
09/10/2006 at 09:55
Thanks for a good race. It was so refreshing to do race with closed roads locally. Well Done!!!

Can I ask about the position of the timing ariel compared to the finish line. It seems that it timing system did not beep until we were under the ariel, which was about 3 metres beyond the finish banner. Was I just imagining this? Or were the beeps for the people behind who finished just after me.

Cheers

djb
09/10/2006 at 12:12
David - no you're right. There is actually 6ft between the finish banner and the 'official' finish line. Not ideal I know. But the finish banner is attached to a metal stand which interferes with the time recorder.
We do have recorders as back to up ensure places are mixed up between.
best regards
paul
09/10/2006 at 18:09
Cheers Paul

It might be worth having some Corex 'Finish' Signs on the 'actual' line, as I almost gave up the ghost under the banner :-)

Cheers

djb
09/10/2006 at 20:31
we might reverse it next year which would probably be easier for everyone (i.e have the 'time recorder' first and the finish banner a few feet later
10/10/2006 at 09:08
Paul,

Yes, thnat would work as well.

Cheers for a good race all in all...

djb
11/10/2006 at 06:36
Interesting view on the race on www.ronhillsalterego.blogspot.com

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