The Maidstone River Run is an annual event that takes place along the riverside pathway of Maidstone Town Centre. It features both a 10k and a 10-mile route, with the 10k run turning around near Aylesford and the 10-mile run heading further upstream towards East Farleigh. This coronation bank holiday weekend, the Harriers participated in full force at the Maidstone River Run, achieving an impressive sweep in both events and bringing home nearly all the silverware.
10 mile race
Kane O’Beirne finished in the first position with a time of 01:04:12. He was followed by Rob Dunnill, who finished in 9th position with a time of 01:09:37, and Keith Dean, who finished in 10th position with a time of 01:09:38. Richard Ellison finished in 14th position with a time of 01:10:57, Ari Kotsis finished in 21st position with a time of 01:15:22 and Stefhan Lewis finished in 44th, with a time of 01:25:44.
Charlotte Brooks dominated the female field as she cruised to a 1st place finish in the lady’s category in 01:08:04 (9th overall). Katie James finished in 24th, and placed 1st in the F35 category in a time of 01:15:49. Rachael Morris came in at 56th place overall with a time of 01:31:56. Well done ladies!
Overall, the Maidstone Harriers had a strong showing in the 10 mile race, with 9 participants and 6 finishing in the top 21 positions. Well done to all participants from the club!
Lee Sander-King finished in 2nd place overall with a time of 00:37:23 (massive new PB ⭐). Charlotte Johnston was the fastest female runner, finishing in 6th place overall with a time of 00:39:42 and winning the FS category.
Adrian Perkins placed 7th overall with a time of 00:40:13 and came 3rd in the M50 category. Ryan Worsley finished in 10th place with a time of 00:42:20, coming 4th in the MS category, and Ashley Hover finished just behind him in 11th place with a time of 00:43:00 and coming 5th in the MS category.
Mark Smith placed 16th overall with a time of 00:46:17 and came 4th in the M50 category. Penny Ellison finished in 21st place with a time of 00:47:17, placing 2nd in the F45 category. David Hubble finished in 26th place with a time of 00:47:58 and came 11th in the MS category.
David George Thornby, the oldest runner from Maidstone Harriers on the day, finished in 29th place with a time of 00:48:16, winning the M70+ category. Emma Brenton finished in 30th place with a time of 00:48:36 (new PB ⭐), coming 4th in the FS category. Trudi Hood finished in 36th place with a time of 00:51:18, coming 5th in the FS category. Tim Hilder finished in 44th place with a time of 00:52:53 and came 9th in the M40 category.
Terry Crittenden finished in 55th place with a time of 00:56:43 and came 3rd in the M60 category. Zoe Wilson finished in 122nd place with a time of 01:20:29 and came 19th in the F35 category. Catey Bowles who’s back to her running ways crossed the line in 01:39:39!
Overall, the Maidstone Harriers had a strong showing in the 10 mile race, with 15 participants and 7 finishing in the top 21 positions. A fantastic team effort as always!
Well done to all our Harriers that took part, for a full list of results visit the NE timing results page.