Post race report

2018, March 18 Race Director’s report

Despite the adverse weather affecting some parts of the UK, the Mid and Eastern areas of Kent saw very little of the forecast snow which meant the Canterbury Riverside 10k was ok to go ahead. The off-road course, which travels from Chartham to Canterbury and back, was clear of snow and ice but did have a couple of large puddles which the 300 competitors took in their stride. First back was local Simon Jones of Canterbury Harriers who took just 35:19 to complete the run. He was followed just over 2 minutes later by Marcus Etheridge, an Invicta East Kent junior, in 37:33, and 3rd was Daniel Selman taking 37:58 for his effort. Daniel was part of the huge Petts Wood runners contingent who sent 51 runners to the race! With that many athletes, it was no surprise they also won the team of 4 prize with Dan Selman, Stephen Pond, Michael Smith and Lucy Drury.
The ladies’ race was won by Medway Tri’s Deborah Hope in 43:25. Next was Kirsten Eastland with a 44:54 and 3rd place was taken by Vicky Talbot-Rosner (Ashford+District RRC ) with a 45:51. All 3 ladies were Veteran Runners!

2017, March 19

As a stranger to the area, your directions were great. We arrived in plenty of time and easily found a space.
Really enjoyed the run…. See you all again next year! Thanks

Hi all at Running and Riding
Just wanted to say ‘Thanks’ for a fantastic experience today. Great route (flat!) and organisation and facilities were superb!
Looking forward to next year’s run!

Just wanted to say thank you – absolutely loved the run this morning and had a great time. Thanks.

2016, March 20

Thank you so much for looking after me today.
Well done for putting on a great event!
All the best,

Just wanted to say thanks for the great run this morning….lots of smiling faces and supportive cheers…

I had a great run thanks.
So well organized I needn’t even have bothered buying safety pins before the race in readiness!
It was a great day.
Many thanks to everyone.

Thanks for a well organised race.

I just wanted to say thank you all for such a friendly and well organised event last Sunday.
It was only my second 10k and I thought it was very encouraging.
Thank you and Happy Easter.

(we must do more race reports and publish your comments more often)

2013, March 24

The guys at Trek & Run have penned an excellent report of the race, very much from the runners’ perspective, including a brilliant video.  It’s great to have some media coverage, somewhere for the runners to find themselves in action and an idea of how the race goes for next year’s newcomers.  Thanks chaps.