At the Aylesham & East Kent 5K and 10K, there was an unusual “couples” winning spree for the Canterbury Harriers. The 5K was closer to a 4 mile run than a 5K race. Yiannis Christodoulou raced back in first place in 22:49 followed by his wife, Melanie Christodoulou, as First Lady in 32:02 making it her first trophy win. Melanie stated “the course was extremely hilly, which wasn’t helped by the high temperatures. I think my 5K run in Los Angeles a few weeks earlier helped me along this course”.
Another couple achieving a great time was Rosalie Maltby, who was Second Lady in the 5K in 34:11. Her partner, Tom Purnell, achieved third place in the 10K in 39:00.
Also doing well in the 10K was Jo Norrington, who was First Lady back in 46:33. Ellen Rowe gained Second Lady and First Vet 40 Lady in 49:39.