Over 600 runners competed in the 14th staging of the Baileys Nissan Whitstable 10K road race organised by Canterbury Harriers on Monday May Bank Holiday morning. In sunny and warm conditions, with only light winds along the Tankerton and Hampton promenade sections, 29 athletes dipped under 40 minutes. The field was led home by Jason Cherriman of Orpington Road Runners who finished in a time of 32 minutes and 21 seconds, close to his personal best time of 32:05. He was comfortably clear of second placed Spencer Hempstead ( Ilford AC 34:06) with third place going to Martin Potter( London Heathside 34:38)
Liz Weeks of Sittingbourne Striders dominated the ladies race finishing in an impressive 9th place overall in a time of 36:28 and over 3 minutes clear of second placed Kristina Mikalauskiene (Bexley AC 39:45) with Lisa Reid (Dartford Harriers 39:54) taking third .
The mens and ladies team prizes went to London Heathside and Bexley AC
Leading finishers for host club Canterbury Harriers were Roderick McLachlan (37:41) and Faye Roberts (43:52). Robert Whittaker (38:40) and Vicky Talbot Rosner(44:08) were first home for Invicta East Kent.
1st Jason Cherriman Orpington Road Runners 32:21
2nd Spencer Hempstead Ilford AC 34:06
3rd Martin Potter London Heathside 34:38
V40 1st Jim Ashworth – Beaumont Unattached 26:06
V50 1st Robert Dick Unattached 37:59
V60 1st Jim Brown Woking AC 42:13
1st Liz Weeks Sittingbourne Striders 36:28
2nd Kristina Mikalauskiene Bexley AC 39:45
3rd Elspeth Storrar London Heathside 41:21
V35 1st Michaela Hill Thanet Road Runners 42:09
V45 1st Jackie Wastell London Heathside 43:08
V55 1st Sue James Paddock Wood AC 48:00