Run since 1986, the first ever race was started by none other than the legend that is Steve Cram, this race has been a runaway success ever since.
Originally held to raise funds to build an all weather track facility in memory of a talented young athlete, Julie Rose, the race now raises funds for the club to help their members achieve their sporting dreams.
Starting and finishing in the Julie Rose stadium, the course follows closed roads through the centre of Ashford. Although undulating, it is considered a fast route.
It was our Steve Hickman that was on the startline with his second claim club Ashford and District. I know what you’re all thinking… Steve Hickman…. doing a 10k? No… correction ANOTHER 10k … he’s done his annual one already right? But no your eyes are not deceiving you, our marathon mogul was back out on the short stuff for a change.
“I’m only pacing someone round!” He says in his own defence on Facebook earlier in the week “Anyway… I’m tapering!”
And pace he did… going for 55 minutes, this master of the roads got his friend and fellow Ashford clubmate, Heather in a fantastic 52.52, giving her a shiny Pb.
“It was a beautiful day for it. It was most enjoyable”
Don’t worry everyone…. he’s back on the marathon startline next week (#150 just sayin’)