Medway & Maidstone AC had some excellent results in the Medway 10 km road race on Sunday. In addition to the first man and woman runner, the club also had 5 runners in the first ten finishers and a new course record was set by Jemma Whyman. There were 579 finishers.
Whilst the hilly and twisty course is not conducive to good times, Chris Rampling won the race with a new PB in a time of 34.53. He took the race in the finishing 100 metres from Jay Smith of Dartford Road Runners. Medway & Maidstone runners then filled the next three places with Marley Godden 3rd (35.16), Chris Fullerton 4th (35.25) and Lee McMeekin 5th and 1st M40 (36.45). Neill Wright was in 10th place (38.17). Gareth Williams was 23rd and 2nd M50 (40.54), followed by Darren Wright in 40th (44.09), Glyn Pallister 130th (50.18), Phil Wallace 131st and 1st M70 (50.23) and John Rains 440th and 1st M75 (1.08.43).
Jemma Whyman was the women’s race winner and also claimed the course record in a time of 42.31. Jemma is in good company as the previous record was held by past Medway & Maidstone AC athlete Dani Chattenton. She recently won the 1500m at the Loughborough International meeting and is also the current British Universities 3Km champion. Antel Muller, suffering from an illness all week was 44th in 55.30.