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Congratulations to Jonathan Holmans in winning the 2005 Red Lion 10K and to Briony Segal and Annabelle Stearns in their dead heat in the women's race.
A report and full results are available.
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- Runner's World
November 2000

2005 Red Lion 10K Report

11:00 14 August 2005 at Red Lion PH, Hernhill, nr Faversham

Canterbury Harriers' Jonathan Holmans put in a great performance to take his club's Red Lion 10K. He gradually pulled away and finished in 33:17 almost half a minute ahead of Ashford AC's Andrew Welch (33:44) at the end. In third was Lee McMeekin of Medway & Maidstone who finished in 35:11. Ashford & District AC took the honours in the team competition with Daniel Green, Patrick Butler and Ian Cox being the winning trio.

In the women's race there was the closest and most dramatic race possible as last year's winner Annabelle Stearns of Gravesend RR AC finished in a dead heat with last year's runner-up, Briony Segal of Ashford and District RR AC, in a time of 39:21. In third in a time of 39:54 was Sharon Hawkins of Invicta East Kent AC. In the team competition Cara Oliver, Laura Anderson and Marian Povey combined to take the team prize for Dartford Road Runners. (The prize was wrongly awarded to Invicta East Kent on the day.)

Due to the race being a Kent Grand Prix event and the much cooler weather than in the previous two years, there were 357 entrants, who each receieved a commemorative horse brass for their achievement. Canterbury Harriers appreciated the efforts of the friends and members who helped make the event a success, as well as the St John Ambulance Brigade who helped to ensure the well-being of the competitors. Shepherd Neame and KMFM provided welcome sponsorship, as did the Red Lion pub itself.

Female Winners
1st Eq Briony Segal Ashford & District RR 39:21
1st Eq Annabelle Stearns Gravesend RR & AC 39:21
3rd Sharon Hawkins Invicta East Kent 39:54
V35 1st Heather Fitzmaurice Sevenoaks AC 41:30
V40 1st Kim Howes Larkfield AC 44:08
V45 1st Janice Moorekite Invicta East Kent 41:41
V50 1st Sue James Paddock Wood AC 43:52
V55 1st Penny Roberts Paddock Wood AC 56:23
Male Winners
1st Jonathan Holmans Canterbury Harriers 33:17
2nd Andrew Welch Ashford AC 33:44
3rd Lee McMeekin Medway & Maidstone AC 35:11
V40 1st Luke Armitage Kent AC 35:18
V45 1st Andrew Fletcher Paddock Wood AC 39:35
V50 1st Michael Ellsmore Cambridge Harriers 36:16
V55 1st Martyn Rouse Invicta East Kent 39:11
V60 1st Michael Conway Invicta East Kent 41:35

Last updated: Wed 18 July 2007 23:27:10 BST