Harriers take flight at Tonbridge Half Marathon

FLYING FINISH: The Tunbridge Wells Harriers competed in the Tonbridge Half Marathon

A local running club put its best feet forward last weekend at the annual Tonbridge Half Marathon.

Fifteen members of Tunbridge Wells Harriers took part in the 5K, 10K and half marathon distances on Sunday (October 1).

They made up part of the 823 runners in total taking part in the 13.1-mile loop around Tonbridge in support of charity partner Hospice in the Weald.

The club, which is based at The Nevill Ground in Tunbridge Wells, had runners across all age groups donning the Harriers’ distinctive blue-and-yellow striped vests.

Club member Fred Ayre ran in the Senior Men’s category (ages 20-35) and placed 37th overall. He came top of the Harriers team with a gun time of 01:29:34.

Liz Hawker, a Harriers runner taking part in the Vet 50 Category, said: “Nothing beats the buzz of a big community event like this.

“This year’s half marathon had superb pacers, musical support on the sidelines and a mass warm-up.

“It was fantastic to represent the Tunbridge Wells Harriers in what was my fourth half marathon race – and a pleasure to join colleagues from Hilden Oaks Prep School, too.”

Tunbridge Wells Harriers welcomes new members and has runners of all speeds. Club runs are every Wednesday, with other sessions throughout the week.

For more details visit: twharriers.org.uk

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