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2003 Whitstable 10K Report

11:00 5 May 2003 at The Waterfront Club, Whitstable

Ryan Prout of Thrift Green Trotters set a new male course record of 33:09 at the 2003 Whitstable 10K on Monday 5th May, despite a brisk westerly breeze which made the second half of the race difficult. Ryan was still four seconds outside the overall course record set by Charlotte Dale last year, however. Neil Renault of Medway and Maidstone AC was second, some 20 seconds behind at 33:29, with Tatsuo Yoshiwara of Invicta East Kent third in 34:04.

In the women's race, Jill Cliff of Deal Tri triumphed in a time of 40:10, ahead of the Invicta East Kent Vet-45 duo of Janice Moorekite (40:32) and Liz Batty (41:24).

In the team events, Thrift Green Trotters' strong turnout, led by Prout, helped ensure that they won the male club prize, with the other team members being John Parker (6th in 35:22) and Matthew Bland (7th in 35:25). The performances of Moorkite and Batty, supported by 15th-placed Lisa Clayton (45:56), helped secure the female team prize for Invicta East Kent.

The Whitstable 10K was, as ever, extremely popular, with well over a hundred having to be disappointed even before the closing date for entries had been reached. The race, which was organised for the fourth year by Canterbury Harriers, was also honoured to have the 1960 Olympic gold medallist in the 50Km walk, Donald Thompson, run. Don was, in fact, the oldest competitor in the field at 70 and just failed to break the hour.

Female Winners
1st Jill Cliff Deal Tri 40:10
2nd Janice Moorekite Invicta East Kent 40:32
3rd Elisabeth Batty Invicta East Kent 41:24
V35 1st Sharon Hawkins Maidstone Harriers 42:49
V40 1st Clare Wyngard Dulwich Runners 44:50
V45 1st Alison White Paddock Wood AC 45:52
V50 1st Sue James Paddock Wood AC 42:09
V55 1st June Johnson Sevenoaks AC 47:41
Male Winners
1st Ryan Prout Thrift Green Trotters 33:09
2nd Neil Renault Medway & Maidstone AC 33:29
3rd Tatsuo Yoshiwara Invicta East Kent 34:04
V40 1st Steven Game Dartford Harriers 34:12
V45 1st Alan Newman Medway & Maidstone AC 38:17
V50 1st Robert Leach Elan Sportif de Trelissac 37:13
V55 1st Stan Coleman Thrift Green Trotters 37:50
V60 1st Michael Jarvis Tunbridge Wells Harriers 41:41

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