- Written by Jemma Redhead
Sunday 10th November 2019
The George Munday 10km race in Wisbech commenced at 1103 after all runners and race marshals observed two minutes silence as part of Remembrance day to honour all those who have lost their lives in conflict. Paul Dunthorne was the first of the KLTC to cross the finish line obtaining a new course record of 45.02. Maureen Wolfe was next with 50.27 followed by Jemma Redhead who racked up another PB by finishing in 54.26. David Hicks finished in 57.16 and joined his club mates to cheer on Victoria Dunthorne who also earned herself a course record of 1.18.07
Meanwhile, in Shouldham Warren, club members had an incredible race with many medals won in the 2nd of the Ryston Runners cross country grand prix. The youngest of the club to finish was Thomas Elsdon who came 3rd (U9) in the 800 meter race in 3.06. Lola Kidman was 1st girl (U11) to finish the 2km course in an awe-inspiring 8.16. In the seniors 9km race, new member Warren King continues to excel, coming 17th overall in an astounding time of 33.53. Simon Hardy Came 3rd in his age group in 35.33, followed by Neil Gayton in 36.30 whom narrowly pipped Alistair Doig (36.31) to the post. Ian Todd finished in 37.10 followed by Ian Kidman in 37.54. First of the KLTC ladies’ to cross the line was Debbie James in 39.12 earning her 2nd place in her age group. Ashish Rastogi finished in 39.53 closely followed by Mark Doughty 40.30. Geraldine Jordan (41.13) and Pauline Sparrow (49.37) also earned medals for coming 2nd in their age groups. Next home was Darren Elsdon in 50.39 and Stefan Sprawling in 1.05.05.
Saturday afternoon the club held their AGM and awards ceremony. Around 30 members attended and voted for their new committee members and gave a massive round of applause and praise to the following members for winning awards for their achievements. Victoria Dunthorne was awarded a trophy for her enthusiasm in this, her 1st season. She has been an inspiration to her club mates and very much loved by all. Arthur Sargeant was given a trophy for conquering Ironman Wales in a fantastic time, his dedication to training and his very emotional post race video which brought many viewers to tears. Maureen Wolfe was recognised for her many age-group victories and general all round excellence. Debbie James was recognised for all of her hard work and dedication to her training and coming in the top three of her age group in many events. Warren King, also in his 1st season won an award for his outstanding effort and performance in triathlon. Matt Allen has had a triumphant year of racing both home and abroad, age group wins and being a fantastic, inspirational athlete. For overall success in races and excellence in performance, awards went to Geraldine Jordan (senior female) and Dan Guppy (senior male). Junior Members were awarded certificates to commemorate all their accomplishments. Congratulations to Lola Kidman, Tom Doig, Thomas Elsdon, Owen Cooper, Olivia Doig, Sam Doughty, Esmie Kidman, Sophie Doig, Alice Page and Sam Rose.
The club is proud to announce that Mark Doughty recently passed his ‘level 1 triathlon coach’ assessment. He stated that he is now looking forward to putting it all into practice especially supporting the junior members.
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