Ilford AC venture to scenic events over the Bank Holiday

Terry Knightley and Kim Baxter took part in Doddington Place 10k

Terry Knightley and Kim Baxter took part in Doddington Place 10k - Credit: Ilford AC

Bank Holiday Monday saw Ilford’s ex-England international runner Andy Catton venturing to Bromley for the Ted Pepper Memorial off-road 10k. 

The race also doubled up as the Southern Vets AC Championships on an interesting one-lap course, more grass and cross country than trail but pretty flat and at least with a bit of shelter from the chilly wind. 

Starting in waves of 15, Catton got off to a good start but rather overcooked the first 5k, going through in 22.20.

The wheels then came off a bit at 8k due to his lack of race fitness but he managed to hold on for a pretty pleasing 46.18 which earned him the SCVAC M65 gold medal.

Ilford's Terry Knightley and Kim Baxter headed off for an early first wave start to Doddington Place Gardens multi-terrain 10 and 5k at Sittingbourne in Kent on Saturday.

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Knightley found the course not to his liking and struggled in the conditions but still finished 36th in a field of 316 in the 10k, claiming second M60 in 49:13. 

Baxter finished 91st in the 5k race in 44.91, making her come back from a nasty ankle injury in January.

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