A record number of runners took part in this year’s Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K event on Sunday 23rd July sponsored by local independent hospital North Downs Caterham.
Kevin Quinn won the half marathon in a new record time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 3 second while Neil Danby won the 10K in a new record time of 36 minute 20 seconds.
The distance of both events was linked to the roads surrounding Redhill Aerodrome including the village of Nutfield and was measured so that the event was approved and timed to count towards athlete’s performance records as required by UK Athletics.
Runners were encouraged to warm up again this year with Emily Watson of Bunny Hop Dance and Fitness who provided some very rigorous exercise routines so the runners were well and truly ready for the off.
Monica Clarke General Manager North Downs Hospital commented, “North Downs Hospital is delighted and proud to again be the main sponsor of the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon & 10K. It was fantastic to see an increase in numbers from the previous year. We very much look forward to continuing our association with this event in years to come and offering physio, sports injury and orthopaedic services to runners.”
Organiser of the event Caterham Rotarian Richard York said “More runners over two distances with more sponsors and more supporters enjoying a pleasant morning and loving every minute describes today’s Caterham Rotary event perfectly. We were raising funds for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and were delighted that one of their helicopters were able to visit us.”
The winners were:
1st man – Kevin Quinn, South Harriers 1:11:03
2nd – James Baker, Chichester Runners 1:13:48
3rd – Che Compton, Kent AC 1:14:52
1st lady – Erchana Murray-Bartlett, Collingwood Harriers 1:25:51
2nd – Sarah Gruber, Invicta East Kent AC 1:26:31
3rd – Rachel Wood, Blackburn Harriers 1:29:30
1st man – Neil Danby, Oxted Runners 36:21
2nd man – David Bull, Horley Harriers 37:18
3rd man – Duncan Mallison, Ranelagh Harriers 38:48
1st lady – Susan McDonald, 42:44
2nd lady – Claire Page, Crawley Saints & Sinners 43:39
3rd lady – Ali Howell, Horley Harriers 48:23
In addition to our main sponsor North Downs Hospital we would also like to thank the following organisations for their help and support leading up to the event and on the day:
SERV SSL Blood bikes who provided lead bikes, Redhill Aerodrome, Waitrose (Caterham), Caterham Photography, Bunny Hop Dance and Fitness, Nice Work Race Management, RAYNET Communications, Dinerette, BKM Medical, Morrisons Caterham, Co-op Caterham Hill, Larners Cycles