Tunbridge Wells Harriers' Daniel Watt wins 2013 Deal Half-Marathon ahead of Anthony Forsyth and Kris Noble
Athletes prepare for the
off at Sunday's half-marathon. Picture: Paul
This time last year the Deal
Half-Marathon was cancelled at short notice due to snow. There
were no such problems on Sunday as 400 athletes competed from
Fowlmead Country Park.
Daniel Watt (Tunbridge Wells Harriers)
was first home in 1hr16min22sec with half a mile to spare over M40
Anthony Forsyth (Ashford, 1:19.56) and Kris Noble (1:20.15) of
The next six finishers were all M40
master athletes. Gavin Kitchingham (1:20.51, Orpington) was
followed by Aaron Hughes (1:22.02, Maidstone Harriers), Ashley
Howes (1:22.06, Larkfield), Craig Chapman (1:22.39, Tunbridge
Wells), Neil Hacon (1:24.34, Sittingbourne) and James
Absolon(1:25.08, Tunbridge Wells).
Bob Fursey (1:30.11) and Adrian Moody
(1:30.31) of Medway and Maidstone led M50s and Trevor Edgely
(1:31.36) of Istead and Ifield bossed the M60s.
Faye Roberts (1:30.10, Canterbury
Harriers) won the women’s race under pressure from visitors Clare
Mullenger (1:30.20, Wimbledon) and Elspeth Storrar (1:31.32, London
W40s Sarah Maguire (1:34.32,
Canterbury) and Julie Stoppani (1:36.55, Maidstone Harriers) were
next and W50 Barbara Wenman (1:37.47, Canterbury) was sixth
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