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Thousands join Medway Mile at Rochester Castle Gardens

By Clare Freeman

The run reached its capacity of 3,000 well before the start of the race and, in its eighth year, the community event attracted people of shapes and sizes and ages

The first participants crossed the finish line in front of Rochester Castle in just over five minutes.

Youngsters race for the finish line

Youngsters race for the finish line

Jacques Cunningham-Marsh, 14, took first place with a personal best time of 5min 24 sec, closely followed by previous winner 17-year-old Charlie Ward and Marley Godden, 15.

Also taking part was a 17-strong team from Brompton Barracks who jogged around in 9min 30sec carrying packs weighing 16.5kg.

Participants get ready for the Mile

Participants get ready for the Mile

This year’s event had a Commonwealth theme with a big screen showing the Games.

  • Don't miss the Medway Messenger tomorrow for three pages of Medway Mile pictures

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