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Barry Goodwin's best images from the PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon and Half Marathon


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Lee Rogers finished way out in front to claim victory at the PodPlus Kent Spring Marathon on Sunday.

Rogers, of the 100 Marathon Club, timed 2hr46min37sec.

Lee Rogers stormed to victory in the marathon in a rather eye-catching outfit. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Lee Rogers stormed to victory in the marathon in a rather eye-catching outfit. Picture: Barry Goodwin
John Taylor (104) came third in the marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
John Taylor (104) came third in the marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Lukasz Sacharzewski (15) came fourth, Ashford & District's Rik Holden (101) finished fifth, accompanied by John Bell (1,113) and Folkestone Running Club's James Springett (1082). Picture: Barry Goodwin
Lukasz Sacharzewski (15) came fourth, Ashford & District's Rik Holden (101) finished fifth, accompanied by John Bell (1,113) and Folkestone Running Club's James Springett (1082). Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ashford & District runner Linda-Jean Delport (44) was the first female back. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ashford & District runner Linda-Jean Delport (44) was the first female back. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Emma Stockley (61) of Dover Road Runners was second female back. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Emma Stockley (61) of Dover Road Runners was second female back. Picture: Barry Goodwin

He was followed back by V45 male Simon Thornhill 3:07.10 - who was almost 20 minutes further back - while third went to John Taylor 3:08.04.

Fourth-placed Lukasz Sacharzewski, of Leigh-on-sea Striders, finished in 3:19.05 while Ashford and District’s Rik Holden was fifth with 3:23.05.

Club-mate Linda-Jean Delport was the first female back in seventh 3:29.46, behind Dover Road Runner’s Gary Barnes who was sixth in 3:26.03.

Barnes’ club-mate Emma Stockley timed 3:31.07 for ninth overall and was second female home, while Maria Hjorth was third female back in 13th overall 3:38.30.

The Half Marathon was won by Striders of Croydon runner Andrew Aitken 1:16.37, followed home by second-placed Lee Hardie 1:16.58 and Kent AC’s Angelo Pieris who was third with 1:19.26.

Andrew Aitken won the half marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Andrew Aitken won the half marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Lee Hardie came second. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Lee Hardie came second. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Angelo Pieris - Kent AC - came third (1140). Picture: Barry Goodwin
Angelo Pieris - Kent AC - came third (1140). Picture: Barry Goodwin
Georgiana Robitu was the first female to finish the half marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Georgiana Robitu was the first female to finish the half marathon. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Neil Carrington (The Stragglers), Georgia Reece and Paul Miller. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Neil Carrington (The Stragglers), Georgia Reece and Paul Miller. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Paul Gauntlett, of Ashford Tri Club (1092), leads a busy pack. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Paul Gauntlett, of Ashford Tri Club (1092), leads a busy pack. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Can you spot anyone you recognise? Picture: Barry Goodwin
Can you spot anyone you recognise? Picture: Barry Goodwin

First female back Georgiana Robitu 1:43.49 came home in 21st overall.

The course used surrounding Ashford, Westwell and Charing.

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