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Knock-out time for Green in 10k

WORLD boxing champion Johnny Armour added some punch to the 10k and fun runs staged at Boughton near Faversham.

A week after retaining his WBU world bantamweight title, the Chatham boxer combined his training run with the chance to meet some fans as he handed out the prizes at the end of the morning.

The race honours went to Daniel Green, of Ashford and District, in the men's event, and Nicki Barron, of Deal Tri, in the women's.

Martyn Rouse, of Invicta East Kent, was second in the men's event, with Brian McNabb, for Canterbury Harriers, third.

Rachel Robinson was second in the women's for Canterbury Harriers, who won the women's team prize with Sarah Maguire and Julie Collins-Ballands completing the line-up.

Armour completed the 10k in a comparatively sedate 59min 39secs, just a week after retaining his WBU bantamweight world title in a fight against Francis Ampofo which left him with a broken bone in his left hand.

He said: "Obviously I do a lot of running in training, but it made a change to get out on a nice course and run in an event like this.

I'm feeling really strong, like I was 21 again."

Results. Men: 1 Daniel Green, Ashford and District, 36:07; 2 Martyn Rouse, Invicta, 36:52; 3 Brian McNabb, Canterbury, 37:29.

Women: 1 Nicki Barron, Deal Tri, 39:55; 2 Rachel Robinson, Canterbury, 42:27; 3 Elene Kayum, Croydon, 46:34.

Men over 40: 1 Gary Butcher, Deal Tri, 37:47; 2 Peter Twist, Invicta, 38:39; 3 Roger Newson, Kent Police, 39:03.

Women over 40: 1 Kayum, 2 Julie Collins-Ballands, Canterbury, 47:58; 3 Susan Denson, 48:13.

Men over 50: 1 Rouse, 2 Martin Morley, Dulwich, 36:52; 3 Gerry Reilly, Canterbury, 41:08.

Women over 50: 1 Jacquelin Elvy, 51:14; 2 Ruth Kay, Invicta, 52:00; 3 Maureen Farmer, Dartford, 52:15.

Men over 60: 1 Glyn Jenkins, Invicta, 42:09; 2 Gordon Farley, Road Runners, 43:43; 3 John Williams, 100 Marathon Club, 44:49.

Women over 60: 1 Zee Hunter, 1:02:50; 2 Rita Clarke, 1:03:02.

Women's team: 1 Canterbury (Robinson, Sarah Maguire 47:17, Collins-Ballands); 2 Dartford; 3 Canterbury (Penny Gardham 51:26, Stephanie Lamb 56:00, Emma Hall 1:03:13).

Men's team: 1 Deal Tri (Gary Butcher 37:47, Jeremy Dack 38:08, Kevin Brown 39:41); 2 Canterbury (McNabb, Fraser Wildman 37:51, Reilly); 3 Invicta (Rouse, Darren Rideout, Jenkins).

Non athletic club men's team: 1 Three Horseshoes (Arthur Barnes 42:37, Crispin Whiting 47:17, Andrew Heller 47:49).

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