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Welcome
​​About Gravesend Road Runners and Athletics Club



Welcome to the Gravesend Road Runners and Athletics Club website.

 

We are a friendly running club based in Gravesend, Kent and we are proud to say that the club has been running since 1983.  We meet every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Cyclopark,  Wrotham Road, Gravesend, DA11 7NP.  Runs start promptly at 7:15pm.

New members are always welcome.

We usually run in three different groups of runners on club runs to ensure that as a club we can support all club members over different paces and distances.

These include a beginners 5k (3 miles) group, an intermediate 10k (6 miles) group and a faster 12-13k group.  Club runs are usually between 30 minutes to an hour.


All Gravesend Road Runners enjoy the benefits of weekly training runs, cross-country runs, road racing, trail racing and a social club.

 

We are affiliated with UK Athletics.

Club Membership Form

Please find below a copy of our club membership form that can be printed off and completed and should be returned to our club Membership Secretary Robin Heel.

Our club membership prices are as follows for competing or non-competing club members:

Competing members £37 per year

Non-competing members £21 per year

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Latest News

Hudsons return to racing - Woodchurch 5 Mile

Posted on 22nd October 2020

The perennial racing couple Eileen and Richard Hudson took part in the Woodchurch 5 Mile race last week.  As Richard said in his Facebook post not only course record for them both but unsurprisingly it was a season best too!  Full results are shown in race results section

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Castles, Kent Spring and Saxon Shore Half Marathons

Posted on 14th October 2020

Well it has been several long months since the website has been updated.  The Covid-19 situation has put paid to races and parkruns throughout 2020.  But, at last, thanks to Phil Garrod, Paul Moss and Peter Granger we have some race results to report. 

Congratulations to both Paul and Peter on their half marathon PBs at the 4 Castles and Saxon Shore half marathons respectively.  To bashful Phil too for a great 16th place finish in the Kent "Spring" half marathon held in October - guess it is Spring down under.

Paul completed a cold, windy run from Deal to Dover in 1:50:37 to claim 28th position.  Peter then had equally inclement weather to smash his PB by 7 minutes to finish the Saxon Shore half marathon in 2:12:33.

Well done guys for getting the club colours back out again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents 10

Posted on 14th October 2020

The annual President's 10 time handicapped race took place on Sunday 20 September 2020.  Unfortunately there were no female runners taking part.  Congratulations to debutant George Whittaker who won the men's race.  Finish times below:-

Results: (times in brackets are running times)
 

1st George Whittaker - 1:39:35 (1:16:35)

2nd Sukh Khunkhun - 1:40:49 (1:13:49)

3rd Paul Moss - 1:43:15 (1:20:15)

4th Warsmith Gos - 1:44:29 (1:29:29)

5th John Crockford - 1:49:08 (1:28:08)

6th Robin Heel - 1:49:56 (1:30:56)

7th Peter Granger - 1:51:34 (1:46:34)

8th Gavin Terry - 1:54:46 (1:54:46)

Lenham Cross Winter Marathon

Posted on 23rd February 2020

Great performances from Oliver Northern and John Whittaker in Lenham Cross 

Winter Marathon.  Running together in tough, muddy and very windy conditions to

finish in the symmetrical time of 4:44:44.  Well done to Annabelle Stearns who acted

as tail walker/runner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race success for GRR at Vigo Tough Love

Posted on 17th February 2020

 

Storm Dennis had followed Ciara in wreaking havoc but this did not

stop the popular local race organised by Vigo Runners going ahead. 

The 10 mile ish Tough Love lived up to its billing and reputation. 

Some very hardy souls braved the very muddy, flooded conditions in

the wind and rain.  It turned out to be quite an eventful day.  

Big congratulations to John Whittaker on winning the race in a time of

1:17:08.  John together with Phil Garrod and Oliver Northern also won

the team prize.   Well done to the other GRRs and guest who took part

especially those insane enough to sign up on the day! 

Commiserations to Robin Heel who sadly had to abandon the race 2.5 miles in

following a major hamstring pull.  In other racing news well done to Eillen and Richard 

Hudson for doing the Headcorn Half Marathon in equally inclement conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRR in Gibraltar

Posted on 6th February 2020

GRR were represented by John Crockford in a Gibraltar Rock Runners league race. 

A beautiful sunny and warm day for the end of January for a 10km race.  Finishing 

79th out of 133 runners in a time of 50:19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGM - Subscriptions

Posted on 22nd January 2020

The Club Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

Full details of the AGM to follow but a reminder for all that the annual club

subscriptions are now due.  £37 for competing UK Athletics affiliated members and

£21 for non-competing members.  Payment to be made into club account by BACS. 

KFL - Minnis Bay

Posted on 22nd January 2020

 

A very enjoyable day out by the seaside was enjoyed by

those who made the trip to Minnis Bay for the penultimate

Kent Fitness League fixture of the season. 

 

The results are shown below but special mention must

be made for James Gostick (known simply as Gos) who

was the subject of a retweet by BBC newsreader

(and fanatical runner) Sophie Raworth.

Runner                  Time       Place

Ross Evans           42:58         71

Phil Garrod          43:14         82

Paul Moss            47:19        155

David Wright       49:19        204    

Robin Heel           49:58        219    

John Crockford    50:15        231

Warsmith Gos      53:58       296

Sarah Terry        1:03:29       396

Gavin Terry        1:04:55       405

KFL Home Fixture - Shorne Country Park

Posted on 10th January 2020

Having hosted our home fixture at Nurstead previously we held this yer's event at Shorne Country 

Park on Sunday 5th January 2020.  Big thanks to the main organisers Peter Granger and Annabelle

Stearns for all their hard work leading up to the event and on the day.  Also many thanks to the club members, family and friends who turned up to help with marshalling.  This enabled several members 

to take part and their results are shown below.  The event was a great success with nearly 500

runners taking part and lots of  positive feedback from other clubs.  

Runner                  Time       Place

Ross Evans           38:05         66

Phil Garrod          39:50        102

Paul Moss            43:29        184

David Wright       45:41        237    

Robin Heel           47:03        262    

John Crockford    47:59        284

Warsmith Gos      48:37       297

 John Kelly             51:43       347

Will Woodrow       52:59      368

Dan Mantle           53:14      372

Gavin Terry           58:23      449

 

Club Xmas Meal and Annual Awards 

Posted on 18th December 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable last Sunday 15th December for the occasion of the club Xmas meal and the annual club awards presentation.   Great to see so many people there

for an evening of good food, conversation and fun.  The winners of the awards are

shown below  but special mention should go to Annabelle Stearns.  Annabelle was awarded a memento of her achievement at the Western States 100 earlier this year. 

The artwork depicting the route is also recognition of all the efforts that Annabelle

puts into the club.

PRESIDENT’S 10 LADIES - Zara Williamson

PRESIDENT’S 10 MEN - Jayesh Patel

LADIES 10K (FASTEST)  - Eileen Hudson  53:44 at Vitality London 10000

MENS 10K (FASTEST) -  Phil Garrod  42:29 at Darent Valley 10K

HALF MARATHON (MOST IMPROVED)  - Sarah Terry  pb at Saxon Shore 2:04:29

HALF MARATHON (MOST IMPROVED) -  Peter Granger pb at SaxonShore 2:19:49

LADIES SERIES CUP - Eileen Hudson

MENS SERIES CUP - Phil Garrod

LADIES VETERAN SERIES CUP - Eileen Hudson

MENS VETERAN SERIES CUP - John Crockford

TRAIL SERIES SHIELD  - Phil Garrod

CHRISTINE & COLIN SHIELD (MOST IMPROVED) - Oliver Northern

CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR (VOTED BY CLUB MEMBERS)  - John Crockford

PETER BAGSHAW MARATHON CUP - Sukh Khunkhun 30 min pb at London

LADIES 5K - Julie Turk

MENS 5K - Paul Moss

LADIES CROSS COUNTRY - Sarah Terry

MENS CROSS COUNTRY -  Phil Garrod

INSPIRATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Rebekah Louise Pashley

 

 

Kent Fitness League - Fixture 3 

Posted on 5th December 2019

Mud glorious mud! A cold but bright day for it though.  Well done to all the runners who trawled through the mud and up the hills.  Special mention to our debutant Kate.

Results below :-

 

Runner                    Time    Placing

Phil Garrod              41:51     90

Paul Moss                47:45      206

David Wright           49:16      244

Warsmith Gos         50:14      259

James Mullan           50:18     260

Robin Heel               50:21      262

John Crockford         53:38     311

Will Woodrow           53:59    315

Kate Tranfield         1:10:22   489

 

Firenze Marathon 

Posted on 27th November 2019

 

Well done to Richard Hudson on finishing the Firenze

(Florence) Marathon in under 5 hours and his 2nd fastest

ever marathon time.  Interestingly, the results only show

placings for Italians.  Anyone from any other country 

is not given a place!

Richard was ably supported by  Eileen and they both did

Firenze Parkrun the day before.  One of very few parkruns

in Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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