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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 £36 per year

Non-competing members £21 per year

Latest News

Wendover Woods 50 Mile 

Posted on 20th November 2019

 

Congratulations to Oliver Northern on completing the

Wendover Woods 50 Mile.  Route comprises 5 x 10 mile

laps with a total elevation of aorund 10,000 feet.

Olly completed this is in an amazing time and inside

his goal time of 12 hours.  Pictured here with the huge

medal that you get for completing this arduous event.

 

 

Kent Fitness League - Fixture 2 

Posted on 12th November 2019

Another beautiful morning for the 2nd cross country fixture of the season.  Always a 

popular event run on Remembrance Sunday.  Results below :-

 

Runner                    Time    Placing

Ross Evans               37:12     103

Phil Garrod              38:59      150

Bradley Northern   40:17      181

Oliver Northern      41:07      209

Paul Moss                42:14      253

Robin Heel               43:51      292

David Wright            44:55     315

Warsmith Gos          47:09     370

Katrina Chandler     47:38     383

Will Woodrow           49:30     419

Pete Granger            54:06     489

Dawn Granger       1:16:13    559

Rebecca Pashley    1:16:13    560

 

 

Kent Fitness League - Fixture 1 

Posted on 3rd November 2019

Today was the start of the cross country season at Knole Park.  Some notable debut performances from Paul Moss, Will Woodrow and Oliver Northern.  We had just about

a full complement for a men's team but sadly no ladies.  A busy field of 535 runners.  Results are shown below.  Next week is fixture 2 at Swanley Park.  Please make every effort to be there. 

 

Runner                    Time    Placing

Phil Garrod             44:56     106

Paul Moss               50:56     241

Oliver Northern     52:28     277

Robin Heel              53:08     290

David Wright          54:40      320

Warsmith Gos        54:57      324

Will Woodrow        59:02      392

Dan Mantle         1:03:55      457

 

Beachy Head trip

Posted on 3rd November 2019

Just over a week ago a motley crew headed down for what is

becoming an annual club jaunt to Eastbourne for the

Beachy Head marathon and 10k.  Several club members

went down just to support.  Big thanks to Mel for organising.

 

Some superb debut performances in the 10k from Tracey Paterson

and Bradley Northern and in the marathon from Phil Garrod

and Dan Mantle.  The weather conditions were very tough with

gale force winds but thankfully the heavy rain held off

until later in the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presidents 10

Posted on 21st October 2019

Yesterday marked the date of the annual President's 10 Mile race from Camer Park. Despite some late withdrawals there was a good number of runners (particulrly male) to tackle the tough, hilly course on country lanes around Meopham and Luddesdown.  It was a cold start but the runners soon warmed up.  Below are the results compiled by Annabelle.  Pictured are Jayesh and Zara who won the trophies in the time handicapped race.

 

Results: (times in brackets are running times)
1st Jayesh Patel 1:44:23 (1:19:23)
2nd Paul Moss 1:44:54 (1:23:54)
3rd Oliver Northern 1:45:34 (1:17:34)
4th Sukh Khunkhun 1:46:13 (1:15:13)
5th Gavin Terry 1:46:56 (1:46:56)
6th Robin Heel 1:47:58 (1:24:58)
7th Will Woodrow 1:48:33 (1:40:33)
8th Zara Williamson 1:49:41 (1:38:41)
9th Phil Garrod 1:50:44 (1:16:44)
10th Warsmith Gos 1:53:27 (1:32:27)
11th Sarah Terry 1:56:22 (1:43:22)

 

 

 

Paris 20km 2019

Posted on 15th October 2019

Award for the most prolific GRR racers must go to

Mr & Mrs Hudson.  Hardly a week goes by without a race.

Most recently it was a visit to Paris for the popular (24,000

entries) 20km.  They both smashed their PBs for the event.

 

 

 

 

Folkestone Half Marathon 2019

Posted on 2nd October 2019

Well done to Mark Mellon on rolling back the years in

very windy conditions during the Folkestone Half]

Marathon.  Mark finished in just over 1:35 and claimed

1st prize for the MV50 category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Marathon 2019

Posted on 15th September 2019

Congratulations to GRR's Australian attache Will Relf. 

As well as working and drinking his way around

Australia,Will has been training hard for his marathon

run in aid of MS.

 

He absolutely smashed his previous marathon PB by

almost an hour as he finished in 3 hours 17 mins. 

The route took in the Harbour Bridge and finished in

front of the Opera House.  Here is Will pictured post race. in front of the bridge.

 

 

 

 

Great North Run 2019

Posted on 10th September 2019

Congratulations to the caged animal runner (aka Postie)

Robin Heel for completing the Great North Run in 1hr 45min.

 

That was once he broke free from the cage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rat Race Man v Mountain

Posted on 10th September 2019

Awesome effort from Oliver Northern who completed the 22 mile fell run up Snowdon and managed to finish 35th out of nearly 1000 runners.

Rye Ancient Trails

Posted on 10th September 2019

Well done to Eileen and Richard Hudson for completing the 15k version and to Phil Garrod for the 30k option.  Great running all round

 

 

Dartford 10k 2019

Posted on 29th August 2019

Well done to the three amigos (Jeff Stibbons, Martin Flynn and Will Woodrow) for battling through the hilly Dartford 10k on 30 degrees plus Bank Holiday Monday.  Great effort!

Club runs

Posted on 29th August 2019

Now that the nights are drawing in Tuesday night club runs will be from Cyclopark.  The final Cobham run was earlier this week and it was a very balmy night.  Roll on May 2020!

Social Tuesday Club runs

Posted on 12th June 2019

Just a reminder that the first Tuesday of every month will be a dedicated club social get together after the run - a chance for everyone to get together, catch up, chat about races and just generally socialise!

Please wear your GRR club t-shirt/clothing to the club runs on the 1st Tuesday of every month to help promote our fantastic club and hopefully inspire others to join the best running club around!!!

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