The racing action kicked off early this week with the Bedgebury 5k and 10k races on Wednesday. Jenny Quinn took on the 5k, completing the hilly, off-road course in 27:33. Tony Scott took part in the full 10k and finished in 50:36.
Next up on Friday was the Charing 10k. Another hilly route, Tony Scott was again in action completing it in 50:48. Because two in a week just isn’t enough, on Sunday morning Tony took part in another 10k, this time in Tenterden, completing the course in 50:18.
On Sunday morning it was also the annual Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. Jenny Quinn and her family all took part with daughter Kimmy running a new PB.
It was a windy morning on the Leas on Saturday but that didn’t stop a large number of FRC runners from taking part in the parkrun. Folkestone dominated the top of the results list, taking 5 of the top 6 positions and with Dan Voller first overall in a time of 17:36 and Vicky Scott first lady in a time of 23:42.
There were a number of ties played out as part of the parkrun cup:
Despite a brave effort from Jonathan Arana Morton who scored 97.5, Stephen Male had a great run to win the tie with a score of 101.9
Tom Leaver managed a score of 94.7, but again he was up against someone on fire, who was Lynsey Tighy scoring 103.8 and cruising into round 2.
Richard Dyer matched his time to the second but 100.0 was not enough as David Tyler amassed the score of the day with 104.2.
There was a close battle between Andrew John Smith and Diane Parsons in a late rearranged tie which Andrew won by a 101.1 vs 99.3 score line.
Chris Addison ran hard and scored 97.7 but it was not enough as Gail Turbutt hit 103.7 to make it into the next round.
Finally in a jam packed morning, Andy Richardson ran alone to set a target for Jason Ransley. Despite the conditions and perhaps being disadvantaged he has given himself a big chance by scoring 103.8.
The FRC runners who took part in the parkrun are Dan Voller (19:36), Stephen Male (17:41), Ian McGilloway (17:52), David Tyler (18:09), James Whitham (19:01), Torben Jessen (19:44), Tim Warren (20:51), Rob Hill (21:08). Chris Addison (21:21), Stuart Erskine (21:52), Richard Fowles (22:43), Andrew Smith (23:24), Andrew Richardson (23:36), Vicky Scott (23:42), Kirsty Wilson (23:43), Gail Turbutt (24:08), John O’Hara (25:09), Phil Maull (25:23), Dave Walbrook (25:34), Catherine O’Conner (25:54), Richard Dyer (26:38), Diane Parsons (26:44), Catriona Watts (28:19), Lynsey Tighy (30:53), Kate Lancefield (32:28), Louise Fowler (32:32), Linda Robson (32:37), Angela Warren (34:32) and David Rodacan (39:13)
Elsewhere, Debbie Jeffery took part in the Maidstone parkrun finishing as second lady in 20:51 while over in Poland, Emma Creasey was first lady in the Warszawa-Ursynow parkrun in a time of 19:35.