Race report: 7 July 2019

Written by Caroline Curtis: Press Officer


Personal bests (PBs) for:

  • Ian McGilloway at the Didcot 5 miler
  • Stuart Erksine at the Rye 10K
  • Andy Hadlow at the Herne Bay 10K


There is no stopping Ian McGilloway.  He is proof that, as an older athlete personal bests really can come true.   Finishing 7th overall and first male Vet 40, Ian ran a PB time of 28:10 at the Didcot 5 miler on Sunday morning.

Back running after injury Andy Hadlow ran a PB at the Herne Bay 10K in 48:35

New member Kayleigh Cumber set herself the challenge of running the Hever Castle half-marathon.  With beautiful views and a well-supported run, Kayleigh was delighted to finish this tough hilly slippery trail run in 3:02:42. 

Caroline Curtis also set off on an off-road hilly trail run around Hadleigh park in Essex opting to take part in a 10-mile 2 lap challenge.  With a ‘spasm’ and ‘complete lock’ in her left glute Caroline had to pull up after the first 5 mile lap and was shocked to hear she had taken 2nd place for the ladies in the 5 mile competition as she limped up to collect her trophy.

The Smiths and the Lancefields continue their family adventures allowing their children all dressed in pink, to get muddy at the mote park 5K obstacles run in Maidstone. 

On Friday night, Stuart Erskine ran the Rye 10K and bagged a PB of 40:31 by 19 seconds.

Folkestone parkrun

Challenge cup

On Saturday, Folkestone parkrun saw round 2 of the Parkrun Challenge Cup.

Jody Stoakes scored 99.0 and did enough to progress against Deborah Jeffery who fell just short with 96.3. 

There was a close battle between Richard Fowles who, although hit the perfect 100.00, Andy Smith squeezed him out with 100.7. 

Ian McGilloway also hit his target time and a PB scoring 102.00 but Angela Warren managed 102.1 proving the handicap works.  

Kate Lancefield scored the highest of the day 105.9 knocking out Vicky Scott who scored 94.9.

Finally, Vicky Green scored 102.6 with Louise Fowler running next weekend.

Full results

First home for Folkestone Running Club and in 2nd place overall was Ian McGilloway in a PB time of 17:21.

Emma Creasey was our first lady in a time of 19:10

Our other runners:

  • James Whitham 18:54
  • Dave Gillett 21:11
  • Deborah Jeffery 21:15
  • Darren Crew 21:26
  • Stuart Erskine 21.37
  • Richard Fowles 21:59
  • Chris Woolgar 22:07
  • Kirsty Wilson 22:14
  • Andy Smith 23:14
  • Vicky Green 24:02 PB
  • Vicky Scott 24:25
  • Tony Scott 24:42
  • John O’Hara 24:45
  • Catherine O’Connor 24:46
  • Jody Stoakes 24:58
  • Carolyn Lewis 25:09
  • Luke Fowles 25:52
  • David Rodacan 25:57
  • Richard Dyer 26:04
  • Hazel Green 26:08
  • Catriona Watts 26:08
  • Phil Maull 26:14
  • Angela Warren 27:38
  • Diane Parsons 27:30
  • Claire Yates 30:27
  • Kate Lancefield 30:37
  • Debra Moran 30:49
  • Catherine-Anne Curtis 34:52
  • Julie Gibbs 48:39

Other parkruns

Meanwhile parkrun touring over at Ashford parkrun, Louise Fowler ran 31:16.

Linda Robson ran at Tilgate in 35:36.

Nick Steele was 2nd finisher at Walmer and Deal in a time of 18:32.

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