10K, 10Mile and Half Marathons

by Caroline Curtis

Highlights

  • Gillett the Great (pb)
  • Sensational Smith (pb)
  • Unstoppable McGilloway and Tyler (parkrun pb’s) 
  • Hardcore Hadlow (undulating half)
  • Tenacious Quinny (undulating 10 miler)

Spitfire 10K

Kicking off the weekend on Saturday morning were husband and wife Andrew and Lisa Smith who took part in the Spitfire 10k at the Royal Air Force Museum in London, to commemorate the Battle of Britain.  The runners paid tribute by wearing the name of a service man or woman who helped defend our skies in 1940.  The 10k course started with a lap of the historic London aerodrome at RAF Hendon finishing off by running through ‘hanger 1’ and under the famous ‘Short Sunderland flying boat’.    Andrew ran a personal best time of 47.54 and Lisa 1:05.12

Half Marathons

On Sunday in Maidenhead Dave Gillett ran a half marathon personal best time of the 1:17.03.  Andy Hadlow also had a cracking run at the Kent coastal half marathon which runs from Margate to Ramsgate and back along the undulating coastal course in a time of 1:44.14

10 Miler

Jenny Quinn ran the tough hilly hard cross country route which she said was a ‘killer’ at the Eridge 10 miler in 1:54.52 

Parkrun Roundup

At the Folkestone Parkrun on Saturday, finishing first and in ‘absolute top form’ was Ian McGilloway with a new personal best time of 17.18, David Tyler was next and in second place also with a personal best time (obviously benefiting from his ultra experience, as he runs from strength to strength) of 17.38, next was Nick Steele in 18.17, Callum Howes, 19.15, Stuart Erskine 19.57, Torben Jessen 20.46, Liam Cumber 20.50, Chris Addison 21.08, Deborah Jeffery first lady, 21.29, Paul Bartlett 21.48, Neil Trett 21.51, Richard Fowles 22.33, Kirsty Wilson 22.41, Rob Hill 23.22, Catherine O’Connor 23.48, Dave Walbrook 24.11, Tony Scott 24.26, Andy Richardson 25.55, Richard Dyer 25.58, Diane Parsons 27.42, Hazel Green 27.58, Catriona Watts 27.59, Nicky Goodwin 28.40 Linda Robson 33.24, Kayleigh Cumber 35.07 Nicola James 40.04,

Lots of club runners were park run touring this week with Elizabeth Tew running the furthest away in Germany at Wohrder parkrun.  Elizabeth ran a time of 31.30.  Clive Allon ran at Pollok in Glasgow 24.56.  In Bristol at Ashton Court Caroline Curtis ran 24.08.  Over in London at the Victoria Dock parkrun along the River Thames Darren Crew ran 21.45 and Jody Stoakes 25.21.  Vicky Scott ran at Ashford in 24.35

Parkrun Cup

In the parkrun challenge Kirsty Wilson knocked out Rob Hill and Neil Trett edged out Chris Addison

Juniors

Our Junior section (school years 8-12) is taking new members from Thursday 5th September, meeting at 6.30pm. All sessions take place at Three Hills Sports Park under the guidance of DBS certified coaches. Please come along and try a few training sessions before deciding to join. Email juniors@folkestonerunning.club for more information if you are interested.

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