- Tyler, Voller and McGilloway sub 35 PBs at Brighton 10k
- Andy Smith PB at Asford 666
- Parkrun cup finals start to take shape: Catherine O’Connor reaches the A Cup final, Gary Brazier the B Cup
- Parkrun PB for Helen Francis
With perfect running conditions Dave Tyler, Dan Voller and Ian McGilloway set off at 6am for a 9:30am start to race the Brighton 10K. All three had their sights on sub 35 minutes and bragging rights over the 10k distance. Tyler, the form runner and favourite of the trio, headed out fast with intent as McGilloway and Voller, running together, settled straight into target pace. Tyler went through 5k in 16:57 with his team mates more than 10 secondss back. All they had to do now was hold on. “It hurt until the final mile, but then I knew I’d done it”, Tyler said, eventually finishing in a massive PB of 34:12. With 2k to go McGilloway faded slightly and the gap opened between him and Voller, who pushed on to clock a 27sec PB of 34:45. McGilloway came in watching the clock tick agonisingly closer and closer to 35 mins but managed to collapsed across the line in 34:58. Special mention to Dover Road Runner David Bacmeister who drove the team to Brighton and himself ran a PB of 43:52.
Marden Half Marathon
Tony Scott completed the Marden Half Marathon on a lovely, crisp, if somewhat cold, morning in 1:56:08 slowly building the miles back up after a summer of injury.
The 666, a muddy, hilly 7 mile trail run through through Kings Wood, Challock, attracted a number of FRC runners. Andy Smith, Lisa Smith and Kate Lancefield made their way over for the challenge with Andy finishing in 1:09:21 (course PB), Lisa in 1:40:19 and Kate in 1:40:20. “It was soooo muddy!”, Lisa said.
Very hilly, very muddy, and boggy in places, Neil Trett finished his first 10k race 18th overall (3rd V40) in 51:15.
The parkrun cup is a club competition where runners go head to head scoring a percentage of their season’s best time to score.
In the long awaited quarter final, Victoria Green had set Lisa Smith a big score of 101.9 to beat. Lisa recorded a score of 102.8 and moved into the last four.
In the first semi-final, Jody Stoakes had set Catherine O’Connor a respectable target score of 99.2 to beat and which she did scoring 102.8 to reach the final on 7th December, where she will face Lisa Smith or Lisa York.
In the last quarter final tie Kirsty Wilson took on Helen Francis posting a decent score of 98.1, but was powerless to stop Helen march into the semis with a sub 30 and new pb score of 103.1. Helen will face Diane Parsons for a place in the B Cup Final.
In the first semi-final Gary Brazier ran a season’s best score to best Trudi Curd’s 99.2 and book his place in the final.
Parkrun round up
David Gillett was first back for the club and second overall in 18:02. Brian Davis did his first parkrun in nearly two years. Full results:
David GILLETT 18:05, Phil HOYLAND 19:30, Ian MERRICK 20:51, Richard FOWLES 21:21, Deborah JEFFERY 21:42, Stuart ERSKINE 22:08, Tim WARREN 22:18, Kirsty WILSON 22:24, Anthony SCOTT 22:54, Clive ALLON 23:01, Louis BLACKTOP-WALES 23:09, Catherine O’CONNOR 23:20, Paul BARTLETT 23:22, Daren WILD 25:10, David WALBROOK 25:20, Gary BRAZIER, 25:27, Gail TURBUTT 25:31, John O’HARA 25:33, Catriona WATTS 25:36, Richard DYER 25:39, Marie BRAZIER, 25:47, Carolyn LEWIS 26:21, Diane PARSONS 26:53, Jon TURBUTT 27:10, Trudi CURD 27:45, Julie GIBBS 28:09, Deirdre COOMBS, 28:45, Lisa SMITH 29:13, Helen FRANCIS 29:52 (PB), Angela WARREN 31:30, Louise FOWLER 31:48, Catherine-Anne CURTIS 33:58, Kate LANCEFIELD, 34:04 Kayleigh CUMBER 34:41, Liam CUMBER 34:41, Brian DAVIS 39:45
FRC on tour
Joe BRUCE (Junior 11-14) third overall in 19:30.
Darren Crew ran 21:15 and Jody Stokes came in at 24:35
Vicky Scott ran 24:37