The Vitality Big Half and 7th Anniversary of the Folkestone Parkrun.

The Vitality Big Half took place this weekend and saw a flurry of excellent results for our runners. Leading the field for Folkestone was Henry Axon in a time of 1:19:12 in 236th place overall, a PB by 4 secs. He was followed by Patrick Hughes in 1:27:07 and Nick Bryant in a PB time of 1:31:27. Representing the ladies were Kate Lancefield and Lisa Smith who both crossed the finish line in 2:28:35, the first time Kate has managed to go under 2:30 with another PB result. Well done everyone.

In other sporting activities Jenny Quinn and Phil Heathfield completed the Pilgrim Hospice 100 mile Cycle Challenge in just over 8 hours in the saddle, raising over £230 so far for this worthy cause. The club also had 2 representatives in the Hythe Bay Tri. New club member Sandra Shanks finished in a time of 1:05:47 and 8th female out of 74, while Maria Chapman was 11th female in 1:08:41.

This week’s Parkrun was the seventh anniversary of the Folkestone event and saw some fabulous performances from FRC runners. First back with a PB was Rob Collier in a time of 18:33 with Louisa Eede, our first female in a time of 23.20. There were also PB’s for Helen Webb, Diane Parsons and junior runner Abbi Smith. Among the Park run tourists Callum Howes equalled his best result with a time of 18:32 at the Southwick Parkrun.

Parkrun results follow:

Rob COLLIER00:18:33
Krzysztof KLIDZIA00:18:41
Tristan BRUCE00:19:03
Torben JESSEN00:19:49
Stuart ERSKINE00:20:49
Darren CREW00:20:52
Greg DIXON00:20:53
Dominic WOOLFORD00:20:55
Paul BARTLETT00:21:41
Henry AXON00:21:41
Christopher WOOLGAR00:23:18
Louisa EEDE00:23:20
Helen WEBB00:23:29
Diane PARSONS00:24:14
Catherine O’CONNOR00:24:37
David WALBROOK00:25:09
Ian MERRICK00:25:21
Richard FOWLES00:25:38
Abigail SMITH00:26:21
Brian DAVIS00:26:24
Andrew SMITH00:26:32
Richard DYER00:26:39
Liam CUMBER00:27:46
Clive ALLON00:28:11
Debbie DUNHAM00:28:17
Malcolm GIBBS00:28:36
Maria FELICETTI00:30:33
Jessica SMITH00:34:05
Lisa SMITH00:34:06
Kate LANCEFIELD00:34:07
Julie GIBBS00:54:28
Kirsty Wilson 00:24:47
Royal Tunbridge  Wells
Deborah Jeffrey00:22:47
David Gillett 00:18:36
Kirsty Gardiner00:29:43
Callum Howes 00:18:32
Andrew Tremain 00:18:32
Deirdre Coombs00:31:36
David weekes00:19:42
Hove Promenade
Beth Jago 00:26:49
Caroline Curis 00:23:25
Brett Parker00:30:39
Rob Huish00:24:38