The Brighton Marathon, the first of the big autumn marathons took place this weekend. Greg Dixon and Tekah Barrow were our representatives in warm conditions on a course that subsequently turned out to be several hundred metres too long. Greg crossed the line in 4:06:33 while Tekah finished in 4:16:40.
Up in Newcastle it was the Great North Run, the world’s biggest half marathon. Jase O’Callaghan took on the iconic event and finished in 1:47:14.
Closer to home were the Rye trails races, a choice of either a challenging 15k or even more challenging 30k on the hilly paths and lanes of the East Sussex countryside. In the 30k race, Dave Gillett was first back for the club, finishing in a superb 5th position in a time of 2:20:46. Linnea Stockall was next to finish in a time of 3:13:10 ahead of Tony Scott in 3:22:04. In the 15k race, Daren Wild was first back for the club, finishing in 13th position in a time of 1:14:55. Liam Cumber was also representing the club and finished in 1:32:27 in 41st position.
At the Wingham 10k, Simon Coffey was in action and finished in 39th position in 49:48.
On Sunday morning was the Folkestone Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. Jenny Quinn took part in the 5k race and finished in 24:26 while Dominic Shepherd also took part in the 10k event.
Saturday is of course parkrun day. Noah Paterson continued his record-breaking streak by setting a new Under 15 record of 17:17 at Ashford this week, having broken the Folkestone record with a 16:20 run last week. Nikki Goodwin was 1st lady at Folkestone and Ron Bell set a new PB of 22:43 while at Deal, Steve Male was first finisher and set a new course PB of 17:37 and also smashed the V55 age group course record in the process.
Full results below:
Kirsty Wilson – 25:58
Walmer and Deal:
Steve Male – 17:37