Fantastic Folkestone : What a weekend!

Yesterday saw the start of the X country series of races . The under 15 girls saw a great debut run from Sylvie Brown who came 19th while Emma Clayton was 20th and Jennifer Clayton was 37th. The team finished in 6th. In the Veterans race Grahame Eke was 7th. In the Senior women’s event Nikki Smyth was 26th Emily Chambers 47th Anna Thomsen 56th Sylwia Tokarska 66th Helen Webb 90th Trudi Curd 103rd Deidre Coombs 112th. These results placed them 9th out of 16 teams in the 3 to score and 7th out of 11 in the 6 to score.

In the Senior men’s race Henry Axon was first home for FRC in 71st place Nick Steele in 110th and Josh Pine was 205th. Sadly Steve Male had to withdraw through injury.

Sunday has seen a number of events starting with the Port Lympne Run Wild Challenge Ryan Kirby finished in 56:08 in 12th place Vicky Scott finished 56:45 and was 2nd lady and Louisa Eede finished in 56:58 3rd lady and 1st Vet 40.

In Yorkshire at the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon David Gillett finished a time of 2:45:25 while competing in the English Masters Vet 40 Championships. This brought him home in 33rd place and 14th in his age category.

Catherine O’Connor and Paul Bartlett both ran The Chelmsford Marathon and ran superbly. Paul finished in 3:07:17 9th Vet 45 out of 45 with a 18 minute PB while coach Catherine produced a GFA performance in 3:49:42 and 1st V50.

At The Paris Marathon, the club was represented by Liam and Kayleigh Cumber. Liam finished in 4:53:09 and Kayleigh in 6:20:45. At The Oxford Half marathon mother and daughter duo Debbie and Nikki Parmenter finished in 2:08:26 and 2:08:10.

This week’s Parkrun results are as follows:

Tristan BRUCE 00:18:34 Mark ELLERBY 00:19:16 Henry AXON 00:21:25 Linnaea STOCKALL 00:21:43 Stuart ERSKINE 00:22:00 Deborah JEFFERY 00:22:04 Anthony SCOTT 00:22:05 David SMYTH 00:22:47 Kirsty WILSON 00:23:10 Richard FOWLES 00:23:31 Richard PICKERING 00:23:47 Simon BURVILL 00:24:22 Paul WALSH 00:24:38 John O’HARA 00:24:50 Philip MAULL 00:25:04 Rebekah NEWTON 00:26:04 Catriona WATTS 00:26:35 Richard DYER 00:27:02 Debbie DUNHAM 00:27:42 Gary BRAZIER 00:30:31 Catherine-Anne CURTIS 00:33:02 Kate LANCEFIELD 00:33:03

Llanerchaeron Parkrun-Lynsey Tighy 00:32:10

York Parkrun- David Gillett 00:25:12 Kirsty Gardiner 00:27:15 Angela Warren 00:29:43

Walmer and Deal Seafront Parkrun: David Tyler 00:17:12

Chalkwell Beach Parkrun– Ian Merrick 00:22:15

Sutcliffe Parkrun –Brent Parker 00:29:55 Caroline Curtis 00:29:56