Wet and Wild Racing -not for the faint hearted!!

Folkestone runners are not afraid of the weather. That was evident from the number who braved the elements to race this weekend. At the Canterbury Riverside 10K new member Karla Larnder was first home and 3rd lady in a time of 49:53. She was followed by Ron Bell in 52:29 with Collette Windsor finishing in 1:00:45.

At the Ashford and District Halloween Run Kirsty Wilson was a brilliant 10th place overall and 2nd lady in the 5 mile race with Maria Chapman coming in 11th lady and 6th in her age category in 44:53 and Catherine Ann Curtis finishing in 54:33.

Meanwhile at Bedgebury Forest Half marathon and 10K Henry Axon, Stuart Sprinks and Amy Owen took part in a very muddy, hilly and wet trail race. Henry won the race in a stunning time of 1:28:31 in horrendous conditions: his first ever overall competitive victory while Stuart was first male V40 and 6th overall in 1:38:45. Amy finished in a time of 2:37:25. Well done everyone!!

Further afield, Beth Jago competed in the Luton Half marathon finishing in a time of 2:29:19.

This weeks Folkestone Parkrun results were as follows:

Jonathan ARANA-MORTON 00:20:08 Krzysztof KLIDZIA 00:20:13 David GILLETT 00:20:15 Jason RANSLEY 00:20:42 Paul BARTLETT 00:21:56 Henry AXON 00:22:03 Deborah JEFFERY 00:22:15 Ian MERRICK 00:22:29 Christopher WOOLGAR 00:23:26 Stuart ERSKINE 00:23:28 Caroline CURTIS 00:23:42 Jonathan DRINKWATER 00:24:20 Nikki GOODWIN 00:24:34 Catherine O’CONNOR 00:24:43 Philip MAULL 00:25:13 Gail TURBUTT 00:25:18 Brian DAVIS 00:26:13 Deirdre COOMBS 00:26:25 Jody STOAKES 00:27:53 Richard DYER 00:28:16 Brent PARKER 00:29:58 Kate LANCEFIELD 00:30:06 Rebekah NEWTON 00:30:56 Debbie DUNHAM 00:31:01 Catherine-Anne CURTIS 00:32:08 Lynsey TIGHY 00:53:21

Walmer and Deal  Vicky SCOTT 00:24:01.