It was near perfect conditions on Sunday morning for the Deal Castle 5 mile race, and there were a great deal of PBs, and a pretty decent haul of prizes as we picked up 2nd Overall, 1st Male Vet, 1st Female U21, 1st Female V45 and first ladies team.
First back for the club and a fantastic 2nd place overall was Henry Axon. Making his 5 mile debut, Henry faced some stiff competition with the third place runner however he came out on top to cross the line in 28:41.
Two more FRC runners rounded out the top 10 with Krzysztof Klidzia finishing in 9th place in 29:54 and Rob Collier in 10th in 30:06, a massive 4 and a half minutes quicker than his time at this same race 2 years ago. Rob also picked up the prize for 1st Vet Male.
Next back was Daren Wild with a 45 second PB who finished in 33:02 and 26th place. Just behind in 27th place was Nikki Goodwin, the first of the winning ladies team in a time of 33:21.
Next up was Oli Collier taking part in his first ever ‘proper’ race who ran 34:37 and more importantly, was just ahead of mum Ivana who finished in 34:42 and picked up the prize for first Female V45. Emily Chambers was next to finish in 34:54, completing the winning ladies team along with Nikki and Ivana and also picking up the prize for 1st Female U21.
Following was a brace of FRC runners, Ian Merrick ran 35:27, Kirsty Wilson ran a PB of 36:15 followed by Tony Scott in 36:39. Karla Larnder also ran a PB of 36:40 while Andy Hadlow smashed his target of 38 minutes with a 36:44. It was another PB for Vicky Scott in 37:07 ahead of Catherine O’Connor in 37:36. Newcomer Paul Hannay was next back in 38:13 followed by John O’Hara 40:05, Trudi Curd 41:07, Deirdre Coombs 41:59, Amy Owen making her 5m debut with 47:02 and Maria Felicetti who crossed the line in 50:43.
In the Children’s race, Oscar Collier finished 5th Overall and was the 1st in his Under 8 Boys age group.
On Saturday Stuart Sprinks took part in the Thames Meander Marathon which takes place along the banks of the Thames. Stuart completed the course in 3:37:10.
Sunday was the first Sports Hall competition since ‘you know what’ and there were plenty of FRC juniors in action in both the U11 and the U13-U15 competitions, including speed bouncing, standing vertical and long jumps and obstacle races. Full results to follow.
Lots of parkruns as ever on Saturday, full results as follows:
Debbie Jeffery – 22:02
Amy Owen – 31:11
Henry Axon – 22:26
Foots Cray Meadows:
Caroline Curtis – 24:34
Brent Parker – 31:23