Trophies galore at Deal

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:


David Gillett17:49
Krzysztof Klidzia18:39
Tristan Bruce18:56
Jonathan Arana-Morton20:03
Jason Ransley20:07
Rob Collier20:14
Jake Chapman20:41
Nicholas Bryant21:07
Ian Merrick22:03
Louisa Eede22:55
Anthony Scott23:15
Christopher Woolgar23:35
Hazel Green23:51
Chris Addison23:55
Jonathan Drinkwater23:59
Paul Bartlett24:21
Darren Crew24:22
Stuart Erskine24:23
Philip Maull24:24
Daren Wild24:26
Richard Fowles26:24
Marie Brazier26:53
Diane Parsons26:58
Jody Stoakes27:02
Richard Dyer27:08
Catherine O’Connor28:18
Kirsty Gardiner29:23
Poppy Pickford32:57
Lynsey Tighy33:08
Catherine-Anne Curtis33:15
Kate Lancefield33:16
Debbie Dunham33:19
Rebekah Newton33:32
David Walbrook38:40
Kayleigh Cumber41:28


Debbie Jeffery – 22:02


Amy Owen – 31:11


Henry Axon – 22:26

Foots Cray Meadows:

Caroline Curtis – 24:34

Brent Parker – 31:23