Taking it up a level

It was definitely a quieter week for racing this week but while the quantity may have been lacking, the quality definitely wasn’t.

Noah Paterson has had an incredible cross country season so far, winning both his races in the Kent League which led to him being called up to represent Kent in this weekend’s Southern Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships. Facing strong competition in the U15 boys category and a tough, very muddy course, Noah again ran brilliantly and was battling it out near the front of the field. A close sprint finish saw Noah cross the line in 6th position, just seconds away from a medal, but a fantastic result and great achievement. Kent also came 2nd in the team competition.

Last weekend, junior Victor Redman took part in the Sutcliffe Indoor 60’s, a series of 60m sprint races organised by Cambridge Harriers at Sutcliffe Park. Every athlete takes part in 2 races each. His first time running in the U15 category, Victor ran 7.42 seconds and 7.40 seconds, propelling him to the top of the national rankings. Another superb achievement.

A little further up the age group categories, Krzysztof Klidzia took part in the Southern Masters Cross Country Championships, run on the same course as the inter-counties. He described it as all good fun though he regretted not wearing spikes. Krzysztof finished a brilliant 9th in the V55 category. 

Lots of parkruns on Saturday morning where the conditions were excellent, for a change. Ivana Collier knocked over a minute off her PB while Henry Axon also set a new course PB. 

Folkestone Results:

Henry Axon17:56
Tristan Bruce18:32
Phil Hoyland18:43
David Gillett19:00
Jason Ransley20:16
Jonathan Arana-Morton20:37
Daren Wild20:49
Ivana Collier21:05
Daniel Voller21:06
Torben Jessen21:07
Ian Merrick21:23
Kirsty Wilson22:16
Louisa Eede22:36
Deborah Jeffery22:38
Darren Crew22:43
Vicky Scott22:49
Christopher Woolgar22:50
Hazel Green23:52
Rob Hill24:02
Stuart Erskine24:03
Richard Fowles24:50
Philip Maull25:00
Brian Davis25:39
Deirdre Coombs26:05
Trudi Curd26:11
Maria Chapman26:44
Richard Dyer26:46
John O’Hara26:53
Jody Stoakes27:03
Gary Brazier27:46
Malcolm Gibbs29:03
Julie Gibbs29:58
Carolyn Lewis31:02
Karen Puttock34:26
David Walbrook42:06
Lynsey Tighy55:47


Caroline Curtis – 22:53

Walmer and Deal:

Dave Tyler – 16:46