Paddock Wood Dartford and the Intercounties XC champs – a busy weekend of racing.

Firstly, congratulations to Noah Paterson who finished in 29th place out of a field of 300 in the National Inter-counties XC on Saturday which includes teams from England, Scotland and Wales. He was the 3rd runner out of the team of 4 that picked up a bronze medal for Kent in the Under 15s boys race. A fantastic result, especially as he was suffering from Covid less than two weeks ago!

On Sunday, a team of nine made their way to Paddock Wood – a course that always produces PB racing and it didn’t disappoint. Vicky Scott achieved a massive PB by several minutes finishing in a time of 1:40:31 followed closely by Catherine O’ Connor in 1:40:38. In the men’s race Ben McGhee came home first in a time of 1:18:12 in 70th place with Krzysztof Klidzia in 81st place in 1:18:59 and James Springett in 1:32:38. Marie Brazier also achieved a PB by over 10 secs in 1:57:43 after several weeks of broken training. Diane Parsons finished in1:53:33 with Catherine Clipstone finishing in 1:54:22 and Gary Brazier in 2:04:41. There was also a fantastic performance from returning FRC member, Jane Wren who finished in a PB time of 1:47:36 finishing 3rd in the Vet 55 women’s age category.

At the Dartford Half Marathon Karla Larnder and Caroline Curtis took part on a windy and hilly course. Karla completed the course in 1:53:45 finishing 13th female while Caroline Curtis ( Folkestone 2nd claim club) was 8th female in 1:47:30.

This weeks Park run results are as follows:

Folkestone : Daniel VOLLER 00:17:08 Phil HOYLAND 00:17:41 Tristan BRUCE 00:18:46 Rob COLLIER 00:19:09 Will JARVIS 00:19:15 Ian MERRICK 00:19:26 Nicholas BRYANT 00:19:39 Oliver COLLIER 00:19:47 Ian MCGILLOWAY 00:22:34 Louisa EEDE 00:22:39 Alan RANDALL 00:23:05 Bex BELL 00:24:04 Christopher WOOLGAR 00:24:07 Dominic WOOLFORD 00:24:43 Paul BARTLETT 00:24:54 Stuart ERSKINE 00:24:55 Anthony SCOTT 00:24:57 David RODACAN 00:25:26 Kirsty WILSON 00:26:25 Catriona WATTS 00:26:36 Catherine O’CONNOR 00:26:42 Sylwia TOKARSKA 00:26:48 Jason HERRIDGE 00:26:51 Deirdre COOMBS 00:27:07 Richard FOWLES 00:27:29 Diane PARSONS 00:27:31 Jennifer QUINN 00:27:34 Malcolm GIBBS 00:28:05 Kirsty GARDINER 00:28:23 Hayley TURRELL 00:28:45 Richard DYER 00:29:05 Collette WINDSOR 00:29:41 Simon BURVILL 00:29:55 Julie GIBBS 00:30:33 Maria FELICETTI 00:30:50 Rebekah NEWTON 00:31:54 Debbie DUNHAM 00:31:58 Margaret WHITHAM 00:32:48 Emily LANCEFIELD 00:36:07. Whitstable: Karla Larnder 00:23:00. Brockenhurst: Henry Axon 00:19:46 Amy Owen 00:32:19. Sittingbourne: Andrew Tremain 00:27:42. Kingston: John O’Hara 00:26:07. Rothay: Nick Steele 00:23:46. Swanley: Caroline Curtis 00:25:26 Brent Parker 38:19. East Coast Brewery: Deborah Jeffery 00:23:50.