A weekend of long long distances on foot and wheels!!

Saturday saw the return after 2 years of the Cliff Top Challenge. FRC was represented at various distances. Although there is no official timing for this event there were outstanding efforts by several runners. Taking part in the 55 mile event starting near Hastings at 1.45am was Amy Owen who only entered a week and a half ago. She covered the distance in a time of 15:14:52. In the 35 mile event which began in Appledore and was closer to 39 miles regular ultra runners Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall were teamed with Karla Larnder and first timer Slywia Tokarska. In addition running solo was Paul Constable and Jenny Quinn. Their times are as follows:

35 mile Event from AppledoreResults
Paul Constable 7:02:25
Phil Maul 8:20:29
Linnaea Stockall8:20:25
Sylwia Tokarska8:20:26
Karla Larnder 8:16:17
Jenny Quinn10:21:38

In the 15 mile event FRC were represented by Kate Lancefield and Lisa Smith. They finished in a of 3:42:40 and 3:4241.

Saturday also saw one Folkestone runner complete the Chase the Sun sportive which started at sunrise on the Isle of Sheppey and finished 204 miles by bicycle away at sunset (if you can get there on time) in Burham on Sea. Sunjan Rai who went on to compete the next day in Thanet finished the event in 12:22:09. A magnificent effort.

Sunday saw the inaugural 10 Bay challenge organised by Sporting Events. Competitors could choose either a 10k or 15 mile race across the sand whilst trying to beat the incoming tide. In the 15 mile race Sujan Rai was 3rd male in a time of 1:52:41( the morning after his 204 mile bike ride!!) whilst David Smyth was 13th in a time of 2:03:44 and first male vet 60. In the 10k race Antony Scott finished in 10th place overall and 2nd male vet 50 in a time of 54:54. He described the race as being ” very tough on the legs and the short scramble up the shear sandy cliff face just before the turn around was interesting and draining”.

This weeks parkrun results are as follows:

Folkestone: Henry AXON 00:17:38 Stephen John MALE 00:17:48 Krzysztof KLIDZIA 00:18:01 Phil HOYLAND 00:18:55 David GILLETT 00:20:36 Jonathan ARANA-MORTON 00:21:00 Nick STEELE 00:21:18 Ian MERRICK 00:21:57 Catherine O’CONNOR 00:23:02 Stuart ERSKINE 00:23:24 Richard FOWLES 00:23:35 Vicky SCOTT 00:23:56 Hazel GREEN 00:24:24 Paul HANNAY 00:24:34 Andrew SMITH 00:24:38 Louisa EEDE 00:24:46 Deirdre COOMBS 00:25:39 Kirsty WILSON 00:25:40 Anthony SCOTT 00:26:07 Gary BRAZIER 00:26:11 Pamela ALLON 00:26:12 Alan RANDALL 00:26:53 Kirsty GARDINER 00:27:00 Catriona WATTS 00:27:06 Hayley TURRELL 00:27:35 Malcolm GIBBS 00:27:39 Richard DYER 00:27:43 Debbie DUNHAM 00:28:36 Clive ALLON 00:29:12 Sophie O’CALLAGHAN 00:29:40-PB Maria FELICETTI 00:29:25 Jason HERRIDGE 00:30:01 Carolyn LEWIS 00:30:07 Julie GIBBS 00:30:50 Jacob BURVILL 00:32:22 Simon BURVILL 00:32:23. Grovelands Enfield: Darren CREW 21:13 Jody STOAKES 24:29. Ashford: Diane PARSONS 28:49. Roding Valley: Caroline CURTIS 24:13 Brent PARKER 36:32 Chester: Kevin WHITBY 22:20 Anh-Van WHITBY 37:29 Mote Park Maidstone: Deborah JEFFERY 23:25 Christopher WOOLGAR 24:50.

The Park run Cup results this week are as follows:

A Cup R2: Andy Smith 24:38(103) Clive Allon 29:12(103.7) Clive wins

B Cup R1: Gary Brazier 26:11(99) Deirdre Coombs 25:39(100.5) Deirdre wins

Maria Fox Felicetti 29:25(102.5) Stephen Male 17:48(101.4) Maria wins