There were a number of local 10ks taking place this weekend with lots of Folkestone runners taking part in the action.
The most popular was the Romney Marsh 10k, partly due to it’s fast and flat nature and partly because it forms part of this year’s club grand prix. First back for the club in 7th place overall and scooping the price for 1st Male Vet 55 was Krzysztof Klidzia in a time of 37:25. Ian Merrick was not far behind in 8th place and a time of 38:04. He was followed home by Nick Bryant (39:57), Thomas Murray (42:36), James Springett (43:34), Rob Hill (43:37) and Daren Wild (43:49) who also picked up the prize for 1st Male V50.
Nikki Goodwin was the first FRC lady back and 4th lady overall in a time of 43:56. She was ahead of Martin Murray (44:31) and Dom Shepherd (45:46). Catherine O’Connor was next to finish in 45:51 and claimed the 1st Female V50 in the process. Dave Smyth (46:16) followed, then Ron Bell (46:35), Jase O’Callaghan (47:09), Chris Woolgar (47:30), Darren Philip running barefoot (49:22), Joseph Carroll (49:52) and Richard Fowles, nursing a turned ankle for the second half of the race, in 50:28.
Continuing the prize winning theme was Jane Wren who was 1st Female Vet 55 in 51:40, then Bill Woledge (52:57), Paul Hannay (54:34), Alan Randall in his first race as a V60! (55:48), Gary Brazier (56:17) before Diedre Coombs (1:00:18) claimed another prize in the shape of the 1st Female V65 trophy.
Maria Felicetti crossed the line in 1:01:41 before Rachel Smith (in her first race), Debbie Dunham, Collette Windsor and Denise King crossed the line as a group in 1:06:50.
Up the coast Karla Larnder took part in the Deal Dinosaur 10k crossing the line in a time of 47:48 and 5th lady.
Elsewhere the Gusbourne 10k took place at the Gusbourne Estate which happens to be a vineyard. Wine tasting was part of the event though presumably after the race. Three Folkestone runners took part, Vicky Scott finished 9th lady in a time of 53:22 ahead of Louisa Eade in 10th in a time of 55:13. Hayley Turrell completed the race in 1:17:42.
Over on the Isle of Wight, John O’Hara swapped 10k for 10 miles at the St Georges 10 mile race. He crossed the line in 56th overall and 6th v60 in a time of 1:31:19.
Taking on an altogether bigger challenge was Maria Chapman at the Outlaw Nottingham Triathlon, she completed the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and then a full marathon in 15:37:23.
A busy morning up on the Leas on Saturday morning for the parkrun. Well done to Dominic Shepherd for a new PB. Full results below:
Henry Axon – 18:58
Amy Owen – 30:12
Karla Larnder – 22:41
Torbay Velopark Parkrun
Phil Maull – 22:13
Debbie Jeffery – 22:33