The summer months are a quiet time for races, the temperature rises, lots of us jet of on our holidays and there are very few races to enter because of this. But that didn’t stop Folkestone Running Clubs, Simon Burvill from completing the Centurion North Downs Way 100, a continuous 100 miles from Farnham along the North Downs Way, finishing in Ashford with a lap at the Julie Rose Stadium. Simon said “It was crazy hot weather on Saturday which really sapped energy and 3000m+ ascent didn’t help (box hill and bluebell hill were particularly nasty!). The cut offs at checkpoints are strict and if you miss them you’re out – but managed to keep ahead of them and grind out the finish in 29 hour 46 minutes and 1 second! Amazing experience-there were some dark moments mentally as you can imagine but well worth it!”
Patrick Hughes also ran the Oulton Park 20 Mile Running GP in an amazing time of 2:13:06, coming 4th overall on a very hot and undulating course.
This weeks Parkruns
In the Folkestone Parkrun, Folkestone runner Joe Bruce was the first person back in a time of 16:49
Henry Axon 17:21, Rob Collier 18:16, Ian Merrick 8:40, Oliver Collier 18:58, Tristan Bruce 19:00, Daren Wild 19:51, Daniel Voller 19:59, Nick Steele 20:08, Nicholas Bryant 20:14, Chris Addison 22:22, David Gillett 23:07, Hazel Green 23:20, Stuart Erskine 23:32, Nikki Goodwin 24:17, Paul Bartlett 24:36, Catherine O’connor 25:00, David Botting 25:01, Richard Fowles 25:08, Alan Randall 25:11, Kirsty Wilson 25:17, Paul Hannay 25:59, Gary Brazier 26:43, Trudi Curd 27:05, Andrew Tremain 27:10, Deirdre Coombs 27:12, Kirsty Gardiner 27:31, Richard Dyer 28:21, Anh-Van Whitby 29:06, Amy Owen 29:49, Debbie Dunham 29:55,Rebekah Newton 29:59, Jane Wren 30:00, Margaret Whitham 32:42, Catherine-Anne Curtis 35:03, Elizabeth Smith 35:50.
In the Ashford Parkrun, Folkestone’s Deborah Jeffery was the third woman back in a time of 22:55.
Jason Herridge ran the Kingdom Parkrun near Penshurst in a time of 28:46.
Also in Kent Maria Chapman ran the Malling Parkrun in 27:15.
In Tonbridge, Kate Lancefield ran in a time of 33:53.
And in the Walmer and Deal Parkrun David Tyler finished first in a time of 17:21.
Travelling further afield, in the Isabel Trail Parkrun in Stafford, Kevin Whitby ran a time of 24:31.
And finally, in a truly multinational weekend, Philip Maull ran the Malmö Ribersborg parkrun in Sweden in a time of 24:04.