4 Parks, lots of hills and a quick run round Ashford

On Sunday Marie Brazier and Hayley Turrell ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon a stunning central London Half Marathon, which takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Garden.  Marie completed the course in 1:57:45 with Hayley finishing in 2 hours 14, a whole 8 minutes faster than her previous course record.

In Tonbridge, four Folkestone RC runners ran the hilly Tonbridge Half Marathon.  First back for the club, and 9th overall, was Krzysztof Klidzia in a time of 1:20:27, followed by James Springett in 1:40:12, Karla Larnder in 1:48:01 and then Anthony Scott in a time of 2:11:39.

In Ashford several members of the club ran the popular Givaudan Ashford 10k.  First back for the club was Nikki Goodwin, in a time of 41:55, followed by Dominic Shepherd in 43:56 (a new PB), Vicky Scott in 45:21 (a new course PB), Rob Huish in 51:11, Diane Parsons in 51:13, Jennifer Quinn in 54:10, Deirdre Coombs in 56:43 and Kate Lancefield in 1:00:37 (a new PB).

On Saturday, as usual, a lot of Folkestone RC runners were out doing the Parkrun.  A special shoutout must go to Karla Larnder who ran her 100th Parkrun, achieved a PB in the process and finished 1st lady.  Not a bad way to celebrate!

Bushy Parkrun

Deborah Jeffery 21:52

Colchester Castle Parkrun

Darren Crew 20:31, Jody Stoakes 23:33

Brentwood Parkrun

Andrew Tremain, 30:15

Folkestone Parkrun

In first place was Joe Bruce in a time of 17:01, followed in 3rd place by Rob Collier, 18:08, Tristan Bruce 18:46, Nicholas Bryant 20:18, Ian Mcgilloway 20:40, Henry Axon 21:33, 1st lady back Karla Larnder 22:22, Philip Maull 22:29, Krzysztof Klidzia 22:40, Darren Philip 22:48, Louisa Eede 23:03, Simon Coffey 23:34, Kevin Whitby 23:45, Rob Huish 24:20, Simon Burvill 24:24, Alan Randall 24:40, Ivana Collier 24:43, Rob Hill 24:44, David Botting 25:05, Stuart Erskine 25:16, Paul Bartlett 25:16, Brian Davis 26:22, Sylwia Tokarska 26:47, Diane Parsons 26:48, Debbie Dunham27:15, Richard Dyer 27:56, Jason Herridge 29:02, Amy Owen           29:31, Kirsty Gardiner 30:08, Julie Gibbs 30:40, Malcolm Gibbs 30:40, Clive Allon 31:07, Kate Lancefield 31:42, David Gillett 54:27.

Mote Parkrun

Maria Chapman 40:18