A packed weekend of racing !!

There was quite a number of events taking place this weekend. Saturday saw the last of the Cross country races in Bromley. Tina Eke’s reports:

The Kent Cross Country League season ended in style on Saturday with the Folkestone mens team putting in their best performance of the series. Henry Axon ran his best race of the season finishing in 19th place closely followed by Stephen Male in yet another great performance in 23rd place and first Vet 50. Stephen has been unbeaten in his age category in the three races that he completed in the league. Andy Wright was the next to finish in 47th place completing a fantastic first season in the competition. Krzysztof Klidzia finished strongly in 65th and was followed by Nick Steele in 85th Paul Bartlett in 115th, Phil Maul in 184th and Alan Randall in 191st.

The mens team finished in a brilliant 6th place out of 17 teams on the day and in 8th place out of 22 teams for the season.

In the womens race, Folkestone was lead home by another strong run from Karla Larnder in 45th place. Karla was followed by Catherine O’Connor in 59th place in her first race of the season. Close behind was team mate Caroline Curtis in 62nd place followed by Jane Wren in 77th place.

The womens team of three finished in 10th place out of 15 teams on the day and 10th place out of 19 for the season. The womens team of six finished in 8th place out of 11 teams for the season.

The final individual league positions are based firstly on the number of races completed and then the finishing positions in those races.

The rankings for the Folkestone men for the 2022/2023 season are as follows.The number of races completed are in brackets.

All age groups

16th place Andy Wright (4), 38th Nick Steele (4), 88th Stephen Male (3), 98th Krzysztof Klidzia, (3),151st Alan Randall (3), 175th Henry Axon (2), 205th Rob Collier (2), 212th Tristan Bruce (2), 223rd Paul Bartlett (2), 270th  Dave Smyth (2), 372nd Darren Crew (1), 381st Ian Mc Gilloway (1), 391st Phil Maul (1), 393rd Joe Carroll (1), and 397th Neil Trett (1).

Masters age groups Vet 40 +

5th Andy Wright, 53rd Stephen Male, 58th Krzysztof Klidzia,99th Alan Randall, 123rd Rob Collier, 126th Tristan Bruce, 135th Paul Bartlett, 164th Dave Smyth, 223rd Darren Crew, 229th Ian McGilloway, 239th Joe Carroll, 243rd Phil Maul and 244th Neil Trett.

Vet 40 age group.

5th Andy Wright, 103rd Ian McGilloway, 109th Joe Carroll and 111th Neil Trett.

Vet 50 age group.

27th Stephen Male, 28th Krzysztof Klidzia, 51st Rob Collier, 53rd Tristan Bruce, 59th Paul Bartlett, 91st Darren Crew and 104th Phil Maull.

Vet 60 age group.

13th Alan Randall and 17th Dave Smyth.

The rankings for the Folkestone women are as follows.

All age groups

27th Caroline Curtis (4), 88th Nikki Goodwin (2), 96th Karla Larnder (2), 100th Emily Chambers (2), 116th Jane Wren (2), 170th Jody Stoakes (1), 173rd Catherine O’Connor (1), 186th Louisa Eede (1), 194th Diane Parsons (1), 195thJenny Quinn (1), 199th Amy Owen (1), 201st Trudi Curd (1) and 202nd Sylwia Tokarska (1).

Masters age groups Vet 35+

20th Caroline Curtis, 67th Nikki Goodwin, 72nd Karla Larnder, 89th Jane Wren, 118th Jody Stoakes, 123rd Catherine O’Connor, 131st Louisa Eede, 136th Jenny Quinn, 139th Diane Parsons, 146th Sylwia Tokarska and 147th Trudi Curd.

Vet 35

19th Nikki Goodwin, 39th Sylwia Tokaska and 40th Jenny Quinn.

Vet 45

13th Caroline Curtis, 46th Karla Larnder, 69th Jody Stoakes, 71st Catherine O’Connor, 76th Louisa Eede and 81stDiane Parsons.

Vet 55

10th Jane Wren and 21st Trudi Curd.

Sunday saw two local races well represented with FRC runners. The Headcorn Half had near perfect conditions and saw Josh Pine achieve a PB finishing in 8th place overall. Jody Stoakes also achieved a PB by 3 minutes finishing 70th overall Full results were as follows:

Josh Pine 01:26:09 PB Darren Crew  01:39:24 Stuart Erskine  01:39:25 Jody Stoakes 01:45:26 John O’Hara 01:55:52 Antony Scott 02:04:29 Stuart Sprinks 02:19:08

Nearer to home the Ashford and District 10k also had great conditions with Nikki Goodwin finishing 4th lady overall and 1st in the 40 to 49 ager category. Full results are below:

Nikki Goodwin  00:42:45 Joseph Carroll 00:47:43 Diane Parsons 00:51:23 Denise King 01:02:45

This week’s Parkrun results are as follows:

FOLKESTONE Richard NEWSOME 00:17:49 Prakash GURUNG 00:17:52 Simon RAMSAY 00:18:18 Phil HOYLAND 00:18:43 Tristan BRUCE 00:18:59 Nicholas BRYANT 00:19:09 Andrew FLETCHER 00:19:53 David GILLETT 00:20:32 Manda GURUNG 00:21:26 Chris ADDISON 00:22:20 Louisa EEDE 00:22:56 Deborah JEFFERY 00:23:32 Darren CREW 00:23:41 Ron BELL 00:23:48 Hazel GREEN 00:23:51 Jacob HENWOOD 00:24:29 Anthony SCOTT 00:24:40 Jason O’CALLAGHAN 00:24:47 David BOTTING 00:25:07 Jason HERRIDGE 00:25:25 Richard FOWLES 00:25:31 Kevin WHITBY 00:25:39 Stuart ERSKINE 00:25:50 Gavin DODWELL 00:25:55 Andrew RICHARDSON 00:25:58 Deirdre COOMBS 00:26:28 Eleanor MEO 00:26:33 Rob HILL 00:27:08 Andrew TREMAIN 00:27:32 Gary BRAZIER 00:27:34 Diane PARSONS 00:27:50 Collette WINDSOR 00:27:51 Malcolm GIBBS 00:28:00 Richard DYER 00:28:22 Debbie DUNHAM 00:28:50 Hayley TURRELL 00:29:15 Marie BRAZIER 00:29:33 Jody STOAKES 00:29:34 Julie GIBBS 00:29:40 Kirsty WILSON 00:31:42 Paul HANNAY 00:32:09 Rebekah NEWTON 00:32:38 Simon COFFEY 00:38:47 Kayleigh CUMBER 00:43:58 ASHFORD Maria CHAPMAN 00:30:44


DURHAM Eleanor PRIESTLEY 00:27:17

MILE END Kate LANCEFIELD 00:30:32 Emily LANCEFIELD 00:38:15

ORPINGTON Henry AXON 00:22:06 Amy OWEN 00:31:20


MOTE PARK Vicky SCOTT 00:22:55