Marathon Season has begun!!

Yesterday saw the start of the Spring marathon season with FRC runners taking part in Paris and Brighton. In France Harry Wall completed the Paris marathon in a PB time by 32 minutes in 3:25:32. A superb result.

Closer to home the Brighton Marathon took place on a new course. The first half was somewhat more undulating than previously and there was quite a nasty wind for the runners to contend with. First FRC runner home was Jacob Henwood in 3:35:12 a brilliant 10 min PB. Rebecca Powney running in her first marathon finished next in 3:56:18 with Karla Lardner close behind in 3:57:42. Catherine Clipstone finished in 4:13:08 Andrew John Smith 4:30:15 Jason King 4:31:35 Paul Hannay 5:25:43. Congratulations to all.

In London the London Landmarks Half Marathon took place. There were a stunning performance for Ivana Collier achieving 5th female in her age category, Vet female 45-49 and 52nd female overall out of 10007 women in a massive 4 min PB of 1:32:58. First home in for the men was James Springett in PB time of 1:31:58. Jason Herridge came home in 1:47:08 ( his first sub 2 hour HM) followed by Marie Brazier 1:56:19, Neil Adams in 1:57:43 and Deborah Parmenter in a PB of 2:01:41 A great set of results for the club with several of these runners competing in marathons in the coming weeks.

This week’s parkrun results are as follows:

FOLKESTONE: Henry AXON 00:16:47 Prakash GURUNG 00:17:37 Krzysztof KLIDZIA 00:18:14 Nick STEELE 00:18:33 Tristan BRUCE 00:18:57 Trevor DEVOOGHT 00:19:06 Ian MERRICK 00:19:11 Hazel GREEN 00:22:48 Darren PHILIP 00:23:22 Deborah JEFFERY 00:23:37 Linnaea STOCKALL 00:23:59 Alan RANDALL 00:24:17 Anthony SCOTT 00:24:43 Jason O’CALLAGHAN 00:25:01 David BOTTING 00:25:24 Gavin DODWELL 00:25:25 Eleanor PRIESTLEY 00:25:27 Stuart ERSKINE 00:25:45 Diane PARSONS 00:25:54 Deirdre COOMBS 00:26:47 Andrew TREMAIN 00:27:31 Amy OWEN 00:28:53 Neil ADAMS 00:29:00 Louisa EEDE 00:29:04 Hayley TURRELL 00:29:05 Trudi CURD 00:30:24 Sonia MARKWELL 00:30:32 Collette WINDSOR 00:30:33 Rebekah NEWTON 00:31:44 Debbie DUNHAM 00:31:46 Gary BRAZIER 00:31:49 Caroline CURTIS 00:33:48 Brent PARKER 00:33:48 Sue ELKINS 00:34:45

CANTERBURY: Rachel SMITH 00:30:15