On Friday Folkestone Running Club held it’s annual Folkestone 10 mile race. Starting on Hythe green and running along the seafront to the Folkestone coastal park and back, the race is a fast, flat race, which is extremely popular and always well attended. This year, the 39th Folkestone 10, 661 people ran the race in glorious sunshine. The men’s race was won by Dean Lacy of Cambridge Harriers in a time of 51:40, followed in second place by Barry Stephenson of Dartford Harriers AC in a time of 53:07 and Dillion Hobbs of Tunbridge Wells Harriers in a time of 54:20.
The Women’s race was won by Helen Gaunt of Tonbridge AC in a time of 58:13, followed by Charlotte Johnston of Maidstone Harriers in a time of 1:03:03 and Nicole Priestley in a time of 1:05:08
Although most Folkestone Running Club members were working hard on the day marshalling the event and ensure the day ran smoothly for all runners, 4 club members won a place in the club lottery to run for the club. Prakash Gurung was the first FRC runner back in a time of 58:42, followed by Darren Philip in a time of 1:18:13, Alan Randall in a time of 1:21:54 and Amy Owen in a time of 1:40:14
Although it was the Easter weekend there were still a few races.
On Sunday, Chris Childs ran the Margate, 4 bays, 10km race along the beaches of Margate, in a time of 1:05:47.
Stephen Male ran the Maidenhead 10 mile race in a time of 55:57 and was the 1st vet 50.
And Caroline Curtis ran the Westonbirt House Easter Half Marathon in Bristol in a time of 1:49:45.
This weekends parkruns;
Andrew Tremain 28:14, Maria Chapman 30:52
Lloyd parkrun, Croydon
Krzysztof Klidzia 20:10
Caroline Curtis 25:14, Brent Parker 33:25
Emma Clayton 21:28, Jennifer Clayton 23:15
Deborah Jeffery 23:45
Walmer and Deal Seafront parkrun
Alan Fletcher 29:41
Rothay Park parkrun, Ambleside
Anthony Scott 25:41
Joe Bruce 16:13, Henry Axon 16:16, Prakash Gurung 17:52, Ian Merrick 18:27, Nick Steele 18:33, Tristan Bruce 18:45, Torben Jessen 19:29, Rob Collier 19:40, David Gillett 20:01, Paul Bartlett 20:21, Trevor Devooght 20:51, Linnaea Stockall 20:52, Martin Murray 21:10, Jacob Henwood 21:51, Hazel Green 22:28, Stuart Erskine 22:33, Vicky Scott 22:39, Karla Larnder 22:41, Catherine O’Connor 22:49, Bec Powney 23:14, Andrew Smith 23:29, Gavin Dodwell 23:53, Philip Maull 23:55, Jason O’Callaghan 23:57, Phil Haines 24:18, Ron Bell 24:26, Jody Stoakes 24:32, Chris Addison 24:33, Darren Crew 24:33, Alan Randall 24:35, David Botting 24:36, Andrew Richardson 24:49, Eleanor Priestley 25:23, Jane Wren 25:34, Thomas Murray 25:47, Diane Parsons 25:55, Deirdre Coombs 26:09, Pamela Allon 26:33, Kevin Whitby 26:37, Dominic Shepherd 27:20, Jason Herridge 27:22, Rebekah Newton 27:37, Philip Bridges 28:26, Anh-Van Whitby 28:27, Kirsty Gardiner 29:29, Amy Owen 29:37, Hayley Turrell 29:49, Neil Adams 30:10, Julie Gibbs 30:28, Malcolm Gibbs 30:29, Roisin Bunt 30:45, Sue Elkins 33:56, Collette Windsor 34:49, Sonia Markwell 34:50, Trudi Curd 36:15, Clive Allon 38:29, Kayleigh Cumber 43:29.