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THE ISLE OF WIGHT CHALLENGE, THE ASHFORD & DISTRICT HALF & PARK RUNS

After all the Marathon excitement of last week it has been pretty quiet for the Folkestone Running Club.

The Podplus Ashford & District Half Marathon took place this weekend and 3 members took part in this.  Anthony Scott (1:53:53 after only completing the London Marathon last Sunday!!), John O’Hara (1:57:32) and Stephen King (2:08:21)

Faith Cowell  took on the Isle of Wight Challenge this weekend.  The route of 106km starts in Chale in the south of the island and takes in some stunning scenery, white cliffs, sandy beaches, fantastic views and an undulating coastal path finishing at the Needles is a real test of endurance.  She finished in an amazing 18 hours and 4 minutes came 16th woman and 84th overall. What a brilliant achievement.  I believe this was the longest endurance race by an FRC member??

40+ members of the club went out to celebrate their various successes over the last couple of months with a well deserved meal at ‘Lubens’ in Folkestone, organised by coach Catherine O’Connor.  It was good to see old and new members out enjoying themselves.

Lloyd Worsley was first man at Folkestone Park Run this week in a time of 16:58  He was followed by James Stroud, second man, in a time of 17:07   Nick Steele (17:49), Jean Paul Jeffery (19:09), Andrew Noble (20:19),  Tracy Wilkinson-Begg who was first lady in a time of 21:27, Benjamin Jeffery (21:31), Andrew Richardson (21:35), Caroline Curtis (22:21), Alan Randall (24:16), George Rigby (24:17), Paul Taylor (24:21), John O’Hara (25:01), Clive Allon (25:54), Richard Dyer (26:54), Stephen King (28:43), Lisa Smith (32:37), Kate Lancefield (32:43), Trudi Curd (32:47), Evie Eastwood (34:22), Angela Saunders (37:57), Caron Inder (39:11), Tail runners - Deborah Jeffery (49:35) and Julie Gibbs (49:36)

Chris Addison got a new PB at Ashford Parkrun this week in a time of 21:01

David Gillett ran for the first time at Keswick Parkrun, Cumbria and came third man in a time of 18:50

Jane Wren 2017-05-01 21:00:52

 

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Folkestone Running Club is a small friendly club for runners aged from 13 years (or Year 8), upwards and ability ranging from elite to those that run less competitively, in Folkestone and surrounding areas in Kent. We also have a partnership club Folkestone Running Club Juniors for the under 13 age group. 

*Please note we are unable to take on any new junior members (13+) until Spring 2018 as we have reached full capacity. 

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