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Givaudan Ashford 10k, Oxford Vitality Half, Swanley Kent X Country League and more parkruns!

It was another busy weekend for Folkestone as 24 runners wore the club colours in Ashford as they ran the Givaudan 10k.  Andy Fletcher led the way as he was just a second away from his previous best by running 35.17.  Phil Hoyland knocked over a minute off his previous best by running 36.06 ahead of Kevin Newman who also recorded a PB time of 36.56.  Peter Rider continued the PB theme by getting around in 37.36 ahead of Tim a Warren who ran a PB time himself of 37.47.  Andy Noble also recorded a PB as he ran 39.26, picking up a Masters silver medal in the process.

Aldous Hosking was next with his PB time of 43.23 ahead of Nick Steele (43.38) and Chris Woolgar (43.48) who ran a seasons best time.  Tony Prendergast ran 43.52 on his club debut, whilst Mick James (44.23) and Paul Bartlett (45.04) were not far behind.  Steve King ran a seasons best 46.08, whilst Ramon Gonsalves ran 46.44.  Catherine O'Connor got a PB as she ran 47.10, as did Linda Smith who ran 48.35.

Simon Goffey on his debut ran 49.28, whilst Malcom Gibbs had another good weekend by smashing his previous best by four minutes as he ran 49.40.  Alan Fletcher got around the course in 50.05, ahead of Jenny Quinn (51.35) who got a PB and Angela Saunders (52.26) who ran a seasons best.  Just two seconds behind was Emma Long (52.28) who also got a PB, whilst Lynne Page ran a seasons best 53.39 and Julie Gibbs 55.31.

At the Oxford Vitality Half Marathon, Brian Davis recorded his best time for over three years as he finished 485th and 5th Vet 60-64 as he ran a great time of 1.35.32.

In Swanley at the Kent X Country League Champs a number of juniors and seniors represented the club on Saturday.  In the under 13 Boys Liam Duncan (12.30) and Jonathan Last (13.00) wore the vest, whilst there were five juniors running in the equivalent Girls race - Lucy Cullen (11.32), Isobel Young (12.18), Caitlin Gallagher (13.07), Sadie Brown (12.32) and Leah Atwell (13.51).  In the under 15 Boys race Levi Atwell (17.06), Morgan West (17.57) and James Long (19.55) represented the club, whilst Maia Daw (12.39) was our sole under 15 Girl and Leanne Yore (18.26) under 17 Woman.

In the Senior Women 5k race, Catherine O'Connor was our First Lady home as she ran 25.40, ahead of Gail Turbutt who ran 26.29, Jo Peers who ran 27.18 and Caroline Curtis who ran 27.22.  Catriona Watts was just behind as she ran 27.35, along with Emma Long who ran (27.58) and Jenny Whitehead who finished in 31.17 to ensure the team of six scored points.  In the Men's 10k race, David Gillett finished 50th as he ran 39.20.  David Weekes was 80th as he ran 41.54 ahead of Andy Noble (42.21) and Grahame Eke (56.49).

In the Canterbury parkrun Darren Crew (21.20) and Jody Stoakes (24.48) were the first male and female finishers across the line on the tough course, whilst Kylie Hassall recorded a 20.55 on the Woking course.  There were more FRC marshals than runners at Folkestone as Deborah Jeffery ran a week after her marathon in a time of 22.42.  Harry Green ran a PB again as he clocked 23.48 ahead of his mum Hazel Green who ran 24.54.

                                           

2014-10-12 21:31:51

 

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