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Canterbury 10, Kent Schools XC and the rest
It is fair to say it was a manic weekend all in all with many Folkestone members running or coaching at some point. On Sunday the 'park bench to parkrun' commenced and an amazing 57 beginners turned out for the start of their 10 work course. Many of our members gave up at least an hour of their time to make the morning a huge success. Well done all.
Whilst this was happening along the Leas, others were getting in the zone for the Canterbury 10. The freezing fog didn't put off 18 of our members. Lloyd Worsley was 4th back from the club as he ran an incredible time of 55.06, whilst Andrew Fletcher also had a great run to come in well under the hour in a time of 57.49 in 15th position. Nick Steele was 38th back as he ran 1.02.09, whilst Stephen Wilkinson ran 1.05.21, just ahead of Andrew Noble who ran 1.05.28. James Stroud had a solid run as he got back in 1.06.06 and he was followed by Jason Ransley who ran 1.08.43, Simon Coffey who finished in 1.08.50 and Peter Rider who got back in 1.08.51.
Tracy Wilkinson-Begg was our first lady back as she ran 1.09.36, just ahead of Caroline Curtis who completed the course in 1.10.46. Stuart Sprinks was next back in 1.11.07 and he finished ahead of Anthony Scott who ran 1.17.00 and Aldous Hosking who clocked 1.17.25. Karen Puttock was next back in 1.17.31 and behind her were Jennifer Quinn who ran 1.26.00, John O'Hara who ran 1.27.27 and Alison Jelly who ran 1.38.28.
On Saturday, many of our younger members competed in the Kent Schools XC championships (thank you Tina Eke and Morgan West for the report/times). Thirteen Folkestone Juniors represented their schools at the Duke of York's school in Dover. There were some fantastic performances which included selection for the Kent Schools team for some of our runners. In the Year 7 Girls race, Libby Turbutt was 12th as she ran 10.14, Catrina MacArthur, 14th and Olivia Young, 35th as she ran 11.33. The Year 7 Boys race included Zak Doust who finished in 51st place and Archie Jones 57th. In the Junior Girls race Emma Yates was 83rd and in the Junior Boys, Luke Fowles was 80th and Nathaniel Ryan 96th. In the Intermediate Boys Morgan West was 15th as he ran 21.01, Nat Parmenter, 27th as he clocked 21.55 and Thomas Cullen, 28th.In the Senior Girls, Charlotte Avery was 17th as she ran 16.13 and in the Senior Boys James Stroud was 25th as he complted the course in 26.28.
Naturally there were parkruns too. Clive Allon was back running in Glasgow as he ran 27.25, whilst down the M20, Alan Vigrass ran Ashford in 24.21. At Folkestone Jean Paul Jeffery got back in 18.50 ahead of David Gillett (19.58), David Hallett (20.05), Ben Jeffery (21.21), Anthony Scott (21.48), Stephen King (24.18), Malcolm Gibbs (25.28), Richard Dyer (25.55), Julie Gibbs (28.36), Lucy Weekes (29.19), Connie Cowell (31.18), Faith Cowell (31.18), Lisa Smith (32.22), Kate Lancefield (32.25), John O'Hara (38.57) and Joe Bruce (45.23).
Tim Warren 2017-01-23 11:04:09
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