Weekend news roundup

Autumn arrived with a vengeance this weekend making for some less than pleasant running conditions but despite this there were still a number of FRC members donning the vest and heading for a start line.


John O’Hara kicked off the Autumn marathon season, heading north to Yorkshire to take part in the Hull marathon. The months of training through the summer heat paid off as John covered the 26.2 mile city course in a great time of 4:09:09.


Closer to home, on Friday evening Jenny Quinn took part in the Bedgebury Twilight 10k. A challenging course taking in the muddy, hilly trails round Bedgebury Forest in the fading light, Jenny finished a fantastic 26th overall and 1st female vet in a time of 53:58.


Across the channel, Hayley Kluczynski completed the Disneyland Paris 36k challenge competing in 3 races in 3 days. A 5k on Friday (31:14) followed by a 10k on Saturday (1:02:57) before a half marathon in 2:19:58 on Sunday!


Ian McGilloway took part in the Ragnar Relay White Cliffs, a team relay event that starts in Maidstone and follows the coastline via Dover to Brighton. Ian ran three legs clocking up over 30 miles including one leg at 1:20am.


The parkrun cup continued on Saturday morning with two fixtures taking place. Alan Randall (24:25) knocked Darren Crew (19:23) out of the main cup and into the B cup in a very close result while in the other tie, Catherine O’Connor (22:52) was beaten by Margaret Whitham (29:13) who posted a season’s best time to see her through to round three.


Also running at Folkestone parkrun, 2nd overall and 1st back for the club was Nick Steele in a PB equalling time of 17:38, followed by Tristan Bruce (19:01), James Whitham (19:57), Emma Creasey (19:58 - PB),  Debbie Jeffery (20:04) and Tim Warren (20:44). Levi Atwell pipped Chris Addison on the line as they both ran 21:29 ahead of Richard Fowles (22:37), David Rodacan (22:38), Chris Woolgar (22:52), Vicky Scott (23:25), Tony Scott (24:50), Aldous Hosking (25:00), Richard Dyer (25:24), Phil Maul (25:41), Malcolm Gibbs (26:10), Carolyn Lewis (26:19), Angela Warren (26:45), Leah Atwell (28:00), Julie Gibb (28:38), Catherine-Anne Curtis (32:30), Kate Lancefield (33:06), Trudi Curd (35:52) and Nicola James (36:55).


A few members headed up the coast to try out the new parkrun in Deal. Dan Voller took the honours finishing 1st overall in 17:36 ahead of Dave Gillett who finished 3rd in 18:11. Stuart Erskine also made the top ten finishing 8th in 19:53. Clive Allon was next back for the club in 23:11 followed by Kirsty Gardiner (and Maisie) in 25:58.


In other parkrun tourism, over in Canterbury Stephen Male was first overall in 18:37, Linda Robson ran in Milton Keynes (26:09) and Caroline Curtis was in action in Dartford Heath (23:35).


Grahame Eke 2018-10-09 18:34:26


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