Weekend race reports

Faith Cowell kicked off the running events this weekend for Folkestone Running Club.  Faith just 2 weeks ago ran the 250km 5 day ultra stage race in Jordan and rather than rest her body took on the iconic Beachy Head marathon known for its stunning views along the south downs and the 7 sisters national park.  Faith came home in 5.23.41.  Dusting off her trail shoes, Sue Elkins ran the 10k in 1.11 and Kevin Daly in 1.34.

Saturday saw the second of the Kent league cross country this time at the Somerhill school in Tonbridge where the weather temperature was back to the traditional cold conditions with a biting chill in the air by the end of the races.

Emma Creasey in the senior ladies 5km race on her Folkestone running club debut ran an incredible 20.26 finishing in an amazing 13th position.  Nikki Goodwin whilst not feeling 100% still flew the Folkestone flag gaining second in the team point scorings, ran 20.57 and finished 25th.  The challenging course saw Caroline Curtis next with 22.56 in 56th position.  Catherine O’Connor finished 70th in 23.40 battling to the line with team mate Kirsty Wilson 71st in 23.42.  Gail Turbutt also having a good race pacing well was next in 97th 25.49.  Julie Gibbs finished 130th in 29.59 finishing high in her age category and Margaret Whitham despite gaining an injury was determined not to stop, finished in 35.57.

The men ran next doubling the distance, but all strongly finished.  Ian McGilloway was first home in 37.33 making the course look easy with Nick Steele 59th in 38.26. Tom leaver also looked strong, finished 102nd in 40.53.  Dominic Woolford had a much better race this week and was pleased to come in 108th in a time of 41.16. Tristan Bruce took vital points, ran with a niggle, 109 in 41.22 and Paul Bartlett who last time had quite a disappointing run also took vital points ran 44.57 but knows there is more to give next time.

James Whitham on his debut came in 177th in 45.24 and is looking forward to the next run probably with a future battle with Rob Hill who also on his debut ran 47.45.   Chris Woolgar scoring highly in the men 60’s category came in 206th in a time of 48.03.  Tony Scott after running Amsterdam marathon ran 51.13.  Andrew Smith coming back from injury ran 56.34 also scoring team points with Malcolm Gibb also racking up those all important team points, ran 57.32 and crossing the line with a foot injury pleased for his wife’s homemade cake for recovery was Grahame Eke in 248th in 58.06 


Olivia Young in the under 15 girl’s 4000m was Folkestone’s only junior running a high ranking 35th in 18.54. 

Joe Bruce in the under 13’s has just got better.  Last time he finished in 17th position but this time he finished 11th running 11.05 in the 3000m.  The highest position of the day for Folkestone running club was Morgan West in the under 20’s 5000m.  He commanded 6th position running strong finishing in 17.24  

Folkestone Parkrun results saw the return of Phil Hoyland after a summer break from running, who finished in second place with 18.19, Dave Gillet was 3rd in 18.50, Darren Crew 19.34 with Deborah Jeffery first female in 20.25.  Liam Cumber was next who, in great form ran a huge personal best time of 20.29.  Levi Atwell ran 21.28, Andy Richardson 22.23, David Rodacan 22.43, Dominic Shepherd  23.33 Clive Allon 24.01  Vicky Scott   24.09  Tim Warren   24.12 John O’Hara   24.59 Carolyn Lewis   25.44 Steve King 26.21  Jody Stoakes 26.35  Angela Warren 28.00  Linda Robson 28.10 Kirsty Gardiner 28.24 Luke Fowles 31.09, Lynsey Tighy 31.15 Kate Lancefield   32.52

Stuart Erskine was 2nd place finisher in a time of 19.20 at the Walmer and Deal Parkrun and Alan Randal ran the Ashford Parkrun in 24.40

Grahame Eke 2018-10-31 00:25:00


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Folkestone Running Club is a small friendly club for runners with 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. 

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