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Folkestone running club – weekend race report – 11th November 2018

On Sunday a Poignant day, in the wind and hail, a flag was raised at 11am to remember those who fought and died for our country.  To mark the end of WW1 an Armistice day challenge run took place at Samphire hoe running as many laps as possible under the shadow of the famous White Cliffs at Dover.

Anthony Scott managed a remarkable 20 miles as a tribute to those who were never to return.

At the local Parkrun on Saturday Daniel Voller was the first finisher in a time of 17.29, Nic Steele was next in 17.51.   Torben Jessen 18.55 and James Whitham 19.20.  Stuart Erskine ran 19.27 and Paul Bartlett 19.58.  Levi Atwell 20.01 and Jason Ransley 20.07.  Rob Hill was next in 20.27 with Deborah Jeffery first lady in a time of 20.55.    Chris Addison finished in 21.20 Liam Cumber 21.51 and Neil Trett with a pb ran in 22.16.   Vicky Scott ran 23.44 Tony Scott 23.55 and John O’Hara 24.54.  Phil Maull ran 25.04 and Richard Dyer by far the quickest over 70’s veteran ran 25.20.  Eleanor Priestley ran 25.58  Alan Vigrass 26.18  Malcom Gibbs 26.26 Luke Fowles 30.01 and Lynsey Tighy 30.24 and Emma Long  30.56    

Further afield Clive Allon ran the Glasgow Parkrun in 24.17. Ian McGilloway ran in Long Eaton in a cracking time of 17.47.  Stevie King 25.24 in Tonbridge and in Walmer and Deal, Carolyn Lewis ran 25.14

The parkrun club challenge continues with the completion of round one matches.  Paul Bartlett just edged out Stuart Erskine although they both set new PB’s.  Dan Voller took on Torben Jessen and this was even closer but Voller stole the lead.

On Saturday the women only ran the 3rd leg of the Kent league cross country at Danson Park in Bexley.

Perfect conditions saw Nikki Goodwin finish in 22nd position in 19.03.  Caroline Curtis 69th in 21.12.   In 88th was Kirsty Wilson in 22.09 fighting for the line with team mate Catherine O’Connor who finished in 90th place in a time of 22.13.  Next was Gail Turbutt in 23.09.  Jenny Quinn in 23.54 and in

148th was Tina Eke in 26.58 and Julie Gibbs in 28.08

The women currently lie in 8th position in the 3 to score and 5th in the 6 to score.

 

Grahame Eke 2018-11-12 11:21:15

 

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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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