Folkestone Parkrun record stolen bt Emma Creasey


Who says turkey and mince pies are bad for you.  Not for James Whitham Vicky Scott Jenny Quinn and Diane Parsons all of whom ran a pb at the Folkestone Parkrun on Saturday 29th December with the female record being beaten by Emma Creasy in 19.01


The parkrun also saw through to the final, in the club’s parkrun challenge, Aldous Hosking who slayed Stevie King in a tight fought battle.


Results of the parkrun were: Nick Steele was the first club runner in a time of 18.26, next was James Whitham in a pb time of 18.44. Tristan Bruce 18.44 and first female now the course record holder for the women ran in a time of 19.01 Emma Creasey.  Joe Bruce was next in 19.20 then Dave Gillett in 19.32. Deborah Jeffery 20.26, Rob hill 20.49 Aldous Hosking 21.58 Stuart Erskine 21.59 Paul Bartlett 22.31 Tony Scott 23.04 Vicky Scott pb 23.13 Steve King 23.51 Andy Richardson 24.19 Richard Fowles 24.25 David Rodacan 24.33 Catriona Watts 25.26 Jenny Quinn pb 25.33 Diane parsons 27.08 pb Kirsty Gardiner 28.55 Lynsey Tighy33.24  Catherine Anne Curtis 36.20  Linda Robson 39.29 Alfie Lancefield  40.03 Lisa Smith 40.03 Kate Lancefield  40.07 


Up in the Midlands coming back from injury and desperate to get back on track with her running new member Lisa York ran in the Brueton parkrun. Ian mcgilloway ran the Valentines parkrun and was first finisher in a time of 17.46.  At Walmer and Deal Darren Crew 20.20 Alan Randall 25.11 and Jody Stoakes ran 26.53


On Sunday Folkestone’s sole runner was at the hilly and steep climb at mile 7 end of year Staplehurst 10 miler in a cracking time of 1:36.08 Gary Brazier.


The F.R.C. 3rd Annual Winter Orienteering Challenge took place on Sunday 30th. Despite being a dull misty day, this was a considerable improvement on last year's torrential rain. Thirteen members of the club took part forming five teams to pit their skill in running, map-reading, and clue solving against each other.

The course was a five mile loop from Race HQ at  west Hythe, using roads, footpaths and bridleways to test their navigational skills, and involved a fair bit of mud and the chance to wade through a flooded ditch. There were ten clues to be solved along the way, with time penalties for wrong answers.
In fifth place were Andy Hadlow & Ellie Hayes; who managed the distinction of not only the slowest (or longest) run, but who also scored maximum penalty points..
Fourth position went to the pre-race favourites of Emma Creasey, Tristan Bruce and son Joe; who also managed to go astray on the ground and with some of the questions.
Third place was taken by Catriona Watts, Alan Vigrass and Simon Coffey who achieved the bronze medal position despite getting so lost they ended up running an extra two miles.
Runners-up were the brainy ladies team of Angela Warren, Hayley Kluczinsky and Vicky Scott; who scored the lowest number of penalty minutes of the day.
The worthy winners on the day were the husband & wife team of Tina and Grahame Eke, who proved that skilful map-reading, a wide breadth of knowledge, and a dash of lateral thinking sometimes pays dividends.
After the race the competitors enjoyed a convivial lunch at which the victors were presented with their trophy, and race organiser Chris Woolgar received a vote of thanks.     

Grahame Eke 2019-01-01 17:52:22


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