New York, New York, Tough Mudder, 10k's, and lots of Park Run Spirit

This week Andrew Noble has been running in New York – the first race on Wednesday was the Prospect Park Track Club, Al Goldstein Summer Speed Series 5k in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.   Noble came 3rd in his age category in a time of 18:41    On Thursday Noble ran in the VCTC Cross Country Summer Series 5k in Van Cortlandt Park, in the Bronx.  He came 2nd V50 in a time of 20:29  Then on Sunday  Noble ran in Central Park in the 2017 France Run 8k in a time of 31:00  Noble came 50th out of 4825 runners and his age graded place was 14th out of 4825!! 

It was the last race in the Podplus Ashford 5k and 10k Series on Friday and Folkestone had some good results.   In the 10k race Jane Wren took second female place overall in a time of 50:06 and Deirdre Coombs third female place overall in a time of 52:25   Alan Randall completed the 10k course in a time of 52:40

In the 5k race Barry Hogben completed the two laps in 22:40, followed by Alan Vigrass 24:16, Jennifer Quinn 24:27 and Jake Brazier 24:33   Quinn also came 1st overall in her FV35 Category..

Jane Wren was presented a trophy for the 1st Female overall for the Summer 10k Series 2017

This Saturday Caroline Curtis and Lynda Smith completed the ‘tough’ Tough Mudder obstacle course in Badminton, at the Badminton Estate, South Gloucestershire (it’s in the name!!)  The course is 10-12 miles over historic parkland, muddy fields and dense woodland and includes over 20 obstacles to conquer.

It was a busy Folkestone Parkrun this week with over 35 members taking part including some excellent pacers and tail runners/walkers, time keepers, token sorters and general volunteering.

It was the Parkruns 3rd anniversary and some of the Marshalls dressed up as cones to celebrate!!  The record number of people taking part at one time was also broken!!  The record now stands at 252.

Trophies were given out to Volunteers who had helped out over the 3 years since parkrun has been set out.  Poppy Fathers won Junior Volunteer of the Year – she has run 29 times during the year and volunteered on 16 occasions, Joe Bruce was another junior who won a trophy – Joe has run 21 times and volunteered 6 times.

Trophies were also given for the ‘Spirit of Parkrun’  - Deborah Jeffery was a pacer on Saturday and she was nominated for her  fabulous cakes that she often brings along and her support and enthusiasm for Folkestone parkrun.  Richard Dyer was also a pacer this week and was nominated for offering to run with Poppy Fathers when she got too fast for her mum but still needed to be accompanied by an adult.  Although Poppy is now old enough she still likes to run with Richard as he is so supportive.  Julie Gibbs received the most nominations and won a beautiful trophy for all her hard work in her ‘park bench to park run’ programme which has introduced so many new people to running and to Folkestone parkrun in particular.

David Weekes was the first FRC member across the line in a time of 19:15, followed by Jean Paul Jeffery (20:00),  Joe Bruce (20:37), Deborah Jeffery was first lady overall in a time of 21:12, Richard Fowles (21:26), Greg Playfoot (21:34), Nick Steele (21:55), Lloyd Worsley (21:56), Tracy Wilkinson-Begg was 3rd lady overall (22:53), Catherine O’Connor (23:15), Barry Hogben (24:00), Vicky Scott in a PB time for this course (24:24), Stuart Erskine (24:40), Richard Dyer (26:08), Alan Vigrass (26:08), Malcolm Gibbs (27:02), Stephen King (27:39), Tim Warren (28:08), Margaret Whitham in a PB time of 28:17, Carolyn Lewis (28:35), Hayley Klucsynski (29:47), Clive Allon (29:58), Julie Gibbs (30:05), Elizabeth Tew (30:23), Torben Jessen (31:38), Paul James (32:42), Trudi Curd (32:43), Elizabeth Smith (34:15), Gary Brazier (34:33), Nicola James (37:37), Jordan Mosses (41:47), Ileana Fernandes (41:47), Alfie Lancefield (43:05), Kate Lancefield (43:10), Emily Lancefield (52:40), Jody Stoakes (55:37), Darren Crew (55:38), James Long (55:44)

Parkrun Tourism this week – At Oxford Andrew Fletcher came 2nd man overall and completed the course in 17:41  whilst Russell France achieved a PB at Worcester Parkrun in 30:02

Jane Wren 2017-08-21 09:18:12


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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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