Summer Handicap, 5k's, 10k's and more .................

The week started with the summer handicap race.  On Tuesday night 47 FRC members ran the 4.4 mile, 2 lap marshalled course from the back of Seabrook C of E Primary School,  along the Military Canal to Twiss Road across the bridge and back along the other side.  All runners started off on their handicap time (handicapped by Dave Smyth) and competed against each other.  The idea is that if everyone is handicapped correctly they should all cross the line at roughly the same time.  Luckily that didn’t happen as it would have been mayhem for the timekeepers Graham and Tina Eke!

Lloyd Worsley and Tracy Wilkinson-Begg ran the course in the fastest times of 24:25 and 30:14 respectively.  Catherine O’Connor was first lady home – handicap 6 minutes, overall time 33:43 and Worsley was first man home – handicap 15 minutes. Trophies were presented by our chairman Margaret Whitham.

The evening was rounded up nicely with a tasty BBQ in the garden of the Fountain Pub cooked by Chris Addison and his wife. 

On Friday night a few members took part in the Podplus Ashford 5k and 10k.  Competing in the 5k race were Barry Hogben (22:19), First FV35 Jennifer Quinn (pb time of 23:49), Jake Brazier (24:30),  and Gary Brazier (25:29)   In the 10k was Third Lady home overall Jane Wren (52:00) and Alan Randall (53:39).

The Deal Dinosaur 10k took place this Sunday.  The race is so called in fond memory of one of the Deal Tri Club founders – Roger Francis-Derby.  He used to refer to himself as ‘the old dinosaur’.  When he passed away in his mid 50’s the Regatta 10k race name was changed in his memory. The club give a large percentage of profits from the race to the Canterbury Hospital Skin and Dermatology Department each year.  Karen Puttock was first FRC member home in a time of 45:42, followed by Anthony Scott (47:48), Malcolm Gibbs (53:34), Julie Gibbs (59:10), Hayley Klucsynski (1:03:35), Russell France (1:03:34) and Sarah Fitter (1:14:04)

2 members took part in the popular Mid-Kent 5 Miler, Staplehurst  now in it’s 10th year. The course winds its way through the quiet lanes of the beautiful Kent countryside and is advertised as predominantly flat which is not the case!   Jane Wren completed the 5 mile course in 40:15 and Alan Randall 42:32

Caroline Curtis and Andrew Noble completed the Myra Garret 10k (hosted by Bexley AC)  The course is run in and around the beautiful Danson Park and includes mixed terrain throughout the park and nearby roads.  Noble finished 24th (5th V50) in a time of 39:57 and Curtis 82nd (3rd FV45) in a time of 44.49

Stephen King took part in the Snowdonia Trail Marathon this weekend ascending 1,685 metres over miles of iconic and spectacular trails.  King described it as ‘the hardest marathon in my life but worth doing’.  Results to be confirmed.

On Saturday more members of FRC took part in the local parkrun.  The competition between club members is getting exciting and people are really pushing themselves to get those pb’s and obtain a place in the next round.  Phil Hoyland was 3rd man overall in a time of 17:38, followed by Lloyd Worsley (18:41), David Weekes (18:46), Tim Warren (18:48), Torben Jessen (new PB 18:56), Jean Paul Jeffery (19:08), Simon Coffey (19:35), First Lady overall Deborah Jeffery (19:40), 2nd Lady Overall Tracy Wilkinson-Begg (new PB time 19:58), Joe Bruce (20:24), Peter Rider (20:37), Chris Addison (21:21), Christopher Woolgar (21:44), Catherine O’Connor (22:24), Anthony Scott (22:33), Laura Ballard (new PB 24:05), Deirdre Coombs (New PB 24:07), Richard Dyer (New PB 24:13), Jake Brazier (24:38), Clive Allon (25:11), Hazel Green (25:27), Bethanie Lewis (25:41), Gary Brazier (26:31), Jenny Whitehead (27:22), Carolyn Lewis (27:32), Kelly Flannery (28:45), Margaret Whitham (New PB 28:48), Pamela Allon (New PB 29:09), Russell France (30:43), Sophia Stroud (33:08), Nicola James (New PB 36:31), Paul James (36:32), Alfie Lancefield (38:10), Kate Lancefield (38:17), Julie Gibbs (42:52)

Parkrun Tourism this week – Stephen King at Conwy (25:56) and Vicky Scott at Canterbury (a new PB 26:04)

Jane Wren 2017-07-24 08:55:18


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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. 

All adults wishing to join should be capable of running a 5k and be willing/able to join in the workout sessions put on by the coaches.

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