Saltwood Success

The main event this week was the Saltwood Boxing Day run, a short but challenging off road race on the muddy paths around Saltwood which always sees a big showing from the club.

First back for the club and fifth overall was Morgan West who put in a superb performance, finishing close to the very strong leading group and setting a new pb for the course in the process. Not far behind was Dan Voller who also put in a strong run to finish 6th.

The club enjoyed considerable success in the women’s race, picking up two of the trophies on offer. Emma Creasey ran brilliantly and was the first lady while Emily Chambers also had another good race to take the prize for third lady.

Nick Steele finished in 12th place followed by Tom Leaver in 14th, John Hill in 15th  ahead of Joe Bruce who had a great run to finish 17th and was by far the youngest finisher in the top 20. Dad Tristan Bruce was not far behind in 21st followed by Torben Jesson in 23rd, Emma Creasey 27th, James Whitham 35th, Emily Chambers 47th, Stuart Erskine 48th, Rob Hill 53rd, Nikki Goodwin 55th, Paul Bartlett 57th, George Rigby 97th, Chris Woolgar 102nd, Dom Woolford 106th, Andy Hadlow 113th, Richard Fowles 132nd, Tony Scott 133rd, Simon Coffey 142nd, Aldous Hosking 143rd, Charlotte Avery 166th, Catherine O’Connor 181st, Laura Ballard 223rd, Danielle Inglestone 246th, Victoria Green 250th, Gail Turbott 261st, Arthur Rigby 299th, Granville Battersby 300th, Faith Cowell 301st, Vicky Scott 306th, Max Ransley 394th, Kevin Newman 396th, Steve King 400th, Pete Vickerman 405th, Carolyn Lewis 540th, Trudi Curd 615th, Diane Parsons 717th, Lisa York 765th and Helen Francis in 767th position. The Smith and Lancefield families all crossed the line together followed by Emma Yates in 1048th.

Meanwhile in Sheffield, Ian McGilloway took part in the Two Turtle Doves fell race where competitors are required to bring extra kit such as a map, compass and emergency food. Presumably Ian didn’t require these as he finished in 16th position, completing the hilly off road course in a time of 38:10.

On Sunday, Tony Scott took part in the Christmas Pudding Dash, a muddy trail run round the hills near Hastings. He finished in 54th position in a time of 39:47.

There was plenty of Parkrun action over last weekend, in Folkestone James Whitham was first back for the club in 4th place, just pipping Tristan Bruce to the line in 19:13 ahead of Tristan’s 19:14. Emma Creasey was next to finish in 6th and was also first lady in 19:29. Behind her was Dave Gillett in 8th (19:37), Nikki Goodwin (20:58), Debbie Jeffery (21:24), Chris Woolgar (22:18), Caroline Curtis (23:00), Vicki Scott (23:14), Andy Richardson (24:23), David Rodacan (24:49), Richard Fowles (25:35), Stephen King (25:42), Paul Taylor (25:51), Alamn Randall (25:58), Clive Allon (26:05), Neil Adams (26:19), Alan Vigrass (26:42), Gary Brazier (27:28), Richard Dyer (27:39), Luke Fowles in 30 minutes exactly, Louise Fowler (32:30), Catriona Watts (33:39) Abigail Smith (34:43) and Lisa Smith (34:45)

Over in Deal, Dan Voller set a new course PB of 17:26 in 2nd place ahead of Nick Steele in 4th (18:00) and Linda Robson in 110th (31:44). Malcolm and Julie Gibbs took part in the parkrun in Jersey, Malcolm finishing in 113th in 26:58 and Julie in 147th in 28:43. Torben Jessen ran in Norwich finishing in 16th in 18:43.

On Christmas Day there were a few parkruns taking place which a few FRC members just couldn’t resist. In Ashford, Emma Creasey, Debbie Jeffrey and Alan Vigrass all took part finishing in 9th, 24th and 113th places respectively. In Deal, Caroline Curtis beat her 22 minute target by finishing in 21:58.


Nick Steele 2018-12-29 11:06:24


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