Faith's Transgrancanaria Ultra and Trosley Park Challenge

Faith Cowell’s been on her travels again, this time to Gran Canaria where she took part in the Transgrancanaria 65, a 65km ultra marathon that includes 3100m of climbing through the island’s mountains - that's three times the height of Snowdon! - before dropping down to finish on the coast. Faith finished the gruelling course in 14 hours 8 minutes and 41 seconds and came a brilliant 13th in her age group.

Tina and Grahame Eke defied the very uncross country-esque weather to take part in the Trosley Park Challenge 10k, a (challenging) trail race featuring more than a few steps. Grahame finished in 67th overall and as 6th V60 with Tina not far behind in 106th position and 8th V50.

It was a busy day on the Leas on Saturday morning with a big turn out for the parkrun. Steve O’Brien was first back for the club and first overall in 17:27 followed by Dave Gillett in 2nd place in 17:47. James Whitham was next to finish in 18:04 - yet another PB!. Ian McGilloway was next to cross the line in 18:14 ahead of Emma Creasey who was first lady overall in a time of 18:57. Behind her was Nick Steele (20:08), Stuart Erskine (20:11), Rob Hill (20:43), Debbie Jeffery (20:45), Dan Voller (20:47), Simon Coffey (21:34), Levi Atwell (21:35), Paul Bartlett (22:14), Tony Scott (23:32), Richard Fowles (24:58), Rupert Howell in a PB time of 25:06, Catherine O’Connor (25:15), Carolyn Lewis (25:19), Jenny Quinn (25:23), Aldous Hosking (25:23), Malcolm Gibbs (25:26), Hazel Green (25:41), Kirsty Wilson (25:57), Julie Gibbs (28:25), Trudi Curd (28:28), Linda Robson (28:56), Kirsty Gardiner (29:17), Angela Warren (30:57), Tim Warren (30:58), Gary Brazier (31:46), Louise Fowler (32:02), Shannon Quinn (32:24), Catherine-Anne Curtis (34:24), Nicola and Paul James (39:05 and 39:06), Kate Lancefield (41:25) and Lisa Smith (41:26).

Elsewhere, Caroline Curtis and Alan Vigrass took part in the Ashford parkrun, finishing in 22:48 and 26:21 respectively. Darren Crew and Jody Stoakes went off to Tooting where Darren ran 19:54 and Jody 27:11. John O’Hara ran with his son down in Hastings finishing in 34:49 while in up the coast in Deal Stephen Male was first overall in a time of 18:01. Lucy Weekes wins the prize for most exotic parkrun this week, taking part in the Torrens event in Adelaide, completing it in a time of 23:04.




Nick Steele 2019-02-27 21:58:46


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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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