Well done to each and every one of you who completed our course today. From our first finisher Joe Bruce who managed a time of 16.49 which was a PB to our amazing tail walkers Terry, John and Marie who came in at 49.46. Joint second finisher was Mekseb Debesay who ran his first ever parkrun today with a time of 17.15. I think he will be back. First female was Amy Seager who finished in 19.04 which was also a PB. Second female was Kim Hainsworth with a time of 20.59.
We had some milestones today, Amir Muhammad ran his 25th parkrun today. Ella Scott ran her 50th today and was touristing from Maidstone. Dave Keating ran his 100th parkrun today at Folkestone. Big congratulations to Richard Dyer from Folkestone running club achieved his 300th parkrun this morning. Other tourists today came from Poland, Bromley, Stoke on Trent, Orpington, Maidstone and Eritrea.
We had 31 PBs today. Some of these were Richard Norman with a time of 18.11, Daren Wild 19.51, Harry Shilling (my son) 25.00, Janika Jones 25.12, Becky Fairbairn 26.22, Jane Woolford 33.02 and Kathryn Lambourn 43.26. Well done to these runners and everyone else who got a PB today.
Next week is our 8th anniversary, our theme is glam rock so please dig out your 80s gear from the back of your wardrobe and come along. We are also asking for donations for Folkestone food bank.
Finally a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers, many of whom turn out every week in all weathers. Please consider opting into the Volunteer Roster. Volunteering at parkrun is fun and rewarding. Also a big thank you to Kevin Daly who came along with his PA system and did the run briefing today. Kevin will be here next week at the bandstand supplying music and commentary.
This week 272 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
Jane WREN • Alan RANDALL • Peter MANDER • Julia MANDER • Terry KING • John THORPE • John CARLTON • David DENYER • Mary MOATE • Janice TIERNEY • Graham COOMBS • Henry AXON • Karen PUTTOCK • Hannah PUTTOCK • Shane SNOWWOLF • Prakash GURUNG • Marie WESTBROOK • Liz SHILLING • Peter STANTON • Lara MERCER • Claire DAVIES
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Folkestone parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Charlie BRISLEY who recorded a time of 15:13 on 24th July 2021 (event number 292).
The female record is held by Chloe TIGHE who recorded a time of 17:06 on 14th August 2021 (event number 295).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 94.63% (23:55) on 26th November 2016 (event number 119).
Folkestone parkrun started on 16th August 2014. Since then 7,965 participants have completed 67,378 parkruns covering a total distance of 336,890 km, including 10,502 new Personal Bests. A total of 690 individuals have volunteered 6,315 times.