The Link for the 10k race :http://bit.ly/Folkestone-coastal-10k-2012-official-photos
If you did the 10mile race earlier in the year:
A fantatastic turnout in hot conditoins for the first ever running of this race - starting at the old harbour by the bell, going for 5k turn point and then back along the seafront.
Phil Anthony (#500) won in 32:25 - setting a good benchmark, and first lady was Maria Heslop in 38:24 (#304) again setting a mark that will have future challengers eyeing it to get a record.
Full results are available on the Nice-Work website here:
There was a good turnout from the local team the Folkestone Runners, as well as a high percentage of non-affiliated runners which is always good to see. The finish line was lined each side with strong support from friends and family cheering everyone home and it made for a nice few hours on the beach.
Very well done to Ray Johnson and the rest of the organising team including Nice-Work and the Ghurkas who supported, entered and marshalled on the day. St.Johns also helped several runners off the course and I hope they have recovered ok- the heat was tough.
A low Oil level light, a diversion to Halfords and then a quick stop at the Airport Cafe near Lympne (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airport-Cafe/127401427310531) for an all day lunch added to the excitement of the day, and special thanks to the team in the office for working through the images late into the evening to bring them to you early today.
Here's a quick selection from the gallery:
|Starting from the Harbour area|
|Cap turned around to keep the sun off the neck|
|A good turn out from the unaffilliated local runers|
|80 years old and on his last 10k|
|Phil Anthony on his way back into the finish|
|Maria Heslop winniing the womens race with the cliff top buildings in the background|
|Rona flying in from Folkestone Running Club|
|A well lined and supported finish straight|
|On the way out round the cliff costal path|
As well as donating part of each image sale from this gallery to charity we hope that there is enough support for us to come back and help cover the half marathon later in the year http://www.folkestonerotary.org/index.php?currid=2
Sunday the 30th of September if you're wondering...
Until next time,