Folkstone 10 miler, Friday 7th April 2023

On Good Friday 7th April, eight athletes from Medway & Maidstone AC took part in the Folkestone 10-mile race; a fast and flat course starting on the green in Hythe and heading along the seafront to Folkestone and back. In a change to the usual course which previously took runners into the Folkestone Leas Coastal Park, this year the course continued on the promenade with a turnaround point at 5 miles thus eliminating any hills and making for an even faster course. First over the line for M&M was Lee McMeekin in 57:54 (8th overall and 1st M50), followed by Joshua Nice in 1:06:49, Alun Rodgers, returning from injury with 1:07:56, Paul Mcauliffe who was 1st M65 with 1:09:25 and Bob Fursey in 1:10:39. Representing the ladies, Taryne McPherson was 2nd F45, 9th female overall and achieved both a personal best and a new F45 club record with 1:10:45. She was followed by Hayley Palmer who got a PB of 1:21:32 and Vanessa Vander in 1:25:07.