There were over 450 finishers at the Folkestone Coastal 10k in Kent on Sunday, enjoying glorious sunshine, a good crowd and fine scenery.
On a fast course, the race was won by Adrian Mussett of Colchester Harriers who came in at a commendable 32:44 and was also the first veteran home.
Similarly the ladies winner, Sarah Gruber of Sittingbourne Striders, also a veteran, ran a quick 40:22 to triumph. The male team prize was awarded to South Kent Harriers and Sittingbourne Striders took the ladies’ team prize. Many Kent clubs participated and runners came from London, Scotland and as far as the US.
There was also a single wheelchair racer, Martin Conway who completed the course in 39:06. This year’s children’s race enjoyed a good field of over 40 runners, up on last year and Tom Cullen was the first boy home, followed closely by his sister, first girl Lucy Cullen. Early estimates suggest the race has raised £20,000 for charitable causes. Next year’s event has already been pencilled in for Sunday 24 May.