Men 2023

PosTimeNameClub
100:32:04Marshall SmithAshford AC
200:33:03Ben TylerMedway & Maidstone AC
300:33:06Ben BurtonRotherham Harriers AC

Women 2023

PosTimeNameClub
100:37:37Imogen AmosTonbridge AC
200:38:21Maria FelicettiFolkestone RC
300:39:22Becky MorrishTonbridge AC

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Course record holder: Charlie Brisley 0:31:02 Invicta East Kent 2020
Female record holder: Holly Dixon 0:34:45 Cambridge Harriers 2020

FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K 28th May 2023

We were joined by a wonderful community of runners along a sun-drenched promenade in Folkestone for this sell-out race. Standing tall against a clear blue sky, the start flag danced about in the breeze, announcing that the hotly anticipated Folkestone Coastal 10k had now finally arrived. The air was thick with racing revelry and delight as runners began to file into place. And then at the sound of the klaxon more than 850 runners spilled across the starting mats to cheers and applause.

They were magnificent, each one putting in a stupendous performance, the result of steely determination and many long hours of training. This wonderful race is a highlight in the racing calendar, raising valuable funds for local charities.

 

The first male and female runners to come home across the mats were Marshall Smith (Ashford AC) and Imogen Amos (Tonbridge AC) finishing in spectacular time at 00:32:04 & 00:37:38 respectively. As each racer poured themselves across the finish line, there were celebratory hi-fives and hugs, whoops of delight and tears of joy and relief; it was an incredible display of endurance and finish-line emotion. A spectacular day of racing was had by all.

 

With entries from as far as Birmingham and over 38 running clubs participating from all over the country along with many fun runners, all enjoyed a welcome competitive race.

 

In addition, we had two SAGA cruise ships enjoying the virtual option with over 100 participants, both crew and guests raising funds for the Channel Rotary Million Mile challenge.

We enjoyed support from our title sponsor SAGA and many other companies. Our ever-reliant marshal teams from the various Rotary and running clubs along with many volunteers certainly did the event proud. In addition, the local business community entered many teams including SAGA, Jenner Construction, Church & Dwight and Folkestone College. They along with many individuals are raising funds for many good causes.

Congratulations to all those who participated. This year’s winner Marshall Smith of the mighty Ashford AC at 31:23 and similarly the ladies’ winner was Meaghan Marchant of Cambridge Harriers who achieved an outstanding 35:07. Both will receive the winner’s prize supported by SAGA.  My heartiest congratulations to both runners who clearly pushed incredibly hard within an extremely competitive field.

The male team prizes went to Dover Road Runner and female team prizes were awarded once again to Cambridge Harriers. In addition the corporate team prizes for both categories were won by SAGA who had a very large field of runners.   

It is a fantastic achievement for the runners to complete the course either as an elite runner or a new participant to a 10-kilometre race. The objectives of the race from the outset in 2012, the London Olympic year are to encourage participation for all abilities, assist charities, visit our district and promote good health, as well as increase the profile of sport and I am particularly delighted that there was such a good turnout. Thanks to you all.

First indications are that the event has raised good and timely funds for many worthwhile causes including The Rainbow Centre, Gurkha Memorial Fund, Folkestone Youth Project, The Sports Trust, Folkestone Rescue, Touchbase and local Rotary Clubs for distribution to local causes.

 The event went extremely well without any incidents, and help was received with sincere thanks from over a record 95 marshals and assistants including both Folkestone, Hythe & Deal Rotary Clubs, Nice Work, Police Cadets, Folkestone College and many local support volunteers. I would also like to thank our many sponsors in particular SAGA, Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Folkestone Police for their valuable support.

Once again, we have received tremendous feedback from the runners congratulating us for such a great event, by way of organisation, encouragement from marshals and most importantly holding the event safely. They also thoroughly enjoyed the course and the seafront areas as well as an extensive goody bag!

FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K 30th May 2021
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Photographs courtesy of My Sport Photos will be available on their website after the race.

FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K 2023 GALLERY

Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
The winner is Ed Bovington at 31:08
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021
Runners at FOLKESTONE COASTAL 10K, 2021

The race will commence at the eastern entrance of the coastal park on the promenade. At this area will be the new registration area and facilities within the carpark which is closed for our use. This is near to the bottom of the Leas Cliff Lift. Plenty of signs will direct you to this area and do park within the harbour or Leas Cliff Hall walk up to the start, which will be at 10:00 prompt – don’t be late!

There will be a children’s race for under 15s which is held shortly before the main race at 9:30am prompt. There is a wide range of prizes and we encourage corporate teams to enter, as it’s a great opportunity to engage with employees and get them involved not only in fitness but perhaps raise some money for your chosen causes.

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