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Article by Editorial | 6th November 2018

Running Up Thousands for Good Causes

More than 600 runners enjoyed the 13th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon, which raises thousands of pounds for good causes in the area.

The race was established in 2006 and has become a prominent fixture in the town’s running calendar, bringing entrants of all standards from all over the South East into Folkestone.

This year’s race was won by Marshall Smith from Ashford Athletics Club, in a time of 1hr 14 mins 45 secs, 44 seconds clear of Carl Selya-Hammer, of Ashford & District Club, in second place. Meanwhile, the first lady home was Megan Bates with a time of 1hr 29 mins 35 secs.

Race Director Ray Johnson said: “With fabulous weather and a huge raft of spectators it was a great day and we have already received some superb feedback.

“We have now achieved over £430,000 for good causes since the race started in 2006 and many runners are raising further funds from their sterling efforts in the half marathon, including a large contingent of runners representing the Pilgrims Hospices.”

• For more information, visit folkestonerotary.org

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