Saturday saw the return after 2 years of the Cliff Top Challenge. FRC was represented at various distances. Although there is no official timing for this event there were outstanding efforts by several runners. Taking part in the 55 mile event starting near Hastings at 1.45am was Amy Owen who only entered a week and … Continue reading A weekend of long long distances on foot and wheels!!
Sunday saw the Annual Folkestone Coastal 10k. The weather was perfect for racing. A total 50 club members entered and there were some amazing results. New member Karl Gloster was 3rd overall out of 721 in a time of 33:31. There were also some first places in several age categories: Oliver Collier was 1st Junior … Continue reading What a turnout !!! 50 FRC runners in one race !!!!
This weekend saw another amazing trail effort from one of our lesser known club members Clare Dunn who competed in the Ultra X 125km race in the Highlands of Scotland. This race takes participants on a circumnavigation of Loch Ness following the Great Glen way and the South Loch Ness trail from Bught Park pitches … Continue reading Golly gosh that was a long way !!!!
Friday saw the Annual Folkestone 10 race return. It was a stunning day of weather, if a little on the warm side. First home for FRC was Henry Axon who, although disappointed with his time, was running 5 days after the Brighton Marathon. He achieved a time of 1:02:20 finishing 25th out of a field … Continue reading Wow!! What a week!!
Saturday saw a group of trail runners take part in the Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Kent 2022. All our runners competed in the long course event that was 23km and an elevation gain of 391m. First back for FRC , 20th overall and 4th Vet 40 male was Neil Trett in 2:04:50. First lady home … Continue reading More marathons, more races and more fun!!
On Saturday Neil Trett took part in the Endurance Life Sussex - Trail marathon finishing in a time of 4:54:45 and placing 33 out of a field 124; achieving his first ever UTMB points. He described this course as brutal with an elevation gain of over 4000 feet. A fantastic effort!. Also on Saturday, Noah … Continue reading Another week of Pb performances for FRC runners.
Firstly, congratulations to Noah Paterson who finished in 29th place out of a field of 300 in the National Inter-counties XC on Saturday which includes teams from England, Scotland and Wales. He was the 3rd runner out of the team of 4 that picked up a bronze medal for Kent in the Under 15s boys … Continue reading Paddock Wood Dartford and the Intercounties XC champs – a busy weekend of racing.
FRC runners were competing this weekend in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill. It was a muddy one but the weather was otherwise well behaved. In the under 15 boys event, Noah Paterson was a fantastic 9th out of 405 competitors in a time of 14:57. In the seniors men's event, first home … Continue reading Cross-country mud fun
This weekend saw Tara Baker take on the Miami marathon in temperatures of 27 degrees The race started early in the morning to try and avoid the worst of the heat and humidity with Tara completing the course in 5:08 making this marathon 180. What a fantastic effort! This week's parkrun results are as below: … Continue reading Tara the Tourist does it again!!!
It was just another day for Tara Baker who completed marathon 178, The SVN Chocothon at Betteshanger Park on Saturday. She finished the trail course in a time of 4:29:00. A fantastic effort for a cold January morning. At the Parkrun there was a strong representation from FRC with 39 runners taking part. Ann Van … Continue reading Terrific Tara does it again!
It was a weekend of Pb's and Christmas costumes for FRC. Saturday saw the Annual Tinsel run on the Leas and several runners achieved personal best performances for the course. These were Tristan Bruce, Rob Collier, Paul Hannay and Phil Maull. Some of the club park run regulars also entered in to the festive spirit … Continue reading PB’s and Tinsel Galore
The Winter handicap race #2 took place on Tuesday last week with 40 members taking part. The winner was Hayley Turrell running off scratch with Rob Collier achieving the quickest male finishing time off a handicap of 16 in 27:36 and Nikki Goodwin the quickest lady in a time of 30:49 of a handicap of … Continue reading Winter Handicap, X country, Trails and Parkruns
This weekend's racing started early with Tara Baker completing another marathon on Thursday - the SVN Armistice Day Challenge in 4:58:44. This was Tara's 175th marathon !! What a amazing number she has now completed. Early Saturday morning several FRC runners went to Lydd to complete in the EDF Lydd 10k. First home was Ben … Continue reading 10ks, A Half, X Country and 175 Marathons!!
Folkestone runners are not afraid of the weather. That was evident from the number who braved the elements to race this weekend. At the Canterbury Riverside 10K new member Karla Larnder was first home and 3rd lady in a time of 49:53. She was followed by Ron Bell in 52:29 with Collette Windsor finishing in … Continue reading Wet and Wild Racing -not for the faint hearted!!
Yesterday saw the start of the X country series of races . The under 15 girls saw a great debut run from Sylvie Brown who came 19th while Emma Clayton was 20th and Jennifer Clayton was 37th. The team finished in 6th. In the Veterans race Grahame Eke was 7th. In the Senior women's event … Continue reading Fantastic Folkestone : What a weekend!
Today saw the start of the marathon season. There were plenty of runners from Folkestone at today's race. The weather was perfect and there were some excellent performances. First man home was Adam Porter in 2:38:54 followed closely by Dave Tyler in 2:40:58, while the first woman was Deborah Jeffery in 3:42:42. There were PB's … Continue reading Marathons are back: London and Loch Ness!!
Today saw another very warm half marathon with a strong representation from our Club runners. There were PB's for Phil Maul, Hazel Green and Martin Murray and Lisa Smith with a course PB for Kate Lancefield. Krzysztof Klidzia was the first FRC runner home in 4th place while Helen Webb, Hazel Green and Louisa Eede … Continue reading Folkestone Half Marathon, Bristol and Weymouth Ironman.
After a delay of 18 months the Paddock Wood Half Marathon took place on a uncharacteristically hot day for this summer but it didn't stop some amazing performances from our members. Rob Collier and Paul Barrett ran PB's in really tough conditions while Ivana Collier continued her run of PB races to finish 7th out … Continue reading Fantastic PB’s at a very warm Paddock Wood Half Marathon.
The Vitality Big Half took place this weekend and saw a flurry of excellent results for our runners. Leading the field for Folkestone was Henry Axon in a time of 1:19:12 in 236th place overall, a PB by 4 secs. He was followed by Patrick Hughes in 1:27:07 and Nick Bryant in a PB time … Continue reading The Vitality Big Half and 7th Anniversary of the Folkestone Parkrun.
A relatively quiet week of racing in comparison to the typical British Summer weather! Friday night saw race 2 of the Rye series, held along a windy harbour course with Paul Bartlett and Coach Catherine O'Connor representing the Club. Paul finished in 6th place overall and 3rd in his age category: Vet 45 in a … Continue reading The Rye Summer Classic Series race 2 and Park Run results