On a very chilly Saturday in Dartford nine hardy club runners took part in the annual Kent Vets Cross Country Championships. First to race over the 8400 metre course was the Mens Vet 50 team of Stephen Male, Krzysztof Klidzia, Rob Collier, Tristan Bruce and Paul Bartlett. In a very competitive field, Stephen Male finished … Continue reading Cross Country Gold and a wintry weekend of fun
There's been a lot going on this weekend for FRC despite the wintery weather. To escape the wind and rain Caroline Curtis and Brent Parker flew all the way to sunny Cyprus to take part in the 4 day challenge. This event is held annually, set in the Paphos and Akamus mountain region of Cyprus. … Continue reading WIND AND RAIN DON’T STOP PLAY FOR FRC!!
Saturday saw the third Cross County fixture this year. Tina Eke produced the following report: It was another unseasonably warm day for cross country yesterday, but this seemed to bring out the best in our runners. Emma Clayton was first to race and continued to improve her performances this season by finishing 11th in the Under … Continue reading Another weekend of racing.
Where shall we start: Saturday saw Dave Tyler take on the Snowdonia Marathon. He was hoping to come in under 3 hours although with London only 4 weeks ago -it was going to be a tough ask. Nonetheless he finished in a fantastic 15th place and a time of 2:58:30: a course PB by 8 … Continue reading What a weekend of racing !
Today was the return of the London Marathon without the restrictions of last year and FRC did not disappoint. The weather was excellent running weather and as the nervous runners assembled on Blackheath several hardy FRC supporters braced themselves for a day of head craning and clock watching. First home for Folkestone in 177th place … Continue reading London Marathon Marafun 2022
This weekend has been a busy few day of racing. Several FRC members travelled north to the Great North Run where they honoured Queen Elizabeth II with a minute's silence at the start of the race. First home was Darren Crew in 180th place in 1:34:41 followed by Jody Stoakes in 6851st place in 1:52:05. … Continue reading What a busy weekend of running !!!
This weekend saw the ladies of FRC out in force. Firstly with the Folkestone Parkrun cancelled for the airshow, Kirsty Wilson's Hen run moved to Deal and Warmer. She was well supported on the start of her Hen weekend by many of her fellow club runners. Further afield on Sunday Pam Allon took part in … Continue reading Pam flies the FRC flag at Clacton while Chris finishes 14th in Slovakia.
FRC spent most of this week competing among themselves. There was the Summer Handicap which took place on Tuesday night and saw everyone complete a 4.5 mile run along the sides of the Hythe Canal from Seabrook to Hythe and back. Runners set off in intervals with the faster ones last to leave, The overall … Continue reading We just love to race !!
This weekend saw the temperature sizzle but some hardy individuals still managed to race even in the heat. Ben Mcghee travelled to Victoria Gasteiz in Northern Spain to take part in an Ironman competition. The 2.4 mile swim took place in a beautiful lake with perfect conditions. The bike section was around the Basque countryside … Continue reading What a scorcher!!!!
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