A weekend of long long distances on foot and wheels!!

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!!

What a turnout !!! 50 FRC runners in one race !!!!

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 !!!!

Wow!! What a week!!

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!!

Paddock Wood Dartford and the Intercounties XC champs – a busy weekend of racing.

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.

10ks, A Half, X Country and 175 Marathons!!

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!!

Wet and Wild Racing -not for the faint hearted!!

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!!

Marathons are back: London and Loch Ness!!

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!!

Folkestone Half Marathon, Bristol and Weymouth Ironman.

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.

Fantastic PB’s at a very warm Paddock Wood Half Marathon.

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 and 7th Anniversary of the Folkestone Parkrun.

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.

The Rye Summer Classic Series race 2 and Park Run results

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