On Saturday at the Kent County Athletics Veteran Championships Caroline Curtis (22:59:86) and Jane Wren (25:16:61) competed in the 5000m finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Vet 50 category. Well done to both athletes. In London two intrepid FRAC members swapped the road for the lake and took part in the London Classics Serpentine 2 … Continue reading FRAC take to the bike, the lake and the road.
Last weekend a small contingent of FRAC members took part in the Mount Ephraim 10k: a tough hilly course and on the day the weather was very hot making this a tough race. First home was Karla Lardner who was 2nd lady and 1st Female Vet 45 in 47:31 Next was Simon Coffrey in 48:46, … Continue reading Parkrun tourism and some lovely Kent hills.
Sunday saw two of the most popular local 10k races take place. The Deal Dinosaur saw Thomas Murray come in 5th place in a personal best time of 38:38, a fantastic result on a hilly and windy course. James Springett was 16th in 43:12 with Karla Lardner in 45:42 4th female and 2nd in her … Continue reading A weekend of windy 10k’s
Sunday saw the return of the Sandwich 10k boasting a new improved flatter course. Four FRC runners braved the heat. First home was Karla Larnder in a time of 46:16 finishing 42nd 6th woman and 3rd in the 40-49 age category. Phil Bridges weas next to finish in 52:09 followed by Tony Scott in 54:15 … Continue reading A hot weekend for running !!!!
This weekend was a change from what we are used to - it was warm and sunny and the Folkestone Coastal 10k on Sunday was a scorcher. The runners, all 65 of them from FRC, also had a nasty head wind to contend with. From a field of 834 Karl Gloster was first home for … Continue reading 65 and counting !!!
I This weekend has been a relatively quiet one for racing but two club stalwarts were at it again flying the flag for FRC. The first of these was Phil Maull. It was a hot sunny day in Farnham as Phil prepared to race the North Downs Way 50 mile race. The course followed the … Continue reading Three go racing
This week has been a relatively quiet one for FRC as all the road marathon runners take time off to rest and recharge. However Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall and Sylwia Tokarska were trail running once more. Phil's summary of the event was as follows: It was a really warm, sunny Spring day on the … Continue reading Three Forts and Worthing.
Yesterday saw the start of the Spring marathon season with FRC runners taking part in Paris and Brighton. In France Harry Wall completed the Paris marathon in a PB time by 32 minutes in 3:25:32. A superb result. Closer to home the Brighton Marathon took place on a new course. The first half was somewhat … Continue reading Marathon Season has begun!!
After last Sunday's big weekend of races , this Sunday was a much more quiet affair. Three FRC runners competed in the Canterbury Riverside 10K. First home was Karla Lardner who finished 4th female and 1st Vet 45 in 45:38 Tony Scott finished in 56th place in 51:47 followed by Rachel Yorke running in Folkestone … Continue reading A quiet weekend of racing.
Sunday saw a busy day of racing as the marathon season approaches. At Lydd where conditions were rather blustery, several FRC members brazed the conditions competing in the Half and 20 mile races. There were personal best performances from Darren Crew in a time of 2:27:34 (a pb by 6 mins and 2 secs) and … Continue reading Sunday Runday
There was quite a number of events taking place this weekend. Saturday saw the last of the Cross country races in Bromley. Tina Eke's reports: The Kent Cross Country League season ended in style on Saturday with the Folkestone mens team putting in their best performance of the series. Henry Axon ran his best race … Continue reading A packed weekend of racing !!
Sunday saw the first big race of the year with the Canterbury 10 with 30 FRC runners taking part. The weather was a fine crisp morning but conditions were still somewhat icy. There were some fabulous results with Tom Bean first home in 13th place out of 1144 runners followed by Stephen Male who was … Continue reading Cold Canterbury delivers some great performances.
Boxing Day saw the return of the Saltwood Boxing Day Fun Run which due to Covid had been cancelled since 2019. The weather was a beautiful crisp winter morning although underfoot the conditions were extremely muddy. There were still some fantastic performances with first home being Joe Bruce who finished in 2nd place overall and … Continue reading Christmas fun in the mud of Saltwood and the hills of Staplehurst.
This Saturday night saw the FRC Annual Awards Night and Christmas Dinner and Dance. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with lots of fun and laughter. Lots of people were mentioned and recognised for their contributions to the club in all different ways. The following trophies were awarded to Newcomers: Andy Wright and Karla Larnder … Continue reading A Cracker of a Weekend!!
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 !!!