Lots going on this weekend, it seems that most of the club were out doing something. We’ll start with the biggest of the events. Karl Gloster has got the Autumn marathon season off to flying start by running a massive PB at the Berlin Marathon. While not quite able to match Kipchoge’s record breaking run, … Continue reading Where to start…
Autumn marathon season is nearly upon us meaning those in training are taking on some longer distance races in preparation for the main event. The Thanet Ricki Savage 20 took place on Sunday up and down the Thanet coastline. Dan Radcliffe put in a fantastic effort to finish 3rd in a time of 2:08:25. Jane … Continue reading Big distances, big half and big PBs
In a fairly quiet few days which most people spent avoiding the heat, the entirety of this week's racing action fell on the shoulders of Emily Chambers who rose to the occasion admirably. On saturday night she took part in the Midnight Man (though it actually started at 6) half ironman where she earned herself … Continue reading Emily’s podium finish
There were a number of local 10ks taking place this weekend with lots of Folkestone runners taking part in the action. The most popular was the Romney Marsh 10k, partly due to it’s fast and flat nature and partly because it forms part of this year’s club grand prix. First back for the club in … Continue reading Anyone for a 10k?
On a weekend of big performances, Henry Axon’s Ironman UK takes some beating. Taking on the full ironman distance event in Bolton, Henry first tackled the 2.4 mile swim completing it in 1:33:11. Next up was the 112 mile bike leg which proved to be much tougher and hillier then expected with over 3000 metres … Continue reading Big weekend!
Kicking off the week’s racing on Wednesday were Oli Collier and Noah Paterson who were representing their school in the English Schools Track and Field Cup. Both won their respective races with Oli competing in the 800m running a PB time of 2:14.2 and Noah taking on 1500m in a time of 4:18.6. Noah was … Continue reading Juniors Showing Us How it’s Done
Lots of members mixing things up as triathlons seem to dominate the goings-on this week. The Hythe Bay Tri consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km bike ride and a 5km run. A fantastic second overall was Josh Pine while Nikki Goodwin was 19th overall and 3rd lady. Kevin Whitby was 23rd ahead of … Continue reading Triathlon Takeover
After having been forced to pull out of the Manchester marathon at the last minute, Rob Hill finally got his chance to put all his training to good use at the Milton Keynes marathon. While not the easiest of courses, Rob put in a great performance to knock almost 13 minutes off his PB in … Continue reading Pbs from 5k to 50k
Months of preparation came to a climax for many FRCers this weekend as the day of the Manchester and Paris Marathons finally dawned. Unfortunately, Covid and injuries had taken their toll on quite a few of us, but there were still a fantastic 22 runners donning the Folkestone vest and heading for the start lines. … Continue reading Marathon Time!
FRC claimed both the male and female team prizes at The Deal Half Marathon which took place on Sunday morning. There were 18 (and a half) FRC runners lined up on the start line, the blustery conditions making it hard going for the first half. First back for the club and 3rd overall was Henry … Continue reading Team Success at Deal Half
It was a fairly quiet week for racing but there were still some great performances. Patrick Hughes took the victory at the first race in the series of the Gravesend Floodlit 10K’s at the Cyclopark in a time of 38.03. Will Jarvis took 6th place in a PB time of 40:57. It was the 4th … Continue reading Patrick Takes the Win at Gravesend
It was proper cross country weather at the Kent Cross Country Championships at Brands Hatch last Saturday as strong winds and torrential rain meant there was plenty of mud on offer. Stand out performance of the day has to go to Noah Paterson who after a tough battle out at the front of the field … Continue reading Kent Cross Country Champs
It was definitely a quieter week for racing this week but while the quantity may have been lacking, the quality definitely wasn’t. Noah Paterson has had an incredible cross country season so far, winning both his races in the Kent League which led to him being called up to represent Kent in this weekend’s Southern … Continue reading Taking it up a level
Earlier this month, Faith Cowell took on The Druids Challenge, an 85 mile 3-day ultra-marathon along the Ridgeway. Faith completed the course in a time of 18:08:28 over the three days and finished as 2nd 50+ lady. On Sunday it was the BMAF 10k Championships at the cyclopark in Gravesend. Steve Male was in action … Continue reading Druids Ultra, BMAF Masters Success and the 666
It was near perfect conditions on Sunday morning for the Deal Castle 5 mile race, and there were a great deal of PBs, and a pretty decent haul of prizes as we picked up 2nd Overall, 1st Male Vet, 1st Female U21, 1st Female V45 and first ladies team. First back for the club and … Continue reading Trophies galore at Deal
For those for who a marathon just isn’t tough enough, this weekend was the Beachy Head marathon, which is run off-road and takes in some pretty formidable hills as well. There were four FRCers taking on the challenge. First back was Linnaea Stockall in 4:19:43, followed by Sylvia Tokarska in a time of 4:26:16, Phil … Continue reading More Marathons and a win at Cross Country
The Manchester Marathon, the second of the big autumn marathons took place this weekend. Fresh from doing London last weekend, Henry Axon was back on the start line and managed to finish 7 minutes quicker than last week, completing the course in 2:50:36. Patrick Hughes was next to finish in a superb PB time of … Continue reading Marathon Season Continues
A fairly quiet week for racing with lots of people moving into the final stages of marathon training. There were a few FRCers in action in some pretty tough races. First up on Saturday was Emily Chambers taking part in the sprint triathlon at Eton Dorney. Emily put in a fantastic performance and after a … Continue reading Wins, Peaks, Castles and a Nice Chat
The Brighton Marathon, the first of the big autumn marathons took place this weekend. Greg Dixon and Tekah Barrow were our representatives in warm conditions on a course that subsequently turned out to be several hundred metres too long. Greg crossed the line in 4:06:33 while Tekah finished in 4:16:40. Up in Newcastle it was … Continue reading Big Weekend!
The Canterbury Half marathon took place on Bank Holiday Monday with three Folkestone runners taking on the challenging course. First back was Greg Dixon in a time of 1:41:56 and in 54th position overall. John O’Hara was next back in 2:04:24 followed by Louise Fowler in 2:34:10. The Juniors were out in force this weekend … Continue reading Canterbury Half and the Juniors have been in action!