Race Report week ending 30/6/21 This week has been an action packed few days. Starting the weekend off with a bang, Tom Millard ventured up to London to run in the Battersey Friday Nights, Under the Lights 5k. He obtained a PB of 00:15:30. He was very modest in his review of the experience, “Nothing … Continue reading PBs galore!
As races start up again, two Folkestone club members were on top form at Betteshanger 5 and 10 mile race. For the 5 miler, Kate Clipstone bagged a personal best time of 00:39:21 and came in first Vet 50 female. Kate stated 'I'm very happy with that'. Meanwhile, in his debut run for the club, … Continue reading Race Report Week Ending 16th May
Jenny 'Twiggy' Quinn and her young pup Banjo, conquered the brand new race site at Doddington Place Gardens. The race organisers offered those with just two legs their own races earlier on in the day, and then owners with their furry friends' competing later. As it was Banjo's first Canicross race (and Jen's), she chose … Continue reading Jenny and Banjo’s 5k fun
As the country gradually starts to get back to some sort of normality, this also includes races commencing again. With the excitement and successes of last week’s Headcorn Half Marathon, this weekend was more quiet. Our king of the trails, Neil Trett did manage to head over to the Maverick Original Kent Trail Race. He … Continue reading Trett’s Trail Triumph
There were a handful of Folkestone Running Club members out and about in the late October weather. Triumphant, super fast Tom Millard, who only recently bagged an amazing PB of 02:30:01 three weeks ago at the Lake Dorney Marathon, headed off up to Woodley 10k race in Berkshire. We understand that that it has its … Continue reading Beachy Head Celebrations and 10k Elation
After all the excitement of huge club successes in the Lake Dorney and London Virtual marathons last weekend, things were a little quieter on the racing front. There was however the Saxon Shore half marathon this Sunday. In it’s third year, the runners meandered along the beautiful seafronts of Herne Bay and Whitstable. The gorgeous … Continue reading Saxon Shore Successes
Highlights Lockdown Running League #FRCWhiteweek As we move into the 10th week of lockdown following the uncertainty of the global pandemic Folkestone running club continues to be focused and united as the weeks go by. We reported last time how we were and still are adhering to government guidelines, social distancing by lone running (now … Continue reading Folkestone running club – race report weekend 31 May 2020
We are now into week 9 of the lockdown. The club has continued to participate in virtual racing. One of which has been the hugely successful Lockdown League, facilitated by Ashford and District RRC member Ricky Hickman. This past week saw athletes run a far as they could in the time of 60 minutes. Previously … Continue reading Virtual Racing during Lockdown
Folkestone running club – Weekend 28th March 2020 Folkestone running club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local newspapers for providing media coverage for our runners who take part in so many different events, who all have different abilities, but bring so much to the club. It is with sadness we find ourselves in these unprecedentedtimes, and whilst we are obeying the … Continue reading FRC update by Caroline Curtis
Neil Trett ran the Endurance Life Sussex Half Marathon at Birling Gap. Reports were that it was brutally hilly but picturesque trail race. Neil exclaimed that, ‘I thought my weekly hilly trail runs I would be well prepared for this...the hills just kept coming, one after another, these were the seven sisters after all! I … Continue reading Hills and Thrills for Neil
It was a jam packed morning of fixtures in less than favourable conditions along the Leas. Once again there were some excellent scores. First up, Diane Parsons was as close as she could get to her target as she scored 99.7, but unfortunately for her it was not enough to defeat Kayleigh Cumber who scored … Continue reading Park Run Challenge Cup Continues!
One of the club's brightest stars Callum Howes attended the Kent Schools AA Cross Country Champs, held at the Duke of York School in Dover. Callum managed to come in a respectable 11th place out of 99 boys. Meanwhile, up in Gravesend, club Runners Jodie Stoakes and Darren Crew took part in the Saxons, Vikings … Continue reading Callum’s School Cross Country success
Highlights – Dave Tyler smashes Deal Parkrun age record on Christmas Day Parkrun Pb for Rob Collier One of the best things about Christmas day is running a parkrun. Not all of the parkrun’s across the UK sign up to this but a select few do, so Caroline Curtis ran with 468 others to run over … Continue reading Folkestone running club race report – weekend 28 December and Christmas Day 2019
Even with the enormous amount of rain we have had recently, our club members have been braving the elements. Neil Trett ran the Sherfield in Hampshire 10k. His time was 53:27. He came in 8th place for vet males. He described the race as, 'Mud, streams, puddles, running through water up to the knee (on … Continue reading Mud, sweat and tears
The weekend has been a busy one, mainly made up of half and full marathon achievements. Also, there has been some park run person bests (PBs) for club runners. Looking only up the road in Ashford, starting out from the Julie Rose stadium, the infamous Brett Owler Marathon and Half Marathon saw some of the … Continue reading Marathon Success!
This week has seen extremes of running in hot climates in comparison to slipping and sliding in Autumnal mud. Faith Cowell smashed the "Thames Trot 2019". This course was from Oxford to Henley on Thames; 48 miles of mud. Faith managed to complete it in 10 hours 39 mins! Out of 190 starters, 45 didn’t … Continue reading Mud, mud, glorious mud!
• David Gillett marathon PB • Dave Tyler 10k PB • Stuart Erskine 10k PB Club members have been all over the country this weekend. Starting off with longer distances. Up in Chester, Dave Gillett managed to run a 2:46:56 time, shaving 7 1/2 minutes off his PB! Not only that he came in 25th … Continue reading Amazing October achievements!
Highlights Canterbury parkrun course record for Ian McGillowayChris Addison finishes half-Ironman Wales12 Minutes Personal Best (PB) for Vicky Green at Folkestone half-marathon (despite the conditions) Folkestone ladies take team prize at the Folkestone half-marathon (Vicky Green, Jenny Quinn, Catherine O'Connor) First and second place at Chilham 10k for Caroline Curtis and Jody StoakesHayley Kluczynski’s Disneyland Paris 36k Challenge . Folkestone half marathon The Folkestone … Continue reading Race report – 29 September 2019
Folkestone Running Club members were here there andeverywhere from running trails at Rye, participating in the Great North Run,Wingham 10k, Triathons, Ultras and successes at Parkruns locally and further afield! Morgan West competed at the British Triathlon's Big Weekend on Saturday. This national level event is the pinnacle at the end of the season, traditionally … Continue reading Merriment with ultras, trails, halfs, triathlons and 5/10k racing
Well up until this point, weekends have been incredibly busy with numerous races on. In Ashford, two club members were due to run the Owler Half Marathon, however had to withdraw due to injuries. Jenny Quinn did complete a novice duathlon at Betteshanger and obtained a by 32 seconds. Official results are yet to be … Continue reading Holiday Season is upon us…