On Sunday, a group of Folkestone Running Club members took the unique opportunity to race on the old Folkestone race course as part of the first ever Otterpool Park Gallop. The weather was sunny with a light breeze, and the going was good to firm. In the 5k race, first back for the club, in … Continue reading Oh! We do love to be beside the seaside!
Category: Race report
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
FRC was at home and abroad this past week (not that this is unusual!). We saw another spiffing turnout at Folkestone parkrun, as well as a couple notables near and far. Here's the scoop. Jacob Henwood represented the British contingent at the Sporting Life Toronto 10k as he buddied up with a friend, finishing in … Continue reading Here, There, and Everywhere!
As if a marathon isn’t enough, Simon Burvill ran the Run to the Sea, Brighton, 50 mile ultramarathon on Saturday. In torrential wind and rain Simon completed the course in a time of 6 hours, 21 minutes and 28 seconds. Spring marathons may be over, but the racing continues. On Saturday, Instead of sitting back … Continue reading You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!
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.
2023 London Marathon Folkestone Running Club continued the Marathon session with a large number of the club running and lots of support on the side lines. Big congratulations to Marie and Gary Brazier who have run both London and Manchester marathons a week apart. On a very special day, many Folkestone runners achieved some fantastic … Continue reading Race report 24th April
Kent Spring Half Marathon Two runners kicked off the club's marathon weekend at the Kent Spring Half. JAMES SPRINGETT clocked in at 1:35:29, 19th overall and 6th in the V40 age category. TONY SCOTT pulled in at 2:06:09, taking 115th overall and 16th in V50. James and Tony traversed an undulating course from Ashford to … Continue reading Maranoia intensifies!
Folkestone 10 On Friday Folkestone Running Club held it’s annual Folkestone 10 mile race. Starting on Hythe green and running along the seafront to the Folkestone coastal park and back, the race is a fast, flat race, which is extremely popular and always well attended. This year, the 39th Folkestone 10, 661 people ran the … Continue reading Spring is here!
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!!
Quiet weekend of races but two great performances from Darren Philips and Anthony Scott. Darren competed in the Ultra Loop in Heaton Park Manchester barefoot in a time of 03:33:06. Anthony Scott competed in the Hastings Half Marathon with a time of 02:11:05 This weeks parkrun results are as follows: Folkestone -Prakash GURUNG 00:17:47 Nick … Continue reading Sunday Runday Results for Folkestone Running Club 26th March 2023
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
On a cold, dark and damp Saturday morning, while most of use were still tucked up in our beds, Phil Maull and Linnaea Stockall ran their first 50 mile Ultra marathon this weekend in Chester. The course had it all from canal side tracks to big hills and Forrest running through Chester, Delmere forest, Frodsham … Continue reading 50 and still smiling
This Sunday 19th February 2023 the Deal Half Marathon took place. Hosted by Deal Tri Club this 13.1 mile challenging, undulating course takes place around the quiet rural roads through the villages of Betteshanger, Northbourne, Ripple, Sutton, East Langdon and Martin Mill. FRC had a great turn out and the men took the 1st Mens … Continue reading A Big Deal for Henry Axon and the FRC Team
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 !!
This weekend, Bedgebury Pinetum was the place to be with parkruns, canicross and trail runners taking place over the weekend. On Saturday, Rachel Smith and Sylwia Tokarska ran the Bedgebury Winter 10k Canicross Challenge with their dogs, in times of 50:40 and 50:32 respectively. In the 5k challenge, 3 FRC runners and their dogs competed. … Continue reading Hit the Trails
The first FRC Winter Handicap of 2023 (Race 4 of the series) saw Joe Bruce storm home in 23 minutes 24 seconds to smash a Club record that had stood for thirty-two years by a fantastic 44 seconds!!! The previous record of 24 minutes 8 seconds for the 4.4 miles course was set in the … Continue reading JOE BRUCE SMASHES FRC WINTER HANDICAP COURSE RECORD!!
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.
On Saturday the Kent Cross Country Championships were held at Brands Hatch. After the appalling weather of the 2022 fixture it was hoped that 2023 would provide better conditions for the event. Unfortunately this was not the case with gale force winds buffeting the exposed high ground around Brands Hatch nearly resulting in the club … Continue reading Who wants an easy cross country race?