FRAC runners won't be stopped by the weather. Saturday saw the highly anticipated finals of the park run cups. The 4 intrepid finalists were not phased by the ice and the bitterly cold conditions. The A cup saw Bec Powney up against Dave Botting while the B cup was contested between Caroline Curtis and Gary … Continue reading A weekend of snow ice rain wind and sunshine!!
24 November - Serpentine RC Last Friday of the Month 5k, Hyde Park FRAC's Serpentine enthusiasts ran some great times at Last Friday. Darren Crew set a personal best (PB) of 19.21, followed by Vicky Scott in 21.07, Catherine O'Conner in 21.45, Jody Stoakes with a PB of 21.53, Diane Parsons in 24.38, and Marie … Continue reading FRAC Race Reports 20–26 November
All races are tough. Whether it’s a parkrun, a 10k, a marathon… we all push ourselves to do our best. But then there is “The Escape from Meriden!” In the centre of England, in the small town of Meriden, is a stone cross, which has stood there for 500 years. At midnight on the 17th … Continue reading Tempus Fugit!
Saturday saw the continuation of the Cross Country league at Danson Park. Races were only for juniors, senior and Vet men and ladies Vet 60. Results were as follows: In the U17 girls race Emma Clatyon finished in 11th place in a time of 21:29. In the men's event first home for FRAC was Stephen … Continue reading Cross Country and Maritime Adventures !!
Storm Ciaran has not put off our hardy Folkestone Running and Athletics Club runners with some excellent times at parkruns in very wet and windy conditions. Deal Tri Four Castle 5 Miler Great representation from the club at this 5-mile stretch across the seafront of Deal There were awards handed out to Torben Jessen for … Continue reading
We're already halfway through the 2023-24 Kent cross country season! The weather has certainly played its part, and not just for the league. Races across the country have trudged through the deluge. Folkestone's runners are put to the test and brave the elements to prove their mettle. Let's see how they did. Marathon Eryri (Snowdonia) … Continue reading Cross country me and pay the price…
On Saturday, Anthony Scott travelled to the Lake District and ran the Langdale Half Marathon. Although the rest of the country was racked by horrendous weather, it was perfect running conditions for this extremely hilly race, and he completed the testing course in a time of 2:08:38. Further south, many Folkestone Running and Athletics runners … Continue reading Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!
This Saturday saw the start of the Cross Country season. Team Manager Tina Eke has written the following report: The opening race of the season was held at Foots Cray Meadows. Sidcup. It was the first time since the 2016/2017 season that the venue hosted both the Men’s and Women’s fixtures. On a mostly dry … Continue reading Cross Country season -marathons and more.
Warm Sunny October has resulted in excellent runs from Folkestone Running Athletics Club members Ashford Givaudan 10K Great representation from the club at this event with a number of personnel bests. Torben Jessen ran a magnificent run in 39:07, 1st vet 60 male, James Springett 40:49, Jenny Twiggy Quinn 52:20, Ian Vousden 45:38 personnel best, … Continue reading
Cross country season is almost upon us!The leaves are changing colour and the wind is beginning to take on a cool edge, although the sun is shining as ever and those afternoon warm waves keep coming. The time for trail shoe shopping and digging out light running jackets has come.Now let's see what you've been … Continue reading Tri this on
It has been a busy weekend for races this weekend. On Sunday Henry Axon travelled to Germany to compete in the Berlin Marathon. After a horrible start with literally 30 toilets for 47,000 people and a ridiculous crush for the start waves Henry soon got into a rhythm and pretty much held it. After completing … Continue reading FRAC. Berlin, London… Folkestone.
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.
With the hottest week of the year an amazing representation from the club in race events Don Thompson Mile Club event instead of a usual Tuesday training session in honour of the legendary Don Thompson where a mile seems like the longest sprint in the world but a fantastic turn out from club members and … Continue reading Scorcher of a September
With the beginning of the new school term, naturally Summer has finally begun! But come rain or shine, FRAC runners are out there getting it done. Let's see where they've been and how they've been doing it. Rye Summer 5k The Rye Summer Series came to its conclusion in the third instalment on Friday, 1 … Continue reading Summer at last!
As the summer starts to come to an end, the longer races start to creep back onto the calendar. On Saturday, Darren Crew and Jody Stoakes ran the Lee Valley Velopark 10k at the Olympic Park in London. Darren finished in a time of 40:45, with Jody finishing in 47:41. On Sunday, Helen Webb ran … Continue reading And the long races return!
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.
The hottest summer on record continues to visit Folkestone more graciously with cool winds and rainy days. Ideal conditions for those FRAC champions who have put in some strong efforts this past week. We start with Karla Larnder's report from the Rye 10k which took place on 4th August. This is the second of three … Continue reading Near and Far
With it being the height of summer (although we are still waiting for the sun to arrive) and lots of people away on their holidays there were very few races on this weekend. However, this weekend, Henry Axon took part in Outlaw Nottingham (an Iron distance triathlon) swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and finishing … Continue reading With a little effort and a lot of Pride.
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
This week we had plenty of opportunity for our club runners to socialise both in their trainers and out of them. First, we had an excellent turnout for the Summer 9 - the summer variant of the popular Winter 9 route that navigates from Three Hills to the Leas, through the harbour, up Eastcliff, and … Continue reading Hail to the King!