It’s hard to know where to start this week there was so much going on. The North Downs Run is a tough 30k trail race that goes up and down the north downs a couple of times and is a popular race with FRC members who like a bit of a challenge. There were three … Continue reading A Busy Weekend
Jonathon Arana Morton took on an epic run last weekend taking part in the Lake District Ultra Challenge. A challenging 100km route around the mountains and lakes with over 2500m of climbing, Jonathon finished in a superb 6th place in a field of almost 500 runners.
It was the turn of the younger members of the club this week, with both Ollie Collier and Noah Paterson taking part in the Kent Schools Track and Field Championships. It was also the first time either of them had taken part in an organised race. Ollie competed in the Junior boys 800m. He finished … Continue reading Kent Schools Track & Field Champs
Stuart Sprinks made his ultra-marathon debut this weekend at the 50km Run to the Sea Brighton. Beginning near Horsham, the une was relatively flat for the first half, but the second half followed the trails and paths up and over the south downs making it somewhat more challenging before dropping back down and finishing on … Continue reading Stuart’s Ultra Debut
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!
For most of our Folkestone RC athletes, this was their first competition and they all did brilliantly, coping well with the newness of it all. There were lots of pb's (personal bests) with everyone getting at least one pb. There were also 2 FRC club records broken and one equalled. Under 13 boy Victor was … Continue reading Kent Young Athletics League – Match 1
If you like a hill or two in your races then this was the weekend for you. FRC had runners in both the Rye 10 mile and the Tough Runner Kent Trail Half Marathon/10k events, both offering up some challenging terrain. Greg Dixon was our sole representative in the Rye 10 mile race, taking in … Continue reading Hills and more hills!
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
Nine Junior Athletes from Folkestone RC had a busy weekend taking part in the Kent Athletics Championships at Ashford. With Covid putting a halt on training over the past year, athletes were a bit apprehensive about starting the season with the high standard competition. There were lots of good performances and pb's, with athletes in … Continue reading Folkestone Juniors Strike Gold at the Kent Athletics Championships
It was a bit of a quiet weekend race wise however Simon Coffey took part in the Maidstone Riverside 10k, an off-road route following the path along the River Medway from Maidstone out to Aylesford and back. Simon crossed the line in 16th position overall in a time of 51:12.
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
It was a massive weekend for Tom Millard as he ran a superb 2:28:08 at the Wrexham elite marathon held in Chester. With a high quality field, a fast and flat looped course and ideal conditions, Tom was able to capitalise and despite a minor scare with cramp in the closing stages, held on to … Continue reading Millard’s Marathon Masterclass
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
It’s great to see some real life races taking place again and even better to see some Folkestone vests being dusted off and put to good use! It was the Headcorn half marathon this weekend and Ivana Collier, Marie Brazier and Catherine Clipstone all took part. Ivana was first back in a PB time of … Continue reading Headcorn Half
Sunday saw the Romney Marsh 10k finally taking place, having been postponed from it’s usual date in July. It used the now familiar wave format meaning that you can’t always tell who you’re racing but it was great to see some very strong performances from FRC runners. First back for the club was Tom Millard … Continue reading New Romney 10k Round Up
Lockdown v2.0 is upon us which unfortunately means that all races have had to be cancelled or postponed. However, it does mean that the Lockdown League has returned! Run by Ashford and District, it gives runners a chance to compete against the clock and each other by running set distances each week. Last week it … Continue reading Lockdown Returns
Ultra Running Ultra runner Tara Baker ran her second 100 mile event at the SVN Halloween 100 miler on 31st October. The route included laps of Samphire Hoe, up the tunnel and along the cliffs before going back down again for more laps. She started at 8am Saturday morning, continued through the moonlit night, and … Continue reading Ton up for Tara
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
A fairly quiet weekend after the excitement of the last couple of weeks. The Woodchurch 10 mile race takes place on an undulating course on the surrounding lanes of the village near Ashford. On Sunday morning, Nick Steele took on the countryside route in his first race for almost a year and took almost 2 … Continue reading Woodchurch 10 and a Jurassic Ultra
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