East to west on the Don Thompson mile proved popular again in the second week of the spring challenge, fast becoming the most accurate historical record of the prevailing wind on the day it’s run. The hottest competition this week was between Darren Crew, David Weekes and Tim Warren. DC edged it on % age … Continue reading DTM Challenge – Week 2
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
Highlights Men's team win Lydd HalfParkrun PB for Oliver Collier Lydd Runners at the the Lydd Half and 20 mile race on Sunday had to battle the winds and the water hazards this year and the men’s half marathon team secured the team prize for the third year in a row. Half Marathon First back … Continue reading Windy Lydd and Funky Pants Mud
Thankfully the second half of the weekend was somewhat nicer than the first giving FRC runners at least a fighting chance against the wind and rain that has blighted us for the past few weeks. The Deal Half Marathon was a casualty of one of the previous winter storms and was rescheduled to this weekend, … Continue reading A Weekend of Two Halves
Highlights English Cross Country ChampionshipsParkrun Personal Best’ s [PB] for Jason O’Callaghan and Oliver Collier Sunday half-marathon PB’s for Rob Huish , Jason O’Callahan and Dave Tyler. England Cross Country Championships The 2020 Saucony English Cross-Country Championships took place for the third time at Woolaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 22 February. People who compete in National … Continue reading Race report – 23 February 2020
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!
Highlights Final Kent League Cross country raceJulie Gibbs finishes season top V60Parkrun cup Cross Country Saturday was the final cross country fixture of the season in the Kent League at Norman Park in Bromley. Women The ladies were out first for 5K on the mostly flat, multi-lap fast course, which included a challenging woodland section … Continue reading Cross before the storm
It was all eyes on the Ashford and District 10k this weekend as FRC turned out in force at this popular and fast race around the lanes near Ashford. And a very successful morning it was too. The club scooped both team prizes and and had three runners in the top 10 of both the … Continue reading Loads of Trophies at Ashford and District 10k
Weekend highlights Nikki Goodwin returns to the Canterbury 10 mile a year after breaking her femurOur cross country teams battle the mud in the South of England ChampionshipNew parkrun Personal Best (PB) for Dan Voller at Walmer and DealLoads of new PBs at the Canterbury 10. South of England Cross country championship Parliament Hill, the … Continue reading Gutsy Goodwin returns: Race report 27 January 2019.
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 Andrew Fletcher first in FolkestoneDan Voller first in DealCallum Howes fifth in Ashford Parkrun Roundup Folkestone Parkrun Andrew Fletcher was first back overall in 18:17 followed by Joe BRUCE 19:20, Tristan BRUCE 19:33, Derek MATCHAM 19:48, Phil HOYLAND 20:03, Rob COLLIER 20:45, Stuart ERSKINE 21:08, David GILLETT 21:11, Chris ADDISON 21:20, Ian MERRICK 21:23, … Continue reading Parkruns
Saturday was the day of the Kent Cross Country Championships taking place at Brands Hatch. Fears of a mud bath turned out to be unfounded as the course was surprisingly dry though it was a cold day for those watching. First up in the U15 boys race was Callum Howes who had 4.4km of the … Continue reading Kent Cross Country Champs
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
Kent Christmas Cracker 5 Mile Another weekend another PB for Dave Tyler as he continued his incredible form finishing second overall in a PB time of 27:17 at Betteshanger Country Park. He was followed by Ian Merrick in 33:24, Vicky Scott 39:18 and Deirdre Coombs 47:34. Santa Dash 10k Up at the Gravesend Cyclopark Santa … Continue reading Dave’s at it again and Awards Nights
It was all about the parkrun this week as the parkrun cup (s) finally reached their climax with both finals taking place on the Leas on Saturday morning. Catherine O’Connor took on Lisa Smith in the A cup and Gary Brazier was against Helen Francis in the B cup. Results will be announced at the … Continue reading All about the parkrun
Written by Caroline Curtis Highlights Stephen Male's silver medal at Kent Veteran's Cross Country ChampionshipTony Scott is 'simply the vest' at the Thanet 10 milesThe 2 Lisa's take on the parkrun challenge cup, Lisa Smith progresses. Kent Veteran's Cross Country Championship To win a Kent medal when up against the finest in the county was … Continue reading Race report – Sunday 1 December
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!
Highlights Tyler, Voller and McGilloway sub 35 PBs at Brighton 10kAndy Smith PB at Asford 666Parkrun cup finals start to take shape: Catherine O'Connor reaches the A Cup final, Gary Brazier the B CupParkrun PB for Helen Francis Road Running Brighton 10K With perfect running conditions Dave Tyler, Dan Voller and Ian McGilloway set off … Continue reading Brighton Rocks