On a very chilly Saturday in Dartford nine hardy club runners took part in the annual Kent Vets Cross Country Championships. First to race over the 8400 metre course was the Mens Vet 50 team of Stephen Male, Krzysztof Klidzia, Rob Collier, Tristan Bruce and Paul Bartlett. In a very competitive field, Stephen Male finished … Continue reading Cross Country Gold and a wintry weekend of fun
There's been a lot going on this weekend for FRC despite the wintery weather. To escape the wind and rain Caroline Curtis and Brent Parker flew all the way to sunny Cyprus to take part in the 4 day challenge. This event is held annually, set in the Paphos and Akamus mountain region of Cyprus. … Continue reading WIND AND RAIN DON’T STOP PLAY FOR FRC!!
On Saturday, the cross country season continued with the London Cross Country Champs, held on the iconic Parliament Hill course in London. Krzysztof Klidzia completed the roughly 10k course in a time of 42 minutes. The weather has not been great recently, although we still pull on our trainers and venture out. But why not … Continue reading Gran Canaria Sun to Ashford Mud
Saturday saw the third Cross County fixture this year. Tina Eke produced the following report: It was another unseasonably warm day for cross country yesterday, but this seemed to bring out the best in our runners. Emma Clayton was first to race and continued to improve her performances this season by finishing 11th in the Under … Continue reading Another weekend of racing.
Although it was a dismal weekend with horizontal rain that didn’t stop, that didn’t stop Folkestone Running Club members from getting out and competing. On Saturday Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall undertook the Chalklands Way Ultra Marathon. If the 40 mile circular route through the Yorkshire Wolds wasn’t enough of a challenge the weekend weather … Continue reading So Wet… So Windy… So What!
Where shall we start: Saturday saw Dave Tyler take on the Snowdonia Marathon. He was hoping to come in under 3 hours although with London only 4 weeks ago -it was going to be a tough ask. Nonetheless he finished in a fantastic 15th place and a time of 2:58:30: a course PB by 8 … Continue reading What a weekend of racing !
Road Races On Sunday, 4 Folkestone RC runners ran in the Woodchurch 5 and 10 mile races. Andy Hadlow ran in the 5 mile race in a time of 38:20, a new PB by 32 seconds. In the 10 mile race Dominic Shepherd ran a time of 01:17:47 in his first 10 mile race, next … Continue reading
Cross Country A big well done to the eighteen Folkestone runners who turned out to support the club on Saturday in the first leg of the Kent Cross Country League held at Swanley park. First to race was Nico Pedrazas making his debut in the Under 13 Boys event, finishing well in 35th place. The Under … Continue reading Ultra, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10 Mile, 10km, 5km, Cross-country… is there anything that we haven’t run this weekend!
On Sunday Marie Brazier and Hayley Turrell ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon a stunning central London Half Marathon, which takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks, and four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Garden. Marie completed the course in 1:57:45 with Hayley … Continue reading 4 Parks, lots of hills and a quick run round Ashford
Today was the return of the London Marathon without the restrictions of last year and FRC did not disappoint. The weather was excellent running weather and as the nervous runners assembled on Blackheath several hardy FRC supporters braced themselves for a day of head craning and clock watching. First home for Folkestone in 177th place … Continue reading London Marathon Marafun 2022
Lots going on this weekend, it seems that most of the club were out doing something. We’ll start with the biggest of the events. Karl Gloster has got the Autumn marathon season off to flying start by running a massive PB at the Berlin Marathon. While not quite able to match Kipchoge’s record breaking run, … Continue reading Where to start…
On Sunday 18th of September, Jane Wren achieved an impressive bronze medal at the KCAA track and field championships for the 5000m, in a time of 23:39. In Saturday’s parkruns… In Ashford, Deborah Jeffery was the third woman back in a time of 23:11 with fellow FRC runner, Maria Chapman finishing the course in a … Continue reading KCAA and a lot of Parkruns
This weekend has been a busy few day of racing. Several FRC members travelled north to the Great North Run where they honoured Queen Elizabeth II with a minute's silence at the start of the race. First home was Darren Crew in 180th place in 1:34:41 followed by Jody Stoakes in 6851st place in 1:52:05. … Continue reading What a busy weekend of running !!!
Autumn marathon season is nearly upon us meaning those in training are taking on some longer distance races in preparation for the main event. The Thanet Ricki Savage 20 took place on Sunday up and down the Thanet coastline. Dan Radcliffe put in a fantastic effort to finish 3rd in a time of 2:08:25. Jane … Continue reading Big distances, big half and big PBs
Anh-Van and Kevin Whitby competed in Chantilly, France. Although originally entered for triathlons, due to the current droughts, these had to be converted to duathlons on the day. Anh-Van completed a super sprint (2.5k run, 21k bike ride, 4.5k run) in 1:34:47, winning her age group and coming in 2nd female overall. Kevin completed the … Continue reading First of the Autumn Half Marathons
This weekend saw the ladies of FRC out in force. Firstly with the Folkestone Parkrun cancelled for the airshow, Kirsty Wilson's Hen run moved to Deal and Warmer. She was well supported on the start of her Hen weekend by many of her fellow club runners. Further afield on Sunday Pam Allon took part in … Continue reading Pam flies the FRC flag at Clacton while Chris finishes 14th in Slovakia.
In a fairly quiet few days which most people spent avoiding the heat, the entirety of this week's racing action fell on the shoulders of Emily Chambers who rose to the occasion admirably. On saturday night she took part in the Midnight Man (though it actually started at 6) half ironman where she earned herself … Continue reading Emily’s podium finish
The summer months are a quiet time for races, the temperature rises, lots of us jet of on our holidays and there are very few races to enter because of this. But that didn’t stop Folkestone Running Clubs, Simon Burvill from completing the Centurion North Downs Way 100, a continuous 100 miles from Farnham along … Continue reading 100, not out!
FRC spent most of this week competing among themselves. There was the Summer Handicap which took place on Tuesday night and saw everyone complete a 4.5 mile run along the sides of the Hythe Canal from Seabrook to Hythe and back. Runners set off in intervals with the faster ones last to leave, The overall … Continue reading We just love to race !!
There were a number of local 10ks taking place this weekend with lots of Folkestone runners taking part in the action. The most popular was the Romney Marsh 10k, partly due to it’s fast and flat nature and partly because it forms part of this year’s club grand prix. First back for the club in … Continue reading Anyone for a 10k?