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?
Boxing Day saw the return of the Saltwood Boxing Day Fun Run which due to Covid had been cancelled since 2019. The weather was a beautiful crisp winter morning although underfoot the conditions were extremely muddy. There were still some fantastic performances with first home being Joe Bruce who finished in 2nd place overall and … Continue reading Christmas fun in the mud of Saltwood and the hills of Staplehurst.
This Saturday night saw the FRC Annual Awards Night and Christmas Dinner and Dance. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening with lots of fun and laughter. Lots of people were mentioned and recognised for their contributions to the club in all different ways. The following trophies were awarded to Newcomers: Andy Wright and Karla Larnder … Continue reading A Cracker of a Weekend!!
In the build up to Christmas, and the bitterly, cold conditions there were very few races run this weekend. On Saturday Joe Bruce and Emma Clayton were competing for Kent in the Southern Intercounties XC. They finished in 16th and 60th place respectively on their debut for the county. On Sunday, Karla Larnder ran the … Continue reading Baby it’s cold outside!
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