On Thursday evening, Jenny Twiggy Quinn and Philip Heathfield ran the Out of the Blue 5k trail run through the grounds of Ashburnham Place near Battle. Out of 260 runners, Phil was 11th overall and 2nd in his age cat in, 23:37 and Jenny was 64th overall and 4th in her age cat in 29:29. … Continue reading Flags, Trails, Deer and a lot of PBs.
This weekend saw another amazing trail effort from one of our lesser known club members Clare Dunn who competed in the Ultra X 125km race in the Highlands of Scotland. This race takes participants on a circumnavigation of Loch Ness following the Great Glen way and the South Loch Ness trail from Bught Park pitches … Continue reading Golly gosh that was a long way !!!!
After having been forced to pull out of the Manchester marathon at the last minute, Rob Hill finally got his chance to put all his training to good use at the Milton Keynes marathon. While not the easiest of courses, Rob put in a great performance to knock almost 13 minutes off his PB in … Continue reading Pbs from 5k to 50k
It was a busy week for the FRC PARKRUN CUP with 11 pairs competing for a place in the next round of the A cup. On a hot and windy day there were some excellent runs with 14 runners achieving a Seasons Best. Caroline C 24.13 (97.9) vs Paul H. 23.50 (100.5). WINNER : Paul … Continue reading Parkrun Cup produces great results.
Friday saw the Annual Folkestone 10 race return. It was a stunning day of weather, if a little on the warm side. First home for FRC was Henry Axon who, although disappointed with his time, was running 5 days after the Brighton Marathon. He achieved a time of 1:02:20 finishing 25th out of a field … Continue reading Wow!! What a week!!
Saturday saw a group of trail runners take part in the Maverick Adidas Terrex Original Kent 2022. All our runners competed in the long course event that was 23km and an elevation gain of 391m. First back for FRC , 20th overall and 4th Vet 40 male was Neil Trett in 2:04:50. First lady home … Continue reading More marathons, more races and more fun!!
Months of preparation came to a climax for many FRCers this weekend as the day of the Manchester and Paris Marathons finally dawned. Unfortunately, Covid and injuries had taken their toll on quite a few of us, but there were still a fantastic 22 runners donning the Folkestone vest and heading for the start lines. … Continue reading Marathon Time!
As we enter Spring marathon season, there were few races for FRC runners this weekend. On Saturday 26th March, 3 Folkestone Juniors represented Kent Schools at the Inter Counties Year 7 & 8 Cross Country 2022 In Writtle, Chelmsford. Abigail Smith 79th, Charlie Lord 53rd and Nico Pedrazas 75th. Also on Saturday, Sylwiz Tokarska ran … Continue reading Cross country fun and a lot of Parkruns.
On Saturday Neil Trett took part in the Endurance Life Sussex - Trail marathon finishing in a time of 4:54:45 and placing 33 out of a field 124; achieving his first ever UTMB points. He described this course as brutal with an elevation gain of over 4000 feet. A fantastic effort!. Also on Saturday, Noah … Continue reading Another week of Pb performances for FRC runners.
Firstly, congratulations to Noah Paterson who finished in 29th place out of a field of 300 in the National Inter-counties XC on Saturday which includes teams from England, Scotland and Wales. He was the 3rd runner out of the team of 4 that picked up a bronze medal for Kent in the Under 15s boys … Continue reading Paddock Wood Dartford and the Intercounties XC champs – a busy weekend of racing.
It was a busy weekend for the members of Folkestone Running Club this weekend. The Lydd Half Marathon and 20 Miler are always a popular event for the club, especially those training for a Marathon, and this year was no exception. Not only was there a fantastic turnout for the events, there were no less … Continue reading PBs A PLENTY
FRC runners were competing this weekend in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill. It was a muddy one but the weather was otherwise well behaved. In the under 15 boys event, Noah Paterson was a fantastic 9th out of 405 competitors in a time of 14:57. In the seniors men's event, first home … Continue reading Cross-country mud fun
FRC claimed both the male and female team prizes at The Deal Half Marathon which took place on Sunday morning. There were 18 (and a half) FRC runners lined up on the start line, the blustery conditions making it hard going for the first half. First back for the club and 3rd overall was Henry … Continue reading Team Success at Deal Half
It has been a busy weekend of races for FRC runners. First, on Saturday was the final race of the Kent Cross Country League. Well done to our Mens and Womens teams who took part in yesterday’s final Kent League XC fixture. First to race were the Womens team of Catherine O’Connor, Sylwia Tokarska and … Continue reading Cross Country Season Coming To An End.
This weekend saw Tara Baker take on the Miami marathon in temperatures of 27 degrees The race started early in the morning to try and avoid the worst of the heat and humidity with Tara completing the course in 5:08 making this marathon 180. What a fantastic effort! This week's parkrun results are as below: … Continue reading Tara the Tourist does it again!!!
It was a fairly quiet week for racing but there were still some great performances. Patrick Hughes took the victory at the first race in the series of the Gravesend Floodlit 10K’s at the Cyclopark in a time of 38.03. Will Jarvis took 6th place in a PB time of 40:57. It was the 4th … Continue reading Patrick Takes the Win at Gravesend
On Saturday, Tara Baker ran another marathon at the SVN Vikings Challenge, in a time of 4:46:06 to add to her already impressive tally. Also on Saturday the Kent schools cross country championships were held at the Hop Farm, near Maidstone. In the Year 7 Girls category, Abigail Smith came in an impressive 18th. In … Continue reading Canterbury, XC and another Marathon!
It was just another day for Tara Baker who completed marathon 178, The SVN Chocothon at Betteshanger Park on Saturday. She finished the trail course in a time of 4:29:00. A fantastic effort for a cold January morning. At the Parkrun there was a strong representation from FRC with 39 runners taking part. Ann Van … Continue reading Terrific Tara does it again!
It was proper cross country weather at the Kent Cross Country Championships at Brands Hatch last Saturday as strong winds and torrential rain meant there was plenty of mud on offer. Stand out performance of the day has to go to Noah Paterson who after a tough battle out at the front of the field … Continue reading Kent Cross Country Champs
In the final race of 2021, the Staplehurst End of Year 10 Miler on the 27th December, four runners represented Folkestone Running Club. First back for the club was Phil Heathfield in 01:20:10, followed by Karla Larnder 01:21:59, Ron Bell 01:22:34 and Jenny Quinn 01:33:15. For the first race of 2022, the Lamberhurst New Year’s … Continue reading Out with the old and in with the new.