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?
This weekend saw the temperature sizzle but some hardy individuals still managed to race even in the heat. Ben Mcghee travelled to Victoria Gasteiz in Northern Spain to take part in an Ironman competition. The 2.4 mile swim took place in a beautiful lake with perfect conditions. The bike section was around the Basque countryside … Continue reading What a scorcher!!!!
On a weekend of big performances, Henry Axon’s Ironman UK takes some beating. Taking on the full ironman distance event in Bolton, Henry first tackled the 2.4 mile swim completing it in 1:33:11. Next up was the 112 mile bike leg which proved to be much tougher and hillier then expected with over 3000 metres … Continue reading Big weekend!
What a tremendous week it was for Folkestone Running Club runners. Starting on Tuesday evening, to celebrate the longest day on the year, the Midsummer at the Castle 5k was run around the grounds of Dover Castle. Darren Crew was the 1st Vet 50 to finish in 21:10, followed by Jody Stoakes the 2nd Female … Continue reading Running all over the world.
Saturday saw the return after 2 years of the Cliff Top Challenge. FRC was represented at various distances. Although there is no official timing for this event there were outstanding efforts by several runners. Taking part in the 55 mile event starting near Hastings at 1.45am was Amy Owen who only entered a week and … Continue reading A weekend of long long distances on foot and wheels!!
Kicking off the week’s racing on Wednesday were Oli Collier and Noah Paterson who were representing their school in the English Schools Track and Field Cup. Both won their respective races with Oli competing in the 800m running a PB time of 2:14.2 and Noah taking on 1500m in a time of 4:18.6. Noah was … Continue reading Juniors Showing Us How it’s Done
Due to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations there was no Folkestone Parkrun this weekend, which meant that Folkestone Running Club members had to travel in order to get their Parkruns in, and boy did they travel. From as local as the Ashford and Walmer and Deal Parkruns to as far away as Land’s End, and … Continue reading Parkrun Tourists Fly the Flag for Folkestone
Sunday saw the Annual Folkestone Coastal 10k. The weather was perfect for racing. A total 50 club members entered and there were some amazing results. New member Karl Gloster was 3rd overall out of 721 in a time of 33:31. There were also some first places in several age categories: Oliver Collier was 1st Junior … Continue reading What a turnout !!! 50 FRC runners in one race !!!!
Lots of members mixing things up as triathlons seem to dominate the goings-on this week. The Hythe Bay Tri consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km bike ride and a 5km run. A fantastic second overall was Josh Pine while Nikki Goodwin was 19th overall and 3rd lady. Kevin Whitby was 23rd ahead of … Continue reading Triathlon Takeover
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!