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.
It was a weekend of Pb's and Christmas costumes for FRC. Saturday saw the Annual Tinsel run on the Leas and several runners achieved personal best performances for the course. These were Tristan Bruce, Rob Collier, Paul Hannay and Phil Maull. Some of the club park run regulars also entered in to the festive spirit … Continue reading PB’s and Tinsel Galore
It was definitely a quieter week for racing this week but while the quantity may have been lacking, the quality definitely wasn’t. Noah Paterson has had an incredible cross country season so far, winning both his races in the Kent League which led to him being called up to represent Kent in this weekend’s Southern … Continue reading Taking it up a level
Well done to everyone who took part in Saturday’s Kent Vets XC championships. The men’s Vet 50 race was first in the programme with Kris Klidzia in fine form finishing in 7th place on the 8k course. Kris was followed by Paul Bartlett in 37th place in his first outing as a Vet50. Torben Jessen … Continue reading Festive runs, cross-country championships and an Ultra-marathon or two.
The Winter handicap race #2 took place on Tuesday last week with 40 members taking part. The winner was Hayley Turrell running off scratch with Rob Collier achieving the quickest male finishing time off a handicap of 16 in 27:36 and Nikki Goodwin the quickest lady in a time of 30:49 of a handicap of … Continue reading Winter Handicap, X country, Trails and Parkruns
Earlier this month, Faith Cowell took on The Druids Challenge, an 85 mile 3-day ultra-marathon along the Ridgeway. Faith completed the course in a time of 18:08:28 over the three days and finished as 2nd 50+ lady. On Sunday it was the BMAF 10k Championships at the cyclopark in Gravesend. Steve Male was in action … Continue reading Druids Ultra, BMAF Masters Success and the 666
This weekend's racing started early with Tara Baker completing another marathon on Thursday - the SVN Armistice Day Challenge in 4:58:44. This was Tara's 175th marathon !! What a amazing number she has now completed. Early Saturday morning several FRC runners went to Lydd to complete in the EDF Lydd 10k. First home was Ben … Continue reading 10ks, A Half, X Country and 175 Marathons!!
It was near perfect conditions on Sunday morning for the Deal Castle 5 mile race, and there were a great deal of PBs, and a pretty decent haul of prizes as we picked up 2nd Overall, 1st Male Vet, 1st Female U21, 1st Female V45 and first ladies team. First back for the club and … Continue reading Trophies galore at Deal
Folkestone runners are not afraid of the weather. That was evident from the number who braved the elements to race this weekend. At the Canterbury Riverside 10K new member Karla Larnder was first home and 3rd lady in a time of 49:53. She was followed by Ron Bell in 52:29 with Collette Windsor finishing in … Continue reading Wet and Wild Racing -not for the faint hearted!!
For those for who a marathon just isn’t tough enough, this weekend was the Beachy Head marathon, which is run off-road and takes in some pretty formidable hills as well. There were four FRCers taking on the challenge. First back was Linnaea Stockall in 4:19:43, followed by Sylvia Tokarska in a time of 4:26:16, Phil … Continue reading More Marathons and a win at Cross Country
Yesterday saw the start of the X country series of races . The under 15 girls saw a great debut run from Sylvie Brown who came 19th while Emma Clayton was 20th and Jennifer Clayton was 37th. The team finished in 6th. In the Veterans race Grahame Eke was 7th. In the Senior women's event … Continue reading Fantastic Folkestone : What a weekend!
The Manchester Marathon, the second of the big autumn marathons took place this weekend. Fresh from doing London last weekend, Henry Axon was back on the start line and managed to finish 7 minutes quicker than last week, completing the course in 2:50:36. Patrick Hughes was next to finish in a superb PB time of … Continue reading Marathon Season Continues
Today saw the start of the marathon season. There were plenty of runners from Folkestone at today's race. The weather was perfect and there were some excellent performances. First man home was Adam Porter in 2:38:54 followed closely by Dave Tyler in 2:40:58, while the first woman was Deborah Jeffery in 3:42:42. There were PB's … Continue reading Marathons are back: London and Loch Ness!!
A fairly quiet week for racing with lots of people moving into the final stages of marathon training. There were a few FRCers in action in some pretty tough races. First up on Saturday was Emily Chambers taking part in the sprint triathlon at Eton Dorney. Emily put in a fantastic performance and after a … Continue reading Wins, Peaks, Castles and a Nice Chat
Today saw another very warm half marathon with a strong representation from our Club runners. There were PB's for Phil Maul, Hazel Green and Martin Murray and Lisa Smith with a course PB for Kate Lancefield. Krzysztof Klidzia was the first FRC runner home in 4th place while Helen Webb, Hazel Green and Louisa Eede … Continue reading Folkestone Half Marathon, Bristol and Weymouth Ironman.
The Brighton Marathon, the first of the big autumn marathons took place this weekend. Greg Dixon and Tekah Barrow were our representatives in warm conditions on a course that subsequently turned out to be several hundred metres too long. Greg crossed the line in 4:06:33 while Tekah finished in 4:16:40. Up in Newcastle it was … Continue reading Big Weekend!
After a delay of 18 months the Paddock Wood Half Marathon took place on a uncharacteristically hot day for this summer but it didn't stop some amazing performances from our members. Rob Collier and Paul Barrett ran PB's in really tough conditions while Ivana Collier continued her run of PB races to finish 7th out … Continue reading Fantastic PB’s at a very warm Paddock Wood Half Marathon.
The Canterbury Half marathon took place on Bank Holiday Monday with three Folkestone runners taking on the challenging course. First back was Greg Dixon in a time of 1:41:56 and in 54th position overall. John O’Hara was next back in 2:04:24 followed by Louise Fowler in 2:34:10. The Juniors were out in force this weekend … Continue reading Canterbury Half and the Juniors have been in action!
The Vitality Big Half took place this weekend and saw a flurry of excellent results for our runners. Leading the field for Folkestone was Henry Axon in a time of 1:19:12 in 236th place overall, a PB by 4 secs. He was followed by Patrick Hughes in 1:27:07 and Nick Bryant in a PB time … Continue reading The Vitality Big Half and 7th Anniversary of the Folkestone Parkrun.