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.
This weekend it was the turn of another popular local race, the Lydd 20 and Half, to take place having been moved from its usual slot earlier in the year. This meant swapping the more usual chilly conditions for somewhat warmer ones, although the wind stuck around, making it tough going for the runners. First … Continue reading Lydd 20 and Half
A relatively quiet week of racing in comparison to the typical British Summer weather! Friday night saw race 2 of the Rye series, held along a windy harbour course with Paul Bartlett and Coach Catherine O'Connor representing the Club. Paul finished in 6th place overall and 3rd in his age category: Vet 45 in a … Continue reading The Rye Summer Classic Series race 2 and Park Run results
It was the postponed Canterbury 10 this week, more used to being run in freezing temperatures and a favourite with many club members. First back for the club and in 9th position overall was Henry Axon in a time of 1:01:32, an official 10 mile PB. Next back was Greg Dixon in 1:16:06 followed by … Continue reading Canterbury 10, London Landmarks, PBs and a parkrun record
It’s hard to know where to start this week there was so much going on. The North Downs Run is a tough 30k trail race that goes up and down the north downs a couple of times and is a popular race with FRC members who like a bit of a challenge. There were three … Continue reading A Busy Weekend
Jonathon Arana Morton took on an epic run last weekend taking part in the Lake District Ultra Challenge. A challenging 100km route around the mountains and lakes with over 2500m of climbing, Jonathon finished in a superb 6th place in a field of almost 500 runners.
It was the turn of the younger members of the club this week, with both Ollie Collier and Noah Paterson taking part in the Kent Schools Track and Field Championships. It was also the first time either of them had taken part in an organised race. Ollie competed in the Junior boys 800m. He finished … Continue reading Kent Schools Track & Field Champs
Stuart Sprinks made his ultra-marathon debut this weekend at the 50km Run to the Sea Brighton. Beginning near Horsham, the une was relatively flat for the first half, but the second half followed the trails and paths up and over the south downs making it somewhat more challenging before dropping back down and finishing on … Continue reading Stuart’s Ultra Debut
Race Report week ending 30/6/21 This week has been an action packed few days. Starting the weekend off with a bang, Tom Millard ventured up to London to run in the Battersey Friday Nights, Under the Lights 5k. He obtained a PB of 00:15:30. He was very modest in his review of the experience, “Nothing … Continue reading PBs galore!
For most of our Folkestone RC athletes, this was their first competition and they all did brilliantly, coping well with the newness of it all. There were lots of pb's (personal bests) with everyone getting at least one pb. There were also 2 FRC club records broken and one equalled. Under 13 boy Victor was … Continue reading Kent Young Athletics League – Match 1
If you like a hill or two in your races then this was the weekend for you. FRC had runners in both the Rye 10 mile and the Tough Runner Kent Trail Half Marathon/10k events, both offering up some challenging terrain. Greg Dixon was our sole representative in the Rye 10 mile race, taking in … Continue reading Hills and more hills!
As races start up again, two Folkestone club members were on top form at Betteshanger 5 and 10 mile race. For the 5 miler, Kate Clipstone bagged a personal best time of 00:39:21 and came in first Vet 50 female. Kate stated 'I'm very happy with that'. Meanwhile, in his debut run for the club, … Continue reading Race Report Week Ending 16th May
Nine Junior Athletes from Folkestone RC had a busy weekend taking part in the Kent Athletics Championships at Ashford. With Covid putting a halt on training over the past year, athletes were a bit apprehensive about starting the season with the high standard competition. There were lots of good performances and pb's, with athletes in … Continue reading Folkestone Juniors Strike Gold at the Kent Athletics Championships
It was a bit of a quiet weekend race wise however Simon Coffey took part in the Maidstone Riverside 10k, an off-road route following the path along the River Medway from Maidstone out to Aylesford and back. Simon crossed the line in 16th position overall in a time of 51:12.
Jenny 'Twiggy' Quinn and her young pup Banjo, conquered the brand new race site at Doddington Place Gardens. The race organisers offered those with just two legs their own races earlier on in the day, and then owners with their furry friends' competing later. As it was Banjo's first Canicross race (and Jen's), she chose … Continue reading Jenny and Banjo’s 5k fun
It was a massive weekend for Tom Millard as he ran a superb 2:28:08 at the Wrexham elite marathon held in Chester. With a high quality field, a fast and flat looped course and ideal conditions, Tom was able to capitalise and despite a minor scare with cramp in the closing stages, held on to … Continue reading Millard’s Marathon Masterclass
As the country gradually starts to get back to some sort of normality, this also includes races commencing again. With the excitement and successes of last week’s Headcorn Half Marathon, this weekend was more quiet. Our king of the trails, Neil Trett did manage to head over to the Maverick Original Kent Trail Race. He … Continue reading Trett’s Trail Triumph