Cross country season is almost upon us!The leaves are changing colour and the wind is beginning to take on a cool edge, although the sun is shining as ever and those afternoon warm waves keep coming. The time for trail shoe shopping and digging out light running jackets has come.Now let's see what you've been … Continue reading Tri this on
It has been a busy weekend for races this weekend. On Sunday Henry Axon travelled to Germany to compete in the Berlin Marathon. After a horrible start with literally 30 toilets for 47,000 people and a ridiculous crush for the start waves Henry soon got into a rhythm and pretty much held it. After completing … Continue reading FRAC. Berlin, London… Folkestone.
On Saturday at the Kent County Athletics Veteran Championships Caroline Curtis (22:59:86) and Jane Wren (25:16:61) competed in the 5000m finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Vet 50 category. Well done to both athletes. In London two intrepid FRAC members swapped the road for the lake and took part in the London Classics Serpentine 2 … Continue reading FRAC take to the bike, the lake and the road.
With the hottest week of the year an amazing representation from the club in race events Don Thompson Mile Club event instead of a usual Tuesday training session in honour of the legendary Don Thompson where a mile seems like the longest sprint in the world but a fantastic turn out from club members and … Continue reading Scorcher of a September
With the beginning of the new school term, naturally Summer has finally begun! But come rain or shine, FRAC runners are out there getting it done. Let's see where they've been and how they've been doing it. Rye Summer 5k The Rye Summer Series came to its conclusion in the third instalment on Friday, 1 … Continue reading Summer at last!
As the summer starts to come to an end, the longer races start to creep back onto the calendar. On Saturday, Darren Crew and Jody Stoakes ran the Lee Valley Velopark 10k at the Olympic Park in London. Darren finished in a time of 40:45, with Jody finishing in 47:41. On Sunday, Helen Webb ran … Continue reading And the long races return!
Last weekend a small contingent of FRAC members took part in the Mount Ephraim 10k: a tough hilly course and on the day the weather was very hot making this a tough race. First home was Karla Lardner who was 2nd lady and 1st Female Vet 45 in 47:31 Next was Simon Coffrey in 48:46, … Continue reading Parkrun tourism and some lovely Kent hills.
The hottest summer on record continues to visit Folkestone more graciously with cool winds and rainy days. Ideal conditions for those FRAC champions who have put in some strong efforts this past week. We start with Karla Larnder's report from the Rye 10k which took place on 4th August. This is the second of three … Continue reading Near and Far
With it being the height of summer (although we are still waiting for the sun to arrive) and lots of people away on their holidays there were very few races on this weekend. However, this weekend, Henry Axon took part in Outlaw Nottingham (an Iron distance triathlon) swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and finishing … Continue reading With a little effort and a lot of Pride.
Sunday saw two of the most popular local 10k races take place. The Deal Dinosaur saw Thomas Murray come in 5th place in a personal best time of 38:38, a fantastic result on a hilly and windy course. James Springett was 16th in 43:12 with Karla Lardner in 45:42 4th female and 2nd in her … Continue reading A weekend of windy 10k’s
This week we had plenty of opportunity for our club runners to socialise both in their trainers and out of them. First, we had an excellent turnout for the Summer 9 - the summer variant of the popular Winter 9 route that navigates from Three Hills to the Leas, through the harbour, up Eastcliff, and … Continue reading Hail to the King!
An excellent weekend of running with great representation from Folkestone running club. Mixed bag of weather over the weekend but the Folkestone warriors came through. On Friday was the Rye Summer Series Anthony Scott took part in the first of 3 runs over the weekend and came in at a time of 55:32 in very … Continue reading Big weekend of races for the club
On Saturday Local legends, Phil Maul and Linnaea Stockall, completed the Serpent Trail 100k race, which (although they have both run a ridiculous number of ultramarathons over the past couple of years) is the longest distance either of them has run. On a hot and humid day they ran the 100k course, which snakes it’s … Continue reading When 15 miles is “the short race”!
Sunday saw the return of the Sandwich 10k boasting a new improved flatter course. Four FRC runners braved the heat. First home was Karla Larnder in a time of 46:16 finishing 42nd 6th woman and 3rd in the 40-49 age category. Phil Bridges weas next to finish in 52:09 followed by Tony Scott in 54:15 … Continue reading A hot weekend for running !!!!
Clifftop Challenge This weekend was the Cliff top challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Now, with options of 55, 36, 26, 15, 10 and 5 mile races ending with a well deserved party on Walmer Green. Colette Windsor, in her first ever ultra-marathon, and Jennifer Quinn did the cliff top challenge 36 miles (which was actually … Continue reading Coastal Runs all Round
This week brought our first real taste of summer heat, and with it, the club's first big weather challenge of the season. Undeterred, the majority of members got out there to clock up the miles and even some PBs! Let's get to it. Ashford Striders Charing 10k 2023 Ashford Striders hosted their annual 10k on … Continue reading Heatwave
On Sunday, a group of Folkestone Running Club members took the unique opportunity to race on the old Folkestone race course as part of the first ever Otterpool Park Gallop. The weather was sunny with a light breeze, and the going was good to firm. In the 5k race, first back for the club, in … Continue reading Oh! We do love to be beside the seaside!
This weekend was a change from what we are used to - it was warm and sunny and the Folkestone Coastal 10k on Sunday was a scorcher. The runners, all 65 of them from FRC, also had a nasty head wind to contend with. From a field of 834 Karl Gloster was first home for … Continue reading 65 and counting !!!
I This weekend has been a relatively quiet one for racing but two club stalwarts were at it again flying the flag for FRC. The first of these was Phil Maull. It was a hot sunny day in Farnham as Phil prepared to race the North Downs Way 50 mile race. The course followed the … Continue reading Three go racing
FRC was at home and abroad this past week (not that this is unusual!). We saw another spiffing turnout at Folkestone parkrun, as well as a couple notables near and far. Here's the scoop. Jacob Henwood represented the British contingent at the Sporting Life Toronto 10k as he buddied up with a friend, finishing in … Continue reading Here, There, and Everywhere!