One of the club's brightest stars Callum Howes attended the Kent Schools AA Cross Country Champs, held at the Duke of York School in Dover. Callum managed to come in a respectable 11th place out of 99 boys. Meanwhile, up in Gravesend, club Runners Jodie Stoakes and Darren Crew took part in the Saxons, Vikings … Continue reading Callum’s School Cross Country success
Highlights Andrew Fletcher first in FolkestoneDan Voller first in DealCallum Howes fifth in Ashford Parkrun Roundup Folkestone Parkrun Andrew Fletcher was first back overall in 18:17 followed by Joe BRUCE 19:20, Tristan BRUCE 19:33, Derek MATCHAM 19:48, Phil HOYLAND 20:03, Rob COLLIER 20:45, Stuart ERSKINE 21:08, David GILLETT 21:11, Chris ADDISON 21:20, Ian MERRICK 21:23, … Continue reading Parkruns
For the 2020 grand-prix season we introduced the reward of bonus points for those runners who represent the club during the Cross Country season. The points are awarded for participation rather than performance, as we want runners of all abilities to represent the club. We did this to encourage runners to sign up for cross … Continue reading Changes to Grand-prix scoring
Saturday was the day of the Kent Cross Country Championships taking place at Brands Hatch. Fears of a mud bath turned out to be unfounded as the course was surprisingly dry though it was a cold day for those watching. First up in the U15 boys race was Callum Howes who had 4.4km of the … Continue reading Kent Cross Country Champs
Highlights – Dave Tyler smashes Deal Parkrun age record on Christmas Day Parkrun Pb for Rob Collier One of the best things about Christmas day is running a parkrun. Not all of the parkrun’s across the UK sign up to this but a select few do, so Caroline Curtis ran with 468 others to run over … Continue reading Folkestone running club race report – weekend 28 December and Christmas Day 2019
Even with the enormous amount of rain we have had recently, our club members have been braving the elements. Neil Trett ran the Sherfield in Hampshire 10k. His time was 53:27. He came in 8th place for vet males. He described the race as, 'Mud, streams, puddles, running through water up to the knee (on … Continue reading Mud, sweat and tears
Kent Christmas Cracker 5 Mile Another weekend another PB for Dave Tyler as he continued his incredible form finishing second overall in a PB time of 27:17 at Betteshanger Country Park. He was followed by Ian Merrick in 33:24, Vicky Scott 39:18 and Deirdre Coombs 47:34. Santa Dash 10k Up at the Gravesend Cyclopark Santa … Continue reading Dave’s at it again and Awards Nights
It was all about the parkrun this week as the parkrun cup (s) finally reached their climax with both finals taking place on the Leas on Saturday morning. Catherine O’Connor took on Lisa Smith in the A cup and Gary Brazier was against Helen Francis in the B cup. Results will be announced at the … Continue reading All about the parkrun
Written by Caroline Curtis Highlights Stephen Male's silver medal at Kent Veteran's Cross Country ChampionshipTony Scott is 'simply the vest' at the Thanet 10 milesThe 2 Lisa's take on the parkrun challenge cup, Lisa Smith progresses. Kent Veteran's Cross Country Championship To win a Kent medal when up against the finest in the county was … Continue reading Race report – Sunday 1 December
The weekend has been a busy one, mainly made up of half and full marathon achievements. Also, there has been some park run person bests (PBs) for club runners. Looking only up the road in Ashford, starting out from the Julie Rose stadium, the infamous Brett Owler Marathon and Half Marathon saw some of the … Continue reading Marathon Success!
Highlights Tyler, Voller and McGilloway sub 35 PBs at Brighton 10kAndy Smith PB at Asford 666Parkrun cup finals start to take shape: Catherine O'Connor reaches the A Cup final, Gary Brazier the B CupParkrun PB for Helen Francis Road Running Brighton 10K With perfect running conditions Dave Tyler, Dan Voller and Ian McGilloway set off … Continue reading Brighton Rocks
The Gower Marathon took place on Saturday, a gruelling course on the Gower Peninsula in Wales taking in plenty of hills and mud, made worse by the torrential rain. Emma Long took on the challenge, raising money for the Pilgrims Hospices while Tina and Grahame Eke were also in action, taking part in the half … Continue reading Emma’s Muddy Marathon
Although the 2019 grand-prix runs until 30 November (you can still score points), it's time to prepare for 2020. The 2020 season begins on 26 December with the traditional Saltwood Boxing Day run, and concludes on 30 November 2020. There are some changes to grand-prix rules this year, including the addition of cross-country. This post … Continue reading Grand-prix 2020: Race calendar and how to enter.
Written by Caroline Curtis Highlights from this week: Olivia Young wins Deal Castle children’s raceStephen Male secures 8th fastest V50 time in the UK of 2019 at Deal Castle 5 MilerNew 5 mile personal bests (PBs) for Trudi Curd, Stuart Erskine, Liam Cumber and Ian MerrickNew parkrun PB for Diane Parsons at Folkestone. Deal Castle … Continue reading Race report – 3 November 2019
This week has seen extremes of running in hot climates in comparison to slipping and sliding in Autumnal mud. Faith Cowell smashed the "Thames Trot 2019". This course was from Oxford to Henley on Thames; 48 miles of mud. Faith managed to complete it in 10 hours 39 mins! Out of 190 starters, 45 didn’t … Continue reading Mud, mud, glorious mud!
Highlights Dave Tyler - 57:07 Great South Run 10 mile PBGSR PBs for Ian Merrick and Jody StoakesParkrun V50 record for Stephen Male at Walmer and Deal Seafront Parkrun PBs for Ian Merrick and Diane Parsons Great South Run At the 10 mile Great South Run in Portsmouth Dave Tyler continued his impressive racing form by … Continue reading Tyler’s great Great South Run
Lots going on this week, it’s hard to know where to start! There was a bit of international travel going on this weekend. Jason Ransley headed over to the Netherlands to take part in the Eindhoven Marathon where he ran a new PB of 3:21:42. Tony Scott meanwhile crossed the Atlantic and took part in the … Continue reading Cross Country Returns! (And lots more)
• David Gillett marathon PB • Dave Tyler 10k PB • Stuart Erskine 10k PB Club members have been all over the country this weekend. Starting off with longer distances. Up in Chester, Dave Gillett managed to run a 2:46:56 time, shaving 7 1/2 minutes off his PB! Not only that he came in 25th … Continue reading Amazing October achievements!
Highlights Canterbury parkrun course record for Ian McGillowayChris Addison finishes half-Ironman Wales12 Minutes Personal Best (PB) for Vicky Green at Folkestone half-marathon (despite the conditions) Folkestone ladies take team prize at the Folkestone half-marathon (Vicky Green, Jenny Quinn, Catherine O'Connor) First and second place at Chilham 10k for Caroline Curtis and Jody StoakesHayley Kluczynski’s Disneyland Paris 36k Challenge . Folkestone half marathon The Folkestone … Continue reading Race report – 29 September 2019
As the end of 2019 Grand-prix season approaches we're starting to plan ahead for the 2020 season. As such we have decided to make some changes to the rules for next year. But before we get to 2020, a reminder of what the Grand-prix is... What is the Grand-prix? The Grand-prix is a year long … Continue reading Changes to Grand-prix rules