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Grand-prix 2020: Race calendar and how to enter.

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.

Race report – 3 November 2019

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

Tyler’s great Great South Run

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

Cross Country Returns! (And lots more)

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)

Race report – 29 September 2019

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

Thrilling Parkrun cup action and lots of miles

Highlights David Tyler PBs running close to sub 17 minsStuart Erskine edges closer to sub 19 with PBLisa and Andy take it to the wire in the cup 10Ks and 10 miles On Sunday Anthony Scott ran the Woodchurch 10 mile race through lovely undulating countryside and the rain in 1:33:16. Richard Fowles completed the … Continue reading Thrilling Parkrun cup action and lots of miles

Merriment with ultras, trails, halfs, triathlons and 5/10k racing

Folkestone Running Club members were here there andeverywhere from running trails at Rye, participating in the Great North Run,Wingham 10k, Triathons, Ultras and successes at Parkruns locally and further afield! Morgan West competed at the British Triathlon's Big Weekend on Saturday. This national level event is the pinnacle at the end of the season, traditionally … Continue reading Merriment with ultras, trails, halfs, triathlons and 5/10k racing

10K, 10Mile and Half Marathons

by Caroline Curtis Highlights Gillett the Great (pb) Sensational Smith (pb)Unstoppable McGilloway and Tyler (parkrun pb’s)  Hardcore Hadlow (undulating half) Tenacious Quinny (undulating 10 miler) Spitfire 10K Kicking off the weekend on Saturday morning were husband and wife Andrew and Lisa Smith who took part in the Spitfire 10k at the Royal Air Force Museum … Continue reading 10K, 10Mile and Half Marathons

¡Scorchio!

Highlights Juniors starting 5 SeptemberNikki's backParkrun PB for Dave Gillett Juniors Our Junior section (school years 8-12) is taking new members from Thursday 5th September, meeting at 6.30pm. All sessions take place at Three Hills Sports Park under the guidance of DBS certified coaches. Please come along and try a few training sessions before deciding … Continue reading ¡Scorchio!

5 Years of parkrun in Folkestone

It was another quiet week for racing as only Tony Scott was in action at the Mount Ephraim 10k. Tony was also celebrating his 5th anniversary of taking up running when he embarked on the couch to 5k programme. He completed the 10k, in changeable conditions in 54:48.  Also celebrating its 5th anniversary was Folkestone … Continue reading 5 Years of parkrun in Folkestone

Even More 10K Success at New Romney

Romney Marsh 10K At the Romney Marsh 10K on Sunday Folkestone Running Club fielded seventeen runners and returned with eight category wins including both the first Lady's team and first Men's team awards. The pancake flat course and the break in the weather also meant there were plenty of PBs. The winning lady's team comprised … Continue reading Even More 10K Success at New Romney