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
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
Summer made something of a reappearance this weekend meaning that the conditions that greeted runners at the Larkfield 10k were slightly warmer than is ideal. Three Folkestone members took part on the fast and largely flat course. Nick Steele was first back for the club in a time of 37:41. Next was Stuart Erskine in … Continue reading Sunny Weekend of Running
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
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
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!
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
Well up until this point, weekends have been incredibly busy with numerous races on. In Ashford, two club members were due to run the Owler Half Marathon, however had to withdraw due to injuries. Jenny Quinn did complete a novice duathlon at Betteshanger and obtained a by 32 seconds. Official results are yet to be … Continue reading Holiday Season is upon us…
by Caroline Curtis EDF Lydd 10K Too hot really for racing on Sunday saw the launch of the EDF Lydd 10k run by Nice work. A flat fast course, runners battled the hot conditions with some fine performances. First home for Folkestone, was Richard Fowles who decided (like you do), to cycle to Lydd beforehand. … Continue reading Hot 10ks, packed parkrun and cycling!
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
It was a successful day for FRC at the Deal Dinosaur 10k. On a hot day and a challenging route, Dan Voller was on top form coming home 2nd overall and setting a new PB of 35:12. Emma Creasey also had a great run, finishing 1st lady in a time of 40:27, more than 3 … Continue reading 10k Success and Triathlon Super Series