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Boxing Day and Bra Run Race reports

Folkestone club runners made sure that they ran off some of the Christmas and New Year excesses by taking part in the traditi... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 6th Jan

Kent Cross Country Championships – Detling Saturday 5th January 2013

Seventeen hardy club runners took part in yesterday’s Kent XC County Championships which this year had returned to the ... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 6th Jan

Canterbury 10 Race Report

Eighteen club runners took part in today's Canterbury 10 mile road race. The conditions looked unpromising at the start b... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 27th Jan

SEAA XC Championships Cancelled

Saturday's SEAA Cross Country Championships have been cancelled due to the state of the course. Hopefully a further date ... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Mon 21st Jan

Ashford and District 10k results

The club had another great turn out at a local race with 17 club runners racing in Sunday's Ashford and District 10k Road... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Mon 4th Feb

Ashford & District 10Km - Race Report

Normally a well and smoothly run event, but even with the emails and details about the parking a number of runners seemed to ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Mon 4th Feb

Kent League XC - Men & Women Swanley 9 Feb 2013

The last Kent League race of the Season is this coming Saturday 9 Feb 2013 at Parkwood School Swanley, we would really like t... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Mon 4th Feb

Kent Cross Country League and Deal Half Results

This weekend was yet another busy one for the club with races on both Saturday and Sunday this week. Saturday saw the fir... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 10th Feb

SEAA XC Championships and Tenterden 5 mile race reports

Fifteen club runners raced in this Saturday’s rescheduled South of England Cross Country Championships and the famous c... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 17th Feb

Our New Home!!

Yes it has finally happened!! From Tuesday our new home will be the Three Hills Sports park. You can now view photos on my Pi... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 17th Feb


  Hi Everyone Now that we are in our new home ‘The Three Hills Sports Park’ and as discussed at the ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Thu 28th Feb

Thanet 20 and English National XC Report

Four club runners completed today's Thanet 20 mile Road Race. The race is a traditional part of our club members training... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 3rd Mar

Lydd Half, Sidcup 10 & Worthing 20

It has been another busy weekend for Folkestone Running Club members, with many getting their long runs in before the bu... [Read full item] by Sun 10th Mar

Broadlands Half Marathon, Sevenoaks 10K & Tuesday Evening

Well done to Mick James who appears to be one of two runners who was racing today.  Visiting family in No... [Read full item] by Sun 17th Mar

Whitstable Parkrun 5k

A belated congratulations to Andy Fletcher who had an amazing run in the Whitstable Parkrun 5k at the weekend. ... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Mar

Winter Handicap Combined Results

Find all your Winter Handicap Times, PB's for the last three years 2010/2011, 2011/2012 & 2012/2013  HERE ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Wed 20th Mar

Winter Handicap Race Summary

The Club winter handicap came to it's conclusion last night with the fifth and last race of the winter series.  Firs... [Read full item] by Wed 20th Mar

Hastings Half & Canterbury 10k

Six of our runners completed the hilly Hastings half marathon course today whilst we also had two participants in the ne... [Read full item] by Sun 24th Mar

The 2013 Spring Marathons

In the next three weeks we have the three big Marathons of Paris, Brighton & London coming up. Some serious training ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Sat 30th Mar

The 30th Folkestone 10

The 30th Folkestone 10 was a huge success on Good Friday with 588 finishers, despite the temperature being a little cooler th... [Read full item] by Sun 31st Mar

A Jurassic Challenge

Unknown to many, whilst many of us were concentrating on our marathon training back home, Caroline Curtis was away ... [Read full item] by Thu 4th Apr

Paris Marathon & Other Race Results

The first of the marathon weekends have been completed and Rachel Stapleton has already set the bar for the marathon PB of 20... [Read full item] by Sun 7th Apr


RACE FOR LIFE TRAINING 2013 Folkestone Bandstand on Leas 09:30 Dates for Training:- Sunday 28 April 2013 Sund... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Fri 12th Apr

Brighton Marathon

Week two of the Spring Marathons, and it was Stephen King that led the Folkestone runners home in the Brighton Marathon with ... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Apr


Many thanks to all the Juniors who took part in the Sponsored Marathon Relay on Thursday evening. The aim of the exercise was... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Thu 18th Apr

The waiting is nearly over!!!

Tomorrow, the culmination of all of those long hard training runs during one of the coldest winters for many years will be pu... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sat 20th Apr

London Marathon Photos

Well done to everyone today on what was yet another tough run at the London Marathon with conditions a bit too warm for comfo... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 21st Apr

Virgin London Marathon 2013 Race Report

Some of the runners and spectators before the event.   After 16 to 20 weeks of training for all our runners... [Read full item] by Mon 22nd Apr

OPEN MEETINGS 24 & 27 April 2013

  You will need to be there at least an hour before your event time to enter and to warm up properly   ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Tue 23rd Apr


The official ballot opens on Monday 29 April, and will close when it reaches 125,000 applicants. I have tried unsuccessfully ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Fri 26th Apr

Track Athletics - South East Series - Ashford (27th April)

Folkestone Running Club were well presented in an open track meeting at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday afternoo... [Read full item] by Sun 28th Apr

Email list broken

Now fixed (I hope) If you're still not getting emails from the Club, please contact me at grahame@folkestonerunningclub.c... [Read full item] by Grahame Eke Thu 2nd May

Hythe Round the Houses and Marathon Team photos

My team photo of our Marathon Runners from London, Paris and Brighton and photos from today's Hythe Round the Houses can ... [Read full item] by Tina Eke Sun 5th May

Race Report - Sunday 5th & Monday 6th May

It was another busy weekend of racing for many of our runners as the annual Round the Houses took place in a sunny Hythe on S... [Read full item] by Wed 8th May

Relay & Open Meeting w/b 13 May 2013

Summer Relays 14 May 2013 -  1st Relay is our home leg which starts just below the Leas Lift on the seafront.  Meet... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Wed 8th May

Larkfield 10k & Lille Marathon

East Malling was the venue for five of our club runners today, as they took part in the Larkfield 10k.  Tracy Amos ... [Read full item] by Sun 12th May

Whitstable Park Run & Sittingborne 10k

Not content with getting PB's in the standard road races, Tracy Amos decided to give the Whitstable Park Run a go at the ... [Read full item] by Mon 20th May

Samphire Hoe 5k

It was a very successful night for Folkestone Running Club at the first of the Samphire Hoe 5k Series.  It was a little ... [Read full item] by Thu 23rd May

Bank Holiday Weekend Race Report

It was a busy Bank Holiday Weekend for our Club Runners, with three of them attempting two 10k races in three days!  On ... [Read full item] by Tue 28th May

Folkestone Coastal 10 pictures

Hi all, A few pictures of our runners were taken by Jon Turbutt on Sunday.  Here is the link:   ... [Read full item] by Thu 30th May

Track Results and Harvel 5

Some of our runners took advantage of an open track session at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford at the weekend in the T... [Read full item] by Mon 3rd Jun

Caroline's Ethiopian Experience

Caroline Curtis likes to live life on the edge and here is her account of her recent trip to Ethiopia.... When an op... [Read full item] by Mon 3rd Jun

Latest Race Report

It has been a busy week for many of our runners again and it has been great to see so many blue vests at local events and so ... [Read full item] by Fri 21st Jun

Podplus 5k and Park Run's

Four of our members tackled the Ashford Podplus 3 Lakes 5K on Sunday with Andy Fletcher coming 2nd place overall wi... [Read full item] by Tue 25th Jun

Kent Champs - Dartford

A number of Folkestone Runners made the hour or so drive to Dartford to participate in the Kent Champs.  There were two ... [Read full item] by Thu 27th Jun

Hamstreet 10k

Caroline Curtis continued her recent mission of running as many races as she can when she took part in the Hamstreet 10k over... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Jul

Rye 10k and Pegwell Bay Park Run

As the temperatures cracked up a notch, there may not have been loads of Folkestone Runners taking on races this weekend, but... [Read full item] by Mon 8th Jul

Race Report - Ashford Summer 5k Series & Romney Marsh 10k

It has been another busy weekend for Folkestone Running Club with many racing at the weekend (some multiple), whilst others w... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Jul

National Lottery Anniversary 5 Mile Run & Dinosaur 10k

The continued hot spell still hasn't stopped our runners racing as a number of them took part in two events over the week... [Read full item] by Mon 22nd Jul

Shorne Woods Park Run and Herne Bay 10k

Andy Noble and Caroline Curtis continued their Park run quest at the weekend, by trying out yet another new event on the... [Read full item] by Mon 29th Jul

Samphire Hoe 5k - 3rd Round

On another sticky night many of our runners tackled the Samphire Hoe 5k for the 3rd race in this years series.  Pete Rid... [Read full item] by Thu 1st Aug

Rye 10k

On Friday night there was another great turnout from the Folkestone Runners as seven of them took part in the Rye 10k.  ... [Read full item] by Sat 3rd Aug

Pegwell Bay Park Run

Andy Noble and Tim Warren were the hat-trick heroes of the week as they both completed their third races in four days by runn... [Read full item] by Tue 6th Aug

Ashford Summer Series 5k

On Friday night all ten of our Folkestone Runners ran season bests in the Ashford 5k Summer Series, with six of them run... [Read full item] by Mon 12th Aug

Track Athletics - Bromley

Five of our Folkestone Runners took part on the track at the weekend in an open meeting at Bromley.  Not surprising... [Read full item] by Mon 19th Aug

Dartford Open Track Meeting

The track season continued on Wednesday evening as four Folkestone runners participated in an open event in Dartford.&nb... [Read full item] by Thu 22nd Aug

Bank Holiday Weekend Race Report

On Friday evening the same four runners that participated on the Dartford track just 48 hours earlier, competed in the Rye 5k... [Read full item] by Tue 27th Aug

Don Thompson Mile - 3 Sept 2013

Great turn out tonoight for the Don Thompson Mile along Princes Parade, we had 39 runners out doing the events with some supe... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Tue 3rd Sep

Samphire Hoe Finals Night & Belated Park Run Results

Once again Folkestone were well represented in the Samphire Hoe 5K Finals Night.  Slightly different to the norm, there ... [Read full item] by Wed 4th Sep

Charing & Wingham 10k and Park Runs

Katy Eastwood was our sole representative in the Charing 10k on Saturday but she didn't let us down as she knocked two mi... [Read full item] by Mon 9th Sep

Ashford Summer Series 5k & Great North Run

It was another successful night for Folkestone in the last of the Ashford Summer 5k Series.  Both the men and ladies won... [Read full item] by Mon 16th Sep

Track Results, Southern Road Relays and Park Run

It has been another busy week for Folkestone Running Club, with a mixture of track races for a variety of our athletes and th... [Read full item] by Sun 22nd Sep

8th Rotary Folkestone Half Marathon

18 members of Folkestone Running Club wore their blue vests with pride in the 8th Rotary Folkestone Half Marathon.  Not ... [Read full item] by Sun 29th Sep

Kent Cross Country League & Whistable Park Run

It was the opening event of the Kent Cross Country League on Saturday as once again Folkestone were very well represented in ... [Read full item] by Mon 7th Oct

Givaudan Ashford 10k and Maidstone Half

On a day more suited for swimming than running, Folkestone had an amazing 27 runners representing the club in Ashford, whilst... [Read full item] by Mon 14th Oct

Abingdon Marathon and Chilham Castle, Croydon 10k's

Gail Turbutt tried to sneak in and run the Abingdon Marathon under the radar at the weekend, but she was spotted as got aroun... [Read full item] by Mon 21st Oct

Juniors in Save the Children World Marathon Challenge

The Save the Children World Marathon Challenge is a running event in which teams of around 30 children race in a relay to com... [Read full item] by Mon 21st Oct

Tonbridge Kent X Country League, Beachy Head & Park Runs

It was another busy Saturday afternoon for Folkestone Running Club in the second leg of the Kent Cross Country League in Tonb... [Read full item] by Sun 27th Oct

Listen to Academy FM Saturday 2 Nov -8.30am

Special Guest Stars on "Academy FM" tomorrow are Pat Hanys and Robert Burke coaches of Folkestone Juniors. They wil... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Fri 1st Nov

Deal Castle 5 and Park Runs

The biggest surprise of the weekend was the weather as for the first time in many years the sun shone for the Deal Castle 5 M... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Nov

Nonington X Country and Bexhill Poppy Half

It was another busy weekend for our club members as many ran the cross country in the wet on Saturday, whilst eight others ha... [Read full item] by Sun 10th Nov

Junior's Sportshall Athletics Results 10th November 2013

Plenty of our youngsters were busy indoors at the Folkestone Sports Centre on Sunday as they had a go at various disciplines ... [Read full item] by Tue 12th Nov

Park runs and the 666 Trail Run

There was more social action than running action this weekend as race opportunities were limited!  That said, Emma Long ... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Nov

Charlotte and Lauren

I must make a massive grovelling apology to Charlotte and Lauren as I missed them out of the race report a couple of weeks ag... [Read full item] by Thu 21st Nov

More park runs!

With very few races around, it was the usual suspects that were running this weekend, mainly in the park runs.  Steve O&... [Read full item] by Mon 25th Nov

Kent Cross Country League - Sparrows Den

Our juniors and senior men were racing again this weekend in the next leg of the Kent Cross Country League at the Sparrows De... [Read full item] by Mon 2nd Dec

End of year awards and race report

It was a weekend of celebration at race headquarters as many Folkestone runners celebrated Christmas and a succesful year of run... [Read full item] by Mon 9th Dec

SEAA Inter Counties and Masters' Champs & Park Runs

Andy Noble and Caroline Curtis were our club's sole representatives in Biggleswade this weekend as they competed in the... [Read full item] by Mon 16th Dec


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