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Kent XC Championships

Folkestone Running Club were proud to host the Kent Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Brockhill Park School and Country... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Sun 5th Jan

Latest Race Report

It was a relatively quiet weekend (unless you know different!) for our runners before the local races start to build up in the n... [Read full item] by Mon 13th Jan

Folkestone 10 - Important News

Please note that this year's Folkestone 10 is going ahead as planned on Good Friday 18th April 2014 - more info on the Folke... [Read full item] by Grahame Eke Mon 13th Jan

Folkestone Juniors - Sportshall Athletics

Caitlin Gallagher & Sadie Brown, from Folkestone Juniors U11's represented Kent in the Sportshall Fun in Athletics South... [Read full item] by Tue 14th Jan

Ashford park run

The recent wet weather unfortunately meant that the Dartford 10 miler was postponed on Sunday, so it was just the Ashford park r... [Read full item] by Mon 20th Jan

X Country Southerns (Parliament Hill), Canterbury 10 and Parkrun

It is fair to say it was a very wet (and in some cases muddy) weekend for our Folkestone Runners as many were in action battling... [Read full item] by Sun 26th Jan

Ashford & District 10k

With the recent wet weather in Kent it was looking rather dubious that the Ashford & District 10k would take place this week... [Read full item] by Sun 2nd Feb

FRC Grand Prix 2014

Here is a first attempt at the Folkestone Grand Prix 2014.  Any suggestions are welcome and nothing is set in stone as such... [Read full item] by Tue 4th Feb

Kent Cross Country League (Swanley) and Deal Half

It was another busy weekend for our runners with the final leg of the Kent Cross Country League on Saturday and the Deal Half Ma... [Read full item] by Mon 10th Feb

Barcelona Half, Tenterden 5 and Ashford Parkrun

With many of our runners in full swing with their spring marathon training, there were not many competing this weekend and most ... [Read full item] by Mon 17th Feb

National X Country Champs - Nottingham

Despite the distance, Folkestone were still represented by good numbers in the National X Country Championships in Nottingham at... [Read full item] by Mon 24th Feb

Ashford Park Run, Tunbridge Wells Half & Maidstone Duathlon

Firstly in Chris Woolgar's own words there were many Folkestone representatives at the Ashford park run this weekend.  ... [Read full item] by Mon 3rd Mar

Lydd Half and Worthing 20

Folkestone’s men won the Lydd half marathon team prize at the weekend as four of them finished in the top 25.  Andrew... [Read full item] by Mon 10th Mar

Broadlands Half and Parkruns

It was a quiet weekend on the racing front (unless you know different?!) with Mick James being our sole race runner on Sunday in... [Read full item] by Mon 17th Mar

Hastings Half and Dymchurch 10k

At first glance it doesn't seem there were too many Folkestone runners racing at the weekend, as many continued their last p... [Read full item] by Mon 24th Mar

Paddock Wood Half & Spitfire 5

It was a succesful morning in Paddock Wood for our runners as three of them secured personal bests and the other ran his best ha... [Read full item] by Mon 31st Mar

Junior X Country Series Winners

Here are a few photos of some of the winners from the recent junior X Country series held by Folkestone Running Club at the Thre... [Read full item] by Tue 1st Apr

Brighton and Taunton Marathons

There were some amazing results today from Brighton and Taunton as seven of our runners took on the 26.2 mile challenge of a mar... [Read full item] by Sun 6th Apr

Folkestone Grand Prix Latest Positions

Hi all, here is an update on the scores.  Since the first scores were published it was agreed to keep the format as it is f... [Read full item] by Tue 8th Apr

Virgin London Marathon 2014

It was another great weekend for Folkestone Running Club with twelve members running the London Marathon and many others joining... [Read full item] by Mon 14th Apr

Folkestone 10 and Two Oceans 56k

The 31st Folkestone 10 was another huge success as 447 runners completed the ten mile course, just five days after the Lond... [Read full item] by Sun 20th Apr

Kent Young Athletes League - Ashford

Folkestone Running Club juniors took part in their first junior athletic match on Saturday at the Julie Rose Stadium, with the U... [Read full item] by Mon 28th Apr

Isle of Man Festival - Emma (Long's) View

Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running – April 2014 My brother lives in the Isle of Man so when we heard about their Ea... [Read full item] by Thu 1st May

Grand Prix Parkrun - 10th May 2014

Hi all, Although we said there would be an April parkrun as part of the FRC Grand Prix Series, due to marathons taking place&... [Read full item] by Thu 1st May

Tim's Fundraising Run - Sports Ferret Interview

Tim has just finished his interview with the Sports Ferret on Academy FM. He is raising money for his good friend Footballer Mar... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Sat 3rd May

Milton Keynes Marathon/Half and Whitstable 10k

On a hot Bank Holiday Monday, seven members of Folkestone Running Club were running in three separate events.  In Milton Ke... [Read full item] by Tue 6th May

Summer Relays Results - Folkestone Leg

Results can be found HERE ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Thu 8th May

The Ashford 'Andy is 50' Parkrun & Mini Marsh Man

To celebrate veteran parkrunner Andy Noble's 50th birthday, 19 Folkestone runners ran the Ashford parkrun on Saturday which ... [Read full item] by Mon 12th May

Hythe Round the Houses

Chris Woolgar has kindly sent me the following report..... Unlike last year's Hythe Round The Houses when the weather was... [Read full item] by Mon 12th May

FRC Grand Prix 2014

The Grand Prix has been updated to include the Folkestone Coastal 10k.  Next event to score is the Romney Marsh 1... [Read full item] by Wed 14th May

Stelling Minnis 10k - by Chris Woolgar

It was a very hot and very hilly 10 K  course that faced the three men and three ladies from the Folkestone Running Club on... [Read full item] by Mon 19th May

Ashford & Pegwell Bay parkruns

David Gillett won the Ashford parkrun for the second successive weekend, whilst Steve O'Brien won the Pegwell Bay event as t... [Read full item] by Mon 19th May

Folkestone Coastal 10k and Littlestone Lifeboat 10k

It was another busy Bank Holiday weekend for our Folkestone Runners as many took part in the Folkestone Coastal 10k.  There... [Read full item] by Tue 27th May

Samphire Hoe 5k and Track Athletics Meet

As seems the norm, Folkestone came away from Samphire Hoe with most of the wine offered as prizes as 12 members ran the 5k stage... [Read full item] by Thu 29th May

Race report - weekend 31st May/1st June 2014

It doesn't matter if there are not many local races around - our runners will still find events to keep them amused and more... [Read full item] by Sun 1st Jun

Ashford Summer 5k Series by Chris Woolgar

It was a fine warm  evening for the first round of the Ashford Summer 5K series organised by Nice Work. On the 70th anniver... [Read full item] by Sat 7th Jun

Ramsgate Rotary 10k, Florida Echo Masters and Ashford Parkrun

In scorching hot conditions, eight of our senior's took part in the first Ramsagate Rotary 10k.  It was certainly a cha... [Read full item] by Mon 9th Jun

Race Report - 14th and 15th June 2014

Andy Noble and Caroline Curtis were back in running action as they followed up their Tilgate parkrun on Saturday (Andy 21.36, Ca... [Read full item] by Mon 16th Jun

6 Race Events and Parkrun

To say it has been a busy week for our Folkestone Runnners is an understatement as our members have represented the club over a ... [Read full item] by Sun 22nd Jun

Herald News Item Link - Hythe Canal Path

Hi, Please see the following link regarding an incident that occurred on the Hythe Canal Park.  As many of our runners u... [Read full item] by Mon 23rd Jun

Spring Marathon Photograph

 Tina has kindly posted the photograph taken last week at the Three Hills.  Don't forget there is a second 'Ma... [Read full item] by Mon 23rd Jun

Ashford Leisure Trust Open Meeting - Julie Rose

As the track season well and truly kicks in, we had more members wearing the Folkestone vest at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashfor... [Read full item] by Fri 27th Jun

Hamstreet 10k and Parkruns

It was a relatively quiet weekend for our Folkestone runners, although we still had six represantatives in the Hamstreet 10k on ... [Read full item] by Mon 30th Jun

Samphire Hoe 5k - 2nd Round

For the second time in the series, Folkestone didn't just have a large number of participants at Samphire Hoe, they also too... [Read full item] by Thu 3rd Jul

Podplus Ashford 5k Series

Five FRC members contested the second run in the Podplus Ashford 5k Summer Series at Victoria Park on Friday in very warm co... [Read full item] by Sat 5th Jul

Bewl 15, Romney Marsh 10k and Other Race News

It was another busy weekend for our runners with a number events taking place.  The tougher runners took on the Bewl 15 wit... [Read full item] by Mon 7th Jul

Les Golding Memorial and Rye 10K's and parkruns

Only three members of the Folkestone Running Club braved the wet conditions at Herne Bay on sunday for the Les Golding Memorial ... [Read full item] by Mon 14th Jul

Juniors Track Competition

5 of our juniors - Libby, Ellie, Emanuel, Harvey and Mark went over the The Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate along with Pat and ... [Read full item] by Tue 15th Jul

East Kent Relays and parkruns

Last Tuesday, Folkestone had a total of 49 runners participating in the final leg of the relays in Canterbury, as we fielded 6 m... [Read full item] by Mon 21st Jul

Hamstreet 5k, Ashford Open Track and Nattional Lottery Anniversary 5 Miler

Three of our runners took the relevant age catergory prizes on Wednesday evening as they ran in the Hamstreet Torch Celebrations... [Read full item] by Fri 25th Jul

Deal Dinosaur 10k and rest of the weekend round up

Five Folkestone runners took on the Deal Dinosaur 10k on Sunday with Chris Woolgar leading the way in a time of 45.08.  Car... [Read full item] by Mon 28th Jul

Samphire Hoe 5k Series and Track Athletics Canterbury Open

It was another busy night at Samphire Hoe as our runners turned up in normal fashion and won most of the prizes on offer.  ... [Read full item] by Thu 31st Jul

Ashford Owler Half Tri, London Tri and Parkruns

With not many local races this weekend it was all about the triathalons instead on Sunday as some of our members decided to swim... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Aug

Tuesday 5th August

For any potential newbies, there will be no training meeting at the Three Hills this the Tuesday 5th August, due to a membe... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Aug

Staplehurst 5 Miler & Parkruns

It was a relatively quiet weekend for our runners as Andy Fletcher was our only competitive runner on Sunday at the St... [Read full item] by Tue 12th Aug

Podplus Ashford 5k

Folkestone had six runners competing in the Podplus Ashford 5k at the familiar Victoria Park on Friday evening.  Andy Fletc... [Read full item] by Sat 16th Aug

Folkestone (and Colby) parkrun and Le Touquet 10k

Folkestone Running Club had 24 runners who completed the first ever Folkestone parkrun on the Leas this weekend.  There wer... [Read full item] by Sun 17th Aug

Parkrun Mania

Now Folkestone is lucky enough to have its own parkrun, I thought I would look at the stats to see how many our members have ran... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Aug

FRC Grand Prix Update 2014

Please see below a summary of the latest positions, which includes the Samphire Hoe 5k.  As only the top six scores wi... [Read full item] by Tue 19th Aug

Canterbury Track & Park Runs

While Tim takes a well earned rest, Chris has stepped in to report about the Track Meeting at Canterbury mid-week as follows:- ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Mon 25th Aug

Canterbury Half Marathon & More parkruns!!

Watch out Tim, we have  Caroline showing off her journalistic prowess on this report, as follows:- On a challenging Cant... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Mon 25th Aug

Ashford Open Track Meeting - Weds 27th August

Folkestone Running Club was represented by six athletes at Wednesday's Open Track Meeting at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Sep

Parkruns - 30th August 2014

Here are this weeks parkrun results.  If anyone else ran this weekend, please let me know ( [Read full item] by Mon 1st Sep

**No training from 3 Hills tonight (2 Sept)**

We are meeting at the Murco Garage in Seabrook at 6:30pm as we are doing the Don Thompson Mile along the promenade. ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Tue 2nd Sep

Don Thompson Mile - Results 2014

Pos  Name Time       1 Terry Reeves 04:43 ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Wed 3rd Sep

Kent Coastal Marathon, Rye 5k and parkruns

The weeks and weeks of training alone and putting in the miles paid off for Andy Noble as he competed in his debut marathon on S... [Read full item] by Sun 7th Sep

The week that was

It has been another busy week of racing for our Folkestone runners.  Last Wednesday evening was another open track meet at ... [Read full item] by Sun 14th Sep

Races this weekend

It was a pretty hectic weekend for our Folkestone runners as many wore the vest in Kent at the weekend and slightly further afie... [Read full item] by Mon 22nd Sep

Nottingham, Folkestone and Tonbridge

It has been another manic weekend for Folkestone with 34 runners representing the club over the weekend and a couple of others i... [Read full item] by Sun 28th Sep

Chester Marathon, Hanney 5, more parkruns and Kent Sports Hall Athletics

The Folkestone vest had plenty of action again this weekend, with Deborah Jeffery having the run of the weekend by completing th... [Read full item] by Mon 6th Oct

Lydd Triathalon

A belated well done to Brandon Law who competed in the Lydd triathalon at the weekend and finished 11th overall.  Brandon s... [Read full item] by Tue 7th Oct

Givaudan Ashford 10k, Oxford Vitality Half, Swanley Kent X Country League and more parkruns!

It was another busy weekend for Folkestone as 24 runners wore the club colours in Ashford as they ran the Givaudan 10k.  An... [Read full item] by Sun 12th Oct

Abingdon Marathon, Cabbage Patch 10, Sandford Fleet River 5k and parkruns

After weeks of training Jon Turbutt was able to put his London Marathon behind him, by running the Abingdon Marathon on Sunday i... [Read full item] by Mon 20th Oct

Mini FRC Junior X Country Results - Three Hills (19/10/2014)

The Folkestone Juniors hosted their first mini x country race of the series at the Three Hills on Sunday.  The rain didn... [Read full item] by Mon 20th Oct

Folkestone Grand Prix Latest Positions (inc marathons and Givaudan 10k)

As the year comes to a close, as does the FRC Grand Prix, with just one more scoring race (DEAL CASTLE 5) remaining. The top six... [Read full item] by Mon 20th Oct

Beachy Head Marathon & Kent League XC at Tonbridge

Many of us moaned about the hills at Tonbridge on Saturday in the 2nd leg of the Kent League Cross Country series, but spare a t... [Read full item] by Sun 26th Oct

Deal Castle 5 and Park Runs

Folkestone had ten runners competing in the Deal Castle 5 miler at the weekend and picked up some trophies as well as PB's o... [Read full item] by Mon 3rd Nov

Kent X Country League - Sparrows Den and Parkruns

There were a number of great peformances at the Sparrows Den in Hayes as many of our FRC juniors and ladies competed in the next... [Read full item] by Sun 9th Nov

FRC Grand Prix Latest

As the year comes to a close, there is just the marathon left to score on!   The top six scores for the men and l... [Read full item] by Mon 10th Nov

666 Ashford Trail Run, Fowlmead Duathlon and parkruns

In Folkestone Running Club terms it was a less busy weekend than normal, although that said there were still a number representi... [Read full item] by Mon 17th Nov

Winter Handicap - Stage 2 Nov

Winter Handicap                   ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Fri 21st Nov


It was all about the parkruns this weekend for our Folkestone runners.  In Ashford, MICK JAMES ran 21.34, whilst&... [Read full item] by Sun 23rd Nov

Florence Marathon and parkruns

With the Cross Country Kent League fixture postponed at the weekend due to a waterlogged course, some of our runners had a chang... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Dec

Kent Veterans X Country Champs

On Saturday some of our veteran members of the club returned to Sparrow Den near Bromley to participate in the Kent Veterans Cro... [Read full item] by Mon 8th Dec

Latest Race Report

It looked like it was a very busy weekend for ANDY NOBLE and CAROLINE CURTIS this weekend as they were able to find a race ... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Dec

FRC Club Awards Presentation

Over the last two weekends, Folkestone have celebrated their year of success by hosting two awards events.  Two weeks ago i... [Read full item] by Tue 16th Dec

Winter Handicap #3 16 december 2015

Pos Name Actual Time Handicap Finish Time 1 John Burthe (Guest) 34:19 03:00 ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Wed 17th Dec

The Kent Christmas Cracker and parkruns

In Fowlmead at the weekend a number of our runners ran the 9th Kent Christmas Cracker.  First back was DARREN CREW who was ... [Read full item] by Tue 23rd Dec


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