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2016 news

Festive Running

Members of Folkestone Running Club have been competing over the festive period, with Andrew Noble and Caroline Curtis running in... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Jan

Remaining Folkestone Calendars for sale

There are limited copies of the 2016 Folkestone Running Club Calendars for sale from the club HQ, after some of the men... [Read full item] by Fri 8th Jan

Kent Championships X Country - Brands Hatch

Folkestone were in x country action at the weekend as Brands Hatch became the latest venue to host the Kent Championships. ... [Read full item] by Mon 11th Jan

The Endurance Coastal Half and parkruns

With not many local races on at the weekend, it was down to STUART SPRINKS to fly the flag for Folkestone on Saturday as he comp... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Jan

Canterbury 10, Dymchurch Marathon and parkruns

On Sunday, 19 members from Folkestone Running Club ran the Canterbury 10.  There were some good times recorded, with two of... [Read full item] by Mon 25th Jan

Winter Handicap Leg 4 26th January 2016

WINTER  HANDICAP ​​RESULTS​​26 JANUARY  2016       ... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Thu 28th Jan

Folkestone Grand Prix 2016

Hi all, The Grand Prix is back - bigger and better than before!  Alan Fletcher has kindly worked out a provisional race ... [Read full item] by Fri 29th Jan

The South of England XC Championships - Parliament Hill

Folkestone Running Club were in cross country action at the weekend, as their runners took on the famous Parliament Hill course ... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Feb

Ashford & District 10k

Many runners from Folkestone Running Club took part in the Ashford & District 10k at the weekend, with LLOYD WORSL... [Read full item] by Mon 8th Feb

Sportshall competition

Our younger junior section took two under 11 teams up to the Kent League sportshall competition on Sunday, as well as under 15 g... [Read full item] by Tue 9th Feb

Kent X Country Leage (Cray Meadows) and the rest of the race report

Folkestone's runners were out in force at the weekend as they ran in a variety of events.  On Saturday, Cray Meadows wa... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Feb

The Ultra King

As part of his London to Brighton Training, STEPHEN KING was in ultra action at the weekend as he took on the Unusual Suspects C... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Feb

FRC Grand Prix 2016 Positions (after 3 races)

Here are the latest positions for this years Grand Prix........         Salt ... [Read full item] by Thu 18th Feb

Tunbridge Wells Half and Tenterden 5

It was relatively quiet weekend in racing terms for our runners as many did their long runs in the lead up to their spring marat... [Read full item] by Mon 22nd Feb

The ECCA Saucony English National XC Championships and Cambridge Half

Six of our members made the long trip to Donnington Park, Leicester on Saturday to run in the ECCA Saucony English National... [Read full item] by Mon 29th Feb

When FRC met New York Flyers - by EMMA LONG

When Folkestone Running Club met New York Flyers When the alarm went off just before 5 am on Tuesday 16 February I did wonder... [Read full item] by Mon 29th Feb

Folkestone Seafront 5 and Parkruns

Eight runners from Folkestone took part in the Folkestone Seafront 5 miler at the weekend.  First back from the club was BA... [Read full item] by Mon 7th Mar

Lydd and all the rest! (too many to mention!)

The blue vest of Folkestone were out in force at the weekend, as many pounded the roads in a variety of locations.  MARTIN ... [Read full item] by Mon 14th Mar

Hastings Half, Dymchurch 10k and Canterbury Riverside 10k

Despite many of our runners pounding the streets with their long runs this weekend, there were still a few racing in local event... [Read full item] by Mon 21st Mar


The results from this years race can be found HERE Thank you to everyone for making it an outstanding race this year the Orga... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Fri 25th Mar

Folkestone 10 Race Report 2016

There were 641 finishers on Good Friday as the sun shone for the 2016 Folkestone 10 mile race.  The mens race was won by HO... [Read full item] by Sat 26th Mar

University of Kent Canterbury 10k and parkruns

Four of our runners ran the University of Kent Canterbury 10k at the weekend.  Just two days after running the Folkestone 1... [Read full item] by Tue 29th Mar

Paris Marathon, Paddock Wood Half and the Rolvenden Hole Park 10k and 5k

It was an extremely busy weekend for our club as many wore the club colours and raced over the weekend.  It was the first o... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Apr

Asics Greater Manchester Marathon and Ashford Half

It was week two of the Spring Marathon's this weekend as SIMON COFFEY ran the Asics Greater Manchester event.  Running ... [Read full item] by Mon 11th Apr

The Brighton Marathon and other race news from the weekend

Brighton was the latest marathon for our runners to participate in at the weekend, as six members from Folkestone ran the 26.2 m... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Apr

London Marathon 2016

It has been another amazing weekend as London became centre stage this weekend as 17 club members took on the London Marathon - ... [Read full item] by Sun 24th Apr

Belfast Marathon, Richmond Half and Haywards Heath 10 Mile

STUART SPRINKS was Folkestone’s sole marathon runner this weekend as he took on the Belfast marathon on Bank Holiday ... [Read full item] by Tue 3rd May

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10k and Hythe Bay Tri

It may have been the hottest weekend of the year so far, but this didn't stop our members being out and about in the sunshin... [Read full item] by Mon 9th May

Kent Young Athlete's League

In the KYAL at Bromley on Sunday, our Folkestone Juniors/Paddock Wood composite team, won the 2nd division match by 33 points ov... [Read full item] by Tue 10th May

Latest Race News

Six Folkestone Runners ran the Stelling Minnis 10k at the weekend, with NICK STEELE finishing 5th in a time of 38.46.  DOMI... [Read full item] by Mon 16th May

Ashford Podplus 5k and Bedgebury Trailblazer Park 10k

Some of our Folkestone Runners haven't stopped running this weekend, with two completing two races and a parkrun over the we... [Read full item] by Mon 23rd May

Busy Bank Holiday Weekend

Where to has been a manic weekend for Folkestone Running Club and this Bank Holiday weekend sums up life a member... [Read full item] by Mon 30th May


It has been a very busy week for many members of the Folkestone Running Club in a variety of events.  Tuesday night saw a l... [Read full item] by Dave Weekes Mon 6th Jun

Kent Young Athletes League - Dartford

Folkestone Running Club Junior athletes stormed to victory in the 2nd division of the Kent Young Athletes League in Dartford las... [Read full item] by Sun 12th Jun

Samphire Hoe 5k and Charing 10k

Folkestone's runners have been out in force again this week, despite some less than favourably weather conditions at times!&... [Read full item] by Sun 12th Jun

Another busy week....

It has been another busy week for our members, with a variety of events having taken place over the past seven days.  Last ... [Read full item] by Mon 20th Jun

Another diverse week of events

Another week passes and yet again our members have been out taking part in a variety of events.  FAITH COWELL undoubtedly h... [Read full item] by Mon 27th Jun

Canterbury Sprint Tri and Nature Way Chichester Tri

The triathlon season continued this weekend as three members added a swim and bike ride to their runs!  In the Canterbury S... [Read full item] by Mon 4th Jul

East Kent Relays and Samphire Hoe 5k

It has been a very busy week so far and no doubt there will be others running again this weekend, so here is a midweek report of... [Read full item] by Fri 8th Jul

Herne Bay 10k, Medway Duathlon and KYAL

ANDREW FLETCHER returned to competitive action for Folkestone by finishing 5th place in the Les Golding Memorial Herne Bay 10k a... [Read full item] by Mon 11th Jul

Go Tri, Cranbrook 10k, Mid Kent 5 miler and the parkruns

It has been a fairly quiet week for our members in racing terms, although a number continued the parkrun tourist theme at the we... [Read full item] by Mon 18th Jul

FRC Summer Handicap Results 2016

Here are the final positions of the Summer Handicap that took place on Tuesday 19th July for the 4.5 mile route along the Canal ... [Read full item] by Fri 22nd Jul

Podplus Ashford 5k and New Romney 10k

There were two races over the weekend which our members participated in, starting on Friday evening in Ashford with the latest i... [Read full item] by Mon 25th Jul

Latest Race Report

There has been plenty of action at the weekend for our members.  On Friday evening ANDREW NOBLE and CAROLINE CURTIS took pa... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Aug

Thanet Under 11 Open Athletics Series

Nathaniel Ryan (FRC u13 boy), represented Kent today in an inter-county match at Kingston in the Discus, throwing a new pb of 19... [Read full item] by Mon 1st Aug

Tonbridge AC Open, Samphire Hoe 5k, Aylesham & East Kent 10k & Anthony Scott's latest roadshow!!

On Tuesday evening MORGAN WEST took part in a Tonbridge Athletics Open Meeting and ran in the 1,500 metres race, finishing ... [Read full item] by Mon 8th Aug

FRC Juniors Triumph in the KYAL and the other race news

Folkestone Running Club Junior Athletes won their 4th match in the Kent Young Athletes League at Medway last Sunday, achieving p... [Read full item] by Mon 15th Aug

Latest race action.........

On a hot and humid Wednesday evening, two FRC members took part in the Lydd EveningTriathlon Series staged by Velocity Events. A... [Read full item] by Mon 29th Aug

Bank Holiday Monday Action

Three of our Folkestone runners decided to run in the sunshine on Bank Holiday Monday, rather than rest up!  Stephen K... [Read full item] by Tue 30th Aug

Midweek action - Samphire Hoe 5k

Five members of Folkestone Running Club ran at Samphire Hoe on Wednesday evening in the last of the 5k series.  Tim Wa... [Read full item] by Thu 1st Sep

Hardelot 10k, Coastal Half, Black Hugin Challenge and the rest....

Our Folketone Runners went European at the weekend as five of our members joined up with our friends from Ashford & District... [Read full item] by Mon 5th Sep

Don Thompson Mile Trial 2016

Well done to all those that took part on Tuesday evening and a big thank you to all those that helped volunteer, so those that w... [Read full item] by Wed 7th Sep

Great North Run, Wingham 10k and Bodium Castle Tri

On Sunday morning, two of our members joined the Farah's on the start line as they ran the Great North Run with thousands of... [Read full item] by Mon 12th Sep

Race Report from the Weekend

There were a variety of events happening at the weekend, involving our members.  John O'Hara completed his first ever m... [Read full item] by Mon 19th Sep

Berlin Marathon, Folkestone Half and all the rest of the action

On Sunday Deborah Jeffery had the perfect run in Germany as she knocked a couple of minutes off her PB in the Berlin M... [Read full item] by Mon 26th Sep

Bournemouth Marathon, Tonbridge Half and Deal Tri Duathlon

Four of Folkestone's members were in marathon action at the weekend as they took part in the Bournemouth Marathon.  Ric... [Read full item] by Mon 3rd Oct

FRC Grand Prix Update 2016

As the year starts to draw to a close, with just a couple of more events to go, please see below the latest positions for t... [Read full item] by Thu 6th Oct

FRC Grand Prix Marathon & Spring Half Best Times 2016

These are the times I have recorded as the best marathon and best Spring half marathon for each member.  If there is a disc... [Read full item] by Thu 6th Oct

Ashford Givaudan 10k and all the rest of the action

 Despite the not so nice weather conditions, 26 club members from Folkestone ran the 30th Ashford Givaudan 10k on Sunday.&n... [Read full item] by Mon 10th Oct

Grand Prix Update after Givaudan Results

Please see the latest positions below.  Remember it is top six scores only that count for each individual and the Marathon ... [Read full item] by Mon 10th Oct

Kent X Country League - Wilmington

Thank you very much to Tina Eke who helped me with this report and to Malcolm Gibbs for the pics............ Eighteen members... [Read full item] by Mon 17th Oct

Amsterdam, Cabbage Patch 10, Maidstone Half and Chilham Castle Duathlon

As well as a busy Saturday for the club, Sunday was just as mad as many members competed in a varierty of events.  In Amste... [Read full item] by Mon 17th Oct

Results - Winter Handicap Round 1

Runner Overall time Handicap Finish time Paul Taylor 35:01 2:00 37:01 ... [Read full item] by Thu 20th Oct

FRC Grand Prix 2016 before last event

The Deal Castle 5 could be an interesting race, with a few of the categories still undecided!  Remember it is top six score... [Read full item] by Thu 20th Oct

Tonbridge 10k and parkruns

After the busy previous weekend, it was relatively quiet for our runners this weekend.  John O'Hara still managed to fi... [Read full item] by Mon 24th Oct

Kent X Country League - Tonbridge

Thanks again to Tina Eke for the following race report for the second meeting in the Kent X Country League this weekend... Ei... [Read full item] by Mon 31st Oct

Beachy Head Marathon, Surrey 10k and Serpentine 5k

As well as the x country this weekend, seven members from Folkestone Running Club took on the tough Beachy Head Marathon in East... [Read full item] by Mon 31st Oct

Deal Castle 5 Miler and all the rest of the action

Folkestone had 25 runners representing the club this weekend in the Deal Castle 5 miler and there were some amazing times p... [Read full item] by Mon 7th Nov

A weekend of mud - Kent XC League and 666 Trail Run

Once again a big thanks to Tina Eke for writing the first part of this report....... Club members braved the wet conditions a... [Read full item] by Mon 14th Nov

Latest Kent Sportshall Athletics and parkruns

The juniors of Folkestone Running Club had a very successful day on Sunday as they competed on the Kent Sportshall League at the... [Read full item] by Tue 22nd Nov

Folkestone Park Bench to Parkrun

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!  FOLKESTONE PARK BENCH TO PARKRUN - STARTING 22ND JANUARY 2017 Folkestone Running Club w... [Read full item] by Tue 22nd Nov

Kent XC League - Danson Park and all the other race news

Once again thanks to Tina Eke for the x country part of this race report.  It is very much appreciated....... Folkestone... [Read full item] by Mon 28th Nov

Kent Vets XC Meet - Dartford and the rest

       Thanks again to Tina Eke for the following........   Nine members took part in ... [Read full item] by Sun 4th Dec

Awards and race round up from the weekend

Folkestone Running Club celebrated a successful year with their annual awards night at the Burlington Hotel on Saturday evening.... [Read full item] by Mon 12th Dec

Grand Prix Final Positions 2016

Here are the final positions.  It will all start again from the Saltwood Boxing Day Run 2016.  Good luck everybody! ... [Read full item] by Mon 12th Dec

Juniors - Sportshall Championships

FRC Junior's had a very successful day at Ashford Stour Centre on Sunday, in the Kent County Sportshall Championships. ... [Read full item] by Tue 13th Dec

Juniors Christmas Party / Awards

Some of the youngsters also had fun last weekend as they celebrated with their own Christmas event at Gravity in Maidstone at th... [Read full item] by Wed 14th Dec

Ron Hill Surrey Classic and Christmas Cracker

There were less members out and about this weekend.  David Gillett braved the foggy conditions to run the third and final r... [Read full item] by Mon 19th Dec


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