Cross Country, Fell, Half Marathon, Canicross and Park Running

This Saturday seven hardy club members took part in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill,  Hampstead Heath, London, the home of English Cross Country running. The event had a record entry with nearly 10,000 competitors entered for the various races. Our team was sadly depleted due to illness and injury but despite this still put in fine performances on the challenging muddy course. In the brilliant sunshine but with a bitter Easterly wind, Emily Chambers was the first to race in the Under 17 Womens race. On the 5k course, Emily continued her brilliant season by finishing in the top half of the field in 73rd place out of a field of 276. Completing the her race in a time of 21.11. Next to race was Olivia Young in the Under 13 Girls event. Olivia finished well in 390th place out of 467 competitors in a time of 16.21 on the 3k course. The Senior Ladies were the next to race with Catherine O’ Connor the club’s sole representative running strongly and finishing her 8k race in 721st place in a time of 44.05. There were a total of 1113 finishers in this event. The final event of the day was the Senior Mens 12k race with a field of 2328 competitors. First to finish for the club was Andrew Noble, as usual running well on the muddy course finishing in 1038th in a time of 54.19. Next to finish was Simon Coffey in his first competition since recovering from a serious dose of flu. Simon completed the course in 60.37 in 1632nd place. Tony Scott was the third Folkestone runner home enjoying his first experience of the Nationals finishing in 1860th place in a time of 63.49. Completing the quartet, Grahame Eke finished in a time of 77.26 in 2270th place.

Zoe Neale completed her first fell run in the Hope Fell Race, Peak District.  Approx 10.5 km trail with a 400m climb and she came 26th Female, 10th FV40.

Hayley Klucsynski completed her first half marathon in Brighton on Sunday.  She completed the course in a time of 2:17:01

Alan Randall and Jane Wren ran in the Fit Together Canicross Fun Run 2 Technicall Test along with their 2 dogs Cider and George Grey.  They completed the 5km trail through Kingswood, Ashford in 28:32 and 28:40

At Folkestone Parkrun this week first FRC member through the finish funnel was Andrew Fletcher in 18:59, followed by Levi Atwell 20:24, Tim Warren 22:02, Paul Scott 22:30, Richard Fowles 23:29, Paul Bartlett 24:02, Vicky Scott 24:05, Karen Puttock 24:07, Clive Allon 24:49, Stuart Erskine 24:51, Andrew Smith 25:12, Neil Adams 25:17, Richard Dyer 26:10, Julie Gibbs 28:27, Malcolm Gibbs 28:27, Leah Atwell 30:29, Angela Saunders 30:56

Further away in Sandgate, AUSTRALIA Caroline Curtis came 3rd Lady in a time of 21:16

At Ashford David Gillett completed the 5k course in 18:29  and at Pegwell Bay Stephen O’Brien came First Man overall in a time of 16:56




Jane Wren 2018-02-26 08:06:16


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Folkestone Running Club is a small friendly club for runners with ability ranging from elite to those that run less competitively, in Folkestone and surrounding areas in Kent. We also have a partnership club Folkestone Running Club Juniors for the under 13 age group. 

All adults wishing to join should be capable of running a 5k and be willing/able to join in the workout sessions put on by the coaches.

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