Marathon Season Begins

It was a busy weekend for Folkestone Running Club with the spring marathon season kicking off in Manchester and Charing with lots of great performances and PBs. 


The Manchester marathon started at 9am on Sunday with 14 FRC runners taking on the 26.2 miles with 20,000 other competitors. David Tyler was first back for the club in 2:52:20 in 376th place overall. Next back was Dan Voller in 2:53:54 (PB) followed by Paul Bartlett 3:25:04 (PB), Stuart Erskine 3:26:03 (PB) , James Whitham 3:19:26(PB), Clive Allon 3:51:16, Kirsty Wilson 3:52:07 (PB), Richard Fowles 3:55:13, Vicky Scott 3:56:37 (PB), Jennifer Quinn 4:19:46, Gary Brazier 4:31:18 (PB), Malcolm Gibbs 4:43:36, Julie Gibbs 4:50:58 and Jane Wren 5:06:37. 

Dan Voller and Dave Tyler

Jamie Whitham

Stuart Erskine

Paul Bartlett

Vicky Scott, Richard Fowles, Kirtsy Wilson and Clive Allon


Vicky Green made her marathon debut in Charing at the Kent Spring Marathon finishing in 4:13:00, 47th overall and 3rd lady in her age category. Anthony Scott ran the half marathon and finished 43rd overall in 1:49:41.

Vicky Green


There were also a number of half marathons over the weekend. In the Paddock Wood Half Marathon Ian McGilloway finished 60th overall in 1:16:53 (PB) along with David Gillett, 63rd in 1:17:18 (PB), Stuart Sprinks in 1:30:56 (PB) and Liam Cumber in 1:32:56 (PB). At the City of Norwich Half Marathon Torben Jessen finished 43rd overall in 1:24:06 (PB) and was 2nd in his age category. 

Parkrun round up:

Stephen MALE 1st overall (18:34)

Emma CREASEY 1st overall (19:28)

Deborah JEFFERY was first back for the club (21:47) followed by Liam CUMBER (22:15), Anthony SCOTT (23:56), Catriona WATTS (24:30), Luke FOWLES (25:02), Jody STOAKES (25:16), Rupert HOWELL (25:32), Carolyn LEWIS (25:38), Neil ADAMS (26:47), Richard DYER (28:15), Trudi CURD (28:24), Hayley KLUCZYNSKI (28:53), Linda ROBSON (29:03), Louise FOWLER (30:59), Lynsey TIGHY (31:33), Catherine-Anne CURTIS (34:03), Nicola JAMES (37:49), Paul JAMES (37:51), Deirdre COOMBS (42:29) 

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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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