Spring is in the air .. A successful week for FRC

It's been a busy and successful weekend for Folkestone running club.  Starting with the Lydd 20 Mile and Half Marathon. 
The 20 Mile race uses the same fast flat route as the Half Marathon and is ideal training for those Spring Marathons. David Gillett was the first Folkestone Runner home in a brilliant time of 2 hours,13 minutes and 24 seconds followed by  Tim Warren (2:15:09), Chris Woolgar who also won the V60 Male trophy in his personal best time of 2:29:54, Aldous Hosking (2:40:16), Catriona Watts (2:46:40), Simon Coffey (2:50:21), Catherine O'Connor (2:52:28), Alan Fletcher (2;52:45), Anthony Scott (2:52:57), New Members Laura Ballard (2:57:41) and Hayley Ballard (02:57:42), John O'Hara (3:03:26), Angela Saunders (3:07:05) and Jennifer Quinn (3:11:29).
In the Brett Lydd Half Marathon with some superb running Lloyd Worsley won first place in a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes and 34 seconds and Andrew Fletcher came third in a time of 1:15:23 followed closely by David Weekes (1:22:24),  This team work paid off and the three men won the Men's Team trophy. Next in was Darren Crew with his own personal best time of 1:25:25 followed by Peter Rider (1:26:37) and then Deborah Jefferey who not only won the 2nd Female but also the 1st prize in her V45 Ladies category in a time of 1:27:45. Next in were Jason Ransley (1:28:45), Andrew Richardson (1:41:08), Laura Segust (2:07:13), Lisa Smith (2:18:31) and Kate Lancefield (2:34:57)
A bit further afield 2 members took part in the very popular Bath Half Marathon - Jane Wren completed the course in 1:55:14 and Alan Randall achieved his personal best time of 1:57:20.
Over the Channel Brian Davis ran his first race for over eighteen months in Normandy, France to celebrate his 66th birthday and sporting Race No. 66!!  It was a challenging 13k road race over a challenging and undulating course, with the last 3kms being steep uphill.  He finished in a very good time of 65:52 and came 103rd out of 166.

Also taking part in a bit of FRC tourism was Emma Long who ran in one of the first Spring Marathons, the very scenic Barcelona Marathon, which takes in all the sights of the City, in an excellent time of 4:46:22

There were also quite a few parkrunners this weekend at the Folkestone parkrun on the Leas.  Morgan West came 2nd Runner in a time of 17:22 followed by Levi Atwell (18:53), Jean Paul Jefferey (19:05), David Gillett (21:07), Libby Turbutt (who also came 3rd Lady)  21:49, Andrew Smith (23:24), Gail Turbutt (24:04), John O'Hara (24:39), Deirdre Coombs (24:40), Malcolm Gibbs (24:54), Aldous Hosking (25:15), Clive Allon (25:29), Andrew Richardson (25:42), Chris Addison (28:42), Kirsty Gardiner (29:53), Samantha West (31:33), Julie Gibbs (33:11), Abigail Smith (46:26), Lisa Smith (46:34), Alfie Lancefield (46:37),  and Kate Lancefield (46:38)


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Folkestone Running Club is a small friendly club for runners aged from 13 years (or Year 8), upwards and 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. 

*Please note we are unable to take on any new junior members (13+) until Spring 2018 as we have reached full capacity. 

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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