Frome Running Club

Welcome,  Take a look around our website, you’ll find all sorts of things about our club and if you like what you find you’re welcome to join us. Some members enjoy entering local  and regional races, others just enjoy going out weekly for a social run and a chat. All abilities are welcome,  we have social events throughout the year and welcome new members to come and join these events.

Club Training Nights are every Wednesday evening. 6.45pm . Frome Rugby Club. Gypsy Lane. Frome. BA11 2NA

A hilly start to 2024 for Frome Running Club 

2024 got off to a strong start for Frome Running Club with two favourites fixtures in the racing calendar in January. First up was the Slaughterford 9, an approximately nine-mile multi-terrain race starting and finishing in Corsham, comprising steeply undulating countryside with a brutal hill at the end. Frome fielded a team of six runners to take on the challenging route. Paul Horton (MV50) finished first for the club in a time of 01:08:12, bagging fifth in age category. Hot on his heels was Ronan Ferguson (MSEN) in 01:09:10, followed by Emma Surridge (FV40) in 01:18:35 (3rd in age category), Ben Spicer (MV40) in 01:26:43, Emma Evans (FV40) in 01:44:27 and Lynn Brand (FV60) in 01:47:16 (2nd in age category). On the same day over in Longleat, another six Frome runners took on the steep hills of the Longleat 10K. Alexander Fisher (MV40) led the pack with a speedy time of 00:42:54. He was followed by Jo Fordham (FV50), whose time of 00:48:45 earned her 2nd in age category. Clare Dunning FSEN was next to cross the line in 00:57:05, followed by Gareth Newport (MSEN) in 01:04:03, Jeremy Smeddle (MV60) in 01:07:06 and Gemma Scorgie (FSEN) in 01:36:09.

Starting February in strong form, lone Frome runner Ian Holmes took part in the Doynton Hard Half on 4 February, completing the challenging off-road half marathon in 02:32:52. The local race classics kept coming with the Wiltshire 10 on February 11, a ten-mile road race starting and finishing in Melksham. Alexander Fisher was once again the first Frome runner to finish in 01:12:54, followed by David Lee in 01:15:32 and Alan Brawn in 01:26:29. Next to finish was Nicky Thomas in 01:27:01, followed by Clare Dunning in 01:34:59 and Anne Porter in 01:38:38. Also on February 11, husband and wife team Andrew and Sarah Smallbone took on the Warminster Three Sisters 10K race. Starting and finishing in Warminster, the race takes runners over the three hills of Battlesbury, Middle and Scratchbury on Salisbury Plain. Andrew (MV50) completed the run in 00:50:35 to secure 4th position overall with Sarah crossing the line in 01: 06:00.

Frome Running Club offers both on and off-road training and welcomes new members, whatever the ability. For more details, visit www.fromerunningclub.co.uk.


Frome runners finish the year in style 

Frome Running Club runners put the perfect finish on a busy year of running posting some great results in December 2023.

Things kicked off on 3 December with an annual favourite The Bromham Pudding Run. This fast, flat 10k race takes competitors twice around the village of Bromham. Frome fielded a strong team with Alexander Fisher (MV40) first past the post in 00:41:44. He was closely followed by Keith Vance (MV40) in 00:43:30 and David Lee (MV40) in 00:44:00. Hot on his heels came Andrew Smallbone (MV50), finishing in 00:44:52, followed by Barrie Knight (MV70), whose time of 00:49:38 earned him 2nd in age category, and Christopher Steele in 00:53:04.

The following weekend saw two Frome stalwarts competing in the Westonbirt 10k. Starting at Westonbirt House, this beautiful route takes runners through the different areas of the National Arboretum. Ronan Ferguson (MSEN) crossed the line in 00:40:23, followed by Nicky Thomas (FV50) in 00:54:02.

Wednesday, 13 December was the last of the Street 5K races for the year. This fast, flat five-lap course offers ideal conditions for a PB, something reflected in the club’s results. Alexander Fisher (MV40) notched up another PB with his time of 00:20:03. So too did David Lee (MV40) with 00:20:52 and Daniel Thomson (MSEN) with 00:21:29. Barrie Knight (MV70) put in another stellar performance with a time of 00:23:49, bagging first in age category, closely followed by Brett Sadler (MV60) in 00:24:20.

Jo Fordham (FV45) rounded out the year for the club with the Baltonsborough Race, a five-mile road race on undulating country lanes, starting and finishing at Baltonsborough Village Hall. Finishing in 00:37:39, Jo secured 2nd in age category and was the seventh female overall.

Frome Running Club offers both on and off-road training and welcomes new members, whatever the ability. For more details, visit www.fromerunningclub.co.uk.


Frome runners race on in the cold November rain 

November continued to be busy month for Frome running club with a plethora of local races. Undeterred by the storms and rain that characterised much of the month, Frome runners kept on racing, starting with the Bath Skyline Night Race on Saturday 18 November. This 10km trail run is held at night on the hill top Skyline route taking in woodland trails, open meadows and iconic landmarks above the city of Bath. Emma Surridge (FV40-49) took to the starting line for Frome, posting a time of 00:54:50 to bag third in age category and fifth woman overall. The following day, three more brave souls lined up for the Castle Combe Chilly 10k at the famous Castle Combe race circuit. Alexander Fisher (MV40-44) was first to finish for Frome in 00:42:50. Hot on his heels was Ben Spicer (MV40-44) in 00:48:52, followed by Claire Dunning (FSEN) in 01:03:40. Also on Sunday 19th, Paul Horton (MV55) was putting his offroad skills to the test in the Bath Hilly Half, a challenging trail race with 1650 ft of elevation and spectacular views. True to form, Paul finished in a speedy time of 01:53:14.

Another local favourite, the AVR Half Marathon, put the perfect finish on the month. This chip-timed road race follows a certified course starting in Edington and taking in the beautiful villages of Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton. Ronan Ferguson (MSEN) put in a stellar performance, crossing the line in 01:28:58. He was followed by Alexander Fisher (MV40) in 01:34:19, Alan Brawn (MV50) in 01:47:51, Ben Spicer (MV40) in 01:48:04 and Barrie Knight (MV70), whose time of 01:53:23 earned him second in age category.

Frome Running Club offers both on and off-road training and welcomes new members, whatever the ability. For more details, visit www.fromerunningclub.co.uk.


Frome races into autumn 

The final Sunday in October proved to be a busy one for Frome Running Club with the fast, flat Langley Burrell Lightning Bolt 10k race on 29 October. Alexander Fisher (MV40) was the first Frome runner to finish in 00:42:13 (PB), followed by Dave Williams (MV60), whose time of 00:43:13 earned him 3rd in age category, and Clare Dunning (FSE) in 00:54:26 (PB). On the same day, over in Dorset, two more Frome runners lined up for The Stickler, a 10.1 mile multi-terrain race covering 1500ft of climbing. Emma Surridge (FV40) crossed the line in 01:33:27 bagging 3rd in age category, followed by Ian Holmes in 01:38:44. Over in Calne, also on the29th, Frome Junior were out in number at the Clock Change Challenge Junior 1.5k race.  This was the last race for the 2023 Wiltshire Athletic Association Junior race series and the Frome runners did not disappoint with Alfie Johnston and Isy Hopkinson-Scott both getting podium spots by finishing 3rd overall in the boy’s and girl’s race. Coach Pete Clardy (MV60) completed the 5k race in 00:24:06 earning himself 3rd in age category.

November 5, saw the return the AVR Over The Hills, an approximately 12k multi terrain race starting from Barton Farm Country Park in Bradford on Avon. Paul Horton (MV50) sped round the course in 00:54:12, followed by Ronan Ferguson (MSEN) in 00:55:17, Matt Thacker (MV40) in 01:04:09 and Ben Spicer (MV40) in 01:09:20.

Rounding out this action-packed start to November was the Street 5k race held on Wednesday 5 November. All three Frome runners at the event achieved PB times, with Alexander Fisher (MV40) finishing in 00:20:07, followed by David Lee (MV40) in 00:21:05 and Daniel Thomson in 00:21:53.

Frome Running Club offers both on and off-road training and welcomes new members, whatever the ability. For more details, visit www.fromerunningclub.co.uk.


A flying start to October for Frome 

The October running calendar got off to a great start with the Clarendon Marathon and Half Marathon on 1 October. The marathon starts at Laverstock & Ford Sports Club in Salisbury and runs along the Clarendon Way to Winchester, while the half starts at the village of Broughton and follows the second half of the route to Winchester. Emma Surridge (F45-49) completed the marathon in 04:47:42 while Rachel Bala (F40-49) finished the half marathon in 02:36:04. The following weekend, Frome Running Club fielded a strong team of runners for the Westbury Lions 10K, a mixed-terrain race starting and finishing at the White Horse Country Park in Westbury. First to finish Frome was Ronan Ferguson (MSEN) in 00:40:41, followed by Alexander Fisher (MSEN) in 00:43:13, Andrew Smallbone (MVET) in 00:44:08, Peter Clardy (MVET) in 00:52:15 and Nicky Thomas (FVET) in 00:54:03. Next to finish was Alan Brawn (MVET) in 00:56:08, Clare Dunning (FSEN) in 00:56:09, Paul Goodwin (MVET) in 00:58:38 and Tina Searle (FVET) in 01:09:52.

15 October, proved to be another busy racing weekend with two of Frome’s finest lining up for the prestigious Oxford Half Marathon. David Lee (M45-49) crossed the line in 01:49:58, closely followed by Barrie Knight (M70-74), whose time of 01:52:58 earned him second position in category. Over in Portsmouth, more Frome runners took part in the Great South Run. Andrew Smallbone finished the 10-mile route in 01:11:39, followed by Marcus Gaffney in 01:31:30 and Lucy Gaffney in 01:41:03. The same day saw the return of local favourite, the Bath Half Marathon. Once again, Frome fielded a strong contingent of runners. Paul Horton (M55) was the first Fromie to finish in 01:27:06, followed by Alexander Fisher (M40+) in a PB time of 01:34:53. Hot on his heels was Ben Lathbury (M45+) in 01:46:13, Christopher Steele (M60+) in 02:02:50, Victoria Stather (FOPEN) in 01:57:55 and Gemma Scorgie (F35+) in 02:41:52.

Frome Running Club offers both on and off-road training and welcomes new members, whatever the ability. For more details, visit www.fromerunningclub.co.uk


Mells Scenic Race Results

Check below for your results from today's brilliant Mells Scenic race

More pictures on the Mells Scenic page 

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Frome running club news

Here is a link to the new membership form for 23/24:  shorturl.at/qsDY7   see you there !

For those wanting to join us or wanting to come for a trial session.

You are welcome any Wednesday evening. We offer two free trial sessions. All we ask is that you are familiar with exercise, have basic running kit including running shoes or trainers and can run at a slow to moderate pace for at least 30 minutes or 5Km. Just come along to the club and look for the Meet & Greeter who will sign you in and find a group for you to go with to suit your ability. Nobody gets left behind! We also have regular Beginner’s courses. You must be 18 or over to join the club. It would be very helpful if you could email the Club before you come for the first time (Contact Us via the About Us tab).

Full membership is still just £35 a year and you get all these benefits. Download a membership application form here.


Please take a look around our website, you’ll find all sorts of things about our club and if you like what you find you’re welcome to join us. Some members enjoy entering local races on road and off road. Other members just enjoy going out weekly for a social run and a chat. We also have social events throughout the year and welcome new members to come and join these events.

Thinking of joining?


Club Training Nights are every Wednesday evening. 6.45pm . Frome Rugby Club. Gypsy Lane. Frome. BA11 2NA

Here is a link to the new membership form for 23/24:  shorturl.at/qsDY7   see you there !

Time Trial results 


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Frome Running Club 5K Time Trial results