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
🎄Wednesday, Dec 6th there will be no official Club night since it's our Christmas Meal🎄
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.
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.
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Frome runners roam far and wide in September
September’s running escapades started with a trip to the Isle of Purbeck for The Beast, a challenging 13-ish mile trail run starting and finishing in the shadows of Corfe Castle. Paul Horton (MV50), Ian Holmes (MV50) and Emma Surridge (FV45) took to the starting line for Frome, with Paul crossing the line first in an impressive time of 01:50:02, followed by Ian in 02:14:22 and Emma in 02:23:45. On the same day, Ted Sprules (MV70) and Alan Brawn (MV50) lined up for the Carnival Chase 10K in Warminster, both runners putting in a blistering performance for the club with Ted crossing the line in 00:46:05 and Alan in 00:48:54.
Busy August for Frome Running Club
August got off to a great start for Frome Running Club with the Wiltshire 10K Lightning Bolt in the village of Langley Burrell on Sunday, 13 August. This edition of the race also incorporated the Wiltshire 10k Championships and Inter Counties Championships, ensuring a very fast field of athletes. First across the finish line for Frome was Alexander Fisher (MV40) in a PB time of 00:42:56. He was followed by Emma Surridge (FV40) in 00:46:33, David Lee (FV40) in 00:47:06 and Alan Brawn (MV50) in 00:47:05. Hot on their heels was Victoria Stather (FSEN) with a PB time of 00:49:10, followed by Barrie Knight (MV70) in 00:50:15, Christopher Steele (MV60) in 00:52:32, Nicky Thomas (FV50) in 00:54:25 (PB) and Claire Dunning (FSEN) in 00:57:26 (PB). Just two days after this on 15 August, another Frome stalwart, David Alsford (MV50) posted a time of 00:22:10 at the Heddington 5k Series Race 3. Following the points from these two Wiltshire Road Race League races, Frome Running Club remains in second place in Division Two, with two races in hand.
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.
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