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

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  Junior and senior club memberships are here on this page:  Membership  


From one to 26 – May offers races of all distances to Frome’s club runners

May got off to a short, sharp start for Frome Running Club with the DB Max Mile on Tuesday,

2 May. Two of Frome’s finest took to the start line of this free, chip-timed race covering just

one mile at the Castle Combe race track. Alexander Fisher (MV40) posted a speedy time of

00:05:28 while Ellie Burford (FSEN) finished in a blistering 00:06:21. Sunday, 6 May, saw the

return of the Sutton Veny 10K, a great mixed terrain event starting and finishing at Sutton

Veny cricket club in the Wylye valley. Andrew Smallbone (MV50) crossed the line in 00:50:35

to secure 4 th position overall, while Sarah Smallbone (FV50) finished in 01:06:00. The busy

racing month continued two days later, on Tuesday 8 May, with the Yeovil 5K, a fast, flat

course with PB potential. This was the first race in a series of six. Alexander Fisher (MV40)

was first to finish in 00:19:26, closely followed by Dave Williams (MV60), whose time of

00:19:53 earned him first position in age category. Daniel Thomson (MSEN) crossed the line

in 00:21:01. On Saturday, 11 May, Frome runner Sian Meaney (FSEN) took part in the

Westcountry Ultra Hilly 50, a 50-mile offroad ultramarathon. Starting and finishing in

Minehead, this run takes in some of the most brutal climbs in Somerset. Sian put in a hugely

impressive performance that saw her finish as the first woman overall – a magnificent feat on

a hot day, and one that saw her build on her 3 rd place in this event in the previous year.

Sunday, 12 May saw the return of the Hullavington Half, the second race in the Wiltshire

Road Race League. Frome fielded a large team for the event and reported some impressive

results on an undulating course in hot conditions. Alexander Fisher (MV40) was again first to

finish in a time of 01:34:28, closely followed by Keith Vance (MV40) in 01:40:40. Emma

Surridge (FV40) secured second in age category with a time of 01:43:43, while Dan Gaisford

(MV40) sped home shortly after in 01:44:19. He was followed by Claire Bowles (FSEN) in

01:46:57, Alan Brawn (MV50) in 01:52:04 and Ben Spicer (MV40) in 01:58:24. Lynn Brand

(FV60) put in a stellar performance, finishing in 01:58:39 to bag first in age category, while

Andrew Fowler (MV40) crossed the line in 02:02:14 followed by Neil Munns (MV50) in

02:05:06 and Clare Dunning (FSEN) in 02:12:07.

Tuesday, 14 May, saw a small contingent of Frome runners head to Westbury for the town’s

eponymous 5K series. This was also race three in the Wiltshire Road Race League so there

were plenty of points up for grabs for the club. Paul Horton (MV50) was the first Frome

Runner to finish in a strong time of 00:19:28. Hot on his heels were Andrew Smallbone

(MV50), who posted a time of 00:20:57 and Sarah Smallbone (FV50), who finished in

00:24:32 (PB).

Sunday, 19 May saw over 15000 runners descend on the streets of Bristol for the AJ Bell

Bristol 10K and Half-Marathon. Frome runners Jo Fordham (FV50) and Chris Chivers joined

the crowds for the 10K race, with Jo crossing the line in 00:46:36 and Chris finishing in

01:07:43. Jay Bigford and Daniel Thomson (MSEN) took on the half marathon, completing

the course in 01:29:45 and 01:43:49 respectively. Rounding out the month was the

Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday, 26 May. Frome stalwart Clare Dunning (FSEN) made the

long journey north to take part and put in a fantastic performance in the pouring rain,

crossing the line in 04:49:24.

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.

Marathon season at FRC

And they’re off! Marathon season gets underway for Frome Running Club

April saw Frome runners take to the starting lines of numerous marathons at home and abroad. A host of local classics offered plenty of options for runners looking for shorter distances too. Daniel Thomson got the month off to an explosive start with the Powderham Power Run in Devon on Saturday, 6 April. Daniel completed the ten-mile multi-terrain race around the grounds of Powderham Castle in an impressive time of 01:32:14. The following day, Sarah and Jason Burns took to the streets of France’s capital for the Paris Marathon. Sarah (FV40) finished in a brilliant time of 03:45:40 followed by Jason (MV50) in 04:21:59. Sunday 7 April also saw the return of the Bratton Hilly, a picturesque, multi-terrain 11K run up and down the Westbury white horse. David Alsford (FV50) crossed the line for Frome in 01:00:05, closely followed by Lynn Brand (FV60), whose time of 01:06:15 earned her first in age category. Wednesday 10 April saw the first of Yeovil Town Running Club's 5K Summer Series. Alexander Fisher (MV40) was the first Frome runner to finish the course in a blistering time of 00:19:41. Hot on his heels was Dave Williams (MV60) in 00:19:53, followed by Daniel Thomson (MSEN) in 00:21:39 and Brett Sadler (MV60) in 00:22:53.

The Devizes Half Marathon was back with a new course on Sunday 14 April. Frome runner Emma Surridge (FV45) completed the course in 01:38:09, earning herself second in age category. On the same day, James Arnall-Culliford (MV45) travelled slightly further afield to compete in the Manchester Marathon, completing the 26.2 miles in a PB time of 03:19:04. The following Sunday, 21 April, three Frome runners joined over 50,000 athletes in nation’s capital to take part in the London Marathon. Ian Holmes (MV55) crossed the line on The Mall in a very respectable 03:44:35, followed by Lynn Brand (FV60) in a speedy 04:10:17. Lizzie Boher (FSEN) completed her first-ever marathon in an impressive time of 04:36:49. On the same day over in Corsham, Frome fielded a sizeable team at the Corsham 10K, the first race in the 2024 Wiltshire Road Race League. Paul Horton (MV50) crossed the line in 00:39:55, bagging fourth in age category. He was followed by Alexander Fisher (MV40) in 00:41:30, Andrew Smallbone (MV50) in 00:44:35, Claire Bowles (FSEN) in 00:45:30 and David Lee (MV40) in 00:45:55. Next past the post was Jo Fordham (FV50) in 00:47:06, followed by David Alsford (MV50) in 00:46:42, Ellie Burford (FSEN) in 00:47:38, Ben Spicer (MV40) in 00:48:34, Victoria Stather (FSEN) in 00:49:11, Nicky Thomas (FV50) in 00:51:12, Sarah Smallbone (FV50) in 00:52:09 and Clare Dunning (FSEN) in 00:53:28. The strong turnout catapulted Frome into third place in the league table. On the last Sunday of the month, two more Frome runners, crossed the River Severn to compete in the Newport Marathon. Paul Horton (MV55) was again the first Frome runner to finish, posting a time of 03:15:41, while Emma Surridge (FV45) finished in 03:41:42.

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.

 


FRC strides into spring

The month started in style on Sunday 3 March with the Chippenham Spring 10 Mile, which starts and finishes in Monkton Park in the heart of Chippenham. James Arnall-Culliford (MV40) was first to finish for Frome Running Club, posting an impressive time of 01:06:53. Next past the post was Alan Brawn (MV50) in 01:18:46 followed by Ben Spicer (MV40) in 01:21:00. The following Sunday, Alex Fisher (MV40) was in action at the Castle Combe Chilly 10K putting in a PB performance of 00:41:28. Just three days later, Alex posted another PB in Street at the last race in the 2023/24 Street 5K series, comfortably breaking the 20 minute mark with a time of 00:19:51. Hot on his heels were David Lee (MV40) in 00:21:11 and Daniel Thomson (MSEN) in 00:21:38. They were followed by Brett Sadler (MV60), whose time of 23:59:00 earned him first in age category. Sunday 17 March proved to be a busy day for local runners with the return of the Bath Half. As usual, Frome fielded a strong team, with Alex Fisher again leading the field with another speedy PB time of 01:32:00. He was closely followed by Jay Bigford (MV45) in 01:33:07, David Alsford (MV55) in 01:44:37 and Christopher Steele (MV60) in 02:01:57. Next past the post was Clare Dunning (FV35) in 02:04:43, Chris Chivers (MV40) in 02:28:02 and Gemma Scorgie (FV35) in 03:54:04. On the same day over in Devon, three more Frome runners took on the 20-mile Grizzly and its sister race the 9-mile Cub, both covering gruelling multi-terrain routes with bogs, streams, beaches, and very steep hills. Paul Horton (MV55) crossed the finish line of the Grizzly in 03:06:35, bagging second in age category. He was followed by Emma Surridge (FV45) in 03:46:32 and Ian Holmes (MV55) in 03:55:34. Ellie Burford (FV35) completed The Cub in 01:43:38, earning herself second in age category. The prize for the furthest traveller of the month goes to Anne Denman who travelled to New York City to take part in the New York Half Marathon, completing the iconic route in 02:11:19. Rounding out the month was the Hullavington 20, twenty-mile road race following a gently undulating and picturesque course, near Chippenham. Sarah Burns (FV40) was first past the post for FRC in a time of 02:37:15, followed by Jason Burns (MV50) in 03:10:21 and Lynn Brand (FV60) in 03:10:51, whose speedy time earned her first 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 surges forward  into February races

Nestled in the Somerset Levels, the village of Street offers the ideal conditions for the fast, flat 5K series of races organised by Wells City Harriers. On Wednesday, 14 February, a hardy bunch of Frome runners celebrated Valentine’s Day by taking to the starting line of the penultimate race in the 2023/24 Street series. Alexander Fisher (MV40) was first past the post with a blistering time of 00:20:02, closely followed by David Lee (MV40) in 00:21:19. Brett Sadler (MV60) crossed the line in 00:23:33 with Daniel Thomson (MSEN) following in 00:23:38. Four days later, on Sunday, 18 February, David Alsford (MV50) took part in the SMartt Smasher 10k, a flat multi-terrain traffic-free 10k run along the picturesque national cycle network from Calne to Stanley, near Chippenham. David put in a stellar performance, posting a time of 00:46:28.

 Sunday 25 February proved to be a busy day with Frome runners participating in five different races from Somerset to Malta. In Bath, Anne Porter (FV60) braved the cold, wet weather to take part in the Two Tunnels 10K, making the most of the fast, flat course to post a speedy time of 01:00:10, which earned her first position in age category. Over in Pewsey, local off-road classic, The Terminator, was back with a bang and plenty of mud courtesy of the wet start to the year. The conditions underfoot made the 12-mile hilly course even more challenging. First to finish for Frome was Emma Surridge (FV40) in a time of 02:04:15, closely followed by Ian Holmes (MV50) in 02:06:00. David Alsford (MV50) followed soon after in 02:08:44. On the same day over in Berkshire, Paul Horton (MV50) represented the club at the Wokingham Half Marathon, crossing the line in an exceptional time of 01:26:14. Daniel Thomson (MSEN) was again flying the flag for Frome, this time in London, for the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10k. Daniel crossed the line in a speedy time of 00:46:15. The prize for the furthest distance travelled by a Frome runner in February undoubtedly goes to Vicki Trundle (FV45-49) who made her way to Malta for the Life Star Malta Marathon. Braving pouring rain, Vicki crossed the finish line in 04:35:02.

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 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.


Mells Scenic Race Results

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

More pictures on the Mells Scenic page 

Mells Scenic Final Results 2023.xlsx

Frome running club older news

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

Time Trial results 


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Frome Running Club 5K Time Trial results