Frome Running Club
Feels like Autumn! We can't run together right now but get out and enjoy your running, keep fit and hydrated and we will be back with Frome Running Club and all the joys of club meets and races as soon as we can.
Till then , Keep well,look after others and stay safe!
Remember to carry water ., always take your ICE (In Case of Emergency) details with you on longer runs.
Sadly, lockdown is with us again. Assuming we’ve interpreted Saturday’s announcement correctly, it means that once again we’ll have to stop Club activities as of Thursday Nov 5th, this week. We’ll look out to see if EA guidance is different to our interpretation.
This is very frustrating for all of us, as we had just started to return to some sort of Club activity and people who had been able to attend our various sessions appreciated them and enjoyed the novel feeling of running with other people again.
Although it wasn't due this week we're going to squeeze in a couple of sessions this Wednesday (Nov 4th) night. Look out for the email with sign-up form. Unfortunately, the Time Trial on Nov 8th won't take place.
If all goes well, this lockdown will end on Dec 2nd. This is a Wednesday, so whether we can arrange sessions for that night we’ll have to see.
We hope that the next month will not be too difficult for you. At least, outdoor exercise is still allowed (with one other person), so hopefully you’ll still be able to keep running and stay fit.
As soon as we’re ready to start up again, we’ll be in touch.
Ellie Burford (Chair)
Justin Worringham (Secretary)
Frome runners successfully complete Virtual London Marathon
Like so many other sporting events, this year’s London Marathon was cancelled for everyone except elite athletes. Instead of running through the capital on Sunday 4 October, however, the 45,000 non-elite participants were able to complete the 26.2-mile distance on a course of their choosing. Two Frome athletes were among the hardy souls braving the wind and rain on Sunday.
Neil Grist and Paul Waterer ran three laps of a course measuring just under 9 miles. The two Frome club runners had plenty of support along the way, with family and friends driving alongside them cheering, playing music and running with them. They also received great support from fellow runners at Frome Running Club, with members running and pacing them in groups of two and three throughout the entire route. The club also set up a water and feed station for the two runners, allowing them to refuel after every lap. “It certainly was different running in loops but it was nice to know what to expect and where all the hills were,” explained Paul Waterer. “We missed being carried by the huge crowds of London, but the people that were there in Frome meant a great deal to us, so in some ways we felt more supported!” The extra support certainly seemed to have helped them on their way. Paul completed the marathon in 4:04:36 followed a short while later by Neil in 04:34:58.
“We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Frome Running Club for all their support and hard work in recreating the magic of the London Marathon, even presenting us with medals and goodie bags at the end. We genuinely don't think we could have done it without them and will always remember such a special day,” concluded Neil. The pair are already thinking about their next London Marathon. Neil has his place for next year confirmed while Paul is waiting for confirmation as to when, in the next three years, he will be able to run.
Welcome to the FRC Virtual Awards Evening!!!
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you all for watching!
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
You are welcome any Wednesday evening. We offer two free trial sessions. Just come along to the club. 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 You will then be found a group to go with to suit your ability. Nobody gets left behind! We also have regular beginners courses. You must be 16 or over to join the club. We have a junior section for u16's.