Frome Running Club
Feels like spring ! We can run together right now if we are careful, enjoy your running, keep fit and hydrated and we will be back with the full 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.
Welcome back to some normality
Justin. Club Chair
Session details and booking via emails to google docs doument form. Emails sent to all club members , first come first serve with bookings . Check out COVID-19 page here
It's very important that you read and understand the following
1. Please bring hand sanitiser or sanitise before arrival. Please observe social distancing, stay in your group of 6 and follow any instructions from the session leader. If you're showing symptoms of COVID please stay away. If you develop symptoms afterwards please tell us.
2. Please only arrive at the time advised for your session.
3. Please wear reflective clothing/lights.
We hope these sessions will run OK and that you will enjoy them.
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.