Welcome to Folkestone Junior Athletics Club
Some changes have been made to the set up of training to make sure we can all stay as safe and healthy as possible.
Please see below.
We ask everyone to bring their own hand sanitiser to be used between events.
This is a 7 week term.
Tuesday 7th September / Thursday 9th September
Tuesday 19th October / Thursday 21st October
Kent under 13 Championships and u13 Pentathlon Championships
Folkestone Running Club Junior Athletics section have had a very successful U13 Championships, with Folkestone RC and Dover Grammar School's Victor Redman winning 3 Gold medals.
On the Saturday he picked up 2, in 100m Victor got off to a fast start to win in 12.36, a new club record, well ahead of the field, there were 24 competitors entered from all over Kent.
Victor followed this up with discus, he was in 2nd place until his last throw of 26.48m which took him to first place, achieving this with standing throws as the turn in the circle has not yet been learned.
On the Sunday Victor ran the 200m, this had 29 entrants, so needed a heat, semifinal and final to whittle the numbers down.
In the heat and semi-final Victor ran controlled races to see him into the final, Victor's nearest competitor broke the championship record in his semi-final, in a time of 25.59 faster than Victor had yet run.
It was a very exciting final, with Victor blasting out of his blocks from lane 4 overtaking the 4 athletes outside him in the first 50metres!
He powered his way to the finish line in a new championship record of 25.01.
In the u13 Boys Javelin Thomas Webb improved his pb 4 times whilst winning a bronze medal in 26.22m, which was also a new club record.
Thomas was only in his first year of the age group, the gold and silver were won by boys a year older.
Lily Rockall ran well in the u13 Girls hurdles, just outside her pb, the final had to be run twice after a false start, where everyone had completed the race as they hadn't heard the recall gun.
In the u13 Pentathlon championships Abigail Smith came a very creditable 10th with only 2 above her being in the bottom end of age group.
It was a long day competing in 5 events, Abigail gained pbs's in her hurdles (15.82) and knocked 10 seconds off her 800m, running it in 3.00.39.
Welcome to the FJAC webpage!
The Folkestone Juniors has been rapidly growing over the years due to popular demand for athletics in Folkestone and the surrounding areas. Dedicated club coaches have the main aim to support the children of the club to achieve their goals.
The Folkestone Junior Athletics cater for Primary School (Year 1) and Secondary School children using different levels of coaching to support each childs growth. We practice all track and field, sportshall and crosscountry events year round both outside and in weather dependent.
At the club we will be running an achievement program so the children can aim towards British Athletics awards and badges.
We have regular competitions throughout the year. We put together teams of all abilities and ages to give children the chance to experience a friendly competition environment. They can use their skills they have learnt at training to try and achieve personal bests.
We are in partnership with Folkestone Running Club.
Covid - 19
We ask that if your child is at all unwell or has a persistent cough and/or high temperature we ask that you keep them off club until they have completely recovered – or have carried out the full 14day isolation from club.
We ask that each child brings along their own sanitiser and pack of tissues that can be kept with their water bottles.
We will be taking the temperature of your child at drop off and we ask that you stay with your child until this has taken place, if they have a high temperature they will not be able to take part for the health and safety of our athletes and coaches.
We ask that parents/carers wear a face mask during drop off/pick up times and additionally if they are in the area whilst the session is taking place. We ask that you keep 2m apart during the temperature check and registration process.