Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


#runandtalk - Oct 10th

K&D's Wellbeing Officer Katie Price is co-ordinating our participation in #runandtalk.  Twice a year England Athletics ask people to get out for a jog or run with friends, family or colleagues and have a chat to support Time to Talk Day and World Mental Health Day. There is no pressure to ...

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XC - Dates for the Diary

Sat 10th Nov - Men's & Women's - League Fixture 1: Cheltenham/CoventrySat 1st  Dec - Men's & Women's - League Fixture 2: Stratford (Both)Sat 5th Jan - Warwickshire XC Champs: RugbySat 12th Jan - Men's & Women's - League Fixture 3: Leamington/DroitwichSat 26th Jan - Midlands XC Champs: LeamingtonSat 9th ...

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Weekend Recap: Bristow's All Gravy

ETU Triathlon European Champs: Congratulations to Jack Bristow who this weekend became the European Age Group champion in the ETU Triathlon 20-24 Age Group Champs.  Held in Estonia the champs bring together elite and age group competitors from across Europe. Going in to the champs wanting a spot on the podium ...

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The Arden 9 - Results

 Provisional results for The Arden 9 held on Sunday 17th June can be found here:Arden 9 Provisional Results 2018Congratulations to everyone who competed on Sunday. We had PB's, course records demolished, great team competitions, cake and ice cream. Full Results including a write up on the astonishing new course record ...

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Wellbeing Officer

Knowle & Dorridge have elected Katie Price as the club's first Wellbeing Officer. The Wellbeing Officer role has a dual function; Signposting and Liasion.  The Wellbeing Officer is not expected to treat club members but will be a confidential signposter for members who may need support with physical or mental health difficulties.  The ...

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National Road Relay Championships - Men's Team 49th / Club 46th

There are 1365 registered athletics clubs in England. In a brilliant display of team work, humour, dedication and the K&D culture our Men's team delivered a brilliant result against the very best athletes in England (and Wales). Firstly, a massive thank you to Dave Carbutt and Ainsley Wainwright. Both men stepped ...

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Your 2018 K&D Awards Winners...

Ladies and Gentlemen it is an honour to present to you the 2018 K&D Awards Winners. We are incredibly proud of the achievements of the club this year. We actually hate having to single people out from all the brilliant members of our club. We want to thank you all for ...

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Club Kit Instore at Helix Sports, Dorridge

Hurrah! Our new batch of club kit has arrived in store at Helix Sports in Dorridge. You can pick it up from this afternoon (31st Oct). People with reservations will find their orders saved for them. Apologies about the delays. Both ourselves and Helix have been chasing on an almost ...

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K&D RC Appoint Hannah England, World Championship Silver Medallist, as Director of Running

Knowle & Dorridge Running Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah England as Director of Running. Hannah England won a silver medal in the 2011 Daegu World Championships 1500m. Ranked 15th All-Time in the UK over 1500m Hannah brings an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge to the ever-growing ...

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Run Leader Tops - Presented by Helix Sport, Dorridge

It is a pleasure to be able to once again thank our friends at Helix Sport for their support and passion for what we do at K&D. Helix Sport have very kindly helped the club to deliver some some fantastic new kit for our trained run leaders. The bright tops ...

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Sponsor Announcement: Xact Homes

Knowle & Dorridge Running Club are pleased to announce the official launch of our Sponsorship with Xact Homes. Xact Homes have kindly offered to sponsor the club for 2017. As a local firm Xact Homes understand community and working in partnership with them we hope to be able to expand our club's offerings to the ...

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Monday Night Speed Sessions

I feel the need... ...the need for speed. Monday Night Speed Sessions A reminder that Ladies Captain Kathy Bailey organises a speed session every Monday night for those athletes looking to put a little more speed into their legs. The speed session is suitable for all and will mostly focus on interval work at ...

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Wednesday Led Sessions

Our Wednesday club runs will always be led by members who have completed Leadership in Running Courses who will provide you with advice and guidance on your running and make sure you have someone to run with. Whilst our leaders are qualified please keep in mind they are volunteers and not professional ...

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Tempo Running

In our training schedules you'll find references to lots of different types of running, such as tempo running, fartleks, interval training and hill repeats which may be new to you or maybe you just need a refresher about what they all mean. In a series of articles over the coming months, club ...

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    Training: 24th Sept - 3rd Oct

    Warming you up for Half and Marathon Season...

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    Whatsapp Doc

    K&D Men have a Whatsapp group for organising:

    Road Relay Teams
    Sunday Long Runs
    XC Meetings
    Tuesday and Thursday Night (Sub 21 Min parkrunner) Training
    Etc. Etc.

    If you would like adding to the Whatsapp group please email with your phone number and he'll add you.

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    #runandtalk - Oct 10th

    K&D's Wellbeing Officer Katie Price is co-ordinating our participation in #runandtalk.
    Twice a year England Athletics ask people to get out for a jog or run with friends, family or colleagues and have a chat to support Time to Talk Day and World Mental Health Day. 

    There is no pressure to discuss your innermost thoughts, our training session will still be the same hard work, but #runandtalk is an acknowledgment that the club is here to support everyone's wellbeing.

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    Weekend Recap: 2:01:39

    Sunday saw Eliud Kipchoge transcend the marathon and perform meta-physical feats in Berlin. If you haven't seen it yet then set aside two hours, one minute and thirty-nine seconds of your day. His words after becoming the first person to run under 2 hours for a marathon?

    "I am grateful".

    Worcester 10k:

    I couldn't find the results as of 8pm on Sunday. Will update you as soon as I find a link. In the meantime look at these lovely people modelling their new tshirts:

    Brueton parkrun:
    Gareth Wainwright continued his run of low seventeens with a 17:13 at Brueton followed by Chris Morgan in 17:43 and Jack Bristow in 17:44. Three K&D men running sub-18 as they warm up for the Road Relays. Flick Sharp popped under 21 to lead the women and finish first woman overall. Flick led home Kerry Ann Thompson who again ran 22:20 and Jane Hunt for 23:43.

    Massive congratulations to Pete Makepeace who's marathon training is paying off. Pete ran a superb new parkrun PB of 19:17.

    Kerry Ann Thompson made it 6 PB's in 6 parkrun's. Superb. Look at that magic:

    15/09/2018 424 85 22:20 67.16% PB  
    08/09/2018 423 76 22:28 66.77% PB  
    01/09/2018 422 74 22:36 66.37% PB  
    18/08/2018 420 64 22:48 65.79% PB  
    11/08/2018 419 68 22:56 65.41% PB  
    04/08/2018 418 90 23:05 64.98% PB  

    Coventry parkrun:
    Simon Battson took on War Memorial park and clocked 25:46.

    Greenock parkrun:
    Home of Greenock Morton FC and for this week Anthony Dutton. Anthony sprinkled a bit of green and gold magic as he ran 19:58.

    Walsall Arboretum parkrun:
    More lung fun for Darren John as he ran 21:20. Meanwhile Kate Marsh continued her return from a foot niggle running 26:16.

    Waterstown parkrun:
    I think Waterstown was featured in the Mel Gibson 'epic' Waterworld.  Brian Corr splashed round in 22:42. We'll be checking for gills on Wednesday.

    Burnham & Highbridge parkrun:
    Two for one? Steve Marks ran 32:42 at one or the other.

    Sutton parkrun:
    A new local favourite parkrun for our club members as new local favourite Phil Wood explored Sutton park this week. Phil ran 23:06.

    Lymington Woodside parkrun:
    Karen Ratcliffe ran 27:09 for her first time at Lymington Woodside.

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    Weekend Recap: Late. Oops.

    Apologies champs. Running later than a drunken alligator. 

    Great North Run:
    Just behind Mo Farah four of our K&D besties beasted the Great North Run. Martin Dedicoat led the way in 1:34:26, Adam O'Nions ran 1:39:08, Mark Ramsay clocked 1:50:07 and Kevin Tomkinson rocked his way round in 2:12:31. Top Running Chaps!

    Brueton parkrun:
    Gareth Wainwright and Jane Evans went 1-2 for K&D. Gareth ran 17:24 to Jane's 18:41. Second K&D man was Paul Bentley in 18:46 and third was Pete Makepeace, just missing his PB in 19:33. Behind Jane Evans, Kerry Ann Thompson ran a superb 22:28 and Louise Bell clocked 23:41.

    Kerry's 22:38 was a new PB. High Five. That was Kerry's 5th PB in a row. Wowzers. She was joined by Lynsey Drakeley in 27:43. Top work ladies.

    Leamington parkrun:
    Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell ticked Leamington off her bucket list with a 30:26.

    Worcester parkrun: 
    Phil Wood ran 23:02 down Worcester way.

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