White Peaks Marathon:
Despite it being trails and hills Richard Dixon ran the White Peaks Marathon in a superb 3 hours 3 minutes. It bodes well for Dobby that he can crack out that kind of pace on the trails and puts him in a superb place for summer off the back of an 8 week programme. He's earned a good nap.
Chester Half Marathon:
Nick Woolley put himself =2 with Chris Morgan on the K&D Half Marathon 2019 list with a super PB of 1:17:38. With a whole host of guys still to go for a fast half it'll be an interesting end of year list.
Penny Taylor, Gail Partridge and Alicia Calvert took the short jaunt down to Worcester for their Half Marathon. They chased Neil Draycott round (who ran 1:41:54). We've told them about chasing all the boys before. Gail was closest to Neil, running 2:28:19, Lissy ran 2:29:19 and Penny Clocked 2:33:51. Sterling stuff from this week's cover stars.
Down to the Wyre 10k
We support any race that is willing to Pun. Top work Down to the Wyre organisers. K&D salute you. Dynamic Duo, Kathy Bailey and Jude Mansfield took 1st and 2nd in their age group's (Surely they're both 21-25?) while Stephen Ray took 2nd in his (Over 65's?).
Sorry Stephen! Jason Pitcher's 48:33 saw him across the line first for K&D as he pipped Stephen (Male 55+) who ran 50:22. Kathy Bailey ran 53:23, Jude Mansfield recorded a 53:26 and Lynsey Drakeley finished in 1:12:48 and Samantha Edgington warmed up for KFR2019 with a 1:15:45.
*Copy, Paste* Gareth Wainwright ran 17:13 (of course he did). Darren John ran mid 18's (18:32, of course he did). and Habib Farazmand picked up another PB of 18:34 after recently joining out Tue & Thurs group (of course he did).
Siobhan Cotter ran 22:28, Louise Bell ran 23:04 and Kate Marsh ran 25:14. At least the K&D women can be relied on for some variety!
Alan Marshall ran a PB of 24:38 (Thank you Marshall), while David John ran a course PB of 31:21.
Sherlock and Turner, everyone's new favourite ITV detective show, ran 29:01 and 35:53 at Coventry parkrun. I hope they're investigating Coventry's crime of a Ring Road.
Pete Austin pitched up in Redditch to nip under 21 min (20:50).
Kingsbury Water parkrun:
Following his inaugral run at Brueton Simon Battson returned to his home territory of Kingsbury to run 24:13.
Steven Whatmore is searching for Sub-18 this summer. It's a documentary that'll no doubt feature at Cannes next yr. He'll have to wait. His 18:05 just shy of his target. It'll happen though.
Danny Malone ran 18:34 and found himself third at Bideford. BidiThird?
Kev Tomkinson and Alison Giblin continued their Tour de Midlands with a 27:03 and 29:55 at Bedworth parkrun.
KFR2019 Results to follow on Tues or whenever we can get the Results Gophers to stop crying.Click to Read More...
Hey K&D, See below for your random K&D Arden 9 Teams.
Teams have been assigned by when you told me you were running. So it's pot luck who you have. Apart from Team A who will be trying to retain our Arden 9 Team Title. Repping the B93 postcode.
All other teams will be entered into the highly sought after K&D Knowle Fun Run Battle Royale.
If you're name's not on the list... I'm sorry. I've either missed your message or in the case of Stephen Ray the timing company noticed you were the odd one left over on the list!
|Paul||BENTLEY||Knowle & Dorridge RC A|
|Darren||JOHN||Knowle & Dorridge RC A|
|David||Carbutt||Knowle & Dorridge RC A|
|GARETH||WAINWRIGHT||Knowle & Dorridge RC A|
|Keith||WHITEHEAD||Knowle & Dorridge RC B|
|Linda||WHITEHEAD||Knowle & Dorridge RC B|
|John||GARSIDE||Knowle & Dorridge RC B|
|Andrew||CONNORS||Knowle & Dorridge RC B|
|Karen||RATCLIFFE||Knowle & Dorridge RC C|
|Amanda||O'LEARY||Knowle & Dorridge RC C|
|Kay||ADENIPEKUN||Knowle & Dorridge RC C|
|Kate||MARSH||Knowle & Dorridge RC C|
|Katie||PRICE||Knowle & Dorridge RC D|
|Nigel||FOSTER||Knowle & Dorridge RC D|
|Steve||ARMSTRONG||Knowle & Dorridge RC D|
|Lianne||LE SWANN||Knowle & Dorridge RC D|
|Max||GIMSON||Knowle & Dorridge RC E|
|Caroline||PARK||Knowle & Dorridge RC E|
|Samantha||EDGINTON||Knowle & Dorridge RC E|
|Greg||TURNER||Knowle & Dorridge RC E|
|Richard||LISIECKI||Knowle & Dorridge RC F|
|Robert||STEWART||Knowle & Dorridge RC F|
|Graham||EDWARDS||Knowle & Dorridge RC F|
|Gary||WELSH||Knowle & Dorridge RC F|
|Paul||JEFFREY||Knowle & Dorridge RC G|
|Janice||LISIECKI||Knowle & Dorridge RC G|
|Adeba||JAMA||Knowle & Dorridge RC G|
|Kerry||WHITEHILL||Knowle & Dorridge RC G|
|Mark||WILSON RAMSAY||Knowle & Dorridge RC H|
|Mark||GALE||Knowle & Dorridge RC H|
|Mike||DURKIN||Knowle & Dorridge RC H|
|Steve||MARKS||Knowle & Dorridge RC H|
It's almost time...
Sunday 16th June. The Arden 9 Road Race is B.A.C.K.
Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club kindly provide most the marshalls around the course but we'll need lots of K&D support on the day. 95% of the roles are before or after the race meaning you can still run. We'll only ask you to do one job.
If you aren't running and want to help your club by volunteering for a core role we'd be super grateful. Details will go out in the next couple of weeks via email to all club members.Click to Read More...
The sun was shining on Sunday for our inaugural attempt at the Cotswold Hilly 100! For those of you who may not know, the event is a relay race of 10 x 10(ish) mile legs which starts and ends in Stratford working its way up and down the hills of the Cotswolds in the process. Each leg is run in turn using pre-issued instructions and maps, starting at the crack of dawn and finishing half a day later.
Jude Mansfield took the red-eye leg to get things started at 6am and set the tone for a fantastic day of running (she even ran back to the start of her leg to warm down). The baton was passed successfully between all of the first 7 legs, even if there were a couple of near misses (Flick still getting changed when Rob came through and Tim pocketing the baton against the wishes of some marshalls). Leg 8 was a mass start to ensure we finished within the allocated cut off time and was won by Torsten. Big Kev brought us home in a total time of 12 hours and 29 minutes (plus or minus a couple of minutes), and the fact no one got lost (including a team with Andy C in) made it an even greater achievement!
A summary of each leg is below:
The post run drinks and curry involved a game of Hilly Top Trumps which created friendly debate over who had the hardest leg, steepest elevation gain or highest heart rate (Kev trying to pocket all 3).
Overall, we all had a huge amount of fun with the event well and truly living up to its name and are already looking forward to taking part again next year. Hopefully we can get a few more teams together and rival Kenilworth and Spa Striders who entered 7 teams each! Let me know if you are interested in getting involved next year and more details will follow about the 2020 event once they are released.
Thanks again to those who ran and helped to organise logistics and made the event possible, as we have been looking to do this for a number of years without ever getting it off the ground.
Chris SharpClick to Read More...
European Triathlon Age Group Champs: Congratulations to Linda Whitehead who emerged from Denmark as European Age Group Triathlon Champion in her Age Group. Keith took bronze as they both enjoyed beautiful Denmark while representing GB as age group athletes.
It wouldn't be a Whitehead outing without trying the medical facilities and our Linda did her best to chat up the handsome Danish Dr's while they treated her for cuts and grazes.
Keith and Linda proudly donned their GBR Tri-suits as they took on European opposition and everyone at K&D would like to pass on our congratulations.
Market Drayton 10k:
Famous for it's Gingerbread Men, Market Drayton 10k was a 2,500+ sell out again. The two John's (Randall and Garside) repped the K&D Massive. Johnny R ran 39:08 and Johnny G clocked a pre-Birthday 45:29
Katie Price took on the 13.1 miles of historic Lichfield running 2:09:41
A perculiar day at parkrun as decent conditions were juxtaposed by unusually slowish-times for the front runners. Some day's just aren't quick for whatever reason.
George de Bolla consolidated his recent strong running though with a 2nd place overall and 1st K&D'er in 18:10 while Chris Morgan cruised to 18:29 and Darren John ran 18:34. K&D had 6 of the first 10 runners.
Flick Sharp eased herself back into post-marathon quick stuff with a 20:38, while Siobhan Cotter and Jane Hunt battled it out to a 22:47 and 23:03.
Congratulations to Emily King on her 25 volunteer milestone.
Carly Mitchell, fresh from her recent debut ran 31:40 for a PB on her second time at Brueton while Sandra Boot improved her own recent PB to 26:53. Simon Battson made his first ever Brueton appearance - swapping KInsbury for Brueton. Steve McDonald ran 18:40 for a great new PB while Habib Farazmand, who's recently joined the Tuesday and Thursday group clocked 18:51 for shiny new welcome to K&D PB.
South Manchester parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright took advantage of a weekend visiting Wainwright Brother #3 to run a fast 16:55
The Giblin and Tomkinson Tour de parkrun continues as Alison ran 31:48 and Kevin clocked 25:35
Torbay Velo parkrun:
David John continued to pepper 30 minutes with a 30:29
Arrow Valley parkrun:
Richard Dixon and Caroline Park were both to be found in Reddith this weekend as Richard ran 18:28 and Caroline clocked a swift 23:05 (just 2 sec off her all time PB).
Cannon Hill parkrun:
Dave Carbutt ran a cracking 18:16 at Cannon Hill. It was also the final appearance of Johnny Bellman, who moves to Bourneville Harriers due to relocating to that side of the city. We wish him the best of luck with his new club. He bowed out with a 19:30.
Walsall Arboretum parkrun:
Jude Mansfield took a trip to the home of Hayley Carruthers and ran 25:27.
Long Eaton parkrun:
Forest fan James Taylor was back near his spiritual homeland and ran 19:16.
Also returning to their homeland was Gary Welsh who's Scottish return included a 23:10 parkrun in Edinburgh.
Hafan Pwllheli parkrun:
Janice Lisiecki ran 28:13 at the most ridiculously named parkrun i've had to report on in 4 years.
If you would like to be part of K&D's Knowle Fun Run Teams (of 4) please put your name down on the shared document below:
Please only put your name and event down AFTER entering.Click to Read More...