Brueton parkrun: Wainwright showed no signs of tiredness from Thursday's track training as he ran a solid 17:36 at Brueton. He led a welcome return to speed for Tim Price who clocked a not to shabby 18:34. Both men making the most of K&D's Tuesday and Thursday sessions for those of you running 21 minutes and below. Speak to Darren, Rosie or Torsten if you fancy joining the fun. Paul Bentley rounded out the top-3 in 18:41.
Flick Sharp sits atop our ladies podium this week. She ran 22:17 to finish 6th K&D'er overall. She is joined by the ever excellent Jane Hunt who smashed out a 22:40 and Siobhan Cotter who ran 25:43 on her way back from injury.
Sunday Longrun's with 'The Lads' at 8:30 minutes a mile is paying off for Paul O'Donnell who cracked a new PB of 22:23. And congrats to Flick Sharp who joined the 50 club.
Forest of Dean parkrun:
The holiday tourism is rolling in now. Jan Hornby and Isabel Arthur embraced their inner tree-hugging with a 27:40 and 29:46.
We presume Johnny Bellman hasn't gone to Coventry for his summer hols. He did run 20:01 though.
Cannon Hill parkrun:
Cake with friends drew Darren John, Kate Marsh and Rob Stewart to Cannon Hill. An alternate 5.2k trail and grass course proved interesting as the normal route was off-limits due to other park based activities. Darren ran 20:21. Rob Stewart and Kate Marsh ran 27:57 and 27:58 - both taking it easy and victim of some narrow bottlenecks and bamboo. Treehuggers 3 & 4.
Richard Orriel went up't north to the tea shop capital of the world. He ran 21:27 in the lovely town of Harrogate.
Pete Makepeace continued his excellent marathon prep with a swift 21:20 over at Kingsbury. Treehugger 5.
Kevin Tomkinson is our tree-hugger #6 of the week as he ran 29:34 around the forest of Wyre.
Hannah Gibson made her parkrun debut! After several weeks superb running she popped up with a more than decent 23:06. Welcome to the cult...
As well as providing your training Hannah England is currently running for election to the European Athletes Commission. We wish her the best of luck and think she'd be an excellent voice for athletes at the European level. Good Luck Hannah!
You might like her less after another two weeks hard training though... 😀Click to Read More...
Hope you're all well and enjoying running in this beautiful sunshine!
I just wanted to send a big (and very belated!) thank you to those of you who sponsored our Triathlon last year. We were overwhelmed by everyone's generosity which helped raise an incredible £8575! With this we decided to purchase some equipment for the hospital where Joshua was treated which will help save the lives of other babies born sick or premature. We've only very recently presented the equipment to the hospital (it was purchased from Switzerland and took months to arrive and go through the NHS testing procedure!) so apologies this thank you has been a long time coming, but we thought you'd like to know how your donations were used.
Some of you may have already seen the article in the Arden Observer on Thursday (attached), but it tells you more about what your donations funded. The link is also here: https://solihullobserver.co.uk/editions/view/?/Solihull/2018/08/02&080.
Missing you all very much but balancing my (slow-paced) running, with pilates, swimming and cycling - hoping to see you back at club in the future, stronger than ever!
Lots of love and thanks again
Wahey. It's one of the best races of they year. The Midland Autumn Road Relays. Teams of 6 for the men and 4 for the women. The race is on 22nd Sept. The deadline for our teams in Monday 27th August.
Our 'A' teams will be picked on the best available athletes. We will enter as many teams as we have runners for though so if you and your friends want to enter as a team just let us know, otherwise RSPV to the Facebook event below and we'll include you in the squad and do our best to find everyone a team.Click to Read More...
Budapest Night Run Half:
The better of our pair of Maggs enjoyed a ladies weekend with her youngest sprog as they took to Budapest. The two Maggs ladies enjoyed their time in the Hungarian capital; taking in a leisurely run and enjoying the sights. Meanwhile Darren Maggs was skipping the end of his Sunday long run with the lads and getting the bus...
Paul Jeffrey ran 30:47 in Cairns parkrun in Australia. Amazing considering he'd have done it upside down in the Southern hemisphere.
European Age-Group Champ Jack Bristow (he now insists we call him that) went for broke on Sat at parkrun, going out faster than a cat with it's tail on fire. He blew up but still held on to finish first K&D'er in 18:27. Paul Bentley ran 19:06 to finish secon to Jack and Chris Morgan rounded out the top 3 for K&D with a comfortable 20:19.
Our women were led home by the ever-superb Jane Hunt. Jane ran an excellent 22:38. Jane was followed home by Jude Mansfield in 24:52 and Kate Marsh in 25:00.
Paul Winwood ran a smashing parkrun PB of 23:03. He should have gone faster though. He'd have gone under 23:00 then. His PB jamboree was joined by Gareth Lloyd in 27:47, Phil Wood who would woo with his 100th parkrun and a PB in 22:17 and Richard Orriel ran 21:21 for a numerically great PB.
Cov played host to Kevin Tomkinson on Saturday. A trot round for Kevin in 27:16.
Northern run for Ian Maidment as he traversed the length of the country to run 25:47. What's it like in the North? Do they have electricity yet?
Donny saw a dose of Katie Price on Saturday as 27:57 again up't Northern-way.
Exeter Riverside parkrun:
Fast and flat along the riverside in sunny Devon saw Elizabeth Williams clock a 26:13. Alongside Torbay Velopark parkrun about the only flat run in Devon!
Anthony Dutton led the charge like Coriolanus (that's a Shakespeare play and not me being rude about Anthony). Dutton ran 19:00. Karen Ratcliffe ran 26:45; the classiest performance in Stratford since Dame Maggie Smith was treading the boards in Macbeth.
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