Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


Individual Coaching with Hannah England & Jonny Davies

Are you looking for support and advice going through 2019? Looking to supplement your K&D training? While we as a club can offer more generalised training and specialised support on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Sub 21 parkrunners with Coach Colin we appreciate you may need more individually tailored support at other ...

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Change of Venue - 13th March 2019

CHANGE OF VENUE - Wednesday 13 March 2019Please note that we have been offered a trial meeting venue at the Four Ashes Golf Centre next week.  This is because St. Philips is due for demolition in the next couple of months.The SGM will be postponed to Wed 20th March. Training ...

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K&D Awards Do with Holly Rush - 1st May 2019

K&D RC are pleased to host our 2019 Annual Awards. After a record breaking 2018-19 season K&D are delivering a jamboree to celebrate your achievements. We will be joined by the superb Holly Rush.With a 2:37 marathon PB Holly, who has represented GB, has moved onto the trails and Ultra scene. Her ...

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New Committee Members Required - AGM

Having served the club with distinction for the last two years or more the following members will be stepping down from the committee at the AGM on the 10th April:Torsten Roesler - Men's Team Captain( Proposed replacement by Chris Sharp) Jo Hitchcock - Run Leader CoordinatorSteve Pensom - Committee MemberWhere ...

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SGM - Membership Fee Proposal - 13th March

Dear All K&D'ers,Following the club committee meeting on 30/01/2019 the club committe have called an SGM for the 13th March 2018 after training is concluded. The purpose of this SGM is to put the issue of membership fees to the club body. The membership fee of £35 has stood since ...

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Warwickshire XC Champs: K&D Women Grab County Bronze

Women's Race: It was a great day for K&D's women as they stormed to their first ever team medal at county level. K&D's women's previous best was a 7th place in 2015 but it is testament to their development and team work that they take home a superb Bronze.Led, literally ...

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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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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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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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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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    Weekend Recap: Racing All Over

    Oundle 20:
    20 miles for Paul Winwood and Paul O'Donnell at the Oundle 20 as they warm up for marathon season. Paul of the O'Donnel variety ran 3:01:38 while Paul of the Winwood variety ran 3:07:37.

    Notts 20 Miler:
    Three Amigos took on 20 miles round Nottingham as Catherine Sherlock, Anna Bousfield and Sam Morgan all ran within 60 seconds of each other. They ran 3:38:18/3:38:56 and 3:38:58. I'll leave you to guess who put a sprint in at the end.

    Lisbon Half:
    Jan Hornby (2:42:48), Amanda Marklew (2:42:49) ran Lisbon Half. As did Penny... but I couldn't find her in the results. If anyone has her result please let us know!

    Stafford Half:
    Louise Kemp took on her first half and ran herself the superb time of 2:22. Nice and easy to remember!

    Eton Dorney Half:
    Flick and Chris Sharp celebrated their 6yr anniversary (congrats!) by doing what all good running couples do. Racing. Chris, ever the gent, paced Flick to the London 2020 Championship Qualifying time of 1:29. Though we're sure she'd have gone faster without having to drag him round. Although you obviously don't have to run London if you qualify, a Championship Start is seen as the dream of many a runner. It's 1:15 for senior men, 1:30 for senior women.

    Reading Half:
    Rachel Gifford and Jess Woolley warmed up for the spring racing season with a pair of swift HM times. Rachel made it London Marathon 2020 Championship Start Qualifier #2 of the weekend with a super 1:26:04. Jess Woolley will be starting to eye the 1:30 standard as she ran 1:34:30.

    Hampton Court Palace Half:
    Amanda Crees and Katie Price checked out the local manor in Hampton and came away with a good couple of HM times running 2:21:39 for Amanda an an excellent 2:00:52 for Katie.

    Bath Half:
    George de Bolla opened up his HM season with a 1:24:42. Quick.

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    Weekend recap: Part 1 - Poli-Moly

    With the K&D massive all over the place this weekend the first part of your weekend round up will be parkrun-centric with a non-5k roundup following tomorrow. Probably. If the results gophers don't explode with excitement.

    Brueton parkrun:
    Gary Polihill continued his PB-Spree making it 6 PB's in 7 weeks. Gary has gone from 18:41 down to 17:45. He's been a regular at Cross Country and Tues/Thur's Sub-21 min parkrunner training and is enjoying the benefits.
    Gary closed down on K&D's king of consistency Gareth Wainwright who ran 17:34. Chris Morgan rounded out the K&D Three with an 18:20.

    Mary Heald ran 22:09 with buggy and despite the wind-resistance finished first K&D woman on the day. She held off Kerry Ann Thompson who ran a smart 22:54. Kerry Whitehill made a welcome podium return with a 27:02.

    Joining the PB party bus driven by PB Polhill is Sarah Barker who ran 29:52. Top PB'ing Barker!

    Cardiff parkrun:
    A parkrun known for the high quality field it puts out, Max Gimson ran 19:37.... and finished 67th. Blimey.

    Old Deer parkrun:
    Two of our favourite Old Deers clocked 30:06 and 30:18. Katie Price and Amanda Crees were warming up for Hampton Court Half on the Sunday.

    Coventry parkrun:
    Three of K&D's finest trotted over to Coventry as Mike Durkin, Stephen Ray and Kevin Tomkinson all ran Memorial park. Mike led them round in 21:56, Stephen clocked 23:16 and Kev enjoyed a leisurely 29:31.

    Cannock Chase parkrun:
    Wild winds for wild child Jude Mansfield who ran the numerically lovely 27:27.

    Arrow Valley parkrun:
    Jack Whitehouse is challenging Gary PB Polhill for the title of most PB's in the last few weeks. Jack ran an excellent PB of 20:40. Running under 21 minutes for the first time.

    Cannon Hill parkrun:
    Three. It's the magic number. An absurdly fast Cannon Hill parkrun (Male Winner, 15:39. Female Winner, 16:21) also saw three K&D Muskateers do battle. Steve McDonald (28:01), Johnny Bellman (28:38) and Steve Marks (40:54) all saw the fireworks.

    Durham parkrun:
    Paul Jeffrey found himself up North and ran 34:26 in beautiful Durham.

    Wootton parkrun:
    Jane Evans, on a women's weekend away took the overall win. Despite being fuelled by Prosecco, or possibly because she was fuelled by Prosecco, Jane Evans clocked 20:21 to win by 1 minute and 20 seconds.

    Kingsbury Water parkrun:
    Simon Battson's 24:51 saw him round the picturesque lakeside parkrun.

    Ballincollig parkrun:
    K&D's Nordic Import ran 21:09 at the Irish parkrun as she warms up for London.

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    Venue Feedback & SGM

    Thanks for your support trialling Four Ashes Golf (not Cricket) Club last night. After I forgot where we were in the pre-run brief you all helped massively as we adapted to new surroundings. Other than us being a bit noisey (clearly you were all very excited) it seemed to go well but if you have any feedback on the venue please email

    The committee will consider feedback and announce plans asap.

    SMG will now take place on the 20th in the Church Hall. If you wish to enter a proxy vote please do so via

    You'll need to sign in on the night. The floor will be opened to discussion on the matter of raising the membership fee by £3 to £38 and voted upon. I won't keep bringing the deal back for meaningful votes like a certain PM I promise.

    Membership for 2019/20 season will then be opened from 9am on Thu 21st March at whatever price (£35 or £38) the club approves.

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    Reminder: Training Tonight @ Four Ashes Gold Club 13th March

    Please note that we have been offered a trial meeting venue at the Four Ashes Golf Centre next week.  This is because St. Philips is due for demolition in the next couple of months.

    The SGM will be postponed to Wed 20th March. Training will still be a case of meet at 7:15, run at 7:30pm.

    I would encourage everyone to car share, run/walk to the golf- centre as car users need to use the Adventure Golf Car park  which is on the right hand side of the drive as you drive up . This has circa 30 car parking spaces and you cannot park on the drive leading up to the club house so we need to maximize the space available, Please DO NOT use the main car park as this is for the golfers.

    Make your way into the Club house, and we will meet in the Bar which is on the left as you enter. Please stay nearby the bar area as there are personal training sessions taking in  place in the room at the far end and we do not want to cause any disruption.

    The Adventure car park is not lit due to nearby houses but has a security camera monitored by the golf range staff.Please pass this on to anyone who may not have access to the website to avoid people turning up at the wrong place. Further updates will be provided post the trial so keep an eye out on the website.

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    Weekend Recap: Mountains out of Polhill's

    Inter Counties XC Champs/World Cross Country Championships Trials:

    Congratulations to Jane Evans and Rachel Gifford who represented Warwickshire with aplomb over the weekend. Taking on the countries top athletes Jane and Rachel delivered excellent results in the final cross country race of the year. Jane finished 71st and Rachel 149th wearing the colours of Warwickshire. Our ladies made up 2 of the 8 Warwickshire athletes who finished a superb 9th overall. Congratulations Jane and Rachel.

    Vitality Big Half:

    Mo Farah took on most the BBC coverage but two K&D's were following in his arm-warmer wake as Darryl Wilkes ran 1:53:29 and Elisabeth Robery finished in 2:15:59.

    Brueton parkrun:

    Gary Polhill was man of the morning as he became the latest K&D man to join the Sub-18 Brueton parkrun club. With a strong field Gary looked stong throughout and ran a supber 17:49 for a big old PB. Gareth Wainwright took first K&D'er home leading the train in 17:09 before Gary stormed across the line and Rob Michaelson-Yeates cruised round in 18:00.

    K&D's women we're headed up by Club Person of the Year nominee Mary Heald who ran 21:34 while Kerry Ann Thompson slipped under 23 in 22L58 and Jane Hunt was third in 23:53.

    Gary's PB stole the headlines but there were other PB's for Dawn Woolven in 28:32 and Paul O'Donnell (21:51).

    Leamington parkrun:

    Johnny Bellman took on the giant hill at Leamington at a casual pace running a 33:33. An excellent numerical time. Three is clearly the magic number.

    Arrow Valley parkrun:
    Jack Whitehouse loves a bit of Arrow Valley action as he ran other outright PB of 21:17.

    Sherwood Pines:
    Katie Price went in search of Robin of Loxley and found lots of men in (running) tights. At Sherwood Pines she ran 27:42.

    Belton House parkrun:
    Stephen Ray travelled to one of the beautiful National Trust parkruns and had a trott around the Grade 1 listed building originating in the 1680's. Stephen Ray ran 22:54.

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    Training: Marching Onward

    Hannah has us warming up for your 10k's, Marathon's and HM's. Except a progression from the runs we've been doing over winter.

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