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Wochenende Rekapitulieren: Berlin, Ben Nevis, Nottingham, Trailffest

Berlin Marathon: Three of K&D's finest, Chris Sharp, Simon Bentley and Torsten Roesler took part in the fast and flat Berlin Marathon this weekend. No idea what is happening here but just look at the fear in Chris' eyes... Simon looks worryingly at ease in the German neck massage dungeon. Baljit Chohan also ...

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A Call for Thunder Buddies!

This year a team of K&D oddballs ran the 24 hour Thunder Run. Based in Catton just past Tamworth it is a Glastonbury for local running clubs. Entry opens for Thunder Run 2017 on October 10th. The event takes place on the weekend of the 22nd-23rd July 2017. As the event sells out ...

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An Ultra, A Baker, A Clif 10 Peaks Racer

Paul Baker recently ran the 56 Mile / 89 Km Clif 10 Peaks Ultra through the beautiful Brecon Beacons. He took time from his recovery to provide us with a fantastic write-up; including a Disney-esque Father, Son moment... A must read for anyone with an adventurous spirit and a little bit of ...

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Keith Whitehead: Five Year Journey to a GB Place

In September 2016 Keith Whitehead became the first Knowle & Dorridge athlete to earn the honour of representing his nation while a member of our club. He has kindly summed up his adventures with GBR on his chest. Congratulations Keith on representing yourself, our club and country with such commitment. ...

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Weekend Recap: The Maggs-nificent, Running parkrun & The Hills of Kenilworth Half

Greetings Pop Pickers, First off here is Dave & Ansel Collins' 1971 Number 1, the brilliant 'Double Barrel'. This is to be played in honour of The Maggs-nificent Darren Maggs; for completing his first Ultra on Aug 27th in 11:00:26.  Darren ran the challenging Thirty-Six mile St. Bedas Ultra in impressive fashion ...

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Club Social: Nutrition with Dave Cripps

Knowle & Dorridge RC Present... Nutrition with Dave Cripps The Red Lion 22nd September 2016 £10 A Club Social with a Fish + Chip Supper Dave Cripps is a strength and conditioning coach, notably at Leicester Tigers, where he developed multiple championship winning and international rugby players (including Dan Cole, Tom Youngs, Ben Youngs and Tom ...

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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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Thunder Buddies! Thunder Run 24 - Hotter than Hell and Twice as Hilly

Thunder Run 24, the now iconic twenty-four hour relay in the Derbyshire countryside took place again this weekend. 2,500 idiots running around in circles of absurd steep hills, exposed ridges and technical trails from midday Saturday to midday Sunday. This year Thunder Run seemed to move location from the Derbyshire ...

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Arden 9: Results & Photos

...and another year of The Arden 9 is complete. The fifth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League was hosted by Knowle & Dorridge Running Club and supported fantastically by Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club. Without the support of Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club this race couldn't be staged so our thanks go out to ...

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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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Club Buffs now available

Club Buffs now available.  £7.00 each Please contact Club Secretary Sally if you would like one on sally.anderson@hotmail.co.uk

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    Wochenende Rekapitulieren: Berlin, Ben Nevis, Nottingham, Trailffest

    Berlin Marathon:

    Three of K&D's finest, Chris Sharp, Sim14469676_10153766152355933_3314299884853849180_non Bentley and Torsten Roesler took part in the fast and flat Berlin Marathon this weekend. No idea what is happening here but just look at the fear in Chris' eyes...

    Simon looks worryingly at ease in the German neck massage dungeon.

    Baljit Chohan also appeared in Germany according to the official results.

    Chris Sharp ran 2:38:53
    Torsten Roesler ran 2:57:07
    Baljit Chohan 3:17:18
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    Simon Bentley hit 30k in 2:04 however did not finish; we hope he was taking the sensible option and it isn't anything too painful. Get a couple of early Oktoberfest beers down you captain, we'll call them medicinal.

    Here is Torsten introducing the guys to his big brother.

    Ben Nevis Ultra

    Continuing our recent trend of the K&D members going a bit wild is news of Phil Elwell doing the Ben Nevis Ultra - 40 miles round Ben Nevis in 7:39 ; 2nd year he has done this race. Because 40 miles isn't hard enough, you might as well throw a mountain in there too.

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    Midland Area Road Relays - Sutton Park 24th Sept Results

    The Autumn Midland Area Road Relays were held this weekend in their spiritual home of Sutton Park.
    Our Senior Men's team were 33rd overall.  A good showing with several injuries and foreign marathons interrupting the men's team. The splits were as follows:
    19:54 - Joe Read
    20:30 - Pat Moss
    21:05 - Pete Grime
    21:09 - Tim Price
    21:48 - Kirk Giles
    21:54 - Rich Dixon
    Current Stand-in Captain Tim's verdict? Windy and warm - traffic chaos in the park".

    Our Ladies team were a very impressive 44th overall. Their splits were:

    21:24 - Lindsay Dalby
    19:34 - Anna Perry
    19:25 - Emma Donnelly
    19:46 - Kathy Bailey
    Really strong running from all the ladies. Both men's and ladies teams were consistent across all the legs. Top running team.

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    Captain Sensible Says: Be Safe, Be Seen.

    Summer's Over. Get back in your winter clothes you hippies.

    It is that time of year again when our Club runs begin to finish in the dark.

    Please remember you must wear bright, preferably flourescent tops.

    Anyone not following this notice runs the risk of a) being hit by a car that cannot see you in the dark or b) being made to wear one of our super-stinky, rarely washed high viz vests as punishment. Whichever option is worse.

    No pretending to be a ninja in all black clothing please. You only put yourself and other teammates in a needlessly dangerous position.

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    A Call for Thunder Buddies!

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    This year a team of K&D oddballs ran the 24 hour Thunder Run. Based in Catton just past Tamworth it is a Glastonbury for local running clubs.

    Entry opens for Thunder Run 2017 on October 10th.

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    Club Social: Nutrition with Dave Cripps + Dinner

    Evening Runners.

    Below is the final call for ticket purchase online for our club social. Come see how everyone looks when they are wearing normal people clothes. It's well weird. Tickets will stop being sold online on Wednesday 21st September at 6:00pm. You get food and a talk for a tenner. You get to see people in jeans. You get to learn how to be healthy then eat fish & chips. Sorted. Here's all the details:

    Knowle & Dorridge RC Present...

    Nutrition with Dave Cripps

    The Red Lion
    22nd September 2016
    £10

    A Club Social with a Fish + Chip Supper

    Dave Cripps is a strength and conditioning coach, notably at Leicester Tigers, where he developed multiple championship winning and international rugby players (including Dan Cole, Tom Youngs, Ben Youngs and Tom Croft). Dave Cripps is a key member of local strength and conditioning experts Coalition Performance.

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