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 your brilliant contributions and congratulate you on your continued development as runners, club members and a community.
The following people have done some wonderful things this year. We are very humbled by their achievements and proud to present them as your 2018 award winners:
Fastest Male Athlete: Chris Sharp
Fastest Female Athlete: Jane Evans
Most Improved Male: Jack Whitehouse
Most Improved Female: Rosie Marsh
Most Inspiring: Jan Hornby & Frances Ramsden
Chairman's Award: Colin McCallum
Most Committed: Paul Winwood
Team of the Year: 0-3s Claire Deeley and Tracey Davies
Club Person of the Year: Sarah Connors
Special mention to the Club Person of the Year Nominees: Amanda Crees, Paul Winwood, Rosie Marsh, Tracy Davies, Claire Deeley and Sarah Connors.
Thank you all for a fantastic 2017/18 season. We look forward to what 2018/19 brings!Click to Read More...
Thank you to Katie Price for the first batch of K&D Awards 2018 Photo's.Click to Read More...
Sussex 36 Mile Ultra Report from Max Mladenovic:
With the Comrades 56 mile 'marathon' now less than 100 days away it was time to venture into the unknown and take on my first Ultra.
Somewhat concerned by the race description as 'strenuous effort', the elevation profile of 5,840ft of ascent and with Kevin 'The Beast' Boake's advice to 'run as much of it as you can' ringing in my ears I arrive in Eastbourne for the EnduranceLife 34 mile South Coast off-road Ultra. With a weather forecast of snow showers, windchill of -7C, and strong winds this was going to be way out of my comfort zone to put it mildly.Click to Read More...
Dame Kelly wanted to say thank you for the warm welcome you gave her on Tuesday night. As a follow up she wanted to share this video with the club that captures some of the great advice and information Dame Kelly Holmes shared with the club.
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Congratulations to Max Mladenovic who completed his first ever Ultra. Max is on a mission training for Comrades in South Africa and as part of his training completed the ultra in siberian like conditions. He still ran in shorts though. Nobbly Knees galore going red raw in the cold.
Max completed the Endurance Life Sussex 36 mile Ultra in 5:56.
Hampton Court Half:
With snow causing a raft of cancellations around the country one of the only runs that survived was the Hampton Court Half. Of course K&D were represented there.
Simon Bentley enjoyed a strong 1:22:25 run in dodgy conditions and a day after spending hours in Sutton Park in the bitter cold. Impressive as he returns to his blisteringly fast ways. The long suffering protege of Simon's, Rachel Aston skated round in 1:57:33. They were followed by Amanda Crees who forgot her K&D buff in the big freeze but still managed a 2:22:48.
Brueton surprisingly escaped the big freeze. It's ability to become soggy even in mild conditions can be a pain at freezing point but our runners were able to get a good, if bracing, run out. With 24 K&D runners in Sutton numbers were down but they were led round by Paul Bentley in 19:22. Behind him Lloyd Barton and Steve Armstrong made welcome appearances on the K&D podium. Lloyd clocked 21:34, just pipping Steve in 21:38.
Flick Sharp made another welcome return, enjoying her first post-baby K&D topper. Dipping under 24 Flick ran a 23:58 to take the headlines. Continuing the baby theme Mary Heald pushed her's to a 24:26. Sarah Cattell rounded out the top 3 in 24:35.
There was a PB for Gareth Lloyd on his third parkrun - running 30:17. He can now start eyeing that 30 min barrier with intent! Just behind Gareth was Kelly Cridland, on her second parkrun she ran 32:12. Well done team!
Pre-Hampton Court Half we found Amanda Crees making the pilgrimage to Bushy. Amanda ran 30:14 at the spiritual home of parkrun.
Simon Battson swapped his usual KIngsbury home for Coventry. He ran 25:47.
Cannon Hill parkrun:
Ainsley Wainwright ran a very swift 20:52 at Cannon Hill.
Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell made a trip to the land of Shrews. She clocked 28:45.Click to Read More...
With your base work for winter now complete (all those 10k's build general aerobic strength) we're now getting specific. These sessions might make you want to be sick on someone's front lawn... but they'll also fine tune you for those PB's in the Spring and Summer. Last week's 5x1 mile was just a nice Hors d'oeuvre...Click to Read More...