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.
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!
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.
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.
George de Bolla opened up his HM season with a 1:24:42. Quick.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Paul Jeffrey found himself up North and ran 34:26 in beautiful Durham.
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.
K&D's Nordic Import ran 21:09 at the Irish parkrun as she warms up for London.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.Click to Read More...
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.Click to Read More...
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.
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).
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.
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.