Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


The Arden 9 - Provisional Results

 Provisional results for The Arden 9 held on Sunday 17th June can be found here: Arden 9 Provisional Results 2018 Congratulations to everyone who competed on Sunday. We had PB's, course records demolished, great team competitions, cake and ice cream. Full Results including a write up on the astonishing new course record ...

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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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Membership Renewal - Don't Risk WRRL Results Not Counting

Numbers are creeping up but there are still a significant number of runners who haven't paid their subs for 2018-19 yet. If you have any questions please email the club on Your membership ensures your Warwickshire Road Race League results are counted. If you don't renew you run the risk ...

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National Road Relay Championships - Men's Team 49th / Club 46th

There are 1365 registered athletics clubs in England. In a brilliant display of team work, humour, dedication and the K&D culture our Men's team delivered a brilliant result against the very best athletes in England (and Wales). Firstly, a massive thank you to Dave Carbutt and Ainsley Wainwright. Both men stepped ...

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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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Midland Men's 12 Stage Road Relays Results: Smashed It

It was one of the best days in K&D Men's history on Saturday as 12 brave arctic explorers battled the frozen conditions, snow blizzards and polar bears to finish a best-ever 13th at the Midland Road Relays and excluding 'B' teams the 9th Club overall in the Midlands.  Considering records show ...

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Club Kit Instore at Helix Sports, Dorridge

Hurrah! Our new batch of club kit has arrived in store at Helix Sports in Dorridge. You can pick it up from this afternoon (31st Oct). People with reservations will find their orders saved for them. Apologies about the delays. Both ourselves and Helix have been chasing on an almost ...

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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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Run Leader Tops - Presented by Helix Sport, Dorridge

It is a pleasure to be able to once again thank our friends at Helix Sport for their support and passion for what we do at K&D. Helix Sport have very kindly helped the club to deliver some some fantastic new kit for our trained run leaders. The bright tops ...

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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: parkruns in the sun

    Brueton parkrun: Chris Sharp's fast feet posed a fire risk over parched grass on Saturday. His 16:50 meaning Brueton needed a fire extinguisher on hand at the finish line. Behind him Gareth Wainwright ran a swift 17:25 - doing his best to create some breeze for the other runners while Michael Swann ran 18:46 for third K&D. Swan's can carry 4 1/2 Stone of Ice under their wings. Swan fact.

    Monica Green was our first K&D woman in 20:04. Hot Stuff! Flick Sharp followed in the sweaty footprints of Chris in 21:18. Jane Hunt sped to a 23:16, avoiding Chris' sweaty foot prints. Wise. Hunt Fact: Jane hunt's wild Pokemon in her spare time. She has a wild Charizard head mounted on her livingroom wall.

    Bushy parkrun:
    Week 2 of our stealthy K&D Bushy Takeover. It will be ours. Soooon. Jan Hornby (26:55),  Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell (27:32), Katie Price (29:43) and Caroline Edwards (30:32) laid down some secondary foundations. Next come's the turret...

    Stonehouse parkrun:
    The Whitehead's visited Stonehouse. A house. Made of Stone. Who'd have thought it! Novel. Killer Keith clocked 24:25 and Lovely Linda ran 29:09. The nicknames need some work.

    Kingsbury Water parkrun:
    Mmm water. A scarce commodity this summer. Anthony Dutton led our tour group round in 19:51. He carried a little flag like a Japanese tour guide in London. Kay Adenipekun was next up in 24:12, Paul Winwood ran 24:39, Karen Ratcliffe ran 26:26, Lissy Calvert clocked 31:13, Penny Taylor clocked off at 31:58 while Gail Partridge fell in a lake. Actually she ran 32:32.

    Perry Hall parkrun:
    The quietest Birmingham parkrun is a hidden gem. Steve Armstrong rolled up like a duke and dropped a 21:03.

    Stratford-Upon-Avon parkrun:
    Richard attacked the fast, flat SUA parkrun with 21:04 in the shadow of the RSC.

    Errdig parkrun:
    Errdig is a National Trust Home, famous for its tapestries. I was excited when I heard it was famous for is pastries. I am dissapointed. Pete Austin ran 21:08. We need more pastries.

    Tampere parkrun:
    Friend of the club Riina Kuuselo ran 20:37. Tampere Fact: Tampere this week hosted the World U20 Champs.

    Exmouth parkrun:
    Steve Marks ran 33:02. Exmouth Fact: Exmouth Lifeboat Station is #16 of Things to do in Exmouth on Trip Advisor. I'm not saying it's a naff day out but... another Exmouth Fact: Drowning is #15 of Things to do in Exmouth on Trip Advisor.

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    Training: 16th-25th


    Monday Wednesday Weekend

    5 x 3 mins @ 10k pace (90s)

    (3 mins)

    5 x 3 mins @ 10k pace (90s)

    (3 mins)

    4 x 90s @ 3k pace (1 min)


    20 – 40 mins tempo at 15-20s slower than ½ marathon pace

    + 5 x 30s strides

    Racers – just do 20 mins at 20s slower and no strides.

    Stratford 6 miles

    3 x 5 mins @ 5k-10k pace (90s)

    5 x 3 mins @ 5k pace (1 min)

    (3 mins)

    5 x 1 min FAST (1 min)


    1 mile warm up

    5 continuous alternate miles.

    Easy, Hard, Easy, Hard, Easy

    Easy – 20s slower than ½ marathon pace

    Hard – 20s faster than ½ marathon pace

    + 6 x 20s strides

    ½ mile warm down

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    If Anyone Can, Elaine Callinan Can

    A huge K&D congratulations to Elaine Callinan who this week achieved a brilliant 3rd in her age category representing GB  at the World Championships Aquathlon in Denmark. A fantastic result for Elaine and a superb way to represent her country and club.

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    Training: Wed 11th July - World Cup Clash

    As you know England have been led, Spartan-like, by Harry Maguire, into a World Cup Sem-Final. Gareth Southgate has emerged as the lusty-target for a million house wives and delivered M&S waistcoat departments an unexpected windfall. 

    As a result there will be very few run leaders available on Wed so Official Training will be postponed. If you want to run please feel free to gather at HQ however you run at your own risk. The roads should be nice and quiet though at least.

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    Weekend Recap: Northbrook, H&W10k, BBMHM,

    Northbrook 10k: It's only 7km uphill... In 28 degree temperatures the WRRL was scorchio. Chris Sharp took the win with a superb 33:50 in difficult conditions. He was backed up by Torsten Roesler in 37:45 and Ed Bower in 43:50. 

    Our Women kept the men on their toes as Jane Evans and Rosie Marsh finished 3rd & 4th K&D overall. Jane Evans ran an excellent 39:05 while Rosie Marsh wasn't too far behind in 42:38.  Jude Mansfield rounded out the top-3 K&D women in 51:14.

    Chris Sharp - 33:50
    Torsten Roesler - 37:45
    Jane Evans - 39:05
    Rosie Marsh - 42:38
    Ed Bower - 43:50
    Adam O'Nions - 44:10
    Steve Armstrong - 44:14
    Ian Naisbitt - 47:19
    Gary Welsh - 47:49
    Phil Wood - 48:44
    Mike Durkin - 48:46
    Mark Owen - 49:32
    Martin Hancock - 50:17
    Jude Mansfield - 51:14
    Rob Stewart - 52:12
    Paul Winwood - 52:31
    Kay Adenipekun - 52:55
    Graham Edwards - 54:51
    Isabel Arthur - 65:53
    Caroline Edwards - 66:34
    Paul Jeffrey - 66:50

    Birmingham & Black Country Half Marathon

    A Saturday point to point half for Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell and Claire Maggs. Ann ran a 2:14:06 while Claire ran 2:36:39 enjoying the run along the superb Midlands canal network.  Shame they can't take selfie's though.

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    Tonight - Wed 4th Jul: Church Hall Unavailable

    Please meet at Dorridge Station. Opposite The Forest.

    There is an event at the church so please keep their drive clear.

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