Road Relays: Deadline is end of 25th Aug,
Teams of 6 men or 4 women. Sat Afternoon, 21st Sept Sutton Park
Perfect team event and suitable for all abilities! We'd like to enter loads of teams, you can even do parkrun before and have coffee in Costa after.
K&D pay all entry fees for you. Want to run?
Men: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Women: Email email@example.com
Note: If you applied via the website form email your captain - the website was bust it turns out so we missed your messages!
K&D Walk and Talk - Family & Friends Event
As part of run and talk week (mental health awareness) we are inviting all members with family, friends and dogs to join us for a 5 mile walk, a good chat and cake afterwards
Sunday, 22 September 2019 at 10:00
Leamington 3000m - Open Event - Wed Sept 4th
We're encouraging K&D to dip their toes into track running with the very friendly 3000m Open. The races are at Edmonscote Stadium, £5, All Abilities welcome (Heats graded on ability so you'll be running with similar standard runners). Any 25min or quicker parkruns will be absolutely fine.
DASH Open - Sep 8th
INTRODUCING: The Brian Shepherd Mile - 2019’s DASH Open will see a new race being introduced in the memory of
Brian Shepherd. The money raised will be donated to charity. All age groups welcome, £4 per entry. The Dell Stadium, DY5 4NE
Edgar Nicholls 10,000m - Fri 30th Aug
25 laps. Bromsgrove & Redditch are putting on a 10,000m Track race for £6 at the Abbey Stadium Sports Centre, Redditch - a rare chance to run 10000m on the track.
Full details: http://www.edgarnicholls10000m.co.uk/
Stratford Summer Six: A day of storms, showers, pelting cats and dogs didn't stop the K&D's Waterproof Wonders from smashing the six mile course and then hitting the pubs outside Mary Arden's gaff.
Fresh from his strong 3000m track exploits Chris Sharp finished 2nd overall in a super 32:35. Hanging on his coat tails was Rob Michaelson-Yeates in 33:06 and Simon Bentley in 35:47 rounding out the K&D top-3.
For the K&D Women it was Rocket Rachel Gifford who stormed round in 36:27 for 2nd Woman. Flick Sharp joined in the quick sharp fun with a 39:03
Other notable results include Dan Mayes running in his green and gold vest for the first time clocking a super 39:21. Amanda O'Leary continued our stong women's performances with 40:59. Geoff Lewis had a great sub-55 run
|Rob Michaelson Yeates||33:06||Jane Hunt||46:56|
|Rachel Gifford||36:27||Mark Gale||48:29|
With a host of our finest resting ahead of Stratford Summer Six it was a quieter parkun on Saturday for K&D - although a host of fast interlopers did drop in due to local cancellations.
Gareth Wainwright ran 17:07 while Darren John ran 19:30 and Jonathan Randall made a welcome podium return in 19:31 - just nipping Stuart Male who ran 19:32. Close.
Magic Mary Heald ran 21:00 dead on the nose while Louise Bell's 23'36 was good for second K&D. Jude Mansfield and Abeda Jama battled for the third podium sport with Jude coming out on top 25:06 to 25:34.
Carly Mitchell PB'd this week with an excellent 31:13. Top PB'ing Carly! Mary Heald ran her 100th parkrun. High Five!
We take our solemn duty to make our pilgrimage to the holy site of Bushy park very seriously in these parts and we're delighted Russel and Tracy Davies made the journey to pay homage to PSH and The parkrun Tree. They ran 30:20. And then sacraficed a goat.
Bedfont Lakes parkrun:
Two great things. Beds and Fonts. Combine to make Bedfont lakes parkrun. Rob Ambrose ran 20:21. He gave them Hel-vetica.
The notouriously quality Poole parkrun has special meaning for Marathon Talk listeners knowing it's home to host Martin Yelling and regular contributor and super-hero Steve Way. Our own Mountain Man Tim Price clocked 20:16. He finished 39th - a sign of the quality of that parkrun's front pack.
Manjit Uppal took on the Terriers in Huddersfield running 30:08.
Steve Marks continued his UK tour with a 35:24
The names of these parkruns are getting more ridiculous by the week. Monica Green ran 26:26.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
From 50ish last week to 150 in it's second week. Delightful to see! Anthony Dutton ran 20:59, Darren Maggs a 25:28.
Devon Correspondent David John ran 30:01. He should have ran faster really. Might have gone under 30 then.
With Kenilworth Half coming up as we swing into Full and HM Season expect the focus of sessions to begin to prep you for these longer races.Click to Read More...
Darren John crashed The Sharpster's date night as the three amigo's headed over to Leamington for the Warwickshire County 3000m open races. £5 entry. No frills. Three heats with all abilities. Slowest time in Heat 3 was 14:32 for 3k - 25min parkrun pace. Suitable for most club runners.
Darren and Flick were in Heat 2. The fun of track racing is how you get dragged along and 7 1/2 laps of a 3k can feel incredibly long despite it only being a few minutes effort. Its a weird sensation, painful but pleasurable (like that weekend you spent in the Berlin leather dungeon with Torsten).
It's also a great 'training' session. And a way to break up your usual routine. An open track 3000m is a super introduction to the oval and it's also brilliant for your parkrun training. Sitting on the red-line and testing yourself for a 3/5ths of a 5k. Less fun is being beaten by an U17 girl but we won't mention that.
Darren ran 10:30.84 - his fastest 3k split for a year - and Flick clocked a PB of 20+ seconds by running 11:14.82.
In the 'Elite' Heat the fast guys tore round. Chris Sharp, fresh from running 9:00.87 at Birmingham Uni Relays on Friday had a tougher race, running solo for 5 laps in 6th place. He dug in for a 9:16.65 though. His 9.00.87 by the way currently ranks him 25th V35 in the UK.
Interested in joining the fun?
Next race is 3000m and/or 1500m at Leamington's Edmonscote Stadium (Monty 5 location) - Sept 4th, 8pm, £5. Darren is organising convoy if people are interested. (Spa Striders had 20ish entries on Wed - not that we're competitive but...) - The Whatsapp group for 4th Sept is on 07854848083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And for a bit of fun Elite Athlete Jenny Nesbitt shares 10 fun things you need to know about Track here:Click to Read More...
Siobhan Cotter is running a Strength Training for Runners Course at
Every Tuesday from September 3 until October 22 at 7-8 pm
£40 for 8 weeks (To Cover Hall Hire & Equipment etc.)
Dorridge Methodist Church, 135 Mill Lane, Dorridge B93 8NY
Siobhan is a Lydiard Foundation Certified Level II Coach, 2018
UK Athletics Event Group Coach – Endurance (Running & Walks), 2017
UK Athletics Leader in Running Fitness, 2017
Level 3 Personal Trainer, 2017
UK Athletics Level 2 Club Coach -Throws, 2009
UK Athletics level 1 Assistant Club Coach – General, 2009
Level 2 Gym Instructor, 2009
Strength training can supplement your running improving core strength and form during the back end of races in particular.
Anyone interested can apply online:
Although not an 'official' club session Siobhan is very experienced and well qualified so we're happy to pass on info regarding this course for your interest.Click to Read More...
Public Service Announcement: A huge congratulations to K&D'er Phil Wood and his team of parkrun-elves who finally launched Babbs Mill parkrun in Kingshurst. A long and difficult journey to lauch successfully happened on Saturday. Can we ask people, as excited as we know you are to try it's mix of grass, paths, gravel and single track trail out, not to all go next week. Stagger your attendance please and be mindful that you'll need trail shoes if its wet.
Cannock Chase 10k:
When was asked if she fancied Cannock Chase Katie Price said she was well up for it - she'd always fancied bagging herself a hunky Canadian Mountie. (Cannuck Chase, geddit?). An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Cannock Chase - though Katie and Janice aren't bad either) saw runners tackle the 10k on trails.
Katie and Janice Lisiecki both finished in 01:02:41.
Our Devon Correspondent David John had never done more than a 5k race before. So obviously make your debut at 10k on a tough trail run around Totnes. His 1:18:37 a decent trail and 10k debut on tough terrain.
Lets start with the women for a change! Magic Mary Heald pushed her way round in 21:38 with buggy ahead. A swift Kerry Ann Thompson clocked 22:38 as she regains form and fitness and the ever fast Jane Hunt ran 23:22.
The blokes were a little light up front. Gareth Wainwright took a first finisher token well ahead of the pack in 17:03 while Paul Bentley took silver in 19:22 for 10th overall. Chris Morgan, taking an easy-ish one clocked 19:30.
Sophia Harrison PB'd in 39:09. Her PB Jamboree was joined by Simon Battson who ran a course PB of 24:48. Martin Hancock who PB'd in a superb 22:01. Not bad for 60-64 age category.
Arrow Valley parkrun:
Steve Marks ran 35:36 around the lovely lakeside two-lapper.
Kingsbury Water parkrun:
Ian Maidment chased Hayley Carruthers round and ran 29:43.
Lloyd Barton followed in Jane Evans' fleet feet last week as he took on the rapid Stratford course. Lloyd clocked a non too shabby 21:05.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
It's 13km pretty much exactly from Tudor Grange School to Babbs Mill park via Sheldon Country park for anyone fancying a Saturday decent run to Babbs Mill and Back. Darren did just that and then ran 19:15. Darren Maggs made it a Darren one-two in 24:01. Kevin Tomkinson ran 24:57, Kate Marsh clocked 25:46 and Alison Giblin rounded out the team in 31:40. Initial thought suggest it may be 30-45sec slower than Brueton due to single track trails. Please don't all go at once!
Torbay Velo parkrun:
David John did Tail Walking duties at Torbay Velo in 57:58.