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Club Kit - New Orders

Hello Squad. We're just prepping a new order of K&D vests and tshirts. If you want to reserve vest or tshirts can email us your... Name Size Quanity of t-shirts or vests that you want Email kdrunningclub@gmail.com or comment below the facebook post. You have until the 10th August to reserve your kit. 

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Weekend Recap: Bristow's All Gravy

ETU Triathlon European Champs: Congratulations to Jack Bristow who this weekend became the European Age Group champion in the ETU Triathlon 20-24 Age Group Champs.  Held in Estonia the champs bring together elite and age group competitors from across Europe. Going in to the champs wanting a spot on the podium ...

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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 kdrunningclub@gmail.com. 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: Tree Huggers Trot Through the Forests

    Brueton parkrun:  Wainwright showed no signs of tiredness from Thursday's track training as he ran a solid 17:36 at Brueton. He led a welcome return to speed for Tim Price who clocked a not to shabby 18:34. Both men making the most of K&D's Tuesday and Thursday sessions for those of you running 21 minutes and below. Speak to Darren, Rosie or Torsten if you fancy joining the fun. Paul Bentley rounded out the top-3 in 18:41. 

    Flick Sharp sits atop our ladies podium this week. She ran 22:17 to finish 6th K&D'er overall. She is joined by the ever excellent Jane Hunt who smashed out a 22:40 and Siobhan Cotter who ran 25:43 on her way back from injury. 

    Sunday Longrun's with 'The Lads' at 8:30 minutes a mile is paying off for Paul O'Donnell who cracked a new PB of 22:23. And congrats to Flick Sharp who joined the 50 club. 

    Forest of Dean parkrun:
    The holiday tourism is rolling in now. Jan Hornby and Isabel Arthur embraced their inner tree-hugging with a 27:40 and 29:46.

    Coventry parkrun: 
    We presume Johnny Bellman hasn't gone to Coventry for his summer hols. He did run 20:01 though.

    Cannon Hill parkrun:
    Cake with friends drew Darren John, Kate Marsh and Rob Stewart to Cannon Hill. An alternate 5.2k trail and grass course proved interesting as the normal route was off-limits due to other park based activities. Darren ran 20:21. Rob Stewart and Kate Marsh ran 27:57 and 27:58 - both taking it easy and victim of some narrow bottlenecks and bamboo. Treehuggers 3 & 4.

    Harrogate parkrun:
    Richard Orriel went up't north to the tea shop capital of the world. He ran 21:27 in the lovely town of Harrogate.

    Kingsbury parkrun:
    Pete Makepeace continued his excellent marathon prep with a swift 21:20 over at Kingsbury. Treehugger 5.

    Wyre Forest:
    Kevin Tomkinson is our tree-hugger #6 of the week as he ran 29:34 around the forest of Wyre.

    Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun:
    Hannah Gibson made her parkrun debut! After several weeks superb running she popped up with a more than decent 23:06. Welcome to the cult...

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    Training: 13th-22nd Aug

    As well as providing your training Hannah England is currently running for election to the European Athletes Commission. We wish her the best of luck and think she'd be an excellent voice for athletes at the European level. Good Luck Hannah!

    You might like her less after another two weeks hard training though... 😀

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    Phelps' Thanks

    Hi all,
    Hope you're all well and enjoying running in this beautiful sunshine!
    I just wanted to send a big (and very belated!) thank you to those of you who sponsored our Triathlon last year.  We were overwhelmed by everyone's generosity which helped raise an incredible £8575!  With this we decided to purchase some equipment for the hospital where Joshua was treated which will help save the lives of other babies born sick or premature.  We've only very recently presented the equipment to the hospital (it was purchased from Switzerland and took months to arrive and go through the NHS testing procedure!) so apologies this thank you has been a long time coming, but we thought you'd like to know how your donations were used.
    Some of you may have already seen the article in the Arden Observer on Thursday (attached), but it tells you more about what your donations funded.  The link is also here: https://solihullobserver.co.uk/editions/view/?/Solihull/2018/08/02&080.   
    Missing you all very much but balancing my (slow-paced) running, with pilates, swimming and cycling - hoping to see you back at club in the future, stronger than ever!
    Lots of love and thanks again
    Jem xx

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    Midland Men's 6 and Women's 4 Stage Relays. Deadline Approaching

    Wahey. It's one of the best races of they year. The Midland Autumn Road Relays. Teams of 6 for the men and 4 for the women. The race is on 22nd Sept. The deadline for our teams in Monday 27th August.

    Our 'A' teams will be picked on the best available athletes. We will enter as many teams as we have runners for though so if you and your friends want to enter as a team just let us know, otherwise RSPV to the Facebook event below and we'll include you in the squad and do our best to find everyone a team.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1993502160701994/

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    Weekend Recap: Summer Running, Having a Blast

    Budapest Night Run Half:
    The better of our pair of Maggs enjoyed a ladies weekend with her youngest sprog as they took to Budapest. The two Maggs ladies enjoyed their time in the Hungarian capital; taking in a leisurely run and enjoying the sights. Meanwhile Darren Maggs was skipping the end of his Sunday long run with the lads and getting the bus...

    Cairns parkrun:
    Paul Jeffrey ran 30:47 in Cairns parkrun in Australia. Amazing considering he'd have done it upside down in the Southern hemisphere.

    Brueton parkrun:
    European Age-Group Champ Jack Bristow (he now insists we call him that) went for broke on Sat at parkrun, going out faster than a cat with it's tail on fire. He blew up but still held on to finish first K&D'er in 18:27.  Paul Bentley ran 19:06 to finish secon to Jack and Chris Morgan rounded out the top 3 for K&D with a comfortable 20:19.

    Our women were led home by the ever-superb Jane Hunt. Jane ran an excellent 22:38. Jane was followed home by Jude Mansfield in 24:52 and Kate Marsh in 25:00.

    Paul Winwood ran a smashing parkrun PB of 23:03. He should have gone faster though. He'd have gone under 23:00 then. His PB jamboree was joined by Gareth Lloyd in 27:47, Phil Wood who would woo with his 100th parkrun and a PB in 22:17 and Richard Orriel ran 21:21 for a numerically great PB.

    Coventry parkrun:
    Cov played host to Kevin Tomkinson on Saturday. A trot round for Kevin in 27:16.

    Carlisle parkrun:
    Northern run for Ian Maidment as he traversed the length of the country to run 25:47. What's it like in the North? Do they have electricity yet?

    Doncaster parkrun:
    Donny saw a dose of Katie Price on Saturday as 27:57 again up't Northern-way. 

    Exeter Riverside parkrun:
    Fast and flat along the riverside in sunny Devon saw Elizabeth Williams clock a 26:13. Alongside Torbay Velopark parkrun about the only flat run in Devon!

    Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun:
    Anthony Dutton led the charge like Coriolanus (that's a Shakespeare play and not me being rude about Anthony). Dutton ran 19:00. Karen Ratcliffe ran 26:45; the classiest performance in Stratford since Dame Maggie Smith was treading the boards in Macbeth. 

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    Club Kit - New Orders

    Hello Squad. We're just prepping a new order of K&D vests and tshirts.

    If you want to reserve vest or tshirts can email us your...
    Name
    Size
    Quanity of t-shirts or vests that you want

    Email kdrunningclub@gmail.com or comment below the facebook post.

    You have until the 10th August to reserve your kit. 

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