There are some weekends when you bunch of K&D'ers make my little heart swell with pride. Weekends like the one just gone, with the Birmingham International Marathon and Half Marathon, where I see so many of you doing things you never thought possible, really make every mile worthwhile. The support you showed out on the course, running, spectating and smiling really showed what an incredible bunch you are.
Not everyone will have ran a PB or even had a good day at the office but the marathon is a beast and the half can be unforgiving on that kind of course. You all did excellently. And to those who didn't finish or got injured in the run up; hold your head up high. There is always another race.Click to Read More...
For those of you not in recovery mode; see attached.
For those of you that ran Birmingham this weekend we'll be having our Brooks gentle recovery shuffle on Wednesday.
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Helix are teaming up with Brooks Running on Wednesday October 18th to help us celebrate!
With so many of you running the Great Run Birmingham Half or Birmingham International Marathon on Sunday 16th October we know how tired your legs will be. Rather than flogging you up some winter hills we know the importance of rest (and a party)...
So K&D, Helix and Brooks are teaming up to offer you a night of trying on some fabulous Brooks Running Shoes. Brooks will provide a range of Try On shoes in all sizes and be on hand to tell you all about them. We'll go for a gentle 5-8k to get your legs moving again.
The best bit is you don't even need to run the Half or Marathon to join in - just come along on your normal Wednesday training night. Brooks make some lovely gear - Chairman Darren has a ridiculous amount of their half zip long sleeve tops.
Training on Wednesday Oct 18th will be all about helping you #runhappy well, as happy as you can be running after a marathon or half!
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Cross Country Season is Here. Wahey!
If you would like to take part in the mudfest it is important we get your name down on the team declarations. Please fill in this quick form (Cross Country Declaration Form) to let us know that you want to take part in the league fixtures, regional and national events.
Men: Being in Division 1 is a huge deal for a club our size. It is really important we get as many of your running as possible this winter to fight against relegation and hopefully look at mid-table Stoke FC like success.
Women: We have our best ever spread of talent in the women's team. You can be part of K&D history this winter. All abilities are welcome and encouraged. XC is all about the team!
All: We're contemplating a K&D Jolly to London for the National Champs this year if enough want to go. It is open to all standards and really is an incredibly race and day out.
All Part 2: Cross Country makes you a better runner. Fact. Its almost impossible not to improve if you run Cross Country.
And don't forget... K&D RC will pay your entry fee's for each Cross Country race you compete in, be it local, regional or national level. You just have to tell us which races you want to do.
Sign Up Here: Cross Country Declaration FormClick to Read More...
As a member of Knowle & Dorridge Running Club, and England Athletics registered athlete you are entitled to one entry into our club ballot. Winners of the ballot will get an entry into the Virgin Money London Marathon as a representative of our club (the VLM entry fee still applies to winning ballots). In the interests of fairness and commitment entry is open to members who became members before before the month of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017. This means you will have been a member in the 2016/17 season. If you can't remember when you signed up we can check for you. The second stipulation is that you have not run the marathon via the K&D club ballot for the Marathon in 2015, 2016 or 2017.Click to Read More...