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Inter Club Race 2017: Hosted by Kenilworth - Aug 17th

Every year there is a Wrestlemania-sized dust up between Knowle & Dorridge, Spa Striders, Kenilworth Runners and Stratford AC. This year it is hosted by Kenilworth Runners. The date is Thursday 17th August. Best of all it is FREE! We like to encourage as many runners to take part as possible. ...

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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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Membership Renewal: 2017/18 Season

Membership Renewal: 2017/18 - Click Here to Renew It's that time of the year again where membership renewal is needed.  To quote The Lego Movie Soundtrack:  Everything is awesome, Everything is cool when you're part of a team! If you wish to train with Knowle & Dorridge RC, compete for the club and maintain your ...

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Men's XC: The National - Team: 63rd

Lads on Tour. K&D's men took on the very best in the country at the 129th running of the Saucony English National XC Championships this weekend. Woollaton Hall in Nottingham played host to 8000 runners in all age groups while K&D's Men took on 2000 other XC runners from clubs ...

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Knowle FC: Storm Doris Roof Damage

Storm Doris caused substantial damage to Knowle FC's Club House yesterday. Everyone at K&D RC Would like to send our full support to Knowle FC. They've been incredibly supportive of us recently during our move to their home and anything we can do to return the favour in this difficult time i'm ...

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A New Era: A Message from the Chairman

Dear All, Welcome to a chapter in the history of our running club!  A reminder that from this week all of the main club sessions will now be from Knowle Football Club, Hampton Lane, Knowle.  Whilst there is plenty of car parking, the site is locked so please don't turn up ...

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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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Club Buffs now available

Club Buffs now available.  £7.00 each Please contact Club Secretary Sally if you would like one on sally.anderson@hotmail.co.uk

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    The Arden 9 2017 - Results

    Apologies for the delay, our results gophers have been locked in a room processing all night. After they fed the sheets into the Resultatron 2000 yesterday we realised there were a few issues to iron out - and then the Resultatron 2000's main motherboard short-circuted in the heat. We had to ship a spare part all the way from Leipzig where a dozen results gophers worked tirelessly through the night - they only have little hands though. Gophers struggle with the soldering iron.

    Anyway. We have results. And they are here in PDF format:

    Arden 9 Results 2017

    They can also be found on the Arden 9 website...

    Arden 9 Race Results

    And will be on Runbritain in due course. If you spot any errors please do let us know via any of the usual channels - Facebook, Twitter, Email, Carrier Pigeon etc.

    No results gophers were hurt in the making of this post. Although we did sadly have to have a maths mongoose put down. He was terrible at making the tea.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

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    Weekend Recap: Not the Arden 9 News

    Little late 70's, early 80's reference for you there. It wasn't all just Arden 9 running this weekend we had plenty of other runners out and about 'enjoying' the blistering heat.

    Chase the Train

    No, not some slang from Trainspotting about illicit drug use in Edinburgh in 1996 - in fact it is an 8.4 mile race up and down the fells in the North Yorks Moors. Last week our men raced a horse. This week Caroline and Graham Edwards raced a train. What's next? Torsten races a Boeing? 

    Caroline and Graham didn't run out of steam, or get carriage-d away. They kept chugging up the hills and stayed on track. Running on the Moors provides a great platform. I'm sure it'll be just the ticket to new PB's. Graham let Caroline have his seat in 2:01:31 while Graham took 2:08:32. No delays with them getting in.

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    Thank You to our Arden 9 Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors of The Arden 9 who once again came together to help support the biggest race on the K&D calendar. Without their continued support and expertise we wouldn't be able to put on such a brilliant event every year and we are proud to be associated with such brilliant partners. Thank you to everyone at Dynamic Rides, Collins Chartered Accountants, Hunters and CARREG.

    Dynamic Rides is a boutique bike shop and espresso bar with a mission is to provide road cyclists with a wide range of the very best bikes and kit available and to give impartial, knowledgeable advice that you won’t get from the internet. Whether you’re a beginner or Cat 1 rider, Dynamic Rides offer a friendly and inclusive meeting place for everyone passionate about road cycling.

    Collins are an established, independent firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Specialists and Business Advisors located in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham with more than 20 years experience across many sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Property, Construction, Transport, Design and Professionals such as Dentists, Doctors, Solicitors and Architects.

    Carreg Private Number Plates are the UK's favourite DVLA approved reseller - Car Reg have over 20 years experience buying and selling DVLA number plates

     

    Hunters Group Limited is one of the largest independent estate agents in the Midlands. With property for sale in some of the most sought after locations in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands and offices strategically located in high profile positions to ensure that serious buyers moving into your area will always want to contact Hunters.

     

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    Arden 9: Thank You to our Volunteers & a Post Club Run Cakeathon on Wed 21st

    Knowle & Dorridge RC would like to say thank you to everyone who organised, marshalled, ran, provided ice creams, water, medical support, photography, results management, race management, audio equipment and the hundreds of other jobs that made today's Arden 9 a success in what were incredibly challenging conditions.

    Thank you to all the runners from multiple clubs who showed great sportsmanship to make sure anyone suffering in the heat was well looked after. Your contributions today were above and beyond. Our appreciation of your help cannot be expressed in words! We applaud you.

    Chief of the Cakes Amanda O'Leary wishes to thank all who contributed to our sponge success today!

    A massive thank u to everyone who brought cakes to the race today. The biggest selection yet! Despite the heat, they were all very well received.

    I now have several tins to give back so I will bring them to club night on Wed. We also have a few bought cakes left so there will be a nice treat after the run on Wed!

    Well done to everyone who helped, ran, supported. It was certainly the hottest I've been involved with! Thanks

    Amanda also has a Ted Baker bag which was left in the K&D tent and a pair of child's sunglasses.Let her know if they're yours.

    We will endeavour to get full results out as soon as we can. Same goes for photographs. Go treat yourself to a Cornetto. You deserve it.

     

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    Arden 9 Club Kit Sale

    All remaining club kit will be on sale at The Arden 9 tomorrow. In scorching temperatures what could be more tempting than a hoodie?

    Many of the prices have been reduced to clear the last bits of stock we have. 

    That bronze bust of Jon Randall I ordered is a little more expensive than I thought. I mean. £1000 looks like £100000 right?

    Below is everything I have left. If we sell out i'll make new stock post-Arden 9 priority. Deal?

    Bring exact notes if you can. We can also accept bank transfer if you don't have the money but want to sweat yourself into oblivion in a nice black fluffy hooded jumper anyway. 

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    Arden 9 - Sponsored by Hunters, Collins, CARREG and Dynamic Rides

    The Arden 9 is the biggest race of the year for Knowle & Dorridge Running Club. It couldn't happen without the support of our partner sponsors. Each year they provide vital support that ensures we can put on the very best event possible.

    Carreg Private Number Plates are the UK's favourite DVLA approved reseller - Car Reg have over 20 years experience buying and selling DVLA number plates

    Collins are an established, independent firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax Specialists and Business Advisors located in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham with more than 20 years experience across many sectors including Manufacturing, Retail, Property, Construction, Transport, Design and Professionals such as Dentists, Doctors, Solicitors and Architects.

    Hunters Group Limited is one of the largest independent estate agents in the Midlands. With property for sale in some of the most sought after locations in Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands and offices strategically located in high profile positions to ensure that serious buyers moving into your area will always want to contact Hunters.

    Dynamic Rides is a boutique bike shop and espresso bar with a mission is to provide road cyclists with a wide range of the very best bikes and kit available and to give impartial, knowledgeable advice that you won’t get from the internet. Whether you’re a beginner or Cat 1 rider, Dynamic Rides offer a friendly and inclusive meeting place for everyone passionate about road cycling.

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