Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


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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London 10000 - 6 Male, 6 Female Free Club Places

Once again Knowle & Dorridge RC have 6 free women's and 6 men's places available for the London Vitality 10k on Monday 28th May. It's a Bank Holiday, the sun is usually shining and you get to finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace. No tea with Her ...

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Club Membership 2018/19

Hello Team! It's that time of year when we ask you to give us £35 in exchange for listening to Darren's awful jokes. We ask you to sign up in March to make Ann's job easier in April 1st when the affiliation kicks in. Why is it £35? Well England Athletics membership ...

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K&D Awards 2018 - Dinner with Dame Kelly Holmes (20/03/18)

We're breaking with tradition and bringing our Annual K&D Awards Dinner forward. It's for a very good reason though.  Our guest of honour will be... Olympic Gold Medallist at 800m & 1500m (2004) Olympic Bronze Medallist at 800m (2000) Double Commonwealth Gold Medallist at 1500m (1994/2002) Double World Championship Silver Medallist at 1500m and 800m ...

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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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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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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

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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 your brilliant contributions and congratulate you on your continued development as runners, club members and a community.

    The following people have done some wonderful things this year. We are very humbled by their achievements and proud to present them as your 2018 award winners:

    Fastest Male Athlete: Chris Sharp
    Fastest Female Athlete: Jane Evans
    Most Improved Male: Jack Whitehouse
    Most Improved Female: Rosie Marsh
    Most Inspiring: Jan Hornby & Frances Ramsden
    Chairman's Award: Colin McCallum
    Most Committed: Paul Winwood 

    Team of the Year: 0-3s Claire Deeley and Tracey Davies
    Club Person of the Year: Sarah Connors

    Special mention to the Club Person of the Year Nominees: Amanda Crees, Paul Winwood, Rosie Marsh, Tracy Davies, Claire Deeley and Sarah Connors. 

    Thank you all for a fantastic 2017/18 season. We look forward to what 2018/19 brings!

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    Awards Night Photo's from Katie Price

    K&D Awards 2018 Photo's

    Thank you to Katie Price for the first batch of K&D Awards 2018 Photo's.

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    Mad Max Makes an Ultra Effort

    Sussex 36 Mile Ultra Report from  Max Mladenovic:

    With the Comrades 56 mile 'marathon' now less than 100 days away it was time to venture into the unknown and take on my first Ultra.

    Somewhat concerned by the race description as 'strenuous effort', the elevation profile of 5,840ft of ascent and with Kevin 'The Beast' Boake's advice to 'run as much of it as you can' ringing in my ears I arrive in Eastbourne for the EnduranceLife 34 mile South Coast off-road Ultra. With a weather forecast of snow showers, windchill of -7C, and strong winds this was going to be way out of my comfort zone to put it mildly.

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    A Follow Up from Dame Kelly

    Dame Kelly wanted to say thank you for the warm welcome you gave her on Tuesday night. As a follow up she wanted to share this video with the club that captures some of the great advice and information Dame Kelly Holmes shared with the club.


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    Weekend Recap: Max Ultra and a Right Royal Half

    Endurancelife Ultra:

    Congratulations to Max Mladenovic who completed his first ever Ultra. Max is on a mission training for Comrades in South Africa and as part of his training completed the ultra in siberian like conditions. He still ran in shorts though. Nobbly Knees galore going red raw in the cold. 

    Max completed the Endurance Life Sussex 36 mile Ultra in 5:56.

    Hampton Court Half:

    With snow causing a raft of cancellations around the country one of the only runs that survived was the Hampton Court Half.  Of course K&D were represented there.

    Simon Bentley enjoyed a strong 1:22:25 run in dodgy conditions and a day after spending hours in Sutton Park in the bitter cold. Impressive as he returns to his blisteringly fast ways. The long suffering protege of Simon's, Rachel Aston skated round in 1:57:33. They were followed by Amanda Crees who forgot her K&D buff in the big freeze but still managed a 2:22:48.

    Brueton parkrun:

    Brueton surprisingly escaped the big freeze. It's ability to become soggy even in mild conditions can be a pain at freezing point but our runners were able to get a good, if bracing, run out. With 24 K&D runners in Sutton numbers were down but they were led round by Paul Bentley in 19:22. Behind him Lloyd Barton and Steve Armstrong made welcome appearances on the K&D podium. Lloyd clocked 21:34, just pipping Steve in 21:38.

    Flick Sharp made another welcome return, enjoying her first post-baby K&D topper. Dipping under 24 Flick ran a 23:58 to take the headlines. Continuing the baby theme Mary Heald pushed her's to a 24:26. Sarah Cattell rounded out the top 3 in 24:35.

    There was a PB for Gareth Lloyd on his third parkrun - running 30:17. He can now start eyeing that 30 min barrier with intent! Just behind Gareth was Kelly Cridland, on her second parkrun she ran 32:12. Well done team!

    Bushy parkrun: 

    Pre-Hampton Court Half we found Amanda Crees making the pilgrimage to Bushy. Amanda ran 30:14 at the spiritual home of parkrun.

    Coventry parkrun:

    Simon Battson swapped his usual KIngsbury home for Coventry.  He ran 25:47.

    Cannon Hill parkrun:

    Ainsley Wainwright ran a very swift 20:52 at Cannon Hill. 

    Shrewsbury parkrun:

    Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell made a trip to the land of Shrews. She clocked 28:45.

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    Training: 19th - 28th March - Specificity is the Key Word

    With your base work for winter now complete (all those 10k's build general aerobic strength) we're now getting specific. These sessions might make you want to be sick on someone's front lawn... but they'll also fine tune you for those PB's in the Spring and Summer. Last week's 5x1 mile was just a nice Hors d'oeuvre...

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