Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


Spring Training Plan 2017

Ladies Captain Kathy Bailey has circulated a detailed schedule of training opportunities and sample plan for those training through to Spring 2017. The plan is available on the Training section of the club website but can also be downloaded in excel format here: Spring Training Plan 2017 

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K&D in the Community: Knowle Library Health Week Advice & Beginners Sessions (02/03/17)

K&D in the Community: Knowle Library Health Week Advice & Beginners Sessions (02/03/17)

Knowle & Dorridge Running Club will be at Knowle Library 10am-5pm on Thu 2nd March 2017 as part of Knowle Health Week 2017. Members of the club will be there to meet the local community, answer questions, offer advice, provide info on events, parkrun, how to train for an event, how to ...

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Centurions Grand Prix Series 2016/17 - Starts Sun Nov 6th

The clocks have changed, which means the Centurions GP Series is back. Don't quite feel ready for XC yet? Looking to break up those cold and dull winter runs with a local race? Enjoy seeing 90% of Brueton parkrun on Sunday Morning? Six races for twenty-five quid, or a fiver per race. ...

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An Ultra, A Baker, A Clif 10 Peaks Racer

Paul Baker recently ran the 56 Mile / 89 Km Clif 10 Peaks Ultra through the beautiful Brecon Beacons. He took time from his recovery to provide us with a fantastic write-up; including a Disney-esque Father, Son moment... A must read for anyone with an adventurous spirit and a little bit of ...

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Keith Whitehead: Five Year Journey to a GB Place

In September 2016 Keith Whitehead became the first Knowle & Dorridge athlete to earn the honour of representing his nation while a member of our club. He has kindly summed up his adventures with GBR on his chest. Congratulations Keith on representing yourself, our club and country with such commitment. ...

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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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Arden 9: Results & Photos

...and another year of The Arden 9 is complete. The fifth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League was hosted by Knowle & Dorridge Running Club and supported fantastically by Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club. Without the support of Hampton-in-Arden Sports Club this race couldn't be staged so our thanks go out to ...

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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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    Ladies XC Results: MWCCL, Race 3 – Aldersley, Wolverhampton

    K&D Ladies spiked up at Aldersley Stadium in Wolverhampton on Saturday 14th January.

    Flick Sharp finished an impressive 20th in 26:29. Consistency and speed have been on show over and over from Flick this season. Emma Donnelly put in a very solid 28:56 run to finish 50th. Elaine Callinan was third home in 30:45, Jude Mansfield ran 32:03 while Hala Atkin finished in 33:22. 

    With two runners in the top 50 and our other ladies all within three minutes of each other there were some excellent results and strong consistency throughout the team.


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    Men's XC Results: Birmingham Division 1, Race 3 - Coundon Hall Park

    After two races we K&D men found ourselves in 13th place (A team) and 7th place (B team). With 14th-16th places getting relegated at the end of the season there was no doubt it was all to play for as about 20 of us headed to Coundon Park in Coventry for race 3 of 4. The course was fairly flat and a bit muddy in places but generally nothing too challenging to fear.

    The opposition was also out in force and so we had a real battle on our hands and were not going to have it all our own way. Nonetheless we had Kirk Giles back in the squad, the return of the hugely experienced Pete Grimes to bolster the ranks and in addition Gareth Wainwright was making his long awaited cross country debut for the club.

    It was generally felt that the field was even stronger than in the previous race. Overall Joe Read was again the first home for the club in 48th followed in by Dan Rebeiro. Unfortunately Chris Sharp had to drop out mid race with a chest issue. Gareth Wainwright had a great debut which promises more to come and Chris Morgan and Pat Moss performed strongly again. Pete Grimes,Kirk & Torsten were the next guys to finish with Chris Thurley also performing well.
    The B team packed in really well with about 8 people finishing within 30 places or so.
    So where do we find ourselves overall after the race. The A team are in 13th place still and were 13th on the day but with Cannock and Kenilworth on virtually the same points this is going to go to the wire at the final venue - Warwick University. The B team finished 9th on the day but also remain in 7th place overall.
    Massive thanks to all who turned out and special mention to Steve Evans and Chris Quarmby for offering their services to help on the day - hugely appreciated by me and the other guys who simply ran.
    So onwards to Warwick Uni where we hope to have another large turnout and maybe even the support of a few other club members. Its going to be close but with a fair wind we could stay up and what a great achievement that would be!

    Full results can be found here: XC Race 3 Results

    Cheers Team
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    Weekend Recap: Raincoats at Draycote & parkrun Chaos Theory

    Draycote Water 10k

    More like Raincoat Water 10k! Some of K&D's finest braved horrible conditions to run this popular 10k. Full results follow; we've used the Net times as opposed to the gun times:

    Keith Whitehead - 50:27
    Ian Williams  - 50:32
    Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell - 57:48
    Caroline Edwards - 58:05
    Linda Whitehead - 59:36
    Claire Maggs - 59:56
    Jan Hornby - 59:58
    Jackie Paterson - 1:01:34
    Sue Wassell - 1:02:01
    Fiona Holland  - 1;07:20
    Claire Deeley - 1:07:21

    Brueton parkrun

    Snow and Ice caused a whole lot of chaos up and down the country at parkrun this weekend. Times are all over the shop so please excuse times being avoided in the following write up. 

    First home for K&D at Brueton was Jane Evans. Behind Jane was Ian Naisbitt, Stephen Ray and John Garside. With Jane Evans leading the team home Sarah Cattell was next K&D lady across the line followed by Rachel Aston. 

    Times had to be adjusted by about 6% to account for the short course. No PB's allowed. Life is a harsh mistress sometimes. 

    Ormeau parkrun

    Monica Green was a very respectable 4th Female at Ormeau parkrun. She ran 20:44 in South Belfast. 

    Stratford-Upon-Avon parkrun

    Before heading off to be Chief Cheerleader for the Gents at XC Richard Dixon continued on the comeback trail with a 19:03. Not bad. Not Bad at all.

    XC updates will follow over the next day or so.

    Great Splashing Team.

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    Committee Meeting Minutes - January 2017

    The Club Committee met on 11 January 2017.

    Minutes from the meeting can be found here:

    K&D Committee Meeting Minutes 11 01 2017

    All other Committee Documents can be found here: Committee Documents

    If you have any issues, concerns or ideas please speak to one of your committee members. We’re always looking for ways to improve the club and help provide a safe, social environment that helps improve performance, health and wellbeing.

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    AGM Announcement - April 5th

    Annual General Meeting; April 5th

    It is vital that we get a big turnout as possible. 

    We are a club of 260 members so we need to ensure that you views are represented, it will take place after the normal club run so please do make every effort to attend. 

    We are also looking for new committee members including chairperson so please do consider whether you would be able to help; I have really enjoyed my two year stint and with an active committee, such as we have, the work load isn’t high.  If you would like to discuss then please drop me (Jonathan) a note. 

    Alternatively, if you know someone that may be interested then also let me know and I can contact them!

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    Warwickshire Road Race League 2017 Details

    Warwickshire Road Race League 2017
    The 2017 WRRL programme is very similar to last year except that we open the season with a new Massey Ferguson race at Stoneleigh.
    Sunday 16th April - MFRC Easter 10k
    Sunday 30th April - Monty 5k
    Thursday May 25th - Ryton 5m
    Sunday 11th June - Two Castles 10k - (Note: See next item below for more information)
    Wednesday June 14th - Sphinx 5m
    Sunday 18th June - Arden 9m
    Sunday 9th July - Northbrook 10k
    Saturday 22nd July - Stratford 6m
    Wednesday 9th August - BRAT 5k
    Sunday 3rd September - Kenilworth Half Marathon  (Note: Already open for entries and likely to sell out)
    Sunday 17th September - Rugby 10m
    New entry method for the Two Castles
    This year the race will operate a ballot entry system (rather like the London Marathon).
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