York 10 Miler: Apologies to Mrs Horsfield who was cruelly missed from yesterday’s roundup of results. Emma was 11th fastest female over the 10 mile course. Emma ran a superb 1:08:04 which is in the top 340 British women’s times ran this year over the classic distance.
Brueton parkrun: Bristow was bristling as he ran from Shirley to Brueton and took 1st place in 17:53. A geat split session that suggests he’ll suun back up his low 17’s with something spectacular. Jane Evans led the way on a spectacular weekend for our women as she ran a smooth 19:01 to take first woman and 2nd K&D overall. Our ladies really put down a marker as Flick Sharp was 3rd overall running 19:52 – back under 20 mins. Chris Morgan paced Flick and himself ran 19:53. Taking third man was Edward Fraser Long in 20:17 while Mary loosened her post-Chester cobwebs with 23:07.
Lianne Le Swann took pride of place on the PB Podium running a new best of 28:34. Gail Partridge joined her with a snazzy new time of 30:32.
Banbury parkrun: Jessica Woolley ran 22:20 at Banbury.
Basildon parkrun: 23:49 for Simon Battson in Basildon.
Coventry parkrun: The Edwards’ popped up in Cov as Graham ran 26:49 and Caroline scored the very pleasing time of 33:33.
Lymington Woodside parkrun: Karen Stapley ran 27:30 running at the Woodside.
Shrewbury parkrun: Be gone Burgoyne! Well, be gone to Shrewsbury for the weekend where he ran 21:31.
Rogiet parkrun: No idea where Rogiet is. Kevin Tomkinson found it though and ran 27:40.
Dishley parkrun: Misread this as Disney parkrun. Little disappointed now. Loughborough doesn’t have a Disney park it seems. Ian Maidment didn’t go on Space Mountain but did run 25:58.
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 the month of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018. This means you will have been a member in the 2017/18 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 2016, 2017 or 2018.
A second draw will take place to determine the ‘backup runners’ who shall replace any ballot winner that withdraws due to illness or injury.
By entering this ballot you agree to the following:
That you have been a member of K&D RC since before April 2018.
To promptly pay the entry fee for one place in the Virgin Money London Marathon
To notify the club immediately of any decison not run so that entry can be transferred
That your club subs be paid and up to date for this season
The deadline for entries is 31st October 2018.
The draw will take place on a Wednesday in November (tbc) at K&D Club Headquaters.
The draw will be done infront of club members and with randomly selected drawers.
Any problems with the entry process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Price made her marathon debut in York. After months of training and in aid of Mind (during #runandtalk week no less) she completed the 26.2 miles for the first time. Joining her were 3 other fine club representatives. Mike McDonald completed his 2nd marathon in a week; going quicker in Yorkshire than he did in Chester. Hile Robert Yates and Hayley Murphy joined in on marathon debuting for the club. Well done and you can now proudly call yourselves marathoners!
A new route proved for fast times despite horrendous rain and wind in Birmingham as the Birmingham Half Marathon splashed through town. Big news from the event was Newbie Rachel Gifford making her club debut for K&D and running an excellent 1:24:13. Team Captain Rosie Marsh was seen rubbing her hands in glee. Not just to keep warm. Chris Morgan took the honours for the first club man running a superb 1:18:57. Paul Winwood rounded off a week of Big PB’s by going under 1:50 after last week’s 25 min marathon PB. He was joined by a bounty of new PB’s across entrants.
Rugby 10: The WRRL rounded out with it’s season closer at the Rugby 10. Torsten Roesler led the men home in 21st place overall, followed by Rosie Marsh who was K&D’s first senior woman.
Full Results: Torsten Roesler – 1:01:09 Dave Carbutt – 1:04:46 Robert Mundy – 1:08:01 Rosie Marsh – 1:09:28 Pete Austin – 1:10:31 Steve Armstrong – 1:11:59 Nick Atkin – 1:14:53 Gary Welsh – 1:19:57
Full WRRL will be available soon.
Brueton parkrun: With out men scattered round Chicago, Chester and Mordor Paul Benley led the team home at Brueton running 19:00 on the nose. He was followed by Danny Malone and Anthony Dutton who both also clocked 19’s… 19:17 and 19:58 to be precises.
For the K&D women it was the now familiar Kerry Ann Thompson who took the honours. Her rapid improvements being consolidated with a superb 22:13. Louise Bell took the #2 spot with 23:11 and none other than Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell celebrated her recent HM pb by finishing third in 25:50.
It was a superb PB for Danny Malone who ran 19:17. Kerry Ann Thompson’s 22:13 equalled her PB from last week. Making it 8 weeks in a row she’s either PB’d or =’d her PB.
Arrow Valley parkrun: A big congrats to Richard Dixon who took his first ever parkrun #1 tag. Running 18:31 saw Dicko crowned Arrow Valley King for the week. Behind him Hala Atkin, Kevin Tomkinson and Ian Curtis (not the Joy Division one) made up a K&D Quartet. Hala ran 25:18, Kevin clocked 25:34 and Ian notched up a 37:26.
Burgess parkrun: Jack Bristow scorched round the fast and flat Burgess parkrun in 17:10. He finished 2nd overall and continued to nibble away at the 17 min barrier. It’s going to happen! Keep the faith JB!
Bristow was joined at Burgess by the Quarmby’s by chance as Chris ran 28:23 and Jane stopped the clock at 29:31.
Ballincollig parkrun: We like to drop in with friend of the club Riina Kuuselo who still lists K&D as her club. She scorched round in 19:42. Wonder if she fancies a regular scandi-uk commute for XC still?
Exmouth parkrun: A late autumn Devon trip for Ainsley Wainwright who clocked 19:44.
Two parter this week as so many of you were running!
Chicago Marathon: The boys took over the windy city as Chris Sharp, Gareth Wainwright and John Garside took on Chicago, Mo and rotten weather. Sharpy ran 2:42:26 finishing 267th. Gareth ran 2:54:01 and John clocked 3:41:16. Great running in terrible conditions.
Chester Marathon: Superb runs from Rob Michaelson-Yeates and Mary Heald headlined Chester Marathon. Rob scorched round in 2:50:06 while Mary, on a week’s notice, turned up and crushed a 3:14:11. A one week training plan. :laughingfaceemoji/cryingfaceemoiji:. Epic running from both. Special mentions to Rob Ambrose (who banished London memories and ran consistently for 26.2), Monica who donned the Northern Ireland Masters International vest (and battled through despite not feeling 100%, doing NI very proud!) and Paul Winwood who ran a 25 min PB!
Full results: Rob Michaelson-Yeates – 2:50:06 Michael Swann – 3:13:27 Rob Ambrose – 3:13:34 Mary Heald – 3:14:11 Darren John – 3:28:09 Monica Green – 3:38:14 Michael McDonald – 3:53:27 Paul Winwood – 4:14:24
Oxford Half: Putting the Phwoar in OxPhwoard were Kathy Bailey, Emily King and Kate Shepard. Kathy led the ladies with a 1:46:59, Kate Shephard rounded out her Half marathon’s for 2018 (maybe) with 2:08:14 while Emily King reigned with a 2:37:22.
1485 Duathlon. 14:85 is the time since a Whitehead last visited A&E. Linda however won her age group at the 1485 duathlon.
Stratford-Upon-Avon Triathlon: Dave Monk made a welcome return to action with a solid outing at the Stratford Upon Avon Triathlon. Welcome back Dave!