Weekend Recap: Stratford in the Sun, parkrunning round the UK

Stratford Half Marathon: A sizzling Stratford played host to hot K&D performances on Sunday. Its was a PB Three, tumbles, top-10 finishes and great running through the countryside. 

Darren John finished 7th overall, a PB attempt nixed by 8 miles on his own. Rosie Marsh took a superb gambowl at a water station after another runner tripped her. She still smashed her PB, only just missing out on breaking 1:30. 

Darren John 7324 MSEN 01:19:10 01:19:08
Rosie Marsh 4211 FSEN 01:30:44 01:30:37 (PB)
Greg Turner 7924 MSEN 01:34:18 01:32:02 (PB)
Gary Welsh 8049 M35 01:43:38 01:43:25
Kate Marsh 4326 FSEN 01:50:32 01:50:02 (PB)
Hannah Gibson 4731 F35 01:52:21 01:48:56
Jude Mansfield 4242 F45 01:55:07 01:51:52
Robert Stewart 7542 M35 01:56:42 01:56:00
Darren Maggs 8003 M45 01:59:58 01:59:13
Karen Ratcliffe 4864 F55 02:00:35 01:57:30
Sandrine Gacon 4334 F45 02:01:08 01:57:48
Claire Maggs 4462 F45 02:06:57 02:06:08
Sally Anderson 4453 F45 02:08:43 02:07:53

Brueton parkrun:

Gareth Wainwright clocked low 17’s again as he showed quick heels post-London. His 17:16 was enough for the 1st place token once again. Behind him Chris Morgan remembered his tag and finished 3rd overall in a comfortable 18:07. Paul Bentley took third, skipping round to a sprightly 18:50.

Monica Green was the leading light for the women as she clocked an impressive 21;03 for 1st woman overall. Siobhan Cotter took a leisurely stroll for her in 25:07 and it was a battle between Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell (27:35) and Katie Price (27:41) for third woman.

On parkrun #4 Kelly Cridland clocked a new PB of 31:46. In PB corner Kelly was joined by Emily Campbell who ran 28:27 and Gareth Lloyd (28:32).

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Doing the PB double this weekend was Kate Marsh who clocked a superb 23:13 to warm up for her 1:50:02 HM PB. Bosh. Darren John ran 17:17 too at Cannon Hill.

Wolverhampton parkrun:

Over in the Black Country we find Phil Wood who ran 22:35. Clearly the smog and soot in the air didn’t slow him down. đŸ˜€

Wormwood Scrubs parkrun:
*Insert obvious prison joke here*.
Martin Hancock ran 23:37 at Wormwood Scrubs parkrun. He’ll be back at club in 12-25 years for crimes against humour. 

Wimpole Estate parkrun:
Completing his 50th different venue parkrun was Kevin Tomkinson who ran a buggy powered 29:49.

Northwich parkrun:
Johnny Bellman ran a superb 18:37 to take 2nd place overall at Northwich.

Weekend Recap: Sunday Roast

Great Birmingham 10k: 

More than 6,500 people finished the Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday on another blistering weekend. Among them were dozens of K&D’ers. As shown recently in London running in that kind of heat slows runners down, so it wasn’t a PB weekend. 

A big well done to Graham and Caroline Edwards who stopped their own race to administer first aid to a runner who had taken a tumble. Showing true K&D spirit. Also a big high five to Elizabeth Williams who defied the heat to scorch to a new PB.

Full Results: 

Darren John – 35:43
Steve McDonald – 39:26
Rob Ambrose – 39:44
Adam O’Nions – 44:29
Gary Welsh – 47:34
Elaine Callinan – 49:41
Kate Marsh – 52:33
Jude Mansfield – 52:57
Claire Magee – 54:28
Pete Morgan-Warren – 54:29
Rob Stewart – 54:57
Elizabeth Williams – 55:04 (PB)
Katie Oliver – 56:33
Catherine Sherlock – 56:40
Jan Hornby – 56:56
Subhash Agarwalla – 57:52
Amanda Marklew – 1:01:27
Louise Taylor – 1:02:23
Rob Yates – 1:03:09
Hayley Murphy – 1:03:09
Paul Jeffrey – 1:05:36
Kelly Rock – 1:08:04
Emily King – 1:11:15
Isabel Arthur – 1:12:24
Jo Tork – 1:12:44
Frances Ramsden – 1:15:51
Caroline Edwards – 1:21:27
Graham Edwards – 1:21:27

Brueton parkrun:

K&D Went 1-2-3 at Brueton. Gareth Wainwright took the W with a 17:22 leading out a pack including Chris Morgan (17:26) and Jack Bristow (17:35). 

Mary Heald was in similarly scintillating form running 22:10.  Jane Hunt followed Mary up with a solid 23:39 and Siobhan Cotter who ran 24:16.

Congratulations to Nick Burke who continues to flourish – running another parkrun PB. This time Nick lowered his time to 25:25. We love a numerically satisfying time! Nick was joined by Gareth Lloyd who clocked 29:28 for a personal best.

Congratulations to Ainsley Wainwright who rocked up and completed his 100th parkrun at the weekend.

Coventry parkrun:

On a tourist trail Darren John dropped a stupidly fast first mile but held on to run a 17:32 for 2nd at Coventry parkrun. He was joined by Anthony Dutton who ran a solid 20:42 with a sore knee (don’t fall out the loft!) and Kate Marsh who ran 25:01.

Lymington Woodside parkrun:

Karen Stapley enjoyed a quieter parkrun with 121 runners at Lymington Woods. Karen ran 32:29.

Kingsbury Water parkrun:

Greg Turner is now consistently under 20 at parkrun; payment for his recent hard work at Thursday training with the quick’uns. 19:44 this week. 

Skipton parkrun:

No idea where Skipton is. But Ian Naisbitt knows and he ran 22:30 there. 

Bedworth parkrun:

Newbie and parkrun legend Kevin Tomkinson celebrated his 301st parkrun by running 29:47 at Bedworth.

Knowle Fun Run 2018 – K&D Team News

Every Year Knowle & Dorridge RC turn out en mass at our local event – The Knowle Fun Run.

If you are running this year please do let us know ASAP by emailing kdrunningclub@gmail.com with a quick “I’M IN!” message.

We select the fastest 4 to retain the team title, then mix up all the other entrants for some interclub team competition.

This year there is both a 5k and a 10k (or 9.6k option based on last yr’s route) – most of our registered runners have signed up for the 10k but we encourage you to run whichever you prefer.

The Knowle Fun Run is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our club to the local community as well as showing off your athletic prowess to your neighbours. And everyone loves showing off to their neighbours!

In past years our entries have numbered 50 or more. A sea of green & gold! We currently have 26 names down.

Did you know we also sponsor the event? Continue reading