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Weekend Recap: Priceless York, Debut Heat & PB’s in Rainy Brum

Yorkshire Marathon:

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!

Mike McDonald03:47:44
Katie Price05:19:58
Robert Yates05:23:42
Hayley Murphy05:23:43


Birmingham Half Marathon:

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.

NameFinish Time
Chris Morgan01:18:57
Rachel Gifford1:24:03
Paul Bentley01:25:03PB
Martin Dedicoat01:29:50PB
Rob Ambrose01:30:29
Andrew Connors01:32:29
Simon Bentley01:35:03
Andrew Devitt01:40:11
Kerry Thompson01:42:34
Mark Wilson Ramsay01:45:01
Gary Welsh01:45:07
Andy Hawkins01:46:17
Paul Winwood01:48:03PB
A Wainwright01:48:09
Caroline Park01:51:24
Mark Gale01:52:53PB
Kate Marsh01:53:30
Nicola Evans01:53:56
Kathryn Bird01:58:29PB
Anna Young02:05:34PB
Neil Draycott02:14:38PB
LYNSEY DRAKELEY02:14:38PB

parkrun roundup due Tuesday…

Wed Oct 18th Recovery Run: Presented by Brooks Running & Helix Sport #runhappy

Helix are teaming up with Brooks Running on Wednesday October 18th to help us celebrate!

With so many of you running the Great Run Birmingham Half or Birmingham International Marathon on Sunday 16th October we know how tired your legs will be.  Rather than flogging you up some winter hills we know the importance of rest (and a party)…

So K&D, Helix and Brooks are teaming up to offer you a night of trying on some fabulous Brooks Running Shoes. Brooks will provide a range of Try On shoes in all sizes and be on hand to tell you all about them. We’ll go for a gentle 5-8k to get your legs moving again. 

The best bit is you don’t even need to run the Half or Marathon to join in – just come along on your normal Wednesday training night. Brooks make some lovely gear – Chairman Darren has a ridiculous amount of their half zip long sleeve tops.

Training on Wednesday Oct 18th will be all about helping you #runhappy well, as happy as you can be running after a marathon or half!

Weekend Recap: Birmingham vs. Manchester Half

Birmingham Half Marathon

30 of you ran Birmingham Half on Sunday 16th October. Congratulations to those who ran their first half marathon’s ever, PB’s or even just ran well. Gareth Wainwright became the 7th K&D man to break 80 minutes this year. When will the madness end? Apologies for not highlighting all the PB’s etc. but look at you all! Literally too many achievements to list.

K&D results below:

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