The marathon and half-marathon training is starting to kick in. In fresh conditions K&D’s rag-tag gang of misfits tore around Babbs Mill lake like hoodlum’s up to no good. Chairman Darren was first home in fourth overall, equalling his PB with a 28:32. Exactly the same time he ran on 5th Feb 2017. Weird. Rosie Marsh took a big old chunk of her PB as first K&D woman. Rosie ran 33:12 smashing her previous best of 33:53.
Behind Darren the second K&D man home was Greg Turner who also PB’d. His cross country season is paying off as he ran 32:07. Paul Williams took third K&D man, returning after a several week layoff to run 33:57.
Behind Rosie, Emma Lowe ran her first ever 5 miler. Setting her PB at 34:49. A more than respectable time for a first effort. Louise Bell rounded out the Top-3 with a 37:49.
Congrats go to Siobhan Cotter and Gary Welsh who both won prizes in the Midland Masters Handicap Race. A bottle of bubbly for Siobhan and chocolates for Gary.
Darren John – 28:32 (=PB)
Greg Turner – 32:07 (PB)
Rosie Marsh – 33:12 (PB)
Paul Williams – 33:57
Gary Welsh – 34:33 (PB)
Emma Lowe – 34:49 (PB)
Steve Armstrong – 35:20
Louise Bell – 37:49
Siobhan Cotter – 38:03
Elaine Callinan – 38:22
Jane Hunt – 38:44
Kate Marsh – 39:26 (PB)
Mark Owen – 40:52
Jude Mansfield – 40:59
Graham Edwards – 41:04 (PB)
Alan Marshall – 43:59
Geoff Lewis – 45:40
Linda Whitehead – 47:57
Caroline Edwards – 48:52
Katie Price – 48:53
South Devon Coastal Trail Half
Hills, glorious hills. On the beautiful South Devon Coast Gary Wickett knocked 30 minutes of hiss course PB to run 3:13 on the tough cliff top course.
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Gareth Wainwright took the reigns as he sped round parkrun in a swift 17:16. He was followed by Darren John in 17:43 and Rob Michaelson-Yates in 18:03 as all three men ran quickly through damp morning. Kate Marsh was the first K&D lady on Saturday, just missing out on her PB but still running 24:41. Sarah Cattell took second in 25:28 and Katie Price rounded out the top three in 27:05.
Congratulation to Kay Adenipekun who clocked up his 50th parkrun!
In PB heaven were Paul O’Donnell, 22:25 and Russell Singleton 22:25. Blimey, they could have crossed the line holding hands! Superb running from those two.
Coventry played host to Battson on tour as Simon Batson ran 26:21. 31 seconds faster than the week before at Cov.
Cannon Hill parkrun
Jonathon Bellman took it out in 24:42 at Birmingham’s biggest parkrun. His 10th time running there.
Belfast Victoria parkrun
Back in the green isle and Monica Green took it out hard in Belfast speeding round to a sub-21. Monica clocked 20:53.
Rob Ambrose, who’s morning train buddies now with your journalistic chairman, clocked 20:52. High Five train buddy!