Silverstone Half and 10k:
At the home of British Motor Racing, as opposed to Dorridge, Home of British Running (obvs.) several K&D speedsters shifted into top gear.
Chris Morgan led the way. Running at the back end of an excellent season, Chris clocked a PB of 1:16:57. Behind Chris a slew of HM’ers came in like the best of F1 races. Nicky Evans smashed a PB down from 1:53 to 1:48 lopping more than 5 mins off her previous best.
Chris Morgan – 1:16:57 (PB)
Jason Pitcher – 1:33:44 (PB)
Phil Wood – 1:37:26 (PB)
Adam O’Nions – 1:39:05
Nicky Evans – 1:48:00 (PB)
Abeda Jama – 1:48:28 (PB)
Richard Clarke – 1:57:44
Rosie Vetter – 2:09:53
In the 10k George de Bolla ran a superb race to record a sub-36 PB of 35:50. George was joined by K&D’s version of the Spice Girls as 5 of our ladies ran out with Kate Marsh first across the line in 46:20.
George de Bolla – 35:53 (PB)
Kate Marsh – 46:20 (PB)
Karen Ratcliffe – 55:48
Sara Rowell – 1:00:29
Samantha Edgington – 1:00:35
Sarah Green – 1:10:38
Devon Ex-Pat David John ran his first road 10k as he took on the Gloucester 10k. An ankle issue left him missing out on his planned target but a 1:14:53 was still a solid debut for a 62yr old man with one knee and Darren for a son
Stanwick Lakes 10:
Club Welfare Officer Katie Price practiced what we preach – Be Sensible, Keep the Ball Rolling – by stepping down from the planned Half distance to the 10k. She ran 57:48 and most importantly is good to go again. Less can often be more with running, learning to step off the gass when needed is a valuable skill to keeping yourself on the right side of burnout or injury – congrats to Katie!
Flick Sharp smashed her PB on Saturday – going under the magic 19 minute time and delivering a stunning 18:38. Flick’s big PB bumps her up from 42nd all time as she crashed the top-20. Rachel Gifford, at 18:37, sits one place above Flick in the All-Time Brueton standings as Rocket is 19th and Flick 20th. Looking forward to those two doing battle over the coming years as they chase down Jane Evans and redefine what K&D’s women’s team is capable of.
Doing his bit for the boys was Gareth Wainwright who has continued to progress this year – knocking another few seconds off his PB to run 16:32. There was a welcome interloping from Birmingham Uni Develompment Loanee Joe Read who ran 16:45 and Habib Farazmand who backed up last week’s Sub-18 smasher with another 17:30.
Joining Flick and Gareth was the towering Dan Mayes who’s 18:53 PB puts him into the sub-19 club for the first time. Not to be left out Victoria Cook PB’d with a 25:46 and Kathryn O’Hara ran a best of 29:17
The home of men with funny shaped balls in their hands – Jon Beech joined the scrum to run 25:51
Torbay Velopark parkrun:
Ex-pat David John Tailwalked in 44:14 – one of the fastest tail walks we’ve seen in a while
Anthony Dutton enjoyed a sedate, by his standards, cruise round Grangemoor in 24:46
Mary Heald enjoyed a sedate 26:51 trot around Lancaster parkrun
Foreign correspondent Riina Kuuselo popped up in Tokoinranta, Säästöpankinranta, Helsinki. Easy for her to say. She ran 20:40 for first woman.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
Phil Wood warmed up his engine for Silverstone with a cruise round Babbs Mill in 22:16
Warwick Racecourse parkrun:
Kev Tomkinson tried to recruit Dave Moorcroft to the K&D cause. Apparently he used to be quite quick. Kev ran 29:12 and got a photo with the great man.
Three of the finest examples of manly men made Oaklands near The Swan their Saturday parkrun of choice. The 5k course is fast and relatively flat. Just watch out for that super-quick start. Chairman Darren ran 18:32, having set off at sub-17 pace. Oops. Piolot of K&D’s Club Jet is Adam O’Nions who parked the Jumbo at Tesco, ran 20:33 then taxied for take off. Lloyd Barton rounded out the handsome K&D collection with 21:10.
Silverstone Half and 10k: