WRRL: Two Castles, 5 Hills

Up there it is. The ‘Up’ being another hill. K&D rolled into Kenilworth’s home turf with Tag Team’s 1993 Party-Rap hit blaring and the cars bouncing at 8am. Paraphrasing as we spat sick beats in our freshest sneaks (that means sneakers for our members over 50) we marvelled at possibly the best quality free race pins ever. Clearly where the budget went this year. I mean, the strength of the pin was just superb amd the firm tension.. erm, yeah, anyway, results.

As always the Two Castles 10k gives K&D’s finest excellent opportunity to practice their hill work a they charge between battlements. Carrying the standard this year was Chris Sharp for the men who finished 6th overall and 2nd Male Vet in 34:36 and Rocket-Girl (Burning down the streets of Kenilworth) Rachel Gifford who was 1st Senior Lady and 2nd Overall on her Two Castles Debut. And on only 12 hours notice of getting a bib. Rachel ran 38:01 and would have been the men’s 6th counter.

Also celebrating was Jane Hunt with a superb 2nd in her age category.

It was another huge K&D turn-out with 55 green and gold. Leading the PB Brigade was Steven Whatmore (37:46), Kelly Cridland (1:08:11), Kerry Thompson (49:25), Rachel Wood (1:17:50), James Hillier (49:06), Sam Morgan (54:13) and Adeba Jama (54:14).

Reminder: It is The Arden 9 on Sunday 16th. If you aren’t running please do consider volunteering and email kdrunningclub@gmail.com – we seem to be short on volunteer numbers this year despite 250+ members and it is vital for safety will fill all posts. The organising committee (of 3) work super hard to pull everything together and all we ask is a couple of hours of your time once a year. I know it’s Father’s Day but trust us your Dad doesn’t like you that much anyway and you’ll be back for the Roast Dinner.

Full Results:

Chris Sharp – 34:46Kay Adenipekun – 51:22
Rob Michaelson-Yeates – 35:10Nicky Evans – 51:26
Gareth Wainwright – 35:38Kate Marsh – 51:43
Gary Polhill – 37:10Paul Winwood – 51:56
Steven Whatmore – 37:46 (PB)Sam Morgan – 54:13 (PB)
Rachel Gifford – 38:01Adeba Jama – 54:15 (PB)
Rob Ambrose – 39:39Catherine Sherlock – 54:15
Darren John – 40:46Rachel Aston – 54:38
Robert Mundy – 41:42Gareth Lloyd – 56:13
Flick Sharp – 42:28Isabel Collins – 57:10
Steve Armstrong – 42:39Jan Hornby – 57:12
Andrew Connors – 42:37Katie Price – 57:13
Phil Wood – 44:43Geoff Lewis – 57:14
Ed Bower – 45:22Nigel Collins – 57:52
Adam O’Nions – 45:25Nick Burke – 59:32
Lloyd Barton – 45:35Ann-Marie Scott – 1:01:41
Claire Magee – 46:03Elisabeth Robery – 1:02:15
Andrew Knowles – 47:42Amanda Marklew – 1:02:28
John Garside – 47:49Isabel Arthur – 1:02:59
Jane Hunt – 48:32Lynsey Drakeley – 1:03:11
Mike McDonald – 48:37Frances Ramsden – 1:04:04
Mark Owen – 48:49Amanda Crees – 1:04:12
Gary Welsh – 48:58Kelly Cridland – 1:08:11 (PB)
Martin Hancock – 49:06Genette White – 1:08:26
James Hillier – 49:06 (PB)Jo Tork – 1:08:38
Kerry Thompson – 49:25 (PB)Steve Marks – 1:09:37
Caroline Park – 49:33Rachel Wood – 1:17:50 (PB)
Graham Edwards – 49:38

But seriously, just how good were those safety pins!

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