THE RUNDOWN – 10TH JULY: LAKELAND TRAILS ULTRA 55K & 15K, NORTHBROOK 10K, BARMOUTH 10k & PARKRUN
Lakeland Trails 55k Ultra & 15k
The sun was shining over the Lake District where at least 1000 people were all set up to run 14k, 23k, 55k or 100k. For K&D we had Katie Price on the 14k and then John Garside, Paul O’Donnell and Mike McDonald taking on the 55k.
It was a tough challenge no matter the distance because the heat felt much hotter than the 24degrees forecast.
The race started with a sharp incline within the first half a mile. Katie had fun in the 14k and is now booking next year’s adventure with a further distance (not brave enough for the Ultra). But for the ultra it was 9 hours 40 before a K&D finish and nearly 12 hours for our last finisher. The boys have said never again and described it as brutal mainly due to the heat but all was well when they had their preordered fish and chips and beers waiting in the local eatery
Paul O’Donnell finished in 9:42, John Garside 11:05 and Mike McDonald 11:46
An extra mention for Mary Heald past K&D lady who also ran and finished 1st lady in 7:30. Overall an amazing experience and definitely worth a club coach trip next year
Another super-warm day for the 6th race in the WRRL race series, which again saw a great turnout from K&D. Well done to Juliet Jones who ran an excellent race, coming 4th overall.
Barmouth 10k & Croyde Coastal Triathlon
Well done to Kate O’Hara, completing the Barmouth 10k in 1 hour and 7 mins, and special mention also to Men’s Captain Greg Turner for completing the gruelling Crodye Coastal Triathlon (rated one of the top 10 toughest courses in the world over the distance)
A lovely warm and sunny Saturday morning saw 45 K&D members running at parkruns around the country. Well done to Nick Woolley on a new PB, also coming 1st overall at Moors Valley parkrun in a super speedy 16:11. There was a PB also for Monica Green at Portrush parkrun, where she was also 2nd lady, and well done also to Jane Evans for 1st lady at Brueton
|Moors Valley parkrun|
|Nick WOOLLEY||1||00:16:11||1st overall & PB|
|Arrow Valley parkrun|
|Chris MORGAN||2||00:18:49||2nd overall|
|Jane EVANS||5||00:19:15||1st Lady|
|Ian Derek MAIDMENT||164||00:27:51|
|Monica GREEN||47||00:21:45||2nd lady & PB|
|Kingsbury Water parkrun|