Early Weekend Recap: Centurions & parkrun


You’re getting a double dose of Weekend news as it was a JAM PACKED 48 Hours in K&D Towers.

Centurion’s GP #6:
It’s the last race of the Centurions Grand Prix for 2018/19 and with runners all over the shop there was still solid K&D representation at our BFF’s Centurion’s superb race series.

Jason Pitcher took the honours as number one K&D on Sunday at Babbs Mill. Running 34:53 Jason finished one place ahead of Phil Wood (35:32) and Stephen Ray (36:24).

Jane Hunt was K&D’s sole and therefore leading female light with a 37:53 while Graham Edwards ran 39:37.

Brueton parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright managed to run 17:05… and still get beaten by two under-14s as the kids took all us old sod’s apart on Saturday. Torsten Roesler (18:02) and George De Bolla (18:08) were beaten by a total of 3 Under-14s and one Under-17. Seriously. :Laugh Crying Emoji:

Jane Evans was beaten by a total of zero under-17 girls restoring some K&D pride. Jess Woolley missed her PB by 3 seconds to run 20:51 and Mary Heald warmed up for Manchester by running a relaxed 21:53. More on Mary in a moment…

Aside from laughing at ourselves, which is always important, it was actually a superb day for quick running despite a biting wind. As evidenced by Centurion Peter Heald running 18:15 with a buggy. Don’t be surprised if Mary and Peter’s sproglett grows up to be the first female F1 world champ.

Torsten drove the K&D PB Bus with an 18:03 on a rare parkrun turn-out. Kevin Tomkinson got a PB AND a photo with Trevor Francis. 23:25 and great treat for that Bluenose. Kay Adenipekun made it 3 PB’s in a row as he ran 22:44. Phil Wood clocked 21:11 to start eyeing up that 21 minute barrier. Ainsley Wainwright went out like a fox with it’s tail on fire and held on to a PB of 18:58 – going under 19 minutes for the first time. The PB bus was full of blokes. Probably smelt a fair bit; thats why no women wanted to join them.

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Kathy Bailey and Ian Maidment ran spookily similar times at Arrow Valley on Saturday. 24:56 and 25:45 to use a very similar set of numbers. Were there no 7’s or 9’s left in Redditch?

Keswick parkrun:
Beautiful Keswick played host to our very own Isabel Arthur on Saturday as she took in the scenery and ran 30:19.

Victoria Dock parkrun:
Named after a woman called Victoria Dock,
Who if you paid a halfpenny would give you a shock…

Anyway. Richard Dixon ran 18:11.

Torbay Velo parkrun:
David John ran a PB of 30:01. Not bad for an old codger with one knee.