Midlands XC Champs: 99 Problems but the Ditch Ain’t One


K&D took on the best in the Midlands on Saturday. Our ladies were represented in the first Senior race. Jess Woolley underlined her continued progress by taking down sub-20 parkrunner and distance duchess Mary Heald. The two battled hard and Jess finished 55th in the Midlands, a superb result. She was followed home by Mary in 74th and Katie Price who’s continued to use XC as a brilliant training tool in 231st.

For the K&D Men it was all eyes on the final league race but the headlines were stolen by David Carbutt who continued to be the surprise package of winter. Big Dave, always a good runner is currently crushing the cross. First man for K&D he took down seasoned competitor and Team Captain Torsten Roesler. Dave finished 117th, while Torsten crossed the line in 127th. In his first Midlands Gary Polhill finished an excellent 136th, Richard Dixon Dobby Shuffled round to 142nd, Greg Turner continued his XC season with a superb 168th. Darren John had his most solid race in his Blood Clot return to health with 221st, ahead of XC enthusiasts Pete Austin and Max Gimson, who just love the hills in 233rd and 236th.

Leamington Civic Golf Club appears to have closed down, which is very sad. Though it did mean an expanded Leamington course that was superb. With Leamington and Gaydon the Midlands has two superb new courses.

Congrats to Helix Sports’ Doug Musson who finished 4th in the Senior Men’s Champs and Louie Boot (Son of K&D’er Sandra Boot) who finished 6th in the U20 men against top class competition.

Your parkrun weekend recap will be on Tuesday.