Cross Country is the mainstay of the racing calendar through the winter. A great way to bond with club mates and compete together as a team.

K&D cover athletes’ entries into several competitions and events and all members are encouraged to take part. We have had excellent turnouts in recent seasons and we want to continue that trend. We need YOU!

Our ladies team compete in Division 1 of the Midland Womens Cross Country League, having been promoted as Division 2 Champions in the 2018-19 season.

Our mens team compete in Division 1 of the Birmingham Cross Country League, and were also promoted in 2018-19.

In addition to league races, many K&D runners compete in regional and national cross country races. Our fastest runners have qualified for Inter Counties, representing Warwickshire.

In the 2020 Warwickshire XC Championship, Jane Evans was crowned county champion, assisting the ladies team in winning the silver medal. Mens captain Chris Sharp won the title of Warwickshire Masters Champion.

We also make an annual trip to the English National Cross Country Championship as the culmination of the season. This is a huge meeting and a historic race.

K&D take an active part in the Warwickshire Road Race League, a series of events usually held April-October to promote road racing for all and stimulate competition amongst local clubs.

Distances range from 5k to half marathon and are well supported with big turnouts, and all standards are welcome.

In 2019 K&D had several notable league performances:

Rachel Gifford – 1st Senior Lady & 2nd Overall

Chris Sharp – 1st MV35 & 2nd Overall

Jane Hunt – 2nd FV55

Linda Whitehead – 2nd FV65

The Road Relays offer another great chance to come together and compete as a club and we always look to field as many teams as possible.

These events are often held at Sutton Park, under various formats and our ladies and mens teams have been successful in qualifying for the National Road Relays several times in recent years.

K&D also made its debut at the 2019 Cotswold Hilly 100 relay, an all day event where local running clubs have teams of 10 runners complete an undulating 100 mile loop between them. We would love to enter more teams for this event in future.

K&D also love parkrun, whether as tourists or supporting the many local parkruns in the area. Brueton parkrun is the home event for the club, but K&D members are very active in volunteering and supporting other nearby events.

Track racing is a growth area for the club.

There are many competitive athletics clubs in the area which host Open Graded Track Meetings.

K&D runners have competed in these at distances from 1500m up to 10,000m.

Warwickshire Athletics have information on these meetings.

Midland Masters Athletics Club also give details of further fixtures for runners who are 35 or older.