The RUNdown – 11th July: Lakeland Trails Ultra, Leamington Spa Half Marathon & Club Marathon Places

Lakeland Trails Ultra (55k & 100k)

6 of our members travelled north to the Lake District this weekend for the Lakeland Trails Ultra Marathons and Trails events: the 14k event for Siobhan O’Donnell, the 55k event for Paul O’Donnell, Paul Winwood, Simon Krstic and Mike McDonald, and James Taylor taking on the 100k event.

The 55k event takes in 3 mountain passes and over 7000 ft of climb…. both Paul W and Paul O’D managed to knock over 2 hours off their times from 2 years ago – fantastic effort! James Taylor completed the gruelling 100k course, adding in an extra 2 passes, and 3500 ft more climbing, to finish in 72nd place in just over 18 hours. Full results are below:

14k Chip time Position
Siobhan O’Donnell 02:07:49 155
Paul O’Donnell 09:12:37 130
Paul Winwood 10:49:21 247
Simon Krstic 11:52:18 292=
Mike Mcdonald 11:52:18 292=
James Taylor 18:20:21 72

Leamington Spa Half Marathon 

This popular local event saw 11 of our members complete the race on an unusually warm/dry Sunday morning compared to some we’ve seen recently. Jason Pitcher led the K&D contingent home, with a 3rd in Age-cat place for Karen Ratcliffe, and a course PB for Run Leader Katie Price. All results and placings appear below:

Name Age Cat Chip Time Cat Position Gen Pos’n
Jason Pitcher MV50-59 01:37:07 16 177
Mahesh Chaudhari MV40-49 01:46:27 101 364
Adeba Jama FV40-49 01:47:45 18 55
Hanna Donelan FV40-49 01:48:51 19 59
Simon Fokes MV40-49 01:52:04 128 486
Karen Ratcliffe FV60-69 01:59:34 3 149
Anna Wilson FV40-49 02:06:17 56 223
Katie Price FV40-49 02:06:17 57 224
Nicola Evans FV40-49 02:06:19 58 226
Karen Sweeney FV40-49 02:14:02 89 313
Natalie Callinan Senior 02:15:34 185 331
Club Ballot Result for London Marathon Places
Well done to the lucky winners Nicky Evans and Kate Leeson!
The 2 reserves (in order) are:  James Taylor (1st reserve) and Caroline Edwards (2nd reserve)
Brighton Marathon Weekend Club Places are now OPEN!
Brighton Marathon Weekend 10th – 12th September 2021 gives registered club runners the opportunity to secure a guaranteed place through their club. Further information about this event can be found at
Entry prices are £75 for Brighton Marathon and £35.00 for BM 10k.
Anyone wishing to secure a place in either, please email before 1 August 2021