THE RUNDOWN – 14TH AUGUST: SOLIHULL 10K & HALF MARATHON, RACE TO THE CASTLE ULTRA & PARKRUN

All eyes were on the mean streets of rural Solihull this weekend as 33 hardy souls took on the sweltering heat and punishing climbs of the Solihull 10k and Half races on Sunday.

SOLIHULL HALF

On a route familiar to many of those involved in those important marathon Sunday long runs, runners took in the fearsome climbs of Widney Manor Road, Hampton Road and the mile long climb of Elvers Green Lane in temperatures approaching 30 degrees.

Mick Williamson tamed the heat best with a fantastic 1:22, finishing as 2nd V40, and there were also trips to the podium for Paul Bentley (1:29 and 1st V55), Juliet Jones (1:38 and 1st V50) and Hannah Donelan (1:39 2nd V40).

SOLIHULL 10k

Not to be outdone, a handful on K&D members stayed closer to home completing the Solihull 10k. Graham Edwards was first to finish in 52:55, with excellent performances from Karen Sweeney, Samantha Edginton, Caroline Edwards and Amanda Crees.

Full results for both races in the table below:

Name  Category Chip Time Position Cat Position
MICHAEL WILLIAMSON V40 01:22:31 16 2
PAUL BENTLEY V55 01:29:35 43 1
LEE BROTHERHOOD V35 01:35:01 70 11
JASON PITCHER V50 01:35:31 72 6
JULIET JONES V50 01:38:01 94 1
WILLIAM CONNORS Male 01:38:38 96 37
HANNAH DONELAN V40 01:39:14 110 2
JOHN KELLY V50 01:39:38 115 11
DAVID ROSE Male 01:42:18 151 52
LEWIS TOWERS Male 01:44:46 176 59
ANNA DELANEY V40 01:44:53 177 4
JON BEECH V45 01:48:02 213 28
SAM CHECKETT Male 01:49:42 245 80
IAN NAISBITT V50 01:49:57 250 25
GARY WELSH V40 01:57:24 384 49
JAMES HILLIER V35 01:59:01 407 64
JOHN GARSIDE V50 01:59:49 428 33
LUCY CHAPMAN Female 02:01:13 449 29
CAMILLE NEAL Female 02:02:14 463 28
KEVIN BOAKE V50 02:03:33 480 40
KEVIN TOMKINSON V40 02:07:28 541 72
NOEL KELLY V40 02:09:23 561 71
AMELIA CREES Female 02:11:43 600 38
KAREN RATCLIFFE V50 02:12:16 609 14
KATE FOKES V40 02:19:54 707 18
JOANNA HITCHCOCK V50 02:23:20 739 17
NATASHA CAMPBELL V35 02:23:24 743 42
PHILIPPA TOWERS Female 02:36:18 851 88
PETER LITTLE V70 04:45:47 989 4
10K DISTANCE
Name  Category Chip Time Position Cat Position
GRAHAM EDWARDS V55 00:52:55 115 7
KAREN SWEENEY V40 01:07:46 283 18
SAMANTHA EDGINTON V50 01:13:43 379 8
AMANDA CREES V50 01:33:54 507 12
CAROLINE EDWARDS V55 01:35:31 506 12

RACE TO THE CASTLE ULTRA

Catherine Sherlock decided that a half marathon or even a marathon wasn’t enough, and took on the Race to the Castle Ultra on the Welsh Coast. The race features over 2000 feet of Wales’ finest hills in 27 miles, which Catherine conquered in 8 hours and 42 minutes to finish 4th lady.

PARKRUN ROUNDUP

A total of 36 K&D members took on a 9 different parkruns this weekend – lots of holiday and resting-up before the Solihull HM/10k the following day!

Most members were at Brueton, where Louise Bell was first lady in 22:29, closely followed by Daniel Gregory (23:46) and Jane Hunt (24:47). Full results int he table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Forest of Dean parkrun
Sandra BOOT 81 00:34:43
Brueton parkrun
Louise BELL 25 00:22:29 1st Lady
Daniel GREGORY 45 00:23:46
Jane HUNT 57 00:24:47
Keith WHITEHEAD 63 00:25:15
Nicky EVANS 81 00:26:14
Mark GALE 96 00:27:01
Kevin TOMKINSON 104 00:27:31
Kay ADENIPEKUN 110 00:27:41
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 111 00:27:43
Graham EDWARDS 118 00:28:01
Katie PRICE 147 00:29:19
Katrina PARKIN 151 00:29:29
Neil LETHAM 165 00:30:07
Sarah CATTELL 175 00:30:31
Alan C MARSHALL 207 00:33:00
Siobhan COTTER 217 00:34:11
Alison GIBLIN 222 00:34:42
Amanda CREES 243 00:37:56
Edward Fraser LONG 244 00:37:57
Robert STEWART 252 00:42:00
Exeter Riverside parkrun
John GARSIDE 52 00:25:00
Babbs Mill parkrun
Steve ARMSTRONG 12 00:23:17
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Russell DAVIES 17 00:22:01
Lloyd BARTON 29 00:22:56
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun
Darren JOHN 16 00:20:06
Central parkrun, Plymouth
Alan GREEN 63 00:25:26