THE RUNDOWN – 17TH OCTOBER: AMSTERDAM, YORKSHIRE & PARIS MARATHONS, OXFORD & WESTON HALF MARATHONS, CITY OF BIRMINGHAM 10K & PARKRUN

AMSTERDAM, PARIS & YORKSHIRE MARATHONS

The marathon season continues, this week seeing a couple of our runners travel to Europe to take on two of the big city races: the Amsterdam marathon for Darren John, who finished in a speedy time of 3 hours and 11 minutes, and the Paris marathon for Mike McDonald – his second in just 3 weeks – which he completed in an excellent time of 3 hours 41 minutes. Closer to home, Peter Little ran the Yorkshire marathon in 4 hours 40 minutes, finishing 11th in his age category.

Oxford and Weston Half Marathons and City of Birmingham 10k

Caroline Park travelled to Oxford, and completed the half marathon in 1 hour 55 minutes, whilst Alison Giblin was a little West running the Weston Half Marathon, finishing in a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes. Close to home, Katie Price ran the City of Birmingham 10k, finishing in a time of 56:20.

Parkrun roundup

Another good attendance this week, and also seeing our first “foreign” parkrun mention for a long time, see Darren John run in Amsterdam prior to his marathon. Closer to home, it was 2nd overall for George de Bolla, and 1st lady for Jane Evans in a speedy time of 18: 36 at Brueton.  Parkrun PBs this week for Tasha Campbell, Janice Lisiecki, Hannah Hopkin, Richard Dixon and Simon Battson.

Two special shout outs to K&D members at Brueton on Saturday: firstly thanks to everyone who helped or offered to help with the runner who had a bad fall. Secondly, well done to the K&D member who stopped to encourage a young future athlete to keep going and ran with her to the finish. Both actions show that there is so much more to running than fast times or  PBs..though they are always great to get!

Brueton parkrun
George DE BOLLA 2 00:17:34 2nd overall 
Jane EVANS 4 00:18:36 1st Lady
Michael SWANN 11 00:19:50
Rob HOULSTON 15 00:19:59
Paul BENTLEY 16 00:20:05
Paul WILLIAMS 25 00:20:30
Chris MORGAN 26 00:20:30
Russell DAVIES 40 00:21:37
Steve ARMSTRONG 44 00:21:51
Lloyd BARTON 48 00:21:59
Martin HANCOCK 58 00:22:39
Anthony DUTTON 63 00:22:47
James HILLIER 82 00:23:39
Mark GALE 89 00:23:56
Tasha CAMPBELL 107 00:24:19 PB!
Richard LISIECKI 113 00:24:31
Hannah HOPKIN 117 00:24:45 PB!
Janice LISIECKI 135 00:25:25 PB!
Sarah CATTELL 143 00:25:46
Keith WHITEHEAD 156 00:26:30
Robert STEWART 164 00:26:56
Neil LETHAM 185 00:27:47
Tanya CRONIN 218 00:29:15
Kay ADENIPEKUN 219 00:29:16
Linda Michele WHITEHEAD 230 00:29:36
Lynsey DRAKELEY 254 00:31:02
Carly MITCHELL 262 00:31:28
Caroline EDWARDS 272 00:31:48
Graham EDWARDS 273 00:31:48
Samantha EDGINTON 275 00:31:52
Subhash AGARWALLA 295 00:32:53
Gail PARTRIDGE 322 00:35:34
Penny TAYLOR 337 00:36:59
Oxana HAFEEZ 338 00:37:00
Paul JEFFREY 369 00:51:04
Cannon Hill
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 43 00:20:05
Simon BATTSON 129 00:24:04 PB!
Poole
Sandra BOOT 358 00:28:12
Hoblingwell
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 23 00:29:03
Kingsbury Water
Imogen ROWE 69 00:25:58
Burnham and Highbridge
Alison GIBLIN 196 00:33:50
Jenni TOMKINSON 257 00:49:46
Babbs Mill
Phil WOOD 11 00:23:11
Steve STREET 71 00:32:28
Warwick Racecourse
Richard DIXON 11 00:18:28 PB!
Habib FARAZMAND 19 00:19:31
Brian CORR 46 00:21:58
Oaklands parkrun
Pete MAKEPEACE 49 00:24:13
Kevin TOMKINSON 63 00:25:36
Cardiff parkrun
Kate MARSH 267 00:26:59
Amsterdamse Bos parkrun
Darren JOHN 10 00:19:13