THE RUNDOWN 17TH SEPTEMBER: WORCESTER CITY 10K, BALSALL COMMON 10K, LAKE VYRNWY HM, DEVIL’S STAIRCASE ULTRA, BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL OF RUNNING AND PARKRUN ROUNDUP

Worcester City 10k

Well done to Anthony Ellis for completing this race in 38:37 (48th overall), then making it over to Balsall Common in time to run the 5k event with his family! Well done also to Caroline Park who finished in 50:42.

Balsall Common 10k

This was the penultimate race in the WRRL league, and saw a good turnout from K&D, with 17 of our runners taking part. The slightly cooler conditions saw some great times posted, despite the undulating course. First back for K&D and 4th overall was Matt Hipwell, with Juliet Jones first K&D lady back, and great to see some new faces racing for K&D! Full results are in the table below:

Name Position Time
Matt Hipwell 4th 00:35:18
Paul Bentley 27th 00:39:43
Grant Huddleston 50th 00:41:52
Juliet Jones 76th 00:44:06
George Spann 86th 00:44:53
Kerry Thompson 121st 00:45:20
Graham Edwards 122nd 00:47:43
Stephen Ray 136th 00:47:46
Robert Stewart 141st 00:49:14
Salkyanne Sheppey 143rd 00:49:53
Nicky Evans 144th 00:50:02
Alan Green 155th 00:50:06
Paul Winwood 166th 00:51:20
Joanne Ray 177th 00:53:05
Bruce Hampton 208th 00:53:44
Katie Price 214th 00:58:01
Nigel Foster 237th 01:01:52

Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon

Sara Rowell and Sam Edginton completed the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon today – a lovely almost flat course, and near perfect conditions – supported by an injured and disappointed Karen Ratcliffe.

This was Sam’s first half marathon since getting injured at the Leamington half marathon in 2019 and struggling with injury ever since, and  Sara’s second ever half marathon, her first being a virtual one during lockdown, exactly three years ago. A week ago she thought she’d have to pull out due to sudden knee pain, but fortunately it was ok. Sara finished  885th in 2.31.06 and Sam 902nd in 2.34.36 (Gun times)

Devil’s Staircase Ultra

Well done to the team of Chris Thorley, Mick Williamson and Paul Baker who were joint 2nd in this challenging Welsh Ultra-marathon, which covers around 31 miles with a total ascent and descent of about 4,700ft

Birmingham Festival of Running (Sutton Park)

Well done to Gary Polhill for acting as a pacer the Half Marathon distance at the Birmingham Festival of Running in Sutton Park, completing the distance in 1 hour and 39 minutes

Parkrun Roundup

Saturday morning saw  55 of our members out and about in Parks around the country for their weekly parkrun fix. Well done to Gareth Wainwright and Kate Leeson for 2nd overall and 2nd lady at Brueton, and also to Gareth Jones, Max Mladenovic and Jon Beech for your new parkrun PBs! Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Forest of Dean parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 25 00:27:32
Endcliffe parkrun
Ben JONES 356 00:28:49
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 2 00:16:50 2nd overall
Joseph HOOK 9 00:19:02
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 10 00:19:05
Robert WORMALD 16 00:20:03
Matthew RAY 17 00:20:06
Paul WILLIAMS 30 00:21:16
Paul O’DONNELL 36 00:21:36
Ian NAISBITT 39 00:21:50
Gareth JONES 42 00:22:07 PB!
Sam CHECKETT 43 00:22:09
Kate LEESON 48 00:22:27 2nd lady
Neil DRAYCOTT 65 00:23:19
Louise BELL 76 00:23:43
Daniel GREGORY 87 00:24:05
Russell DAVIES 89 00:24:07
Ingrid ROCHELLE 90 00:24:08
John GARSIDE 100 00:24:27
Cameron BROWN 101 00:24:29
Robert STEWART 112 00:24:55
Paul WINWOOD 114 00:25:04
Simon KRSTIC 127 00:25:34
Sandra BOOT 143 00:26:42
Sarah CATTELL 144 00:26:47
Tanya CRONIN 219 00:28:46
Sally ANDERSON 225 00:28:57
Siobhan COTTER 227 00:29:04
Angela KIKUGAWA 229 00:29:06
Carly MITCHELL 255 00:29:56
Tasha CAMPBELL 271 00:30:24
Alan C MARSHALL 296 00:31:25
Baldev KOROTANIA 384 00:35:13
Geoff LEWIS 411 00:39:09
Marie HOWARTH 412 00:39:26
Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun
Jill COLYER 253 00:34:29
Poole parkrun
Darren MAGGS 355 00:26:26
Claire MAGGS 577 00:32:15
Tewkesbury parkrun
George SPANN 8 00:21:27
Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun
Max MLADENOVIC 29 00:21:00 PB!
Chasewater parkrun
Kerry WHITEHILL 116 00:29:30
Beverley Westwood parkrun
Katie PRICE 159 00:31:22
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Pete MAKEPEACE 159 00:28:10
Oaklands parkrun
Jon BEECH 23 00:23:13 PB!
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun
Kate MARSH 184 00:31:15
University of Northampton parkrun
Penny TAYLOR 128 00:35:57
Holbrooks parkrun
Kevin TOMKINSON 51 00:27:48
James TAYLOR 64 00:28:59
Alison GIBLIN 84 00:33:22

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