THE RUNDOWN – 18TH DECEMBER: DRAYCOTE HALF, REINDEER RUN HALF (STONELEIGH) , PORTSMOUTH MARATHON & PARKRUN

DRAYCOTE & REINDEER HALF MARATHONS

Whilst many of the local parkruns were cancelled again because of the icy conditions on Saturday morning, there were a couple of half marathons underway. Draycote Manor Half saw 3 of our runners taking part, with some excellent results! First home for K&D was Jason Pitcher, coming 11th overall in 1:30:31. First K&D lady – and 3rd lady overall – was Louise Bell finishing in 1:45:59. Not far behind was Camille Neal, who was 5th lady overall, in a new PB time of 1:48:10

Meanwhile, over at Stoneleigh Park, it was the annual Reindeer Run Half Marathon for Noel Kelly, who finished in 1 hour 58 mins, with the added bonus of a Christmas pudding in his goody bag!

PORTSMOUTH MARATHON

Dreadful conditions for a marathon today, but John Garside braved the sleet, wind and icy rain to add yet another  marathon to his growing total (now at 45!), finishing in a very respectable time of 4 hours and 50 minutes

Parkrun Roundup

Another quiet week this week with the continued icy weather, seeing the majority of parkruns around the country cancelled. For those that managed to find an event, results are in the table below. Good to see Tanya Cronin back running again, and well done to Kevin Tomkinson for the only PB of the week!

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Coventry parkrun
Simon GATES 287 00:37:45
Leamington parkrun
Jon BEECH 88 00:23:59
Graham EDWARDS 96 00:24:13
Tanya CRONIN 208 00:27:22
Katie PRICE 410 00:51:25
Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun
Kevin TOMKINSON 73 00:25:12 PB!
Alison GIBLIN 176 00:35:51
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Lewis TOWERS 19 00:21:36
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 109 00:28:33
Steve MARKS 205 00:39:33
West Coast Park parkrun
Alan BLACK 9 00:22:59