THE RUNDOWN 19TH NOVEMBER: ESCAPE FROM MERIDEN ULTRA, TATTON PARK HM, COOMBE 8, GRAN CANARIA 10, WOLVERTON 5 & PARKRUN

Escape from Meriden Ultra

For those not familiar with this race, it starts at 12 midnight on a Friday, and participants have 24 hours to get as far from Meriden as they can on foot, and saw an absolutely SUPERB effort from Bruce “Almighty” Hampton, completing just over 100km (making it the the Gold ring), and raising over £500 for the Birmingham Hospice. You can still contribute to his Just Giving page here

Tatton Park Half Marathon

Well done to Chris Sharp for 5th overall and 2nd VM40 in a speedy time of 1 hour and 12 minutes.

Gran Canaria 10k

Warmer and sunny conditions for David Hooper and Karen Elwell over in Gran Canaria, who took some time away from their sunbeds to complete the 10k. David finished in 48:21 mins, with Karen not far behind and coming back well from injury in 53:20.

Coombe 8

Closer to home and with considerably more mud and hills, Kerry Thompson and Jon Beech were competing in the Coombe 8, a woodland trail race around Coombe Abbey. Kerry finished in 1 hour and 6 minutes with Jon finishing in 1 hour and 9 minutes.

Wolverton 5

Excellent performance from Chris Revell at the Wolverton 5 – and his first race in 6 months – seeing Chris complete the 5-mile distance in a very quick time of 28 mins and 59 seconds

Parkrun Roundup

Saturday saw over 50 K&D runners taking part in their local parkruns. Well done to Myshola Kirkham on 1st Lady at Bideford in a new PB time and also to Kevin Tomkinson for his new PB at Woodgate Park. Well done also Gareth Wainwright for yet another 1st overall at Brueton. Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB or Top 3
Endcliffe parkrun
Ben JONES 158 00:24:20
Arrow Valley parkrun
Tasha CAMPBELL 163 00:27:58
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 1 00:17:11 1st Overall
Joseph HOOK 3 00:18:05
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 8 00:19:17
Ed BOWER 10 00:19:45
Paul BENTLEY 11 00:19:50
Sam CHECKETT 20 00:21:13
Ian NAISBITT 33 00:22:14
Paul WILLIAMS 34 00:22:17
Gareth JONES 37 00:22:23
Steve ARMSTRONG 38 00:22:30
Stephen RAY 42 00:22:39
James HILLIER 57 00:23:39
Mark GALE 58 00:23:41
Chris RAW 71 00:24:18
Neil DRAYCOTT 72 00:24:20
Ingrid ROCHELLE 79 00:24:42
Lewis TOWERS 83 00:24:59
Daniel GREGORY 90 00:25:17
Jane HUNT 92 00:25:25
John GARSIDE 100 00:25:43
Richard LISIECKI 105 00:25:53
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 128 00:26:48
Katie PRICE 167 00:28:01
Sandra BOOT 178 00:28:26
Lisa RAY 179 00:28:28
James TAYLOR 219 00:29:47
Subhash AGARWALLA 244 00:31:12
Carly MITCHELL 259 00:31:49
Mike MCDONALD 275 00:33:02
Paul WINWOOD 276 00:33:02
Samantha EDGINTON 287 00:33:41
Karen RATCLIFFE 288 00:33:41
Penny TAYLOR 329 00:38:58
Oxana HAFEEZ 343 00:41:31
Steve MARKS 347 00:42:27
Paul JEFFREY 348 00:42:36
Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun
Angela KIKUGAWA 285 00:36:00
Wyre Forest parkrun
Jonathan LEWIS 33 00:25:37
Bideford parkrun
Myshola KIRKHAM 11 00:21:23  1st Lady & PB
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Lloyd BARTON 49 00:23:25
Neil LETHAM 125 00:27:36
Max MLADENOVIC 127 00:27:38
Woodgate Valley Country Park parkrun
Kevin TOMKINSON 32 00:27:25 PB!
Alison GIBLIN 102 00:34:39
Pavilion Gardens parkrun
Tanya CRONIN 85 00:28:56
Holbrooks parkrun
George SPANN 7 00:22:42
Tamworth Castle Grounds parkrun
Kate MARSH 206 00:30:37