THE RUNDOWN – 21ST MAY: WRRL RYTON 5, KNOWLE FUN RUN, MANCHESTER HALF, HILLY 100, OUTLAW 70.3, MOONWALK & PARKRUN

WRRL RACE 1: RYTON 5

The 2023 Warwickshire Road Race League is finally underway, and it was a lovely summer evening at Ryton Pools, seeing 34 K&D runners taking part. First back for K&D was Matt Hipwell, coming 15th overall in a time of 29 minutes, closely followed by Rene Vergo in 29:55 and David Carbutt in 30:13.  Great to see Juliet Jones back running and racing well, being the first K&D lady back in 36: 20. Full results in the table below:

Name Position Time
Matt Hipwell 15 29.00
Rene Vergo 20 29.55
David Carbutt 42 30.13
Greg Turner 25 30.30
Jon Jennings 26 30.32
Anthony Ellis 43 31.43
Paul Bentley 58 33.02
Lewis Towers 68 33.38
James Taylor 69 33.40
David Rose 82 34.09
Jason Pitcher 91 34.33
Juliet Jones 117 36.20
Sam Checkett 119 36.26
Hannah Donelan 135 37.19
Steve Armstrong 146 37.53
Graham Edwards 159 38.38
Mark Gale 166 39.20
Nicky Evans 168 39.24
Martin Hancock 173 39.36
Mike Durkin 174 39.39
Stephen Ray 185 40.32
Paul Winwood 195 41.10
Robert Stewart 208 42.14
Keith Whitehead 209 42.15
Lucy Chapman 222 42.52
Amelia Crees 236 43.39
Jemma Phelps 239 43.49
Bruce Hampton 240 44.02
Karen Bell 246 44.40
Cameron Brown 253 45.31
Linda Whitehead 272 50.10
Philippa Towers 280 52.48
Joanne Brown 288 54.39

Knowle Fun Run (10k and 5k)

It was the usual sunny weather for the popular local “KFR”, this year being slightly shorted than the advertised 10k. Great to see lots of  Green and Gold vests/shirts out there, as well as some superb support from K&Ders along the course. It looks like those of you who register on the day are not yet appearing in the results, so have listed those that are on the race website. Well done to Gareth Wainwright for 2nd overall, and to Kate Leeson and Amanda O’Leary who for 1st and 2nd lady. Results are in the table below for the 10k distance:

Name  Position Time 
Gareth Wainwright 2nd 00:32:42
David Carbutt 7th 00:36:56
Grant Huddleston 20th 00:41:00
Kate Leeson 25th 00:42:51
Steve Armstrong 31st 00:43:46
John-Paul Glassford 37th 00:44:15
Daniel Gregory 38th 00:44:22
David Hooper 42nd 00:44:41
Amanda O’Leary 44th 00:44:51
Graham Edwards 57th 00:45:31
Martin Hancock 61st 00:45:56
Andy Hawkins 68th 00:46:53
Mark Gale 75th 00:47:43
Janice Lisiecki 176th 00:55:08
Richard Lisiecki 177th 00:55:08
Alice Longe 201st 00:56:16
Kerry Whitehill 220th 00:57:33
Simon Krstic 249th 01:01:55
Elisabeth Robery 263rd 01:03:45
Karen Ratcliffe 273rd 01:06:15
Rowena Shipley 279th 01:08:53

KFR 5k results

K&D also shone at the 5k distance, with Matt Hipwell taking 1st place in a speedy time of 17 minutes and 17 seconds, closely followed by James Taylor in 18:45. Next back and 3rd lady in a time of 21:54 was Nicky Evans – amazing achievement as she’d just completed the marathon distance Moonwalk overnight! Other K&D finishers were Anna Wilson (28:41), James Taylor (29:05) and Mick Williamson (30:48). Again, results appear not to be listed yet for those that entered on the day.

Cotswold Hilly 100

The Cotswold Hilly 100 is a 100-mile road relay race divided into 10 legs each of approx 10 miles. The race starts at the American Fountain, Market Square, in Stratford upon Avon and finishes at the Stratford Sports Club and follows a route of mainly minor roads that meanders through the Cotswolds, with is true to its “Hilly” name. 10 K&D members took part, starting with Amelia Crees on Leg 1 at one of the earliest race starts possible:5am! She was then followed by Kirsty Wise, Jess Woolley, Myshola Kirkham, Steve Whatmore, Paul Winwood, Mike McDonald, Torsten Roesler, Bruce Hampton and Gary Polhill. Race results will be added here as soon as they are available

Outlaw 70.3 Triathlon

Huge well done to Monica Green for completing the Outlaw Half Triathlon (total of 70.3 miles swum, biked and run!) in an excellent time of 6 hours and 5 minutes (and running the half marathon in 1 hour and 50 minutes after all that swimming and cycling!)

Manchester Half Marathon

Meanwhile, up in Manchester, Anthony Dutton was taking on the Manchester half, completing the distance in a time of 1 hour 45 minutes

Moonwalk 26.2 mile Walk

It’s not a run or a race, but the Moonwalk 26.2 mile walk that started at midnight Saturday in London in Aid of Breast Cancer is definitely worth a mention. Well done to Katie Price and Nicky Evans who both completed the distance in under 8 hours

Parkrun Roundup

52 K&D members ran at parkruns on Saturday morning. No PBs this week, but well done to Gareth Wainwright for 2nd overall at Brueton, and to Nicola Ferdinand for 2nd lady. Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Rosliston parkrun
Kerry WHITEHILL 104 00:29:31
Minehead parkrun
Jake DUDDY 10 00:21:41
Arrow Valley parkrun
Kirsty WISE 75 00:23:20
Nigel FOSTER 179 00:28:05
Victoria COOK 183 00:28:17
Nicky EVANS 184 00:28:18
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 2 00:16:58 2nd overall
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 8 00:18:38
James TAYLOR 11 00:19:21
Joseph HOOK 12 00:19:38
Paul BENTLEY 14 00:19:48
Chris MORGAN 21 00:20:05
Matthew RAY 22 00:20:09
Ian NAISBITT 38 00:21:29
Alan BLACK 45 00:22:01
Nicola FERDINAND 46 00:22:02 2nd lady
Sam CHECKETT 82 00:23:46
Jane HUNT 93 00:24:05
Rahul MENON 129 00:25:21
Robert STEWART 141 00:25:49
Lucy CHAPMAN 143 00:25:54
Paul WINWOOD 152 00:26:15
Graham EDWARDS 158 00:26:22
Kevin TOMKINSON 163 00:26:40
Pete MAKEPEACE 169 00:26:53
Russell PALMER 177 00:27:03
Kay ADENIPEKUN 190 00:27:24
Lisa RAY 196 00:27:52
Siobhan COTTER 208 00:28:08
Tanya CRONIN 209 00:28:10
Sandra BOOT 262 00:30:27
Carly MITCHELL 271 00:30:46
Isabel ARTHUR 298 00:31:48
Alison GIBLIN 330 00:33:40
Lissy CALVERT 380 00:36:19
Manjit UPPAL 381 00:36:20
Steve MARKS 403 00:39:29
Oxana HAFEEZ 413 00:44:10
Alan C MARSHALL 428 00:54:52
Jenni TOMKINSON 431 00:55:55
Samantha EDGINTON 445 01:08:42
Karen RATCLIFFE 447 01:21:00
Northampton parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 134 00:25:26
Conwy parkrun
Stephen RAY 60 00:24:22
Dartford Heath parkrun
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 42 00:28:34
Poolsbrook parkrun
Ben JONES 9 00:21:03
Babbs Mill parkrun
Sarah CATTELL 38 00:26:43
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Lloyd BARTON 34 00:21:45
Frogmary Green Farm parkrun
Jackie PATERSON 140 00:34:36
Holyrood parkrun
Neil LETHAM 207 00:27:53