THE RUNDOWN – 23RD APRIL: LONDON MARATHON, MALVERN & WYE VALLEY TRAIL MARATHON & HM, STORM THE CASTLE DUATHLON & PARKRUN

London marathon

Another big K&D attendance at the iconic London marathon, taking place in some very wet conditions, but conditions it seemed were ideal for producing some excellent results for the 16 K&D Runners taking part. First back was Mick Williamson in an excellent sub-3 time of 2 hours and 48 minutes, and well done to Paul Bentley and Lee Brotherhood both making it back in under 3 hours 15. Anna Delaney was first K&D lady back in 3 hours 31 minutes, closely followed by Hannah Donelan and Adeba Jama just 5 minutes later. Full results in the table below – congratulations again to all of you and enjoy the rest, refuelling and recovery!

Name Time
Mick Williamson 02:48:51
Paul Bentley 03:09:49
Lee Brotherhood 03:14:51
Robert Houlston 03:20:05
Raj Bansal 03:28:45
Anna Delaney 03:31:00
Hannah Donelan 03:35:45
Adeba Jama 03:36:57
Kirsty Wise 03:39:59
Simon Folkes 03:43:31
Jason Pitcher 03:53:51
Jane Hunt 03:57:12
Jack Whitehouse 04:15:49
Amelia Crees 04:38:12
Noel Kelly 04:56:00
Alice Longe 05:02:01

Malvern Trail Marathon

Well done to Chris Thorley for coming joint 1st in this challenging trail marathon in a time of 4 hours and 48 minutes.

It was also the second marathon in just 6 days for John Garside (and marathon number 48) and Paul O’Donnell – well done to you crazy people for finishing  in 7 hours and 48 minutes.

Wye Valley Trail Marathon and HM

Saturday also saw a few of our runners down in the Wye Valley, taking on another challenging trail marathon. Well done to Lewis Towers who finished in 9th place overall in 4 hours and 35 minutes, and also to James Hiller who completed the race in 5 hours and 25 minutes. It was the half marathon distance for Lucy Chapman and Pippa Towers, finishing in 2 hours and 19 minutes and 3 hours 28 respectively.

Storm the Castle Duathlon

Well done also to Keith and Linda Whitehead for completing this multi-sport event (Run-bike-Run) over in Ludlow – official results not available at the time of going to press.

Parkrun Roundup

Numbers slightly down this week, again due to the big numbers at the marathons. Those of you at Brueton may have been aware of the medical incident and thankfully due to the fast response from both fellow runners (including at least one of our K&D medics) and also the emergency services, he is now recovering in hospital.

A massive “well done” this week to both Kate Leeson and Bruce Hampton for their new parkrun PBs – coming just 6 days after completing the Manchester marathon last weekend. Well done also to Matt Hipwell for 1st overall at Brueton. Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Gorleston Cliffs parkrun
Jemma PHELPS 116 00:25:52
Coventry parkrun
Billy CONNORS 15 00:19:55 PB!
Rugby parkrun
Kerry WHITEHILL 129 00:31:38
Carly MITCHELL 133 00:32:25
Arrow Valley parkrun
Tasha CAMPBELL 103 00:25:46
Brueton parkrun
Matt HIPWELL 1 00:16:50 1st overall
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 7 00:18:48
James TAYLOR 13 00:19:52
Matthew RAY 17 00:20:14
David ROSE 32 00:21:30
Nicola FERDINAND 36 00:21:42 1st lady
Ian NAISBITT 38 00:21:46
Kate LEESON 37 00:21:46 2nd lady & PB!
Daniel GREGORY 54 00:22:51
Martin HANCOCK 75 00:23:41
Graham EDWARDS 82 00:23:56
Paul WINWOOD 121 00:25:14
Ben JONES 141 00:26:16
Russell PALMER 144 00:26:18
Keith WHITEHEAD 146 00:26:19
Hannah HOPKIN 153 00:26:38
Kevin TOMKINSON 155 00:26:42
Stephen RAY 162 00:27:02
Sarah CATTELL 163 00:27:03
Neil LETHAM 166 00:27:07
Sandra BOOT 240 00:29:43
Alan C MARSHALL 241 00:29:52
Sarah NOLAN 271 00:31:19
Linda Michele WHITEHEAD 286 00:32:15
Alison GIBLIN 318 00:33:21
Gail PARTRIDGE 326 00:33:47
Fiona HOLLAND 340 00:34:41
Penny TAYLOR 376 00:38:35
Manjit UPPAL 385 00:40:26
Lissy CALVERT 386 00:40:27
Marie HOWARTH 388 00:41:10
Oxana HAFEEZ 389 00:41:19
Paul JEFFREY 396 00:42:23
Jo TORK 402 00:47:13
Katie PRICE 410 00:53:30
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 86 00:28:38
Tewkesbury parkrun
Pete MAKEPEACE 56 00:29:56
Tooting Common parkrun
Alan BLACK 90 00:22:27
Ludlow parkrun
Steve MARKS 67 00:45:21
Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun
Cameron BROWN 110 00:25:49
Joanne Margaret BROWN 230 00:32:38
Bedworth parkrun
Nigel FOSTER 74 00:29:31
Jamaica Pond parkrun
Anthony ELLIS 42 00:25:26
Babbs Mill parkrun
Alan GREEN 25 00:24:48
Mike DURKIN 26 00:24:50
Victoria COOK 48 00:27:09
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Paul BAKER 7 00:18:51
Lloyd BARTON 37 00:21:20
Woodgate Valley Country Park parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 42 00:25:24 PB!