THE RUNDOWN – 24TH APRIL: BOSTON MARATHON, SOUTH WEST COASTAL PATH TRAIL HALF MARATHON, SHAKESPEARE MARATHON & HM, WREXHAM ELITE HM, LEICS BIG 10K & PARKRUN

Boston Marathon

Bank Holiday Monday saw Darren John run the iconic Boston Marathon, and despite some issues with training in the run-up to the race, and an extended loo break on the day, ran a very respectable 3 hours and 23 minutes, and enjoyed it all, describing the race as “bl**dy awesome”!

South West Coast Trail Marathon, Half and 10K

Paul Winwood, Mike McDonald, John Garside and Paul O’Donnell travelled down to Devon to take on the South West Coastal Path Trail Half Marathon in pretty windy conditions. The 22km route (almost 14 miles) took them through through Bolberry on to South Hursh and around Hope Cove before joining the coast path and enjoying the path to Overbecks House before heading back up to the finish, with the marathon route going round the whole thing again. Paul finished the HM event in 2 hours 53mins, with Paul, Mike and John completing the (ultra) marathon 28-mile route in 6 hours 19mins, 6 hours 33 mins and 6 hours 34 mins respectively

Monica Green took on the 10k route with daughter Kathryn – which was long at over 6.74 miles – coming not only 1st in her age category, but 1st lady overall in a time of 59:44 (with Kathryn coming 3rd overall too)

Shakespeare Marathon and Half Marathon 

Michael Williamson ran the full marathon distance, finishing 12th overall and an excellent 1st in his age category, in a time of 3 hours and 3 minutes

Kathy Bailey (pictured here with son Jack who also ran his first HM) led the Half Marathon distance K&D crew home, with Robert, Kevin, Darryl and Karen not far behind. Full  results are in the table below:

Name  Position  Time 
Kathy Bailey 504 01:59:23
Robert Stewart 591 02:03:48
Kevin Tomkinson 595 02:03:53
Darryl Wilkes 856 02:19:27
Karen Sweeney 865 02:20:17

Wrexham Elite Half Marathon – new PB for Men’s Captain Chris Sharp!

Chris and Flick Sharp travelled to Wrexham for the fast and flat Elite Half marathon, and both clocked excellent times: a new PB of 1 hour 10 minutes for Men’s Captain Chris (also coming 8th overall in a very competitive field, and Flick was 17th lady, again in a quick time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Leicestershire Big 10k

Chris Revell ran this event that starts in Leicester’s Abbey Park, finishing an excellent 8th overall in a time of 36:15, which was a new PB by over 38 seconds!

Parkrun Roundup

Saturday morning saw a record 70 K&D members running at 19 parkruns around the country, in sunny but windy conditions. 3 PBs to report this week: new parkrun PB for Katie Price at Bushy where it all started. Well done also to Alice Green for her PB at Arrow Valley, and Jason Pitcher for his new PB at Brueton. Special mentions also to Christopher Ashford (1st overall at Brueton) and Kerry Thompson and Louise Bell (1st & 3rd ladies) also at Brueton. Well done also to Nick Woolley for 1 1st overall at Warwick Racecourse, and to George de Bolla for 2nd overall at Longrun Meadow and to Juliet Jones for coming 1st lady (and 11th overall) at Aberystwyth. Full results appear in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Bushy parkrun
Katie PRICE 503 00:27:09 PB!
Nicky EVANS 573 00:28:05
Victoria COOK 574 00:28:06
Town Moor parkrun
Gregory TURNER 11 00:18:46
Arrow Valley parkrun
Alan GREEN 61 00:23:37
Alice GREEN 125 00:27:17 PB!
Brueton parkrun
Christopher ASHFORD 1 00:16:19 1st overall
Chris MORGAN 4 00:18:22
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 17 00:19:47
Jason PITCHER 23 00:20:17 PB!
Paul BENTLEY 31 00:20:55
Kerry Ann THOMPSON 36 00:21:23 1st Lady 
Steve ARMSTRONG 43 00:22:13
Martin HANCOCK 50 00:22:44
Brian CORR 53 00:23:00
Louise BELL 59 00:23:23 3rd Lady
Russell DAVIES 60 00:23:24
Neil DRAYCOTT 70 00:24:02
Mark GALE 86 00:24:33
Jane HUNT 96 00:24:52
Mike DURKIN 97 00:24:53
Tasha CAMPBELL 143 00:26:48
Jemma PHELPS 145 00:26:50
Subhash AGARWALLA 153 00:27:09
Neil LETHAM 158 00:27:22
Graham EDWARDS 159 00:27:23
Kevin TOMKINSON 182 00:28:16
Nigel FOSTER 189 00:28:36
Katrina PARKIN 205 00:29:10
Robert STEWART 207 00:29:14
Kathryn O’HARA 214 00:29:31
Tracy DAVIES 215 00:29:31
Karen SWEENEY 217 00:29:33
Sally ANDERSON 224 00:29:45
Kay ADENIPEKUN 233 00:30:04
Peter Charles LITTLE 248 00:30:36
Claire DEELEY 265 00:31:25
Alan C MARSHALL 288 00:33:22
Siobhan COTTER 289 00:33:23
Manjit UPPAL 291 00:33:24
Caroline EDWARDS 316 00:35:41
Oxana HAFEEZ 333 00:37:53
Paul JEFFREY 350 00:40:13
Sandra BOOT 351 00:40:57
Jenni TOMKINSON 364 00:47:29
Karen RATCLIFFE 366 00:48:19
Gail PARTRIDGE 371 00:51:04
Lissy CALVERT 373 00:51:32
Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
Simon BATTSON 109 00:24:27
Killerton parkrun
Steve STREET 171 00:33:26
Normanby Hall parkrun
Pete MAKEPEACE 90 00:28:31
Aberystwyth parkrun
Juliet JONES 11 00:21:54 1st Lady 
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Lewis TOWERS 8 00:20:50
Lucy CHAPMAN 65 00:26:04
Weymouth parkrun
David JOHN 159 00:30:55
Longrun Meadow parkrun
George DE BOLLA 2 00:16:55 2nd overall
Evesham parkrun
Keith WHITEHEAD 71 00:27:47
Linda Michele WHITEHEAD 95 00:30:37
Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun
Rob AMBROSE 16 00:19:25
Tampere parkrun
Riina KUUSELO 6 00:20:43
Clapham Common parkrun
Alison GIBLIN 604 00:33:13
Babbs Mill parkrun
Amelia CREES 23 00:25:47
Amanda CREES 66 00:35:36
Edward Fraser LONG 67 00:35:37
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Nick WOOLLEY 1 00:16:57 1st overall
Richard DIXON 8 00:19:18
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun
Darren JOHN 9 00:19:52
Dallas Burston Polo Club parkrun
Steve MARKS 88 00:39:57