THE RUNDOWN 24TH MARCH: MIDLANDS ROAD RELAYS, CENTURION GRAND PRIX & PARKRUN RESULTS

Drinks at the Drum & Monkey after Wednesday Run Session

Last Wednesday of the month again – which means it’s drinks/social after the run in the Drum & Monkey (pop along even if you’re not running – be great to see you!)

Centurions Grand Prix – Race 4

This was actually the postponed December Race, and saw 6 K&D runners taking part. First back for K&D – and 1st Lady! – was Siobhan Cotter in 39:40, closely followed by Karen Elwell (1st F Vet) in 40:04. Graham Edwards was next in 40:24, with Sara Rowell finishing in 46:28. Next was Alan Marshall in 48:15, with Samantha Edginton completing the race in 51:18. The final race of the season is 2 weeks time (Sunday 7th April), and looking good for some series prizes for some of our runners!

Midlands Road Relays

Ladies Race

It was a fab day out for the ladies at the relays. Changeable weather including wind, rain, hail and bright sunshine adding more excitement to the rolling hills on the course. Most of the team – Jess Woolley, Amanda O’Leary,  Mishola Kirkham, Hannah Donelan, Lucy Chapman and Kerry Thompson – found they were racing alone as field was quickly strung out which showed excellent determination from everyone, with the team finishing an excellent 23rd overall.

Special thanks to Kerry for stepping in last minute to cover Camille who was unable to race due to illness and to Emma Donnelly for waiting in the wings in case anyone else couldn’t make it on the day. We’re hoping to get a team out for the national road race relays on 6th April. Please get in contact with Jess Woolley or Katie Price if you’d like to run

Men’s Race

On Saturday 24 of K&Ds men – 2 full teams of 12 -took on the Midlands Six Stage Road Relays in Sutton Park, this is an event that draws the best runners from across the West Midlands in an attempt to qualify for the National Relays in two weeks time, the competition consists of 4 long legs of 5.38 Miles and 8 legs of 3.16 miles.

The Men’s A team, consisting of Gareth Wainwright, Chris Thorley, Matt Hipwell, Chris Morgan, Chris Sharp, Rene Vergo, Joe Hook, Gary Polhill, Mick Williamson, Jon Jennings, David Carbutt and Jonathan Lewis came an excellent 23rd overall, also qualifying for the Nationals. The Men’s B Team of Ed Bower, Lewis Towers, Anthony Ellis, Jason Pitcher, Mark Aymes, Stephen Ray, Rob Mundy, Craig Campbell, Alan Black, David Rose, Ian Voaden and Paul Winwood came 46th overall.

Parkrun Results 

Please click the link below for a list of the Club results: https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=17883