THE RUNDOWN 25TH JUNE: LEAMINGTON & NORTH DEVON HALF MARATHONS, BOB GRAHAM ROUND & PARKRUN

Leamington Spa half Marathon

It was a super-hot Sunday for a half marathon, and well done to everyone who raced in such hot conditions. 5 of our members completed the local Leamington Spa Half, with Rob Wormwald leading the K&D crew home in 1 hour and 38 minutes, closely followed by Simon Folkes in 1 hour and 40 minutes. Next back was Alicia Andras in 1 hour 59, with Alice Longe finishing next in 2 hours 28, with Tanya Cronin just behind in 2 hours 32 and Karen Sweeney in 2 hours 40.

North Devon Half Marathon

Alan Green, John Collins and David Rose took on this challenging race – billed as the “toughest and most beautiful half marathon in the UK” – again in this weekend’s very warm conditions. David was first back finishing in 1 hour 53 minutes, closely followed by John in 1hour 56 minutes, with Alan completing the distance in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The Bob Graham Round

And finally, huge congratulations and kudos to Paul Baker for completing the Bob Graham Round in just over 23 hours. The Bob Graham Round is a fell running challenge in the English Lake District which involves traversing 42 fells (hills) over a 66-mile course with 27,000 feet of elevation gain. It was first done under 24 hours by Bob Graham in June 1932, so great effort from Paul completing this in under 24 hours also.

Parkrun Roundup

It was a lovely warm and still summer Saturday morning, and clearly great running conditions, seeing more PBs than we’ve had for a while: well done to Tasha Campbell, Matt Hipwell, Mick Williamson, John-Paul Glassford and Max Mladenovic  for your new parkrun PBs! Congratulations also to Matt Hipwell and Gareth Wainwright for 2nd and 3rd overall or Brueton, and to Kerry Thompson for 3rd lady, and also to Lewis Towers for 2nd overall at Monmouth. Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Coventry parkrun
Tasha CAMPBELL 190 00:26:19 PB!
Oxford parkrun
Matthew RAY 10 00:19:28
Brueton parkrun
Matt HIPWELL 2 00:16:36 2nd overall & PB
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 3 00:16:38 3rd overall
Michael WILLIAMSON 6 00:17:39 PB!
Chris MORGAN 8 00:18:23
Paul BENTLEY 13 00:19:22
John-Paul GLASSFORD 22 00:20:47 PB!
Paul O’DONNELL 34 00:21:44
Kerry Ann THOMPSON 37 00:21:51 3rd lady
Stephen RAY 53 00:22:54
Russell PALMER 55 00:22:58
Steve ARMSTRONG 63 00:23:15
Andy HAWKINS 67 00:23:22
Mark GALE 68 00:23:25
Cameron BROWN 86 00:24:06
Daniel GREGORY 104 00:24:24
Graham EDWARDS 115 00:24:52
Kay ADENIPEKUN 132 00:25:26
John GARSIDE 134 00:25:28
Paul WINWOOD 143 00:25:48
Mike DURKIN 152 00:26:08
Joanne RAY 163 00:26:33
Neil LETHAM 175 00:27:03
Lisa RAY 176 00:27:09
Karen RATCLIFFE 265 00:30:36
Tanya CRONIN 271 00:30:47
Siobhan COTTER 296 00:31:56
Joanne Margaret BROWN 313 00:32:47
Alan C MARSHALL 323 00:33:28
Manjit UPPAL 371 00:36:44
James TAYLOR 373 00:36:52
Penny TAYLOR 375 00:37:39
Steve MARKS 389 00:40:35
Paul JEFFREY 393 00:41:02
Katie PRICE 394 00:41:09
Oxana HAFEEZ 396 00:41:22
Linda Michele WHITEHEAD 416 00:57:27
Melksham parkrun
Alison GIBLIN 135 00:34:41
King George V Playing Field parkrun, Cheltenham
Kevin TOMKINSON 36 00:28:20
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Lloyd BARTON 33 00:22:05
Max MLADENOVIC 37 00:22:32 PB!
Oaklands parkrun
Peter AUSTIN 4 00:21:56
Robert STEWART 26 00:25:26
Kerry WHITEHILL 48 00:30:20
Carly MITCHELL 62 00:32:08
Edgbaston Reservoir parkrun
Keith WHITEHEAD 88 00:25:25
Woodgate Valley Country Park parkrun
Kate MARSH 97 00:33:01
Dallas Burston Polo Club parkrun
Nigel FOSTER 36 00:28:58
Chippenham Playing Fields parkrun, Monmouth
Lewis TOWERS 2 00:19:33 2nd overall
Lucy CHAPMAN 22 00:24:23