THE RUNDOWN – 29TH JANUARY: MIDLANDS XC CHAMPS, NOT THE ROMAN IX & PARKRUN

Midland XC Championships (Men) by Greg Turner (Men’s Captain)

Only two K&D men were brave enough for the Midlands XC Champs this year! Gary Polhill and Dave Carbutt made the short jaunt over to Newbold Comyn in Leamington to take on a revised course that managed to avoid the infamous ‘ditch’, If you know you know! Gary Polhill (113) was the first of the two in home in 39:31 with Dave Carbutt (186) bringing the pair home in 43:43, well done to both got flying the K&D Flag over there! Next round of Cross Country is at Burton Dassett in Southam!

Not the Roman IX

Just one other race to report on this week – the rather oddly named/12km distance “Not the Roman IX” taking place on an undulating course near Stratford. Well done to Caroline Park in her first 2023 race finishing in exactly 1:00:00, coming 29th lady and 6th in her age category

Parkrun Roundup

Slightly warmer and drier weather saw a much increased attendance at parkrun this week, with 63 K&D runners our and about, the furthest afield being Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell over in New Zealand!

Well done to Nicky Evans and Monica Green for 1st Ladies at Babbs Mill and Colin Glen parkruns, and to Gareth Wainwright and Chris Revell for 2nd & 3rd overall at Brueton.  And the return of some new PBs to report: well done to Chris Revell, Lewis Towers, Nicky Evans and Philippa Towers on your new best parkrun times. Full results are in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Arrow Valley parkrun
Sandra BOOT 273 00:34:48
Gail PARTRIDGE 276 00:35:05
Lissy CALVERT 282 00:35:30
Penny TAYLOR 283 00:35:31
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 2 00:16:51 2nd overall
Christopher James REVELL 3 00:17:31 PB & 3rd overall
Chris MORGAN 6 00:18:13
Lewis TOWERS 9 00:18:44 PB!
Rob AMBROSE 11 00:18:47
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 17 00:19:55
Ben JONES 19 00:20:01
Paul BENTLEY 21 00:20:06
Andrew CONNORS 24 00:20:49
Russell DAVIES 27 00:21:03
Stephen RAY 39 00:22:24
Nicola FERDINAND 44 00:22:37
Mike DURKIN 73 00:24:21
Keith WHITEHEAD 88 00:24:54
Paul WINWOOD 90 00:24:59
Hannah HOPKIN 91 00:25:01
Richard LISIECKI 92 00:25:02
John GARSIDE 95 00:25:12
Pete MAKEPEACE 106 00:25:35
Russell PALMER 138 00:26:48
Kevin TOMKINSON 144 00:26:52
Tanya CRONIN 147 00:26:54
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 161 00:27:26
Karen RATCLIFFE 176 00:28:00
Neil LETHAM 180 00:28:09
James TAYLOR 183 00:28:12
Nigel FOSTER 189 00:28:18
Kerry WHITEHILL 209 00:28:55
Robert STEWART 210 00:28:56
Kay ADENIPEKUN 211 00:28:57
Graham EDWARDS 213 00:29:01
Siobhan COTTER 242 00:29:53
Linda Michele WHITEHEAD 273 00:30:47
Carly MITCHELL 291 00:31:40
Lynsey DRAKELEY 300 00:32:42
Sally ANDERSON 304 00:32:51
Susan Margaret WASSELL 320 00:33:54
Tracy DAVIES 321 00:33:55
Alan C MARSHALL 325 00:34:02
Alison GIBLIN 336 00:34:39
Sara ROWELL 349 00:35:47
Subhash AGARWALLA 369 00:39:02
Steve MARKS 373 00:39:33
Oxana HAFEEZ 379 00:40:28
Paul JEFFREY 393 00:43:19
Jenni TOMKINSON 403 00:51:11
Wolverhampton parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 132 00:28:43
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Sarah CATTELL 71 00:26:25
Colin Glen parkrun
Monica GREEN 4 00:22:51 1st lady
East End parkrun, New Plymouth
Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL 57 00:32:30
Babbs Mill parkrun
Nicky EVANS 13 00:23:22 PB & 1st lady
Victoria COOK 38 00:28:52
Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun
Katie PRICE 137 00:27:34
Oaklands parkrun
Philippa TOWERS 57 00:29:22 PB!
Market Bosworth Country Park parkrun
Jon BEECH 27 00:23:38
Oxford parkrun
Matthew RAY 38 00:21:12