THE RUNDOWN – 2nd OCTOBER: London Marathon, Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon, Cardiff Half and Parkrun

London Marathon

For the second year in a row, the London Marathon took place in October (and remember if you haven’t already entered the 2023 Ballot, it is open until the end of the week, so if you want the (slim) chance of a place, don’t delay!

Back to today’s race, and first back for K&D was Gary Polhill in a superb time of 2 hours 51 minutes, closely followed by Mick Williamson also finishing under the 3-hour mark in 2 hours and 56 minutes. Next back was Gary Welsh finishing in 3 hours 52 minutes, followed by Anthony Ellis in 3 hours 57 minutes, and then Noel Kelly (4:32).  First K&D lady back was Lucy Chapman who finished in 4 hours 46 despite a recent injury setback, with Pippa Towers finishing in 5 hours 42 minutes.

Chester Marathon

Well done to Jason Pitcher, completing the Chester marathon in an excellent time of 3 hours and 15 minutes!

Chester Metric Marathon

Regularly voted one of the UK’s top races by runners, the Chester metric marathon covers a distance of 26.4km (16.5 miles) seeing Karen Sweeney finish in an excellent 2 hours an 55 minutes

Cardiff Half Marathon 

Over in Wales, Caroline Park continues her return to form completing the Cardiff half marathon in 1 hour and 59 minutes

Parkrun Roundup

On a lovely sunny autumn morning, 57 K&D runners took part in parkruns around the country. Well done to Camille Neal and Robert Muntz for new PBs at Arrow Valley and Brueton respectively, and also to Gareth Wainright and Juliet Jones (1st overall and 2nd lady respectively at Brueton). Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Leamington parkrun
Pete MAKEPEACE 98 00:25:21
Arrow Valley parkrun
Camille NEAL 62 00:23:46 PB!
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 2 00:16:44 1st overall
George DE BOLLA 3 00:16:54
Chris MORGAN 4 00:17:57
Lewis TOWERS 12 00:19:49
Paul BENTLEY 15 00:20:14
David ROSE 16 00:20:23
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 25 00:20:56
Juliet JONES 30 00:21:16 2nd Lady
Lloyd BARTON 48 00:22:21
Russell DAVIES 54 00:22:47
Paul WINWOOD 55 00:22:50
Steve ARMSTRONG 64 00:23:05
Jake DUDDY 67 00:23:12
Alan GREEN 68 00:23:14
Kate LEESON 82 00:23:39
John GARSIDE 90 00:23:57
Paul WILLIAMS 99 00:24:21
Robert STEWART 102 00:24:29
Kay ADENIPEKUN 110 00:24:48
Graham EDWARDS 112 00:24:52
Kevin TOMKINSON 135 00:25:45
Tasha CAMPBELL 138 00:25:54
Robert MUNTZ 152 00:26:31 PB!
Hannah HOPKIN 159 00:26:41
Tanya CRONIN 172 00:27:16
Sarah CATTELL 197 00:27:55
Katie PRICE 203 00:28:10
Estelle PALMER 216 00:28:42
Claire MAGGS 217 00:28:44
Lynsey DRAKELEY 259 00:30:36
Geoff LEWIS 260 00:30:37
Sandra BOOT 270 00:31:05
Tracy DAVIES 271 00:31:06
Sally ANDERSON 272 00:31:07
Alan C MARSHALL 299 00:32:36
Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL 317 00:33:34
Jan HORNBY 319 00:33:36
Alison GIBLIN 339 00:35:18
Gail PARTRIDGE 348 00:36:07
Lissy CALVERT 349 00:36:18
Penny TAYLOR 350 00:36:20
Neil LETHAM 379 00:43:20
Lloyd parkrun, Croydon
Darren JOHN 13 00:22:20
Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun
Jill COLYER 210 00:33:54
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 90 00:27:52
Penrhyn parkrun
Stephen RAY 24 00:24:51
Sherwood Pines parkrun
Kerry Ann THOMPSON 39 00:23:20
Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun
Karen RATCLIFFE 140 00:26:40
Samantha EDGINTON 242 00:31:42
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Nicky EVANS 57 00:24:13
Mark GALE 62 00:24:51