The RUNdown – 31st JULY: London Landmarks half marathon, East Mids Grand Prix, parkrun & Tough Mudder

London Landmarks Half Marathon

After a pacey parkrun yesterday, Nicky Evans travelled south for the London Landmarks Half Marathon, finishing in an excellent time of 1:57:09, coming 2,275th in a field of over 11,000 runners. The race started on Pall Mall, and finished by Downing Street, with fabulous views of London’s most iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Nelson’s Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye

East Mids Grand Prix Series: Banbury 5 & Rugby 6

Without the usual WRL races taking place,  Chris Revell has recently run in some of the East Midlands Grand Prix series which says he has thoroughly enjoyed. On a very hot and humid 13 July – pictured here, Chris likened it to “running in a sauna” – he did the Banbury 5  in a time of 30.21 which represented a 35 second PB. On 28th July in more runner friendly weather conditions,  he completed the Rugby 6 20th overall, in a time of 36.08 which was a superb 3 minute PB, and reports it is the most he can recall enjoying a race since not the Roman IX 2018. His next race in the series will be the “Hooky 6”.

Parkrun results

Another busy week for K&D runners taking part in 12 parkruns around the country. Some notable performances saw top 3 overall places overall for Habib Farazmand – 2nd and a new PB of 17:10, Gareth Wainwright (3rd) and David Carbutt (1st), with Jessica Woolley taking 1st lady again this week (and a new PB), this time at Prospect parkrun. Anna Delaney also managed a top 3 finish, and a new PB touring at Tamar Lakes.

And a few more PBs to mention: Paul O’Donnell who was first K&D home at Brueton, and a second consecutive PB for Alan Green. Continuing to up her pace, great running from Alice Green, who notched up a new PB at Brueton. Results summary is below, and remember, if you want your results to be listed, make sure K&D is down as your home Club on the parkrun website!

Parkrun Position Time PB or Top 3
Paul O’DONNELL 18 20:51 PB!
Steve ARMSTRONG 41 21:56
Mike DURKIN 45 22:04
Russell DAVIES 54 22:27
Martin HANCOCK 56 22:33
Kerry Ann THOMPSON 60 22:50
Alan GREEN 63 22:59 PB!
Mike MCDONALD 74 23:26
John GARSIDE 91 24:05
Jon BEECH 99 24:20
Richard LISIECKI 109 24:49
Nicky EVANS 112 24:57
Sarah CATTELL 152 26:50
Paul WINWOOD 157 27:07
Monica GREEN 159 27:12
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 162 27:15
Alice GREEN 175 27:30 PB!
Kate MARSH 182 27:45
Darren MAGGS 185 27:49
Nigel FOSTER 189 28:04
Alison GIBLIN 238 30:42
Subhash AGARWALLA 241 30:56
Claire MAGGS 243 31:02
Carly MITCHELL 248 31:19
Manjit UPPAL 273 32:48
Sandra BOOT 285 33:42
Marie HOWARTH 311 35:29
Kevin TOMKINSON 354 47:14
Stephen RAY 54 21:51
Torbay Velopark
David JOHN 390 59:59
Cannon Hill
Darren JOHN 53 20:28
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 3 17:26 3rd overall
Tamar Lakes
Anna DELANEY 33 23:32 3rd Lady & PB!
Perry Hall
Chris QUARMBY 102 34:39 PB!
Jessica WOOLLEY 19 21:49 1st Lady & PB!
Babs Mill
Phil WOOD 13 23:24
Neil LETHAM 52 30:32
Warwick racecourse
Habib FARAZMAND 2 17:29 2nd overall & PB!
Lloyd BARTON 37 22:08
Tanya CRONIN 114 31:19
Great Yarmouth North Beach
David CARBUTT 1 23:28 1st overall

Tough Mudder

And finally this week, what better way to celebrate your 50th birthday, than with a muddy race! Run Leader Coordinator Amanda Crees completed the 10 muddy miles with 25 obstacles in the Yorkshire Dales, raising an excellent £630 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her father.