Groundhog Marathon and Half Marathon

This unusual marathon, consisting of 106 laps of a 400m running track, is a test of both mental as well as physical endurance, and well done to John Garside and Mike McDonald who completed the marathon distance in times of 4 hours and 19 mins and 4 hours 55 minutes respectively (26th and 32nd overall). Great work also from Paul O’Donnell and Nicky Evans completing the half marathon distance in times of 1 hour 50 mins and 1 hour 51 mins (11th and 13th overall)

Rhayader Round the Lakes 30k

Starting from Rhayader, which is in Powys, Mid Wales, the route take runners out of town and around the beautiful Elan Valley Dams, and is perfect preparation for the upcoming spring marathons, with 4 of our K&D men taking part. John Collins was the first home in a time of 2:30:51 (56th overall), closely followed by Pete Makepeace in 2:31:07 (59th), Russell Davies in 2:41:42 (86th) and Lloyd Barton in 2:44:01 (96th)

Warwick Half Marathon

This popular and undulating race on closed roads around the Warwickshire countryside saw 7 of our runners compete, with some excellent results: well done to Christopher Ashford was 3rd overall and 1st in his age category in a very quick time of 1 hour and 11 minutes, with Smita Deshpande first K&D lady back in 1 hour 30 minutes (2nd in her age cat) and also congratulations to Chris Wellings for a new HM PB. Full results appear below:

Name Age Cat Time Position Cat Position
Christopher Ashford MV40 01:11:26 3 1
Smita DESHPANDE FV50 01:30:17 96 2
Michael DAY MV40 01:33:24 127 31
Gary Welsh MV40 01:46:31 292 71
Chris Wellings MV40 01:54:22 398 88
Subhash AGARWALLA MV50 02:13:18 577 83
Lynsey Drakely FV40 02:33:22 658 69

Birch Challenge and Parkrun Roundup

Jason Pitcher took on the Birch Challenge trail race last Thursday morning at Cannock Chase, completing 5 laps of the challenging (hilly!) 5k course in a time of 2 hours and 22 minutes, which he described as “great ultra training”!

And finally, the weekly parkrun news, which saw almost 70 K&D runners taking part in events around the country. Great performance from Janes Evans coming 1st lady and 10th overall in 19:23 at Brueton, closely followed by Amanda O’Leary (2nd Lady), whilst over at Warwick Racecourse, George de Bolla was 2nd overall, narrowly missing a new PB. Well done also to Amelia Crees, Sam Edginton and Greg Turner on their new parkrun PBs!

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Brueton parkrun
Chris MORGAN 7 00:18:24
Richard DIXON 8 00:18:25
Jane EVANS 10 00:19:23 1st Lady
Jonathan RANDELL 13 00:19:37
Rob AMBROSE 14 00:19:47
Paul WILLIAMS 16 00:19:56
Paul BENTLEY 19 00:20:22
David ROSE 31 00:21:11
Amanda O’LEARY 33 00:21:15 3rd Lady
Andrew DEVITT 37 00:21:19
Steve ARMSTRONG 38 00:21:36
Daniel GREGORY 43 00:21:54
Anthony DUTTON 47 00:22:07
Louise BELL 48 00:22:17
Martin HANCOCK 53 00:22:36
Kate LEESON 56 00:22:45
Alan GREEN 95 00:24:14
Robert STEWART 104 00:24:34
Amelia CREES 110 00:24:43 PB!
Sarah CATTELL 160 00:26:45
Tasha CAMPBELL 163 00:26:47
Victoria COOK 184 00:27:37
Neil LETHAM 190 00:27:57
Jon BEECH 205 00:28:23
Sandra BOOT 216 00:28:38
Lewis TOWERS 240 00:29:34
Lucy CHAPMAN 242 00:29:41
Katie PRICE 246 00:29:45
Karen RATCLIFFE 260 00:30:10
Nigel FOSTER 274 00:30:49
Anna WILSON 294 00:31:35
Carly MITCHELL 295 00:31:35
Steve STREET 303 00:32:05
Alan C MARSHALL 305 00:32:09
Claire DEELEY 306 00:32:10
Ann SPENCER-DOWDESWELL 311 00:32:20
Bernadette PERKINS 313 00:32:29
Manjit UPPAL 372 00:36:30
Penny TAYLOR 373 00:36:33
Caroline EDWARDS 381 00:37:54
Graham EDWARDS 382 00:37:56
Oxana HAFEEZ 383 00:38:20
Paul JEFFREY 393 00:40:48
Siobhan COTTER 394 00:42:28
Keith WHITEHEAD 399 00:48:52
Gail PARTRIDGE 404 00:51:12
Mike DURKIN 410 01:01:38
Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
Gregory TURNER 18 00:18:29 PB!
Darren JOHN 22 00:19:02
Simon BATTSON 170 00:24:40
Flatts Lane parkrun
Lissy CALVERT 20 00:33:44
Evesham parkrun
Steve MARKS 135 00:37:48
Hove Promenade parkrun
Andrew CONNORS 38 00:20:30
Babbs Mill parkrun
Phil WOOD 15 00:23:20
Kevin TOMKINSON 39 00:26:32
Alison GIBLIN 77 00:32:32
Jenni TOMKINSON 107 00:40:54
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
George DE BOLLA 2 00:17:08
Habib FARAZMAND 3 00:18:01
Oaklands parkrun
Gareth LLOYD 19 00:25:43
Louise TAYLOR 31 00:28:46
Dallas Burston Polo Club parkrun
Hayley TURNER 109 00:40:25
Torbay Velopark parkrun
David JOHN 151 00:29:31
Arrow Valley parkrun
Samantha EDGINTON 218 00:30:08 PB!