THE RUNDOWN 7TH APRIL: NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS, PARIS MARATHON, LONDON LANDMARKS AND POLLENSA HMs, CENTURIONS GRAND PRIX SERIES, MONSAL TRAIL 10K & PARKRUN RESULTS

Tuesday Track Session Reminder – this Tuesday 9th April

10 minute pace acceleration warm-up (4|3|2|1 mins inc. pace) followed by pre-activation Drills

Main session – this week is a return to pace control and a mix of 400s/200s (everyone will do the same session, faster runners will be in the outside lanes and also run greater distance):

400m hard effort, 100m walk recovery for 10 minutes (speed will play a major role in how many sets are done for all sets)
2 minute active recovery
200m hard effort, 200m jog recovery for 10 minutes (use the recovery wisely – it’s all about the 200m effort!
2 minute active recovery
400m hard effort, 100m walk recovery for 10 minutes
Recovery cool down
Run specific stretching

Places still available, so please make sure you sign up by latest 4pm on Tuesday 

Reminder of the details here:
Venue – Fox Hollies Leisure Centre, Shirley Rd, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 7NS

Time – 18:30-19:30

Cost – £4 per session payable in advance via the Club Shop here

National Road Relays

Men’s Race (by Men’s Captain Greg Turner)

12 of K&D’s Men braved the wind and warm weather and travelled to the hallowed roads of Sutton Park for the ERRA Twelve Stage Road Relays! The 6 Long (5.38 m) and 6 Short legs (3.1 m) were made even tougher by the conditions, Gareth Wainwright got us off to a great start running 29:55, Gary Polhill (31:57) who was injured before his run by dodgy apparatus on the coffee stand, Matt Hipwell (30:30), Joe Hook (31:08), George De Bolla (30:54) who had a tremendous return to the team and Mick Williamson (31:36) who all had fantastic long legs were sandwiched between short leg runner of Rene Vergo (18:28), Jon Jennings (18:15), Greg Turner (18:36), Anthony Ellis (19:00), Dave Carbutt (18:39) and Paul Baker (19:12) to finish in a very respectable 26th Position which is fantastic for a club of our size! Leeds city fronted by future Paris Olympian Phil Sesemann won the crown that day!

Ladies’ Race (by Myshola Kirkham)

A windy day at the road relays. Tent and flag erected only to be taken down. Ladies set off in competitive race, Myshola Kirkham running first leg gaining a better time than 2 weeks previous.Next off was Emma Horsfield who pulled the team from 40th to 36th on the first of the short legs. Amanda O’Leary continued the strong running , maintaining the team position again running faster than the Midlands. Jess Woolley was next off on a long leg ,full of smiles but tough going in the windy conditions finding it hard to gain she managed to chase down 1 place to set Kerry Thompson off in 35th place. Conditions improving allowed both Kerry and Kate Leeson (as a late replacement) to chase down the overall team position to 33rd. A great day out running against the top athletes in the country as a team.

Paris Marathon

Big congratulations to Simon Smith for completing the Paris marathon in a superb time of 2 hours and 51 minutes, and also to Subhash Agarwalla for completing the race  in 5 hours and 38 minutes

Brighton Marathon

Well done to Noel Kelly who completed the marathon in 4 hours and 43 minutes!

London Landmarks Half Marathon

This popular race takes in many of the major sights in London – well done to Sally Anderson finishing in 2 hours and 6 minutes and Jane Marsh finishing not far behind in 2 hours and 11 minutes, with Fiona Holland finishing in 2 hours and 45 minutes

Pollensa Half Marathon

Well done to Lloyd Barton who continues his warm weather racing, this time completing the Pollensa HM in 1 hour 55 minutes

Centurions Grand Prix

This was the final race in the series, seeing 7 of our runners take part. Well done to Siobhan Cotter taking another prize, this time as 1st lady vet, with Karen Elwell taking the 3rd lady prize. Well done also to Stephen Ray for 3rd male vet.

The overall Series prizes were also awarded today: congratulations to Monica Green (not running today) for overall 2nd lady, and to Siobhan Cotter and Karen Elwell (1st and 3rd F Vets).

Monsal Trail 10k

Well done to Nigel Collins who finished in 1 hour and 3 minutes and to Isabel Arthur finishing in 1 hour and 9 minutes

Parkrun Results 

Please click the link below for a list of the Club results: https://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=17883