THE RUNDOWN 8TH OCTOBER: CHESTER MARATHON, CHICAGO MARATHON, LISBON HM, ROYAL PARKS HM, ALCESTER 10K, STOURPORT ALMOST 8, AZORES 3-DAY RACE & PARKRUN

After a quiet weekend for races last week, this weekend saw a busy race calendar, seeing warm conditions everywhere.

Also not quite the weather to be thinking about Christmas, but a reminder that tickets for the K&D Christmas party are now available. We’ve decided to keep the format (and the Band) the same as last year – as well as keeping the ticket price at just £10

Date: Friday 1st December 2023
Venue: Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge
From 7.30pm – 11.30pm

Tickets: £10/person, on a first come, first served basis! Click here to buy a ticket now

Chester Marathon

Well done to Mike MacDonald, completing his 26th marathon at Chester in 4 hours and 28 minutes and also to Noel Kelly for a new marathon PB, completing the distance in 4 hours 26 minutes

Chicago Marathon

Huge well done to Anthony Ellis for completing the Chicago Marathon in a sub-3 hour time of 2 hours and 58 minutes!

Lisbon Half Marathon

Meanwhile, much further south in even warmer Portugal, congratulation to Lloyd Barton and Max Mladenovic for completing the hilly Lisbon half in 30+ degree temperatures in 1:50 and 1:42 respectively

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Nearer to home it was the scenic Royal Parks Half for Camille Neal and Matt Gilbey, both completing the distance in under 2 hours (Camille in 1:53 and Matt in 1:59)

Caroline Park ran the rather strangely named Stourport Almost 8 (km) path/trail race, completing it in 39 minutes

Alcester 10k

Congratulations to Kate Leeson for a new PB time of 44:43 at the Alcester 10k!

Azores 3-day Challenge 

And finally, a special mention to Keith Whitehead for completing the Azores 3-day challenge: 3 races over 3 days (1 5K on day 1, a challenging almost 11 miles on day 2 with lots of climbing and then almost 12 miles around a volcano on day 1

3!)

Rugby 10 (WRRL)

The undulating Rugby 10 was the final race in this year’s WRRL series, seeing a good turnout from K&D. First back for K& D was Paul Bentley with Anna Delaney 1st lady back. Well done to Graham Edwards on a new PB time of 1 hour and 24 minutes! Results in the table below:

Name  Position Time
Paul BENTLEY 19 01:04:34
Grant HUDDLESTON 45 01:08:59
Anna DELANEY 67 01:12:12
David ROSE 69 01:12:50
Juliet JONES 84 01:15:09
Graham EDWARDS 129 01:24:59
Nicola EVANS 150 01:31:20
Bruce HAMPTON 151 01:31:21

Parkrun Roundup

A lovely warm autumn morning for this week’s parkrun, again seeing almost 60 K&D members our and about locally and further afield. Well done to Gareth Wainwright for yet another 1st overall at Brueton, and to Nicola Ferdinand for 1st lady. Well done also to Graham Jones and Kevin Tomkinson for your new parkrun PBs. Full results below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 1 00:16:48 1st overall
Chris MORGAN 6 00:18:22
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 7 00:18:29
Graham JONES 15 00:19:52 PB!
David CARBUTT 19 00:20:33
Matthew RAY 22 00:20:38
David ROSE 28 00:21:10
Sam CHECKETT 30 00:21:14
George SPANN 34 00:21:31
Nicola FERDINAND 36 00:21:46 1st Lady
Ian NAISBITT 43 00:22:03
Alan BLACK 53 00:22:29
Paul WILLIAMS 56 00:22:36
Steve ARMSTRONG 61 00:22:45
Stephen RAY 63 00:22:49
Lewis TOWERS 80 00:23:34
Martin HANCOCK 90 00:23:47
Chris RAW 96 00:24:11
Paul WINWOOD 111 00:25:12
Joanne RAY 115 00:25:22
John GARSIDE 121 00:25:38
Daniel GREGORY 130 00:26:04
Sarah CATTELL 153 00:26:43
Sally ANDERSON 186 00:28:05
Russell DAVIES 185 00:28:05
Kay ADENIPEKUN 187 00:28:06
Tasha CAMPBELL 233 00:29:49
Robert STEWART 237 00:29:55
Katrina PARKIN 272 00:31:08
Carly MITCHELL 292 00:32:01
Fiona HOLLAND 339 00:34:11
Jo TORK 357 00:35:59
Smita DESHPANDE 378 00:39:39
Subhash AGARWALLA 379 00:39:42
Penny TAYLOR 381 00:39:51
Oxana HAFEEZ 392 00:43:46
Tanya CRONIN 398 00:48:19
Chester parkrun
Jonathan LEWIS 3 00:19:13
Conkers parkrun
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 159 00:27:58
Concord parkrun, Sheffield
Kerry WHITEHILL 70 00:31:36
Mile End parkrun
Angela KIKUGAWA 391 00:32:16
Sheffield Castle parkrun
Ben JONES 18 00:24:51
Keswick parkrun
Sandra BOOT 158 00:29:19
Sutton Park parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 87 00:26:14
Babbs Mill parkrun
Kevin TOMKINSON 25 00:24:34 PB!
Victoria COOK 47 00:27:21
Anthony DUTTON 156 01:12:37
Oaklands parkrun
Brian CORR 17 00:23:31
Cameron BROWN 18 00:23:38
East Park parkrun
James TAYLOR 46 00:28:25
North Yorkshire Water Park parkrun
Alison GIBLIN 121 00:33:26
Hastings High School parkrun
Joseph HOOK 2 00:18:50 2nd overall
Wolford Wood parkrun
Nicky EVANS 9 00:25:24 2nd Lady