THE RUNDOWN 9TH JULY: LAKELAND TRAILS 14 & 23kms, NORTHBROOK 10k, RACE TO THE STONES, SNOWDONIA TRAIL ULTRA, MAVERICK COTSWOLDS 23K, WOODHORN TRI & PARKRUN

Lakeland Trails 14 & 23kms

5 of our members travelled to Ambleside in the Lakes to take part in the popular and VERY hilly Lakeland Trail races. Vic Cook and Katie Price tool on the 14k distance, with Vic finishing in 2 hours 5 mins and Katie in 2 hours 21. Keith Whitehead led the 23km crew home, finishing in  3 hours 22, closely followed by Nicky Evans in 3 hours 26 mins. Next back was Linda Whitehead in 4 hours and 10 mins, followed by Sally Anderson and Tracy Davies coming in together in 4 hours and 20 mins. Kudos also to Nicky, Keith and Vic for also running the local parkrun that morning!

Race to the Stones Ultra

Amazing effort from Hannah Hopkin who completed the epic Race to the Stones 100km Ultra race on Saturday in 13 hours and 28 minutes! The route runs along the UK’s oldest trail and ends at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury stone circle.

Peak District Ultra:  it was the 2nd Ultra in as many weeks for Noel Kelly, this time taking on the 50km distance, starting in Bakewell and winding his way through the Peak District National Park.

Snowdonia Trail Marathon: A HUGE well done to Camille Neal for completing this super challenging race in 10 hours and 34 minutes, described as “ascending 1,685 metres over 27 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, the epic Snowdonia Trail Marathon circumnavigates and eventually climbs the slopes of Wales’ highest peak – Yr (Snowdon)”.

Maverick Cotswold 23k: Yet another trail race, this time closer to home in the Cotswolds and starting and finishing at Sudely Castle,  Jon Beech completed the 23k distance in 2 hours and 15 minutes

Woodhorn Museum Sprint Tri: well done to Karen Elwell for finishing 6th in her age group at the European Sprint Tri Qualifier Event.

Northbrook 10k

Another good attendance at the latest WRRL League Race – the “undulating” Northbrook 10k, seeing 25 K&D members enjoying a slightly cooler day to race. Matt Hipwell was first back finishing 7th overall in 34:43 closely following by Mick Williamson in 35:55. Anna Delaney, Hannah Donelan and Amanda O’Leary were joint 1st ladies back for K&D, all finishing in 43:31! Well done also to Paul Bentley for coming 1st in his age category and to Steve Armstrong for 2nd place in his. Full results are in the table below:

Name  Chip Time Cat position  Overall Position
Matt Hipwell 00:34:43 3 7
Michael Williamson 00:35:55 8 17
Rene Vergo 00:36:33 5 24
Lee Brotherhood 00:39:18 20 55
Paul Bentley 00:39:20 1 56
Robert Mundy 00:39:24 23 59
Lewis Towers 00:40:05 22 64
Grant Huddleston 00:41:24 36 93
Matthew Ray 00:42:19 32 112
Anna Delaney 00:43:31 7 20
Amanda O’Leary 00:43:31 7 21
Hannah Donelan 00:43:31 8 22
Juliet Jones 00:44:03 9 24
David Rose 00:44:30 37 133
Sam Checkett 00:44:33 38 136
Kerry Thompson 00:44:35 9 25
Kate Leeson 00:45:32 11 33
Steve Armstrong 00:45:39 2 150
Graham Edwards 00:47:49 25 175
Stephen Ray 00:47:52 27 179
Alan Green 00:50:12 31 208
Robert Stewart 00:50:18 64 212
Lucy Chapman 00:52:20 20 68
Joanne Ray 00:54:46 14 86
Tanya Cronin 00:58:38 30 106

Parkrun Roundup

It was a humid Saturday morning at most parkruns this week, seeing just one PB posted this week: well done to Max Mladenovic for another new parkrun PB at Warwick Racecourse. Congrats also to Gareth Wainwright for yet another 1st overall at Brueton, closely followed by Ben Jones in 2nd..

Also worth a special mention are the trio of Nicky Evans, Keith Whitehead and Vic Cook – running the Rothay parkrun before taking on the tough Lakeland trails races later the same day!

Full results in the table below:

Parkrun Position Time PB/Top 3
Leamington parkrun
Lewis TOWERS 74 00:24:54
Lucy CHAPMAN 120 00:26:53
Arrow Valley parkrun
Karen RATCLIFFE 280 00:31:46
Samantha EDGINTON 345 00:34:44
Brueton parkrun
Gareth WAINWRIGHT 1 00:16:50 1st overall
Ben JONES 2 00:17:54 2nd overall
Chris MORGAN 5 00:19:03
Paul BENTLEY 6 00:19:06
Ainsley WAINWRIGHT 11 00:19:40
Ian NAISBITT 32 00:21:21
Paul O’DONNELL 37 00:21:40
Matthew RAY 39 00:21:47
Paul WILLIAMS 43 00:22:04
Pete MAKEPEACE 44 00:22:07
Daniel GREGORY 46 00:22:17
John-Paul GLASSFORD 50 00:22:40
Gareth JONES 57 00:22:51
Louise BELL 85 00:24:00
Siobhan COTTER 97 00:24:33
John GARSIDE 101 00:24:38
Mike MCDONALD 129 00:25:42
Paul WINWOOD 139 00:26:00
Sarah CATTELL 175 00:27:24
Ian Derek MAIDMENT 177 00:27:26
Robert STEWART 180 00:27:34
Kay ADENIPEKUN 181 00:27:35
Katrina PARKIN 225 00:29:28
Neil DRAYCOTT 230 00:29:45
Carly MITCHELL 273 00:31:14
Alan C MARSHALL 294 00:32:08
Neil LETHAM 315 00:33:08
Claire DEELEY 324 00:33:31
Manjit UPPAL 349 00:35:35
Steve MARKS 381 00:40:46
Paul JEFFREY 410 00:56:37
Cannon Hill parkrun, Birmingham
Nigel FOSTER 275 00:29:12
Kingsbury Water parkrun
Steve MCDONALD 132 00:29:29
Babbs Mill parkrun
Kate MARSH 53 00:30:32
Alison GIBLIN 85 00:35:25
Squerryes Winery parkrun
Bruce HAMPTON 38 00:25:26
Warwick Racecourse parkrun
Max MLADENOVIC 31 00:21:55 PB!
Irchester Country parkrun
Kerry WHITEHILL 99 00:30:57
Oaklands parkrun
Kevin TOMKINSON 28 00:25:29
Karen SWEENEY 60 00:31:33
Rothay Park parkrun
Nicky EVANS 86 00:30:14
Victoria COOK 87 00:30:16
Keith WHITEHEAD 114 00:32:39
Bolberry Down parkrun
Monica GREEN 21 00:23:09
David GREEN 28 00:24:07
Abbey Park parkrun
Hayley TURNER 139 00:37:27