Weekend Recap: 4 Men and a Horse, 2 Castles and 5 parkruns

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Man vs. Horse Marathon

A 22ish mile marathon through the beautiful welsh countryside was invaded by a number of our most adventurous men. The Man vs. Horse is one of the most difficult and iconic adventure races in British running. Four K&D men can now count themselves among finishers of this event. Adding their own sprinkle of history in the record books. In the words of Chris Thorley…

Two Castles: 

It was a mass of green and gold charging from point to point on the annual Two Castles. A good old fashioned battle of runner vs. gravity as our athletes charge uphill. Strength is name of the game for a successful Two Castles as runners dig in over and over.

Results:

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Chris Sharp – 34:31
Darren John – 36:32
Pat Moss – 36:40
Richard Dixon – 38:52
David Mills – 39:54
David Carbutt – 40:03
Paul Williams – 42:03
Max Mladenovic – 43:17
Steve Armstrong – 43:40
Rosie Marsh – 43:47
Peter Austin – 44:02
Chris Revell – 44:26
Stephen Ray – 45:19
Pete Makepeace – 45:26
Brian Corr – 45:38
Andrew Cox – 45:44
Andrew Knowles – 45:51
Kathy Bailey – 46:16
Jane Hunt – 46:28
Craig Campbell – 47:03
Michael McDonald – 47:24
Marc Bozdogan – 47:51
Louise Bell – 48:39
Simon Krstic – 48:52
Paul O’Donnell – 49:05
Darren Maggs – 49:37
Sarah Connors – 50:59
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Rachel Aston – 52:20
Stephen Evans – 52:36
Jude Mansfield – 53:08
Kate Marsh – 53:06
Karen Stapley – 54:05
Sally Anderson – 54:41
Lorna Davies – 55:49
Claire Maggs – 55:49
Nigel Collins – 56:57
Isabel Collins – 56:67
Jan Hornby – 57:40
Ann Spencer Dowdeswell – 57:58
Michael Stapley – 58:35
Amanda Crees – 59:41
Lianne Le Swann – 59:41
Isabel Arthur – 1:01:15
Caroline Edwards – 1:04:13
Graham Edwards – 1:04:15
Claire Deeley – 1:04:17
Jo Tork – 1:04:34
Lynsey Drakeley – 1:05:10
Tanya Cronin – 1:05:57
Sian Davies – 1:06:47
Penelope Garner – 1:07:05
Fiona Holland – 1:07:27
Emily King – 1:07:44
Steve Marks – 1:23:03
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The ladies pulled some bloke in bling. Think he was a gangsta rapper.

Brueton parkrun

At Brueton on Saturday it was another notch in the “win” column for Gareth Wainwright as he took the 1st finisher token (I know, I know… parkrun doesn’t have winners just first finishers). Gareth put down a swift 17:14 to come home first overall. Chris Morgan took the foot off the gas just a nudge after his near sub-17 last week, coming home third overall in 18:11 and he was followed by Rob Ambrose as third K&D man in 19:45. 

Mary Heald has only just joined K&D and she put the cat amongst the pidgeons right away! First K&D woman and a new PB and third female overall. Nice quiet marker put down there. 21:08 for the win. Clearly good things come to those who K&D. Behind Mary was Sarah Cattell who took second in 24:42 and Siobhan Cotter in 25:24.

PB’s were ran by Mary Heald (21:08) and Gail Partridge (33:58). Congrats!

Coventry parkrun:

Ian Maidment got a little pre-Sphinx prep in by running Coventry parkrun in 26:45

Dudley parkrun:

Penny Taylor tried to find Dudley’s famous son Lenny Henry; no luck sadly. Instead she found Dudley parkrun and ran 35:19

Queen Elizabeth parkrun:

Louise Taylor ventured down to Queen Elizabeth park – no Lenny Henry either. 31:16 was her time.

Haga parkrun:

Friend of the club Riina Kuuselo showed good form running 20:15 in Sweden. Again. No Lenny.