Weekend Recap: Bank Holiday Bonanza

Edinburgh Marathon Festival:
Sherlock and Turner – a Post-Watson career turn for the great Detective whereby he becomes a marathoner with a blonde sidekick. Or our very own Catherine Sherlock and Hayley Turner who both took on Edinburgh Marathon over the Bank Holiday weekend. Catherine Sherlock ran 5hr 1min and 41sec. Hayley Turner wasn’t far behind in 5hrs 8min and 38 seconds.

Half the distance but just as much fun for Steve McDonald, Sian Davies and Fiona Holland. Steve ran a super strong 1:24:32, Sian clocked 2:18:37 and Fi enjoyed a 2:40:10 run.

Birmingham 10k:
With the heaven’s opening it rained PB’s as K&D’s men went off at Kamikazee pace. Jack Bristow, ‘fresh’ from partying the night before crowned his PB with a good old fashioned painting of the cobbles. Worth it for his new 35:30 PB though. He nipped Gareth Wainwright (35:34) and on their tails was George de Bolla in another PB of 37:57.

Nicky Evans was doing the 10k double between London and Birmingham running 49:36 on Sunday to be K&D’s leading lady. Jan Hornby, 56:37 took silver while Linda Whitehead, proudly wearing her England Masters Representative Kit clocked 58:45.

Full results:

Jack Bristow – 35:30 (PB)Kay Adenipekun – 52:27 (PB)
Gareth Wainwright – 35:34Jan Hornby – 56:37
George de Bolla – 37:57 (PB)Linda Whitehead – 58:45
Danny Malone – 38:27 (PB)Louise Kemp – 1:01:10 (PB)
Jack Whitehouse – 43:27 (PB)Dawn Woolbed – 1:01:20 (PB)
Jason Pitcher – 43:59Indra Jenking – 1:04:28
Phil Wood – 44:43 (PB)Genette White – 1:04:30 (PB)
Adam O’Nions – 44:55Manjit Uppal – 1:05:15 (PB)
Stephen Ray – 45:34Frances Ramsden – 1:05:37
Nicola Evans – 49:36Jo Tork – 1:10:08
Rob Stewart – 50:24

London 10,000:
With Birmingham 10k the day before we sent a small squad to the London 10,000 to take on Mo Farah and Steph Twell.

Richard Boydell took the team through in 45:44 as K&D’s male representative. Behind him it was Ladie’s day as Caroline Park ran 47:39, Nicky Evans ran 48:47 (her 2nd 10k in two days and a PB) and Amanda Crees ran 1:04:45.

Brueton parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright got pipped by kids twice this weekend. First by Keelan at parkrun then Jack (he’s about 12 right?) at Birmingham 10k. Getting old is tough! He did manage a 17:25 though on Saturday. Habib Farazmand of the Tues/Thurs Sub-21 group ran 18:40 for second and Ainsley Wainwright rounded out the K&D parkrun podium this week in 19:12.

In 20:33 it was Mary Heald at the head of the Women’s queue to get her barcode scanned for K&D Women. Mary led Siobhan Cotter (22:49) and Jane Hunt (22:50) in a battle for the ages. Just a single second separating Cotter and Hunt. No PB’s this weekend as everyone saved their leg’s for races galore on Sunday and Monday.

Rosliston parkrun:
Ian Maidment enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of Rosliston park on Saturday. Always a fun once to do pre-Thunder Run if anyone is ever on the look out. Ian ran 26:47.

Basingstoke parkrun:
Imogen Rowe ran 28:38 in Basingstoke. Which is like Stoke. But with more Basing.

Lymington Woodside parkrun:
Laren Stapely ran 26:50. Lymington is in Hampshire apparently.

Nobles parkrun:
Lissy Calvert took a jaunt to the Isle of Man for Nobles parkrun. It’s pronounced No-bulls. Not Nob-less.

Rushcliffe parkrun:
Katie Price ran 31:43 going Notts Way.

Telford parkrun:
Chris Sharp show’s he still has canned heat in his heels as he sped round to 16:49.

Kingsbury Water parkrun:
Peter Austin clocked a 20:35 at the local lakes of Kingsbury

Gavan Sands parkrun:
Woolley #1 and #2 – depending on preference – ran 18:31 and 22:03. Nick and Jess clocked swift times for first male and first female.

Great Notley parkrun:
Alison Giblin found herself in Essex. Presumably going out later on that night with the Towie lot? She ran 31:57 first though.

Harcourt Hill parkrun:
Nigel Foster visited Oxford at the weekend. At Harcourt Hill he clocked 27:52.

Evesham parkrun:
Edwards #1 and Edwards #2 depending on preference indluged in a little tourism action. Graham ran 25:27 while Caroline clocked 29:49 as she continued her comeback.

Wyre Forest parkrun:
Steve Armstrong ran 22:14. Why do they have a forest made of Wyre? That just sounds dangerous.

Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun:
John Garside. Something funny. 21:57.

Churchfields parkrun:
Jon Beech, making his debut on these pages rounded out this weekend’s exhausting parkrun roundup with a 25:32.

15 parkruns, a marathon, a half and two 10k’s. I’m off for a lie down.