Weekend Recap: Centurions is Back!


Reminder: Club Ballot for London Marathon will close in the next 2-3 days. If you haven’t put your name in the hat and wish to do so, please do before Wednesday. Also, Cross Country is on Saturday. Look out for race/meet-up details in the next couple of days.

Centurions GP#1: 
Fast times in a misty morning for K&D’ers as Centurion’s Grand Prix returned. With athletes looking to put down a winter marker to base progression on over the next six months it was Greg Turner and Rosie Marsh who led the way. 

Greg ran a superb PB of 31:51 while Rosie Marsh equalled her PB with an excellent 33:12. There were excellent times throughout the field and a K&D debut for Jason Pitcher.

Full Results:
Greg Turner – 31:51
David Carbutt – 32:35
Rosie Marsh – 33:12
Amanda O’Leary – 34:02
Darren Maggs – 35:22
Jason Pitcher – 36:24
Paul O’Donnell  – 38:53
Kevin Tomkinson – 40:35
Catherine Sherlock – 41:45
Kate Marsh – 42:03
Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell – 43:29
Linda Whitehead – 46:59
Katie Price – 47:20
Tracy Davies – 47:41
Smita Deshpande – 47:49
Sue Wassell – 49:03
Siobhan O’Donnell – 50:15
Steve Marks – 53:43
Jo Tork – 55:10

Brueton parkrun:
Rob Michaelson-Yeates showed the form that took him to a superb time at Chester Marathon as he ran 17:26 over the shorter distance of 5k at Brueton on Saturday. He just edged Gareth Wainwright who ran 17:37 as he comes back from a wonky post-Chicago knee. Paul Bentley in 19:02 rounded out the men’s top 3.

K&D women warmed with a parkrun debut for newbie Rachael Gifford who joins us from Worthing & District. Rachel ran 1:24 at Birmingham half a couple of weeks ago and became the latest woman in the sub-1:20 K&D Women’s club running 19:20 on Sunday. Jan Hornby was 2nd K&D woman on Saturday running 27:36 pipping Lynsey Drakeley in 27:50. 

Penny Taylor PB’d on Saturday running 30:32. Bravo Penny!

Black Park parkrun:
We presume its actually green like most other parks.  Paul Winwood ran 24:12 while on his holibobs.

Coventry parkrun:
Jane Hunt ran Coventry parkrun on Saturday. Coventry by all accounts have or will be moving the start. FYI! Jane found the start ok and ran 25:22.

Leamington parkrun:
Anna Wilson was first K&D of three as she ran 31:18 on the hilly course. Behind her Kate Marsh kept a close eye on Darren ‘Wheezy’ John. Kate made it 2-0 as with a late 5m sprint as they both ran 37:46. A well deserved win for looking after Lungy McNoLungs.

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Kevin Tomkinson warmed up for Centurions with a 28:25 at Cannon Hill.

Penallta parkrun:
Penallta is based in Ystrad Mynach, Which is possibly made up. Steve Marks ran it in 32:37 as he returned to the motherland. 

Portobello parkrun:
Obviously named after a mushroom. Portobello is to be found in Edinburgh. As was Neil Letham who ran 27:50.

Conwy parkrun:
Pete Makepeace, who’s recently been in the form of his life continued making sub-20 look easy with a 19:55.

Swansea Bay parkrun:
Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell bumped into K&D Royalty in Gavin Davies at Swansea Bay. Ann ran 28:06. Gavin, for old time’s sake, ran 21:53.

Dolgellau parkrun:
A perpetual favourite of K&D’er on the Tourist trail, Richard Lisiecki was the latest to toe the line running 25:55. 

Ballincollig parkrun:
These names are just getting ridiculous now. Speaking of past club members, lets drop in with Riina Kuuselo who ran 20:08.