Weekend Recap: Dubai-ous Marathon Prep & No Midlands XC

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Dubai Marathon:

Tim Price managed to overcome his holiday indulgence and toe the start line of the Dubai Marathon. The richest prize in running with the winner getting $200,000. Tim ran an impressive 3:13 off minimal training. Half Man Half Tractor. What an engine.

Midlands XC

Err… We are still waiting for the full Midlands XC results. Sorry!

Wyre Valley Half

Gary Wickett ran 2:23:06 at the hilly and trail based Wyre Valley Half Marathon finishing 67th overall.

Brueton parkrun:

Chris Sharp celebrated the birth of his and Flick’s second child by finishing first at parkrun in 17:16, dipping Gareth Wainwright who finished in 17:20. Jane Evans was third overall in 18:51. Jane has been first female 50 times now and is only 1 behind the men’s record holder who has 51.

The third male was Paul Bentley in 19:07. Reward for lots of early morning runs – he’s been spotted regularly at 6:50am… well I think it’s him! Second woman was Mary Heald in 21:11 and Siobhan Cotter in 22:52 was third K&D woman.

Amanda Balfour recently joined K&D and made her K&D parkrun debut. Lindsay Dalby ran 25:45 to PB and Paul Jeffrey clocked up his 150th parkrun. Well done team!

Coventry parkrun

Simon Battson took a trip over to Coventry on Saturday finishing parkrun in 26:52.

Shrewsbury parkrun

Mark Burgoyne ended up in Shrewsbury while Simon was in Coventry. Mark finished in a swift 21:11.