Weekend Recap: Keith & Linda’s Big Day Out, Jelly Legs Jane

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Dartmoor Big Day Out: Congratulations to The Whitehead’s who braves scorching heat to run 36 miles across Dartmoor in 9 Hours and 28 minutes. The blazing sun and lack of shade made the Ultra challenge even more difficult but both made it through the ordeal in a more than respectable sub-10 hours.

Hafan Pwllheli parkrun:
Congratulations to Jane Evans who was not only first woman at Hafan Pwllheli but is also proud owner of yet another course record. It was even more impressive as the race director counted 913 Jelly Fish on the beach between half way and the clicker. That could have provided a sting in the tail. Jane ran 18:54. She was joined in that death-defying run by Kerry Whitehill. Kerry ran 26:44. Neither fell face first on a Jelly Fish.

Brueton parkrun:
Bank Holiday saw K&D scattered far and wide – leaving Brueton wide open for a change in the usual K&D podium. George De Bolla seized the opportunity to run 18:08 and be K&D’s number 1 Brueton man on Saturday. Nick Woolley took it at a canter (for him) at 18:29 and Mr. Electric Anthony Dutton ran 19:27 before presumably doing another 27 laps cheering people on. Including the dog walkers, sun bathers and weird men in short shorts (not runners) you find in parks.

Shuffling to the top of the K&D Women’s podium on Saturday was a welcome sight; Rosie Marsh. As she continues her come back she took 1st woman in a promising 22:12. Jane Hunt chased the whippersnapper down finishing in 23:20 while Mrs. Purse Holder Jan Hornby took bronze in 25:57

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Three of the finest for K&D in Redditch as Jack Whitehouse clocked 20:57, Kev Tomkinson finished in 27:35 and Alison Giblin rounded out the three in 30:40

Babbs Mill parkrun:
A K&D invasion as Pete Makepeace (22:27), Darren Maggs (23:36), Sally Anderson (27:49), Manjit Uppal (30:58) all enjoyed the new local parkrun. Claire Maggs tail-walked in 1:05:19. She’s a good egg.

Media I.O.W parkrun:
More use to I.O.U’s than I.O.W’s, but Ann Spencer-Dowdeswill paid her dues in 32:30

Alness parkrun:
Lissy Calvert ran at Alness – which is so far north it comes with Polar Bear warnings. Lissy ran 30:08

Lanhydrock parkrun:
One of the hardest parkrun’s going didn’t stop Kerry Ann Thompson enjoying a 26:56

Bakewell parkrun:
Rob Michaelson-Yeates cruised round Bakewell in 18:23

Wepre parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright didn’t run 17:12!! He ran 18:57 at Wepre. We’re guessing it’s a tough course.

Rheinaue parkrun
Kay Adenipekun had a bonny time in Bonn as he ran the very pleasing 23:23

Felixstow parkrun:
Paul Baker headed off to Suffolk’s 5k suffer-fest and found form in 19:39

Keswick parkrun:
Another northern jaunt, this time for Davies #1 and #2 depending on your preference. In no order Tracy ran 29:40 and Russell ran 29:41.*

*Obviously everyone likes Tracy best.

Teignmouth Promenade parkrun:
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside – Darren John ran his fastest 5k for months with an 18:09. David John clocked 30:44 at the 2 1/2 lapper on the sea front.

Holkham parkrun:
Rocket Rachel Gifford zoomed to a 19:20 and first woman at Holkham parkrun

Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun:
Rob Mundy put down a fast’un as he ran 19:29 on the South Coast

Sale Water parkrun:
Lorna Davies clocked a speedy 25:33

Dolgellau parkrun:
Lynsey Drakely gatecrashed Chris and Flick’s holiday. All three popped up at Dolgellau where Chris Sharp was first man (17:21), Flick Sharp was first woman (20:34) and Lynsey Drakeley was best looking (30:31).

Poole parkrun:
Kate Marsh ran 24:38 at Poole parkrun

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge:
Andrew Devitt showed he was quick with a 23:34

Ballincollig parkrun:
Irish ringer Riina Kuuselo sped round to first woman in 20:18

Clermont Waterfront parkrun:
Phil Wood ran 23:05 as he took his parkrunning transatlantic