Weekend Recap: London Calling & Brueton Goes Big

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London Marathon:

The UK’s most iconic race was filled with the UK’s most iconic race jersey (our one of course!). Last year we were treated to an absurd amount of excellent performances and our runners once again rose to the occasion.

From Greenwich to the streets of London through to the iconic finish line outside her Royal Highness’ Palace the streets were full of green and gold. 

Tim Price delivered a stand out performance. His 2:49:39 showing ridiculous consistency considering he ran a 2:49:36 in 2016. He even got his mug on the BBC coverage for good measure:

Knowle and Dorridge Running Club 's Tim Price with a great finish in 2:49:39. Even getting a bit of BBC screen time.

Posted by Darren John on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Behind Tim were some great performances. Even those runners who had a harder day at the office did themselves and the club proud. 

Results:

Tim Price – 2:49:39
Chris Morgan – 2:54:34
Richard Dixon – 2:59:19
Pat Moss – 3:21:27
Russell Davies – 3:25:35
Kevin Boake – 3:25:49
John Garside – 3:54:22
David Pagan – 3:57:41
Clive Dickens – 3:58:48
Peter Little – 4:02:25
Gary Wickett – 4:03:10
Marc Bozdogan – 4:08:23
Craig Campbell – 4:10:13
Anna Wilson – 4:14:31
Stacey Morgan – 4:22:41
Sally Anderson – 4:29:26
Imogen Rowe – 4:46:24
Subhash Agarwalla – 5:05:27
Smita Deshpande – 5:05:27
Andy Hawkins – 5:10:05

A massive congratulations to everyone that took park.

Brueton parkrun:

Brueton had 546 runners. No. I didn’t type that wrong. 546! Epic.

Darren John ran another mid-17 minute 5k and is clocking them off now to be first K&D man home on Saturday. He ran 17:27 and was third overall. He was followed by a hopefully foot loose and injury free Gareth Wainwright who clocked 17:41. Jane Evans made sure the women were on the K&D podium by finishing third K&D’er in 17:59. That’s twice in recent weeks shes finished in the 17’s. Speedy.

As mentioned Jane was first woman, she was followed by Flick Sharp who showed no jet-lag having flown in from Boston. Flick ran 20:15. Rosie Marsh made her Brueton debut and clocked 21:04. Meaning it was a very speedy morning all round.

On the PB Party Bus this week is Men’s Team Captain Torsten Roesler. Torsten’s pb had stood since May 2015, although he’s only done about 4 parkruns since then. He ran 18:08 to re-write his record book.

With a massive K&D turn out there were plenty on the PB Party Bus. Torsten was joined by:

Sarah Laxton – 33:13
Rob Stewart – 22:44
Paul O’Donnell – 22:50
Janet Cant (Oh Yes She Can!) – 31:41

With 5 PB’s we should have probably booked a PB Taxi but no worries… Just means more room for sausage rolls and cases of irn-bru.