Weekend Recap: Manly Guys Doing Manly Things


Our men took centre stage this weekend as a brief break in the WRRL season allowed our hairy chested runners to bare some skin and break free of the confines of their office attire. (Note: We aren’t ruling out any of our women having hairy chests either – we accept all at K&D).

Keith Whitehead is first on the list. We’ll let our roving reporter Steve Evans set the scene…

We salute Keith Whitehead and his continuing and unending silliness. The day didn’t quite go to plan – In Keith’s own words:

But to Keith and Linda we applaud the fact you put yourselves out there on the line in the middle of summer!

Similarly Gary Wickett continued his ongoing battle against sanity by completing the Black Country to Birmingham half on Saturday morning, the Timberhonger 10k in the evening and The Compton Verney Half on Sunday. Mad as a box of frogs.

In the Birmingham Black Country Half Gary (2:03:36) was joined by Adam O’Nions in 1:36:02, Clare Carmen in 2:02:25 and Nicola Ridler in 2:03:18.

Brueton parkrun:

Continuing our theme of manly men Chris Sharp reminded us of his running abilities with a mighty swift 16:24 at Brueton on Saturday. Gareth Wainwright was Third overall in 17:15 while Joe Read was 5th in 17:39.

Not to be left out Mary Heald ran a new PB of 20:51 to be first K&D lady. Jane Hunt ran 22:27 to be second, Siobhan Cotter took third in 25:28. There were PB’s for Gail Partridge in 32:45 and Mary Heald while Steve Pensom made his Brueton debut.

Cannon Hill parkrun:

Our theme of manly men doing manly things comes to a juddering halt when we get to Cannon Hill and El Chairman. Although Darren John did manage third place overall in 17:33. He was joined by fellow K&D’ers Rob Stewart who ran 24:16 and Kate Marsh who clocked 26:18.

Woodhouse Moor parkrun

Richard Dixon took his short shorts to Leeds and Woodhouse Moor parkrun. An 18:44 run was good enough to secure him 7th place overall. Repping the club well up’t north.


Katie Price (not that one) turned up in Peterborough this week. She wasn’t signing copies of her autobiography or 2017 Calendar in The Works (again, wrong Katie Price). Our Katie Price who is much classier ran 31:41.