Weekend Recap: Monsal – Does Exactly What it Says on the Tin, Mixed Relay Fortunes, Duathlon Duo, Sunny parkruns

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Monsal Half Marathon:

The Monsal Trail Half Marathon featured a number of runners from K&D this year. Jane Hunt was star of the show on Saturday, emerging as winner of her age group. Hope she has space on her mantelpiece for the shiny new trophy!

Jane Hunt – 1:42:27
Nigel Collins – 2:01:39
Caroline Edwards – 2:03:18
Isabel Arthur – 2:13:15
Frances Ramsden – 2:20:00
Jan Hornby – 2:20:00
Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell – 2:24:26
Fiona Holland – 2:24:26

Midlands Road Relays:

Mixed fortunes for the men and women at the Midland’s Road Relays. Unfortunately the men’s team were devastated by injuries, illness, marathon-conflicts, tropical diseases, weird rashes in places that were blamed on short-shorts and will require 6-8 weeks of antibiotics and cream from the doctors….

Sadly that all piled up to mean we couldn’t field a full men’s team. Ouch. Disappointing after the Cross Country successes but alas. These things do happen from time to time.

The ladies though showed far more wellness and fleet of foot. Finishing a fantastic 25th/65 teams. All the ladies put in excellent performances across the board and were rewarded with very good team and individual results.

Flick Sharp – 36:06
Sarah Connors – 25:15
Monica Green – 38:00
Rosie Marsh – 22:46
Hala Atkin – 25:02
Kathy Bailey – 23:19

Brilliant running ladies – that’s a really impressive return!

The men did manage to put out a number of runners, although not a counting team, and results were as follows:

Joe Read – 29:40
Peter Grime – 32:35
Craig Campbell – 39:50

Hopefully all three men got a good run out in their build up to other races this spring!

Ashridge Duathlon:

The Whiteheads both took on the Ashridge Duathlon on Mother’s Day. A 10k run, 44k bike, 5k run with PB’s for both Linda & Keith at the Ashridge Duathlon. Keith just nipped under 3:05 and a 13 minute PB isn’t too bad in hot conditions. Linda also ran under 3:30 for a 53 second PB. 

Brueton parkrun:

Record numbers again rocked up to Brueton on Saturday.  515 of ’em! Darren John was 3rd overall and 1st K&D’er in 17:29. He was followed by Mountain Man Tim Price in 18:22 and Paul Williams in 19:30.

For the ladies it was Sarah Cattell who took the honours in 25:01 followed by Amanda Crees in 25:30 (a new PB) and Jenny Owen in 25:40 (PB!). 

The ladies delivered two PB’s in their top-3. Joining Amanda and Jenny in PB-topia were:

Tanya Cronin – 29:39
Sarah Church – 37:43
Ian Naisbit – 21:04

Congrats to the 5 of you on your PB’s!

Krackow parkrun:

Over to Poland now where Brian Corr (not of the 90’s The Corr’s band fame) ventured over to Krackow to sample their strong beers, pickled cabbage and parkrun. Brian ran 21:18.

Cannon Hill parkrun:

Louise Taylor took the short hop across Moseley and Kings Heath to sample a little of Cannon Hill’s parkrun offerings. Louise ran 29:10.

Pomphrey Hill parkrun:

The Quarmby’s took Pomphrey Hill by storm. Chris ran 26:38 while Jane ran 33:07.

Parkville parkrun:

Parkville is probably the second parkiest named parkrun after Parke parkrun.  Rob Ambrose ran a solid 18:50 at Parkville.

Haga parkrun

Riina Kuusselo continued her strong running in Stockholm with another quick run at Haga. She ran 20:14.