Well. That was… different? A security threat near Cannon Hill park caused a last minute reroute and aa 17.75km course. Frustrating for anyone in PB shape, aiming for a time or doing their first half – but the right choice for everyone’s safety. Even if the suspicious vehicle was later cleared as safe.
With no idea how far we’d be running, it added a layer of chaotic fun to the event as people enjoyed the opportunity to race and not worry about time trialling.
It certainly didn’t hinder Gareth Wainwright, Chris Morgan and George de Bolla who all finished high up the field. Gareth ran a super 1:01:45 to finish 20th overall while Chris Morgan’s 1:02:40 was 32nd best and George just missed out on a top-50 place with 1:05:58. The picture of Gareth above shows him hanging out with the cool kids.
Zammie Williamson was the first lady for K&D with a 1:29:15. She and Caroline Park put together a titanic tussle as Zammie just edged Caroline’s 1:30:27. Nicky Evans, in 1:32:47 almost crashed the Caroline and Zammie battle but couldn’t quite reel they in despite an excellent run herself.
We hope what was a slightly weird day has left you hungry to smash those PB’s though. Well done for taking the changes in good spirits and still delivering some excellent results.
|Gareth Wainwright||20||01:01:45||Richard Lisiecki||2559||01:34:20|
|Chris Morgan||32||01:02:40||Kate Marsh||2567||01:34:23|
|George De Bolla||53||01:05:58||Mike Mcdonald||2724||01:35:18|
|Darren John||82||01:08:01||Chris Wellings||2900||01:36:19|
|Paul Bentley||174||01:11:51||Kathryn Bird||3228||01:38:08|
|Ainsley Wainwright||177||01:11:57||Graham Edwards||3287||01:38:31|
|Simon Smith||201||01:12:51||Anna Wilson||3311||01:38:38|
|Rob Ambrose||255||01:13:50||Paul Winwood||3348||01:38:51|
|Stuart Lee Male||299||01:14:40||Janice Lisiecki||3762||01:41:34|
|Joshua Hartle||380||01:16:11||Christine Yarnell||3820||01:41:57|
|Adam O’Nions||754||01:21:26||Darryl Wilkes||3927||01:42:45|
|James Hillier||978||01:23:09||Victoria Cook||3932||01:42:47|
|Simon Franks||982||01:23:13||Robert Taylor||4324||01:45:06|
|Gary Welsh||1107||01:24:19||Caroline Edwards||4559||01:46:40|
|Zammie Williamson||1739||01:29:15||Katie Price||4702||01:47:43|
|Caroline Park||1938||01:30:27||Rosie Vetter||4705||01:47:45|
|Marc Bozdogan||2037||01:31:02||Surinder Badhan||5083||01:50:19|
|Nicola Evans||2304||01:32:47||Isabel Collins||6071||01:58:57|
|Mark Gale||2305||01:32:47||Smita Deshpande||6467||02:03:21|
|Kay Adenipekun||2431||01:33:34||Indra Jenking||6895||02:10:04|
There is a massive fight brewing between Habib Farazmand and Danny Malone to be the next K&D Man to go sub 18 minutes at Brueton. Habib has been peppering the 18 minute barrier for several weeks now (18:03/18:04/18:04) while Danny, a relatively rare parkrunner showed off his recent improvements with an 18:05. While the sensible money is on Habib – if Danny can shake baby duties to clock a couple more parkrun’s soon it could be a close, close call.
Both men battled out behind Gareth Wainwright who is now making sub-17 the norm. 16:52 this week as Habib’s 18:04 and Danny’s 18:05 (PB) backed G-Man up,
Rosie Marsh notched another First Woman counter as she crossed the line in 21:46 – ahead of any other woman. Bosh! Her quickest time yet on recovery. Just behind in 2nd was Louise Bell who ran 22:45 and Jane Hunt who’s 23:24 made it a K&D 1 to 3 of podium places.
Congratulations go to Oxana Hafeez who joined the 100 club.
Simon Battson battered Basildon parkrun in 25:02
Torbay ex-pat and Devon correspondent David John ran 29:37
Kevin Tomkinson clocked a buggy pushing 26:17
Irish Correspondent Riina Kuuselo ran a swift 19:49
Anthony didn’t had a fair view of the field as they were all behind him bar three party-poopers. He stormed round for 4th place in 19:41.
A couple of weeks after Darren and David John ran Berlin’s parkrun up popped Subhash Agarwalla to run 30:05 – he goes ahead of David John in the K&D Hasenheide parkrun rankings (Ha! – Chairman)
Ian Maidment took a trip to Loughborough to run 28:34
Babbs Mill parkrun:
4 of the finest athletes known to the Solihull-ish area popped up in Babbs Mill as Phil Wood should he could in 22:05, Victoria Cook-ed up a great run in 27:36 and the Maggs-nificent duo of Claire and Darren Maggs skipped round in 27:46 and 29:42. Claire scoring one for the girls as she trounced her hubster Darren.