Weekend Recap: Not the London News, Monty’s H.O.T.T, parkrun roundup


Monty 5k: With some big distraction in London it was the turn of the WRRL to feature one of it’s shortest races of the year – the Monty 5k. In conditions more often found in the Costa del Sol K&D fielded 20 runners. 

Torsten Roesler took the honours as first K&D man home clocking a nice sub-18 for 8th place. Torsten ran 17:53. Chris Revell backed Torsten up with a great 18:40 while Rob Ambrose just pipped Paul Williams 19:30 to 19:40. 

Our women represented themselves with the usual distinction. New Women’s Team Captain Rosie Marsh marked her debut with a 20:36,  Karen Ratcliffe enjoyed a 26:14 while Amanda Crees took K&D bronze with 26:35.

PB’s below are based on official 5km races – not parkrun.

Full Results:
Torsten Roesler – 17:53 (PB)
Chris Revell – 18:40 (PB)
Rob Ambrose – 19:30
Paul Williams – 19:40
Mike Day – 20:28
Rosie Marsh – 20:36
Pete Austin – 20:43
Adam O’Nions – 20:54
Steve Armstrong – 21:17
Max Gimson – 21:21 (PB)
Claire Magee – 21:40 (PB)
Gary Welsh – 22:14 (PB)
Darren Maggs – 22:43
Martin Hancock – 23:13 (PB)
Paul Winwood – 24:30
Paul O’Donnell – 24:32 (PB)
Kay Adenipekun – 24:37
Karen Ratcliffe – 26:14 (PB)
Amanda Crees – 26:35 (PB)
Katie Price – 27:54

Next up is the Ryton 5 mile on 24th May – Entries on the Night Only.
Sphinx 5 mile entries are now open – Enter HERE
Arden 9 entries are also open – Enter HERE

Brueton parkrun:

Congratulations to Jack Bristow who took the first place token at Brueton on Saturday with a superb 17:03 – a superb new PB leading from the front. Behind Jack was Rob Michaelson-Yeates who clocked 18:48 and Paul Bentley in 18:56.

Monica Green took the W for the women. Finishing first woman over all in 21:02. Mary Heald took a comfortable 23:15 run around Brueton in the warmth white Jane Hunt continued her comeback with 23:49.

With the sun’s out the PB’s jouned. With Jack’s 17:03 leading the way we also saw Richard Wassell running a PB of 28:09. Welcome also to Kevin Tomkinson who has joined K&D just one parkrun shy of his 300th (!) and congrats to Rob Stewart who joined the 100 club this week and celebrates with a week in New York.

Coventry parkrun:

Simon Battson took on Coventry running 23:57 at the popular memorial park.

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Ainsley Wainwright enjoyed the sun in Cannon Hill on Saturday. A leisurely stroll round in 26:59 and probably an ice cream to finish.

Burgess parkrun:
The day before London Marathon and Chairman Darren took it easy… running under 17 minutes for the first time and knocking out a 19 second PB in 16:54. Kate Marsh joined him on his London adventure enjoying a more relaxing 25:16 on the lovely Burgess park course. (SO FLAT!)

Shrewsbury parkrun:
Mark Burgoyne clocked an impressive 20:30 over in Shrewsbury.

Colby parkrun:
A family holiday means only one thing for the Sharp’s… parkrun tourism. Sharpy ran 16:23 at Colby while Flick knocked out a 23:14.