Weekend recap: Part 1 – Poli-Moly


With the K&D massive all over the place this weekend the first part of your weekend round up will be parkrun-centric with a non-5k roundup following tomorrow. Probably. If the results gophers don’t explode with excitement.

Brueton parkrun:
Gary Polihill continued his PB-Spree making it 6 PB’s in 7 weeks. Gary has gone from 18:41 down to 17:45. He’s been a regular at Cross Country and Tues/Thur’s Sub-21 min parkrunner training and is enjoying the benefits.
Gary closed down on K&D’s king of consistency Gareth Wainwright who ran 17:34. Chris Morgan rounded out the K&D Three with an 18:20.

Mary Heald ran 22:09 with buggy and despite the wind-resistance finished first K&D woman on the day. She held off Kerry Ann Thompson who ran a smart 22:54. Kerry Whitehill made a welcome podium return with a 27:02.

Joining the PB party bus driven by PB Polhill is Sarah Barker who ran 29:52. Top PB’ing Barker!

Cardiff parkrun:
A parkrun known for the high quality field it puts out, Max Gimson ran 19:37…. and finished 67th. Blimey.

Old Deer parkrun:
Two of our favourite Old Deers clocked 30:06 and 30:18. Katie Price and Amanda Crees were warming up for Hampton Court Half on the Sunday.

Coventry parkrun:
Three of K&D’s finest trotted over to Coventry as Mike Durkin, Stephen Ray and Kevin Tomkinson all ran Memorial park. Mike led them round in 21:56, Stephen clocked 23:16 and Kev enjoyed a leisurely 29:31.

Cannock Chase parkrun:
Wild winds for wild child Jude Mansfield who ran the numerically lovely 27:27.

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Jack Whitehouse is challenging Gary PB Polhill for the title of most PB’s in the last few weeks. Jack ran an excellent PB of 20:40. Running under 21 minutes for the first time.

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Three. It’s the magic number. An absurdly fast Cannon Hill parkrun (Male Winner, 15:39. Female Winner, 16:21) also saw three K&D Muskateers do battle. Steve McDonald (28:01), Johnny Bellman (28:38) and Steve Marks (40:54) all saw the fireworks.

Durham parkrun:
Paul Jeffrey found himself up North and ran 34:26 in beautiful Durham.

Wootton parkrun:
Jane Evans, on a women’s weekend away took the overall win. Despite being fuelled by Prosecco, or possibly because she was fuelled by Prosecco, Jane Evans clocked 20:21 to win by 1 minute and 20 seconds.

Kingsbury Water parkrun:
Simon Battson’s 24:51 saw him round the picturesque lakeside parkrun.

Ballincollig parkrun:
K&D’s Nordic Import ran 21:09 at the Irish parkrun as she warms up for London.