With the Knowle Fun Run write-up to come here are your other results from a week’s great running…
Asics Windemere Marathon, Ambleside
Ambling along with a couple of late spring marathons were the brave pair of James Taylor and Kerry Whitehill who both completed Ambleside marathon on Sunday in warm conditions on an unforgiving and scenic course.
James and Kerry both ran personal bests. James clocked 3:24:24 and Kerry well inside the five hour mark, clocking a ver strong 4:48:37. Congrats to both of you on two fantastic runs.
Warwickshire Country 3000m Championships
Joe Read, Club Male Athlete of the Year 2016-17, capped off a fine year by finishing 2nd in the 3000m at the Warwickshire County Champs in Nuneaton on 14th May. Joe ran a time of 9:25:24 to finish 2nd in the small field. If more athletes are interested in track running please do mention it and we may be able to cobble the occasional group together for county champs and the like.
Thank you to everyone that helped out this weekend at Brueton by keeping right. The crowds were more manageable this weekend but your assistance helped greatly. It is massively appreciated by the organisers and your committee. As always, please feel free to pass any suggestions on. The organisers are always willing to listen.
As for the results it was a K&D 1, 2, 3. Simon Bentley might not show up in the results but he crossed the line first. He needs to get a barcode though. He ran low 17’s. However just add 10 seconds on to whatever he says he ran. Barcode penalty. Gareth Wainwright was second in 17:29 and Darren John rolled in at 17:53.
For the women we knew it was coming. Kathy Bailey, fed up of peppering her personal best produced a smashing run in 21:19 to show she’s in the form of her life. Louise Marklew and Elaine Callinan renewed friendly rivalries finishing second and third to Kathy in 22:55 and 22:59.
There were PB Party Poppers Popping for Kathy Bailey with her 21:19 run. Also pulling the string and making a confetti mess were Edward Long in 19:29 and Julie Sutton in 29:53.
Having popped up in Reading Rob Houlston put in a solid 20:18 showing to keep the Southerners on their toes.
Stephen Evans took the opportunity to skip across the Warwickshire border and deigned Coventry with his presence. He ran a solid 24:51 in the land of Godiva.
Arrow Valley parkrun
Peter Austin discovered that Arrow Valley is a Valley but is not an actual Arrow. Shattering his innocence in the process. He did run 20:50 though. Hopefully that cheered him up a little.
Lytham Hall parkrun
Fiona Holland tied her colours to the House of Lancashire by running Lytham Hall, an 18th Century Georgian Country House and Heritage Trust parkrun. We expect a detailed cake shop review from Fiona for the archives. She ran 31:18.