With two weeks to go until the Big Birmingham Bash many of our runners were off on their final long or longish runs. There were a few of our fine members dotted around though collecting medals from those Oct 1st Half Marathons. By a very weird quirk of fate the only results so far from our runners this week come from runs beginning with letter’s B and C. So therefore, in honour of Cardiff, Belheim, Brueton, Cannon Hill, Chipping Sodbury and Bideford… this week’s letters of the week are B and C.
Dewi Griffiths enjoyed a massive PB of 61:31 to go into true world class territory. Our very own Max ‘Gimme Some’ Gimson ran 1:36:36. A non-too shabby performance and only slightly off his own PB.
Gary ‘The Wocket’ Wickett clocked 1:56:04 around the half marathon at the picturesque Blenheim Palace Half Marathon. Last seen trying to convince the caretaker that he was moving in Gary will no doubt be pleased with his sub-2 clocking.
With a new course Brueton shifted to the keep left mantra. Those of you with long memories will remember running that direction so while it might take a couple of weeks to get used to we applaud the organisation committee’s continued innovation to keep the run going with increased numbers.
It was a close race for the men with Gareth Wainwright, Darren John, Rob Michaelson-Yeates all running within 30 seconds of one another. Gareth’s 17:01 was chased by Darren’s 17:22 and club newbie Rob in 17:31. Rob’s parkrun profile still say’s Bearbrook but he’s going to be Green and Gold’s latest addition to the men’s super-swift ranks.
Siobhan Cotter took the gold for our women in 22:36. She finished ahead of Sarah Cattell in 23:28 and Mary Heald in 24:21. With growing strength in depth our ladies are looking strong and fast. Throw in a Rosie, Jane, Claire, Emma, Kate, Jude, PBing Rachel, K&D stalwarts Amanda and Monica, Post-Preggers Flick and healthy again soon we hope Kathy among many others and you have the makings of an excellent women’s team; perhaps K&D’s best ever. Reward for so many women training smart and racing hard.
Cannon Hill parkrun:
Speaking of strength in depth recent signee Jack Bristow added to the mid-17 minute parkruns with a swift 17:40 at Cannon Hill. Almost quick enough to beat the new parking charges at the park.
Chipping Sodbury parkrun:
Great name for a parkrun that. Man Quarmby ran 26:10 while Woman Quarmby ran 30:56. Well done Chris and Jane Q!
The old Bideford. Peter Harvey showed he’s no old Biddy with a 28:50.