Weekend Recap: Sent to Coventry, Ladies owning Brueton PB’s


Coventry Half Marathon

You know you are getting towards business time when the half marathon’s start coming thick and fast. Coventry Half saw the now annual mass migrations of Knowle & Dorridge athletes into Coventry City Centre. Howling winds met the squad virtually the entire way round the course; making the route’s first 10 miles uphill even more challenging.

Darren John led the eight K&D runners round the course finishing in 11th place overall and recording a new PB of 1:18:05. Kathy Bailey was first K&D lady home; she also won her age group. Congrats to Kathy! Congrats also go to James Taylor, Clare Carmen and Tanya Cronin who all ran PB’s on a tough day out on the roads.

Full Results:

Darren John – 1:18:05 (PB)
Richard Dixon – 1:26:26
James Taylor – 1:27:06 (PB)
Kevin Boake – 1:34:48
Kathy Bailey – 1:42:36
Sarah Cattell – 1:53:41
Clare Carmen – 2:03:00 (PB)
Tanya Cronin – 2:24:04 (PB)

Russell Davies also ran Coventry Half in 1:32 but showed up as a DNF. We assume it was a faulty chip issue!

Brueton parkrun

With a number of runners saving their legs for Coventry and various other races in the coming weeks you might have expected a smaller field at Brueton. If so you’d have been very wrong. Congratulations to the parkrun core team at Brueton who handled a record 501 finishers this weekend!

Darren John warmed up for Coventry Half by running 17:36 – his third fastest 5k time. A first mile of 5:20 was a nudge too quick and the legs were feeling it by the end! Behind Darren were Tim Price and Richard Dixon who ran 18:44 and 18:57 – both with nice comfortable sub-19’s.

For the ladies Jane Hunt continued her excellent for running all the two’s 22:22. An excellent run and 82.04% age grade result. Sensational stuff. Siobhan Cotter ran 24:10 to be second club lady and was followed by a PB’ing Amanda Crees in 25:49.

Joining Jane Hunt in the VIP PB Booth this week are:

Lianne Le Swann – 28:36 (PB!)
Hayley Murphy – 28:18 (PB!)
Amanda Crees – 25:49 (PB!)

To quote Annie Lennox from The Eurythmics…”Sisters are doin’ it for themselves.”

Bushy parkrun

Alison Jennings was at the home of parkrun – Bushy Park. She ran 34:04 on her pilgrimage to such a sacred site.

Cardiff parkrun

Across the border in the land of leeks Katie Oliver ran 27:58.

Coventry parkrun

Opting for the quicker of two races in Coventry this weekend Ian Maidment ran a very satisfying 25:00 dead. 

Haga parkrun

Continuing the Eurythmics tie-ins Riina Kuuselo showed that ‘Swede dreams are made of these’ things called parkruns; running 21:01 in Sweden.

Good Running Team!