Weekend Recap: A Sharp 5000, Northbrook 10k and a K&D parkrun World Tour.

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BMC Solihull – A Sharp 5000m

On an afternoon of Olympians and International class athletes at Solihull’s Norman Green Athletics Track Club legend Chris Sharp pitted himself against a group of the countries best track athletes. Chris ran 16:13 for the 5000m. Considering that parental duties of the last few months have taken priority then a 16:13 in far from ideal conditions is a great effort; especially as us road-runners don’t get many opportunities to spike up and run on the track – a whole different ball game.

WRRL – Northbrook 10k. 

In blustery conditions the Northbrook 10k took twenty two K&D athletes six kilometres uphill and four kilometres down on the tough course.

Simon Bentley was first K&D man home finishing in 7th (35:33). Joseph Read followed in 11th (36:14) while Torsten Roesler showed a beer or two at 10pm the night before didn’t hurt him finishing 26th (38:34).

Felicity Sharp continues her fine run of form, finishing as first K&D Lady in (43:54), Lorraine Hobbs finished next in (45:56).. followed in short order by Jane Hunt (47:52). Jane just pipped Emma Donnelly for for the third K&D lady  position by a narrow seven seconds.

Full results for the Northbrook 10k can be found here: Northbrook 10k Results

Brueton parkrun

A ladies battle royal led parkrun home this weekend with Charnwood AC, Higham Harriers and Kenilworth Runner’s athletes running 17:13, 17:16 and 17:18 to take the first three places (C’mon lads sort it out!)

More importantly though Sally Anderson completed the 5000th run that Knowle and Dorridge Run Club have officially done at Brueton parkrun, last Saturday. Not bad going and well done to Sally for bagging the milestone!

Tim Price led the K&D Men home in 18:33, Darren John ran 18:44 and Torsten Roesler clocked 18:59. For the K&D Ladies Kerry Whitehill, Jan Hornby and Siobhan Cotter took this week’s (imaginary) trophies in 25:21, 27:18 and 27:26. There were no PB’s this weekend as everyone kept their powder dry for Northbrook 10k.

Amager Faelled parkrun

Rob Ambrose pitched up in Denmark this weekend to put those pesky Vikings from the land of Bacon, Lego and Viggo Mortensen to the sword. Rob finished 5th in 19:43, presumably winning a Star Wars Lego set for his troubles.

Gateshead parkrun

Also in the frozen north… of Gateshead, Lousie Taylor ran the numerically satisfying 29:29.

Netley Abbey parkrun

Netley Abbey is a ruined late medieval monastery in
the village of Netley near Southampton in Hampshire, England. The abbey was founded in 1239 as a house for Roman Catholic monks of the austere Cistercian order. Amanda Marklew ran 29:38.

Netley Abbey – Quite Pretty.

Sandon Point parkrun

Ian Maidment ran 24:01 at Sand…. wait a minute. Google tells me Sandon Point is in AUSTRALIA. Sorry Rob Ambrose. You’ve lost the crown as most exotic parkrun this week.

Sandon Point. It looks awful. Really, really awful. (Not jealous at all!)

Exeter Riverside parkrun

Closer to home Steve Marks ran 31:37 at Exeter Riverside parkrun. If you get the train the Exeter train station, once you get out the dodgy student area you can take a really nice walk alongside the river Axe down to Exeter Quayside. It’s a super flat and fast course, apart from a 500m on a playing field.

Another terrible looking parkrun location.

Good Running Team.