Weekend Recap: St. Maggs Ultra, Wickett’s Quest, Bank Holi-Yay



The St. Begas Ultra played host to not one but two Maggs this weekend as Claire Maggs took her first steps into the world of Ultra’s alongside her partner-in-crime Darren Maggs. The two of them tackled the St. Begas Ultra – a 35(ish) mile race through the Lake District. 

We finished it in 10hrs 47 mins and the weather was kind to us. What an experience and the views were the best ever. Ran with Darren and he beat his time from last year. Got lost 3 times and stopped for a cuppa at all 3 checkpoints. Would recommend. Cxxx

We’re assuming the magnificent views were of the beautiful scenery and not Darren Magg’s backside.  Congrats to Claire for dragging Darren through to a PB. It’s nice when the more able runners can help others achieve better performances…. 

Congrats to you both on a great run.

Severn Bridge Half Marathon

Gary Wickett continued his fundraising for Meningitis Now by tackling the Severn Bridge Half Marathon on Sunday. His 2:01:16 continues his run of tackling 52 major events this year. 

Brueton parkrun

With Bank Holidays comes much changed club results from parkruns as people go here, there and everywhere. At Brueton Joe Read finished top K&D man in 17:06, he led home old hat Chris Morgan (17:32) and Triathlete Mudblood Jack Bristow (17:56). Our K&D men are looking strong as we approach the autumn half and marathon season. 

Our women scattered across the country on Saturday with a number running elsewhere, so it was Mary Heald who took it easy (by her own high standards), and finished first K&D woman in 26:45. The best part of the scattering of K&D runners to other parkrun’s is that it lets us shine the spotlight on some other runners who don’t always get a mention here. Elizabeth Williams took the number 2 spot at Brueton on Saturday for the first time with a 28:42. Well done Liz! Sarah Cattell then just pipped Linda Whitehead (28:46 to 28:53) for third.

A warm welcome to Richard Orriel who has recently joined the club and made his official K&D Brueton debut this weekend. PB’s fell in the sun for Carla Watson (32:34) and Elizabeth Williams (28:42) and Baldev Korotania (29:04). Well done team!

Arrow Valley parkrun

Richard Dixon represented the green and gold with distinction at Arrow Valley on Saturday crossing the line in 18:46.

Cannon Hill parkrun

Darren John was running PB pace and moved into 4th position, before he lost concentration and tried to go the wrong way at Cannon Hill with 1km to go (And you let him run the club!?). He still managed a 17:26 though. Kate Marsh ran 25:59 taking it easy with her first twenty mile training run following on the Sunday.

Huddersfield parkrun

Amanda Crees found herseld up’t north this weekend and in doing so clocked 29:05

Winchester parkrun

Other end of the country and down on the south coast Chris Revell made the most of being closer to the equator and in the sun ran 19:34

Swansea Bay

Crossing the boarder now (will they let him come back over? Who knows!) and Paul Stead ran 26:04. Well done Llad.

Dolgellau parkrun

Lynsey Drakeley ran 30:51 in the north-west of Wales. We hope Dolgellau has a Jamie’s Italian to keep Richard happy.