Weekend Recap: Stratford and a New Sub-17 Inductee


Stratford Marathon:
On the longer of the two races occuring in Stratford on Sunday there were three K&D men doing the two loops. David Carbutt put an excellent winter over the cross country to work as he ran 3:17:24 to lead the troops home over 26.2 miles. Behind Big Dave, James Taylor clocked a 3:22:27 and Max Mladenovic ran 3:25:47 to ensure all three men finished in the top-80.

Stratford Half-Marathon:
Firstly. Gary Welsh take a bow. 5 months after emergency and life-saving surgery on his bowel Gary ran Stratford Half on Sunday. Gary ran 1:44:20.

Taking on one-lap of Stratford’s course were several of K&D’s finest. Leading the charge was Rob Ambrose who’s 1:28:31 saw him finish 56th overall. Our leading lady was Nicky Evans who swapped the cobbles for the Greenaway. Nicky ran 1:53:47 for a new PB.

Behind Rob Ambrose it was a men’s PB Jamboree. Jason Pitcher ran a PB of 1:37:32, Jack Whitehouse continued his fine form with a 1:38:42 (PB), Phil Wood joined in with a 1:39:18 (PB). Kay Adenipekun picked up a new 1:58:14 (PB). Rob Stewart also ran and finished in 2:04:51.

Rickmansworth parkrun:
Congratulations to Jack Bristow who but his marathon training into fine effect with membership to the sub-17 club at parkrun. Jack ran 16:54 as he enjoyed to post-26.2m boost. There’s no better way for club athletes to improve than a good solid marathon cycle.

Brueton parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright ran a 17:28 at Brueton on Saturday, he led home George de Bolla who ran 18:40 and Anthony Dutton who clocked 19:50. Heald, Bell and Cook led our women as Mary ran 22:45, Louise clocked 23:29 and Victoria ran 26:02.

There was a superb best ever run for Sandra Boot who ran 27:14, benefitting from her recent HM efforts. Congrats to Daniel Mayes who made his K&D parkrun debut in 20:06.

Southwark parkrun:
Darren John and Kate Marsh ticked off another London parkrun a piece as Darren ran 18:18 and Kate enjoyed a 26:50.

Highbury Fields parkrun:
The great parkrun 5-lapper. It’s chaos. But great fun. Steve Marks rocked up and went round and round and round and round and round in 35:54. Named after the former home of Arsenal.

Sheringham parkrun:
Greg Turner clocked 19:31 at Teddy Sheringham parkrun. Named after the Spurs legend.

Bournemouth parkrun:
With his holiday shades on Paul Winwood enjoyed a bit of tourism on holiday as he ran a 23:54 at the home of current Premier League minnows.

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Ainsley Wainwright warmed up for his London jaunt with a local pootle round Cannon Hill in 23:59. And we’re back to a Gunner’s theme.

Kingsbury Water parkrun:
Simon Battson ran 24:49 at his regular lake-side parkrun.

Exmouth parkrun:
Tomkinson and Giblin, the K&D Touristas ran 27:11 and 31:50.

Loch Leven parkrun:
Lissy Calvert ran 29:32 at this week’s most northernly parkrun.