Weekend Recap: Stratford Summer Six (WRRL) and the parkrun roundup


Stratford Summer Six:

WRRL Action took place over the weekend and despite showers that drenched runners the throngs of K&D splashed their way to success.  Amanda O’Leary and Jane Hunt both took brilliant age-category wins.

Congratulations to Chris Sharp who celebrated the news that Flick is expecting their second child with a strong run to finish 6th overall and first K&D Man (32:11). He was followed by Chris Morgan who continued his good form with a 12th overall (34:06) and Men’s Captain Torsten Roesler who nipped into the top-30 finishing 29th (36:17).

Rosie Marsh (41:01) continued her brilliant run of form this summer by finishing 7th Female overall and, most importantly, that K&D first woman crown. She just pipped Amanda O’Leary (41:27). It’s great to see Amanda back and running strongly.  Jane Hunt took third K&D Woman (45:17) to go with her age-category win.

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Chris Sharp – 32:11
Chris Morgan – 34:06
Torsten Roesler – 36:17
Richard Dixon – 36:27
Paul Williams – 38:32
Mike Day – 40:23
Adam O’Nions – 40:56
Rosie Marsh – 41:01
Amanda O’Leary – 41:27
Christopher Revell – 41:30
Steve Armstrong – 41:47
Ian Naisbitt – 42:28
Peter Austin – 42:50
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John Garside – 44:38
Darren Maggs – 45:04
Ian Voaden – 45:16
Jane Hunt – 45:17
Simon Krstic – 45:34
Geoffrey Lewis – 48:01
Graham Edwards – 48:08
Gary Wickett – 50:25
Daniel Rowledge – 50:38
Stephen Evans – 51:01
Claire Maggs – 51:34
Andrew Knowles – 51:42
Caroline Edwards – 53:11

Brueton parkrun

Gareth Wainwright was the meat in a BRAT sandwich in the Brueton top-3 on Saturday. He ran 17:12 to split up the two BRAT invaders and stake K&D colours on the podium. With many of our runners doing the Summer 6 on Saturday evening our numbers were down but Paul Williams did the Summer Six/parkrun double finishing second K&D man in 19:07 (and a new PB! Clearly taking it easy for the Summer 6 Paul?). Third K&D man was Gareth’s brother Ainsley (19:31) who recently joined the club. A little sibling rivalry to spice up the coming years!

Mary Heald continued her run of great form by improving her PB once again. Dropping her PB to 20:15 Mary edged closer to a sub 20 minute time and finished first K&D woman. Rachel Aston took the honours for second woman in 23:53 just pipping Sarah Cattell who crossed the line in 24:03.

There were excellent PB’s this week for Paul Williams (19:07), Mary Heald (20:15) and Gail Partridge (32:19) who has continued her great improvements recently. Congratulations to those three musketeers and their weekend success.

Conkers parkrun

Getting up early on Saturday before their 24 hours relay race in teams of five three of K&D’s silliest members headed over to the beautiful Conkers parkrun. Phillip Lindsey finished first (30:16), Kate Marsh second (30:17) and Darren John third (30:17) as all three enjoyed gentle pre-Thunder Run run to stretch the legs. Congratulations to Philip and Kate who both put up with a grumpy Darren moaning about how this ruined his streak of sub-18’s at parkrun. They were both very patient with him!

Cheltenham parkrun

Cheltenham were blessed with a visit on Saturday by Anne Gay who ran 36:23.

Penrose parkrun

Steve Marks popped up in Penrose to run 34:16

Great running team!