Weekend Recap: Sunday Roast


Great Birmingham 10k: 

More than 6,500 people finished the Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday on another blistering weekend. Among them were dozens of K&D’ers. As shown recently in London running in that kind of heat slows runners down, so it wasn’t a PB weekend. 

A big well done to Graham and Caroline Edwards who stopped their own race to administer first aid to a runner who had taken a tumble. Showing true K&D spirit. Also a big high five to Elizabeth Williams who defied the heat to scorch to a new PB.

Full Results: 

Darren John – 35:43
Steve McDonald – 39:26
Rob Ambrose – 39:44
Adam O’Nions – 44:29
Gary Welsh – 47:34
Elaine Callinan – 49:41
Kate Marsh – 52:33
Jude Mansfield – 52:57
Claire Magee – 54:28
Pete Morgan-Warren – 54:29
Rob Stewart – 54:57
Elizabeth Williams – 55:04 (PB)
Katie Oliver – 56:33
Catherine Sherlock – 56:40
Jan Hornby – 56:56
Subhash Agarwalla – 57:52
Amanda Marklew – 1:01:27
Louise Taylor – 1:02:23
Rob Yates – 1:03:09
Hayley Murphy – 1:03:09
Paul Jeffrey – 1:05:36
Kelly Rock – 1:08:04
Emily King – 1:11:15
Isabel Arthur – 1:12:24
Jo Tork – 1:12:44
Frances Ramsden – 1:15:51
Caroline Edwards – 1:21:27
Graham Edwards – 1:21:27

Brueton parkrun:

K&D Went 1-2-3 at Brueton. Gareth Wainwright took the W with a 17:22 leading out a pack including Chris Morgan (17:26) and Jack Bristow (17:35). 

Mary Heald was in similarly scintillating form running 22:10.  Jane Hunt followed Mary up with a solid 23:39 and Siobhan Cotter who ran 24:16.

Congratulations to Nick Burke who continues to flourish – running another parkrun PB. This time Nick lowered his time to 25:25. We love a numerically satisfying time! Nick was joined by Gareth Lloyd who clocked 29:28 for a personal best.

Congratulations to Ainsley Wainwright who rocked up and completed his 100th parkrun at the weekend.

Coventry parkrun:

On a tourist trail Darren John dropped a stupidly fast first mile but held on to run a 17:32 for 2nd at Coventry parkrun. He was joined by Anthony Dutton who ran a solid 20:42 with a sore knee (don’t fall out the loft!) and Kate Marsh who ran 25:01.

Lymington Woodside parkrun:

Karen Stapley enjoyed a quieter parkrun with 121 runners at Lymington Woods. Karen ran 32:29.

Kingsbury Water parkrun:

Greg Turner is now consistently under 20 at parkrun; payment for his recent hard work at Thursday training with the quick’uns. 19:44 this week. 

Skipton parkrun:

No idea where Skipton is. But Ian Naisbitt knows and he ran 22:30 there. 

Bedworth parkrun:

Newbie and parkrun legend Kevin Tomkinson celebrated his 301st parkrun by running 29:47 at Bedworth.