Sport. It’s a bit good.
Northbrook 10k: A day of sporting drama and excitement began with our very own champions parade as Chris Sharp defended his Coventry Northbrook 10k title from 2018. Emerging victorious in the 2019 edition running 33:54 Chris was controlled throughout.
Our second K&D man…was actually a woman. Jane Evans struck a blow for the ‘fairer’ sex by battering the blokes with a storming 37:28 to take 3rd Woman overall and set up K&D women for the team title. Giving the blokes a further ego bashing was The Rocket, Rachel Gifford who was 4th K&D Overall 37:55. Flick Sharp, team lynchpin brought the team trophy home in 41:40.
Torsten Roesler put his dodgy achilles aside to run a strong 37:52. He finished just ahead of Rachel. We had to then explain what cricket was to our German friend. He seemed more interested when we mentioned it involved lunch. Darren John continued his long road to fitness with a 39:33. Hills are bad when you have no lungs.
There were plenty of PB’s through the K&D pack – always impressive on a difficult course. Top running team!
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The Lundy Island Race:
You’ve got to get a boat to the start line, 14 brutal trail miles, 3 lighthouses and a whole load of Puffins. You know this is right up Tim Price & Russ Davies street. Tim Price ran 1:49:43. Russell Davis finished in 2:16:22.
The terrifically named Timberhonger 10k was graced by Alison Giblin on Saturday. alsion ran 1:04:29. Say it with us now….”Timberhonger”. Doesn’t it make you feel good? Timber… honger.
Gareth Wainwright put on a show for his newborn. Equalling his PB while he still has chance to sleep Gareth tugged on the shoulder of Hywel Davies to run 16:45. George De Bolla – who can’t work out how to add K&D to his parkrun profile ran 18:12 and Darren John ran 18:39.
For our women it was Louise Bell that led the pack. Louise ran 22:56 Kathy Bailey continued to get speed in her legs with a 23:34 while Kerry Whitehill’s 26:09 rounded out the top-3.
Run of the day goes to Paul O’Donnell who smashed his PB to run 21:40 and it was great to see shy and retiring Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell back shuffling her way round parkrun after her recent time off.
The Boot’s continued their tour of the South West scenic parkruns. Sandra fresh from her PB form pitted herself against one of the hardest parkuns in the country. 30:15 would have been a decent time on the flat 6 months ago. Smashing it.
Whinlatter Forest parkrun:
Kevin Tomkinson took on the race-themed parkrun and finished in 30:09. He said he’d take it easy this time and ‘Whin’ Later.
Sherwood Pines parkrun:
our very own Maid Marion, Kerry Ann Thompson ran a strong 23:15 at the lovely Sherwood Pines parkrun. She even saw some men in tights. Despite the heat.
Katie Price popped up at Ludlow parkrun to run 32:05.
Sutton Park parkrun:
Super Steve Armstrong took on the killer sand bank at Sutton park and emeerged victorious over it as he ran a very impressive 22:10.
Trail and Hills for Lissy Calvert who’s 31:47 saw her finish 7th female.
Devon correspondent David John ran 30:22 in the South West sun.
John Garside stretched his legs out post-ultra to run 22:44 in Penistone. lol. That’s a funny named place. Penistone.