Weekend Recap: Telford is a Christmas Cracker

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Christmas Party Note: Remember – no training this Wednesday. Drinks start at 7pm and the quiz starts promptly at 7:30. If you have any dietary requirements and haven’t yet told Fiona then please do at fipholland@hotmail.co.uk

Telford 10k:
The traditional end of year cracker returned and it didn’t disappoint as an army of K&D stars tore it up in the fastest road race in the UK. Jump on the train and hold on for dear life Rob Michaelson-Yeates and Rachel Gifford set fire to the paths as they joined the great and good of British distance running. Rob Michaelson-Yates scorched to a superb 32:46 which we believe is a new club 10k record. While Gary Polhill smashed through the 34min barrier running 33:59.

Rocket Rachel led 3 super fast women’s performances. Rach clocked 37:17, Flick Sharp stopped the clock at 39:08 and Amanda O’Leary continued to shine running 40:50.

Other great performances included Greg Turner delivering on a 37:29 and multiple great runs of the Marathon Men clan of Winwood and Co.

Rob Michaelson-Yeates32:46
Gary Polhill33:59
Rachel Gifford 37:17
Steven Whatmore37:21
Greg Turner37:29
Flick Sharp39:08
Amanda O’Leary40:50
Jason Pitcher41:59
Adam O’Nions43:31
Mike McDonald45:10
Paul O’Donnell45:48
John Garside46:42
Louise Bell46:50
Simon Krstic47:31
Paul Winwood49:26
Isabel Arthur01:04:48
Paul Jeffrey01:20:07

Snyder Striders 10 Mile Pudding Run:

London marathon club ballot place winner Stuart Male run the famous Snyed Striders Pudding Run. He earned a top-10 place in a superb 63:49.

Brueton parkrun:
Cross Country weekends gives others a chance shine in the parkrun fun. It was an epic race as Paul Bentley led the way in 20:01 but it was a photo finish with Ed Bower given the same time of 20:01. Lloyd Barton in a quirk ran 22:01. Exactly two minutes behind the K&D dippers in the lead.

At 23:15 Louise Bell was K&D’s leading lady. 23:44 was good enough for Jane Hunt to take K&D silver while Kate Leeson in 24:10 rounded out the top-3.

Congratulations to Jason Mallett who made his Breton parkrun debut.

Coventry parkrun:
Brian Corr clocked 24:03 over at War Memorial park

Torbay Velopark parkrun:
David John continued his improvements as he ran 28:33 for a new PB

Babbs Mill parkrun:
Phil Wood and Gareth Lloyd repped the K&D Massive at Babbs Mill this week as they ran 22:45 and 24:39

Warwick Racecourse parkrun:
Habib Farazmand showed off his recent improvements to take the first place finisher token in Warwick in a 17:37

Oaklands parkrun:
Tomkinson and Giblin continued their tour of every parkrun in the UK adding Oaklands to their tallies. Kev ran 25:56 and Alison enjoyed a 53:36