Weekend Recap: Trail Trials


Hawkshead Lakeland Trails 16k:
The hills are alive with the sound of K&D’s women having great fun. Across the Lakeland hills Claire Maggs and Lorna Davies struck clear of the K&D possee to run 22:21:51 over the challenging course. Working together. Classic K&D. Or just an attempt to keep each other from getting lost?

Tracy Davies and Sue Wassell repeated the K&D dynamic duo double act to run 2:26:33. Part III of the K&D World Tag Team Championship battle saw Siobhan O’Donnell and Claire Deeley run 2:32:02. It’s good when you all record the same times. Halves the workload.

Brighton Marathon:
Anna Bousfield joined in on the Marathon fun by running 4:47:32 at the Brighton Marathon.

Cannock Chase Half Marathon:
Kudos to the organisers of the Cannock Chase Half. With some toerags messing with the course markers many runners found themselves running non-advertised distances. The organisers responded by offering everyone a free repeat race. Top race management.

K&D’s finest took on the very hilly course. David Hofton was first K&D runner in 1:58:01 followed by Jude Mansfield who smashed round in 2:04:49. Graeme Holt clocked 2:10:26, Jo Hitchcock’s 2:13:31 was once second ahead of Sarah Connors in 2:13:32. Victoria Kirby enjoyed a fine 2:19:59. Colin Jackson style dip there to break 2:20. Paul Winwood isn’t currently showing in the results but Strava says he ran 2:10. And if it’s on Strava it counts. Runner’s Rule #1.

Brueton parkrun:
Fresh from snapping at Gareth’s heels at Solihul Half, Gary Polhill once again ran Wainwright close. Scoring his 8th PB in 9 weeks Gary Polhill’s 17:21 was just 5 seconds behind Gareth who ran 17:16. Thirs K&D man was Ainsley Wainwright, tuning up for London with a his 5th PB in 6 week and an 18:50 to show last week’s first ever sub 19 was no fluke!

Our women were led by Manchester Marathon star Mary Heald (Did we mention her top-50 3:10 run?). Taking it easy a week after manchester she ran 21:38, just finishing in front of Jess Woolley who ran 22:08. Club favourite Jane Hunt ran 22:58 to take third spot on the K&D podium.

It was perfect pb conditions it seems as Jane Campbell ran 40:33 for a PB. She joined Gary Polhill (17:22), Ainsley Wainwright (18:50) as the Three PB Muskateers this week.

Shepton Mallet parkrun:
How to warm up for London Marathon? How about a PB and first finisher for Chris Morgan who ran a swift 16:48 to take the tape.

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Another first finisher token found it’s way into Darren John’s hand as he continued his comback with a post-lung blood clot’s best of 18:01 and a first finisher placing in Redditch.

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Johnny Bellman had a blast round Cannon Hill on Saturday running 20:15.

Evesham parkrun:
Alison Giblin and Kevin Tomkinson continued to rack up the tourist quota as they ran 30:04 and 26:57. Kevin didn’t meet any BCFC legends this week.

Swansea Bay parkrun:
Back in the mother land and Tim Price ran 20:02 round Swansea Bay.

Ballincolig parkrun:
Riina Kuuselo warmed up for London with a 20:32. Swift. She’ll be gunning for the 3:10 top of the rankings.

California Country parkrun:
Stephen Ray seems to be really having a terrible time in California. Wait. Not. It’s in Wokingham. Well, that at least makes the rest of us feel a little less jealous. Stephen ran 23:34. I hear Wokingham is lovely this time of year anyway.