Weekend Recap: That Weekend When Everybody Runs

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*Deep breath* This could take a while….

Worcester City 10k

Enough K&D Runners to pack a minibus took part in the Worcester City 10k, which you may be surprised to hear takes place in Worcester. Chris Taylor led the green and gold home in 50:18. Sally Anderson was first lady and second K&D’er overall in 53:24. Clare Carmen third home overall for 55:15. Other runners included Claire Maggs (58:33), Nigel Collins (57:36), Jan Hornby (58:33), Isabel Arthur (58:36) and Marie Howarth (1:09:01). 

According to Power of 10 that means PB’s for Sally, Nigel and Jan. A couple of athletes running don’t have times visible on Power of 10 so if you PB’d or this was your first 10k for the club then congratulations on some fine running!

The English Half Marathon (Warrington)

Emma Donnelly ran the curiously named English Half Marathon in Warrington on Sunday 18th September. A little google snooping didn’t reveal the basis for its name. Hopefully Emma can enlighten us at some point. More importantly Emma ran 1:43:32 and got a great picture.

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Jo Tork took on the Birmingham leg of the Women’s Running 10k series over in Sutton park. She also showed off her rather snazzy blue bling.
Brueton parkrun

Mr. Consistent Gareth Wainwright was flying on Saturday with a strong 17:17 showing to lead the men at Brueton. Chris Revell and Rob Houlston duked it out for the silver and bronze. Chris took the second place in 19:30 to Rob’s 19:50.

With half the ladies off gallivanting around the country at other races it was down to Jane Hunt to hold it together; she did so in style with a 22:45. A very strong 79.56% age grading. Kathy Bailey was second home for our women in 23:16. For Sarah Cattell it was a 24:15 clocking to come in third, beating Kay Adenipekun by just three seconds.

Despite a number of injuries, illness, babies and other races 31 K&D runners turned out. Of those Subhash Agarwalla, Lynsey Drakeley, Kay Adenipekun, Christopher Taylor and Amanda Crees made sure that PB corner is a very corner this week. The Bouncers will be operating a one in-one out system this week.

Russell Davies also gets to sit in the VIP area for joining the 100 club.

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

Peter Austin turned up in the city of steel to run 20:28. He promised to bring us all a new set of steak knives back apparently.

Arrow Valley parkrun

Stephen Evans turned up in Redditch(ish) to run the Arrow Valley parkrun. He didn’t promise to bring us anything back.

Kingsbury parkrun

Simon Battson ran 23:27. He promised to bring us some algae back but was talked out of it eventually when it was pointed out that the club doesn’t own a lake.

If we have missed your race we do apologies; please do let us know in the comments if you ran around with lots of people in short shorts at any point this weekend!

Good running team.