Weekend Recap: Great Up North, Stratford’s Big 10k

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Great North Run

They say things are grim up north, nonsense. The fine people of Newcastle and South Shields turn out en masse every year. One of the UK’s biggest ‘destination’ races pulls in 40k+ runners annually and there are usually one or two of our finest who have trekked up for the fun and frolics. This year included several of our finest members. And Chris Morgan…Just kidding Chris!

Results (in a Brendan Foster voiceover style):

Chris Sharp – 1:13:52
Chris Morgan – 1:18:14 (PB)
Chris Thorley – 1:27:33
(Three Chris’ walk into a bar…)
Alastair Tyson – 1:52:07
Gary Wickett – 1:54:42 (PB)
Karen Stapley –  1:59:03 
Sally Anderson – 2:01:29
Claire Maggs – 2:08:20
Amanda Crees – 2:36:14
Marie Howarth – 3:08:45

Well done all. Enjoy the 37 hour journey back from the arctic circle.

Stratford’s Big 10K

Back in Warwickshire, home of so many local races and beautiful countryside, ah. It leaves you poetic just thinking about it. Rob Stewart and Adam O’Nions probably had a few poetic words in their head as they raced around the 10k course on Sunday.

Rob (pictured with running buddy and former work colleague Emma – non club member but nice lady so gets a mention) ran the course in his second best 10k time. Adam O’Nions won the K&D battle in 45:25 while Rob finished in a creditable 49:13.

Brueton parkrun

Brueton parkrun once again broke attendance records on Saturday. Thank you again to everyone who has volunteered on 4th November for K&D Takeover Day. We’ll be in touch soon. Wythall parkrun starts on 16th September but can we ask that you don’t all go en masse week one – let them get it under way for a week or so before you converge.


Gareth Wainwright – 17:08 (Flying)
Darren John – 17:44 (Easing off towards the end)
Paul Bentley – 18:22 (Sizzling!)

Mary Heald – 22:18 (With a Buggy)
Emma Lowe – 24:13 (Swing Lowe, Sweet Easy Running)
Sarah Connors – 24:51 (Still Got It)

Elizabeth Williams – 27:54 (Royal PB from Queen Liz)
Max Gimson – 20:26 (Gimson Gives It Some)
Baldev Korotania – (Koro swift like Zoro)
Janet Cant – 29:50 (Janet Can – Writes itself)

Fantastic effort from everyone!