Reports 2019

10th June 2019

In partnership with the Neo-natal ward from Russells Hall Hospital, members of DK either ran or marshalled in a neon colour run at Himley Hall this weekend.

In other action, 6 members travelled to Aldridge for their 10k. First man home for the hoops was Gary Davies with the first lady back being Jacqui Elson-Whittaker.

A quintet of athletes also competed in the Derby Half Marathon. First two home were Stuart King and Russell Fox. Special mention to Pete Stevens, Sam Gordon and Sal Muflahi all competing in their first halves.

Helen Tromans, Lyn Sprague and Kathryn Sneyd all travelled to compete in the very challenging 22 mile Man vs Horse Trail Race in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales.

Baljit Watson competed in the Blaydon 10k in Newcastle with Helen Kelly competing in the Lakeland Trails – Coniston Water Half Marathon this weekend.

2nd June 2019

Dave Ede travelled to Poland to compete in the Katowice Half Marathon, where he recorded a time of 1:47:08.

Closer to home, Ray Selwood, Mark Bailey and Matt Queen all competed for the hoops at the Summer Wolf Run, at Stamford Hall in Leicestershire.

19th May 2019

A contingent of around 18 runners from DK competed in Cobra Running Club’s, annual 10k over a very hilly course in Clent. Dan Davey was first man home with Lyn Sprague first lady home for DK.

Dave Ede was in Latvia to compete in the Riga half marathon on Sunday. In very hot conditions, he completed the course in 1:45:40, a personal best.

A bit closer to home Chris Lewis competed in the very challenging South Mynd 23km Fell Race, along with Baljit Watson competing in the Gloucester 10km and was 4th in her age category.

Further afield Dianne Castree took part in the Keswick Mountain Festival 5k along with Jacqui Elson-Whittaker taking part in the Hagley 10k.

16th May 2019

Market Drayton 10k, Tewkesbury Half and Bromsgrove Bloodwise 10k

DK RC was very well represented at the 2019 Market Drayton 10k Road Race. Around 35 from the club ran with Todd Quiney, 35:37, Ryan Quiney, 37:11, Adam Quiney, 37:48, Gary Davies, 39:06 and Jonathan Pearce 39:57  the first 5 men home for DK. For the women Julie Allen, 50.36, Marie Latreche, 50:52, Jane Campbell, 54:01, Kelly Idoine, 54:05, and Aimee Pugh 57:55 the first five back.

In other action Matt Queen completed Tewkesbury Half Marathon in just over 2 hours 6 minutes.     

In addition Paula Alder and Jacqui Elson-Whittaker completed the very hilly Bloodwise 10k in Bromsgrove.

6th May 2019

Liverpool Spring 10k

DK’s Baljeet Kaur took on the Liverpool Spring 10km road race in challenging conditions this weekend. She was ranked 5th female in her age category.

29th April 2019

London Marathon weekend

Six runners from the club were in action at the flagship Virgin Money London Marathon. Claire Hancox, Sue Payton, Alison Thorneycroft, Karen Flint, Dan Davey and John Andrews represented the club in the capital.

In the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Dirk Baynham competed in the Stratford Half with Dave Hickman doing the full marathon.

A bit closer to home, Mark Bailey, Ray Selwood and Kelly Idoine competed in the Hagley Resolution 10k around the grounds Hagley Hall.

In multi-sport events, Gary Bonner competed in the “Storm the Castle” duathlon along with Kathryn Thomas, Rory and Jane Campbell taking part in the “Wombourne Sprint Triathlon”.

17th April 2019

DK Runners in action near and far

Claire Hancox and Jan Burbie took part in the Cannock Chase Trail Half Marathon on Saturday 13th April on what was a very demanding and hilly course.

Ray Selwood took part in the Spring Wolf Run in Warwickshire also on Saturday and completed the tough course in 1hr and 14mins.

Baljeet Kaur represented the hoops at the Mersey Tunnel 10k on Sunday 14th April and was 2nd in her age category.

8th April 2019

DK Runners Venture North

Seven runners from DK Running Club ventured up north this weekend for the 2019 Asics Manchester Marathon.

First man home for the club was Gary Davies in a time of 3:09:32, followed by Mark Gatenby, 3:25:00 and Stephen Parr in 3:36:22.

First lady home was tied between Ingrid Cain and Paula Pallant in a time of 4:30:18, Helen Kelly, 4:42.59 and completing her first marathon Kathryn Purslow 5:28:45

2nd April 2019

DK runners hit the 10k’s

Runners from DK were in action again this weekend.

Baljeet Kaur competed for the hoops at the Bedford Autodrome 10k and placed 3rd fastest female in her age category.

Dirk Baynham competed in the Lilleshall Monumental 10k and got round the extremely challenging and hilly course in a very respectable 59:48.

19th March 2019

DK Running Club out in force

 DK were well represented at big events this weekend.

12 members participated in the Stafford Half Marathon with Gary Davies first home for the club in a time of 1:27:02. 2nd was Mark Garrett (1:34:25) with Dan Davey 3rd home for the club (1:39:10). Graham Wildgoose, Andy Weaver, Russell Fox and Stuart King completed the male runners. First lady back for the club was Suzannah Brownhill (2:11:26)  with Kathryn Purslow, Kimberly Ball, Jan Burbie and Claire Hancox also representing the club.

10 DK runners competed in a very hilly, nearly 2000 strong annual running of the Shrewsbury 10k. First home for the club was Jonny Pearce in a time of 42:19.

Further afield 2 members competed in the Hampton Court Half Marathon down in Richmond upon Thames. Kevin Herbert recorded a time of 1:38 with Aimee Pugh clocking 2:11.