Road Runners in busy weekend of action

The KTH road runners were out in force across Europe this weekend in two distinctly different long distance events.

Obelisk Obble

On March 25th 2017, Kettering Town Harriers had 6 runners (two teams of 3), taking part in the gruelling Obelisk Obble 20 mile challenge, at Northampton and its challenging surrounding countryside. The Obble is described as a “run not a race” (a slogan popularised by parkrun) and requires competitors to follow a route map along an unmarked 14 or 20 mile off road course through the Northamptonshire countryside. This year’s KTH team took on the 20 mile course to get maximum time on the muddy trails and give full justification for the beer and sausage rolls at the finish.

The first team home for Kettering Town Harriers and in second place overall were Steve Duke, Tom Shepherd and Jack Chennell, in a time of 2 hours and 41 minutes, 11 minutes behind the winning team from Northampton Road Runners, who had amongst their number, former Kettering Town Harrier member David Green. Our second team came in at a time of 3 hours and 21 minutes, and consisted of Trudi Pike, Elaine Fairbrother and Phil McLeod. Full results on the fixtures & results page

Oblelisk Obble finishers from left to right: Phil MLeod, Elaine Fairbrother,

Trudi Pike, Jack Chennell, Tom Shepherd, Steve Duke

Warsaw Half Marathon

Over 900 miles away 5 member of the KTH road running groups were taking part in the Warsaw Half Marathon in Poland. The race started in cold conditions (hence the headwear and long sleeves in the photo below) but this didn’t stop our team achieving PBs all round! Well done guys, an amazing achievement and brilliant way to fly the KTH flag abroad

Fine performances from left to right:  Ian Hearne 1:49:07, Ross Brown 1:28:23

Steve Morris 2:13:36, Eddie Murphy 1:51:52, Steve Sinnott 1:47:34