Kenilworth Runners (25/02/2013)

Following our recent appeals for club photographs to member clubs for the archives to celebrate the league and the runners that take part we have had this contribution from Matthew Kingston-Lee of Kenilworth Runners.

BDXCL - Kenilworth Team Photo Perry Park

Left To Right : Neil Cressy; Jim Sawle; Stuart Hopkins; Pete Bryan; Paul Andrew; Paddy Roddy; Nick Bramley; Rich Simkiss; Matthew Kingston-Lee; Tom Dable; Pete Matthews; Richard Miller; Phil Gould; Richard Steel; Liam Chapple; Stephen Page; Stan Alexander; and Phil McCorquodale. The image was taken by, and is © of, Vikki Simkiss.

Matthew, the Kenilworth Runners Press Officer, goes on to say :-

"Apologies for the delay after the request on the website and actually remembering to send this. Here is a team photo for Kenilworth Runners, taken shortly before the start of the final race of the 2012/13 season. The club was delighted to finish 8th in Division One, its best ever performance since joining the Birmingham Cross Country League for the 1993/94 season. The club itself was only founded in 1986.

We believe we were the only club in the final Division One top ten not to be a track based club (road running is very much our forte) - indeed we only began to have (limited) access to Leamington's track for the first time for a group training session in November last year.

I didn't, alas, manage to get a team photo of the men at the start of the 2012/13 season as I'd left the team camp early to get a good position at the ditch for photos! I did though take a photo of the ladies which I can offer the website if you are interested.

Hope this adds to your impressive new look website. It is most enjoyable looking back through the archive and is a credit to the athletics community that such attempts are being made to detail the long history of this league."