With the athletics sizzling finally for Team GB it was an international runner that stole the headlines at Brueton on Saturday as Katrina Wootton (10th UK All-Time over 10k) rocked up and lowered the course record for women down to a ridiculous 16:20. Behind her some of our very best men tried in vain to keep up. Gareth Wainwright was closest in 17:07 and Darren John huffed his way across the line in a leggy 17:53. They were followed by Paul Williams in 19:27. Moral of the story – if Katrina Wootton passes you don’t try to keep up. It’ll be a tough old 4.5km after!
While our women might not be quite as quick Mary Heald lay down a 22:34 to warm up for this weeks inter-club run. Louise Bell put in a good 23:36 and Kate Marsh made it 3 Top-3’s in a row with 25:14.
Wootton wasn’t the only PB on Saturday as our club put up a new personal best from Sarah Church (37:30). Doesn’t matter how fast – a PB is a PB!
Tricky Dicky, Richard Dixon went over to Memorial park and ran 19:01
Peter Austin and Lynsey Drakeley both turned up at Arrow Valley in Redditch recording times of 21:28 and 30:56
Cannon Hill parkrun
Continuing the Midland parkrun theme new boy Jack Bristow took a K&D bow in 19:04 over by the MAC
Still close to home and John Garside in 22:10 was to be found in Telford.
Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell ran 34:23 at her regular non-Brueton haunt of Lanhydrock.
The -by in Wetherby indicates a viking settlement as the by is often used in the first settlements of viking invaders. Viking Fact. Jane Evans ran 18:33 to finish second overall at Wetherby parkrun.
Stephen Ray landed in the vicinity of late-night radio superstar Alan Partridge, rocking up at North Norfolk’s Holkham parkrun. He ran 22:25. Aha!