Weekend Recap: 14:23


As our Ambleside Trail Running Amblers recover (Update from the Ultra Runners coming soon) we focus on parkrun where 14:23 was all it took Omer Ahmed to run a new Brueton parkrun course record and the fastest time in the country on Saturday! While the Birchfield Harrier scorched round our K&D contingent scraped jaws of the floor to do rather well themselves.

Brueton parkrun:
Behind Omer Ahmed, Rob Michaelson-Yeates put in a superb 16:49 run to finish 2nd overall and have the ‘honour’ of being just 2 minutes and 23 seconds behind the winner. Rob did get a PB though. Mr. Consistency Gareth Wainwright ran 17:14 while Stuart Male’s 19:04 rounded out the K&D Men’s Top-3.

Kerry Ann Thompson continued her strong comeback with a sub-23, stopping the clock at 22:53. It was a ding-dong K&D battle as Louise Bell ran 23:07 and Siobhan Cotter ran 23:16. You could have thrown a blanket over the three of them. That would have been cruel in that heat though.

Joining Rob in the PB Jamboree was, erm, nobody BUT Sophia Harrison did make her K&D Brueton debut. Well done Rob and Sophia!

Forest of Dean parkrun:
Kevin Tomkinson enjoyed a spot of tourism running 26:10

Torbay Velo parkrun:

Scorching temperatures left the asphalt melting at Torbay Velo. Darren John ran 18:51 while David John clocked 31:06

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Victoria Cook took a turn at Cannon Hill running 27:25

Kingsbury Water parkrun:
With the floods of the previous couple of weeks subsiding Simon Battson ran a swift 23:48 at the un-submerged Kingsbury Water Park.

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Kate Marsh ran 25:42 in Redditch

Long Meadow parkrun:
Long Meadows and Short Runs for Mary Heald who scorched to first woman in 20:46

Tamar Lakes parkrun:
Sandra Boot on holiday ran a superb 26:54. One of multiple Boots as the family decended. Louie Boot ran 16:33 for first but isn’t K&D so meh. We’re all about Sandra!

Dartford Heath parkrun:
Jack ‘The Lad’ Bristow took his legs for a spin with an 18:35