Weekend Recap: …and I would run 500 parkrun’s, and then i would run 500 more

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Brueton parkrun:
Happy 500th to the love our life, the wind beneath our wings, the Torvill to our Dean, Brueton parkrun. Responsible for about 75% of our members, playground to the K&D stars, home to the world’s slowest cafe coffee machine. Oh how we love you, let me count the 500 ways. From Charles Morley and his shelter, to Margaret and Luna, to the kids running Sub-17 despite being 3ft tall, to Andy Lucas and the core team’s incredible efforts to cope with ridiculous growth of the event. Oh, how we love you.

K&D took 5 of the Top-10, First Male, First Female, top-3 and we even provided the shelter from the rain. Gareth Wainwright continued his amazing run of sub-17’s with a 16:49, leading a Rob Michaelson-Yeates in 16:54. George de Bolla hung onto their tails to run 17:19.

Jane Evans has 62 First Female token’s in her back pocket over the life of Brueton. More than anyone else, of any gender, has finished first. She collected the 001 token for the 62nd time in 18:41. Not far behind was Flick Sharp in a swift 19:20. Kate Marsh was third in a new PB of 22:27.

Oaklands parkrun:
Brueton parkrun were 1 person off equalling their record attendance. Darren John did an oopsie and went to Oaklands instead. Sorry Brueton. He ran 18:36, took the first finisher token and ensured his 3 parkruns at Oaklands had been run in 18:34, 18:35 and 18:36. *Shakes Head*

Tamar Lakes parkrun:
Kate Leeson loped round the lakes in a lovely 24:40

Dartford parkrun:
Darting round Dartford parkrun was the dashing devil himself Ian Mainment, who made merry, near the ferry, in 28:40

Medina, I.O.W parkrun:
Was it “Go to Places with Ferries” week? Jon Beech popped on the ferry, or was it Hovercraft? Hopefully he managed and afternoon out in Black Gang Chine Adventure Park too. Black Gang Chine is the oldest amusement park in the UK, opened in the 1840’s. Jon ran 24:49 to amuse himself in Medina

Upton House parkrun:
Pete Makepeace made the most of his National Trust card to run Upton House parkrun in 30:20

Torbay Velo parkrun:
Devon correspondent David John took an easy one in 32:29