The toughest step in any journey is the first. Feeling of anxiety and nervousness are something we have all felt before our first parkrun. It was wonderful to see Geoff and his 0-3 team stepping out for their graduation on Saturday. The weather was atrocious. Cold and snowy but everyone braved the elements to take part in what is a massive personal achievement. K&D hope it is the first in a long line of personal bests, achievements and running buddies for all our 0-3 graduates!
Once again thanks goes to all the run leaders that helped out since Christmas. It couldn’t be done without your support.
With the final XC race of the season in the afternoon it was Rob Ambrose who led the team over the line at Brueton. Rob ran 18:24 to take 4th place at parkrun. Andrew Cox was second home in 21:11 and Mike Durkin followed close behind in 21:33.
Monica Green took first for the ladies in 23:57, just ahead of Sarah Cattell in 24:12 and Kerry Whitehill in 25:36.
There were PB’s for Sarah Laxton who ran 33:47, Sarah Church (38:25) and Caroline Edwards (26:02).
And a massive congrats to all those first timers. The first one is always the toughest.
And finally congrats to Claire Deeley who ran her 50th parkrun. Free T-shirt time for you!
Imogen Rowe went about as far south as you can possibly go without getting your ankles wet and ran 26:35 in Southampton.
Hayley Murphy was one of a massive 596 runners in Coventry, she clocked 29:56.
With 596 runners at Coventry there couldn’t have been mush-room, but at Portobello parkrun in Edinburgh Gary Welsh found space to run 22:03.
Sorry for the awful pun to finish the parkrun roundup.
My apologies go to the following who I missed in previous roundups:
Robert Yates – 52:49 at Corby Brass Monkey 10k
Hayley Murphy – 52:48 at Corby Brass Monkey 10k
Chris Hogg – 1:47:37 (PB) at Watford Half
Congrats on the good running. You are the first people on the K&D power of 10 rankings for 2017 so bask in being top of the leaderboards! You’ve earned it.
Great Running Team!