Weekend Recap: Hull of an Improvement, Balsall Fun


Hull Marathon:

Pete Makepeace, not feeling great, ran 4:59:17 in London this year for 26.2 miles. A result he felt he should have ran faster than.  Fast forward a few months and he’s smashed it out the park, or KC Stadium in this case. Hull Marathon might have less glitz than London but for Pete Makepeace it’s going to be a golden memory as he had a dream run on Sunday. Pete ran 3:26:46. A massive 1 hour 32 minutes and 31 second improvement. MASSIVE. Pete’s worked incredibly hard over summer and has certainly made the most of his determination. Congrate Pete. Consider London avenged!

Balsall Common Fun Run:
With possible WRRL inclusion in the offing several K&D took the short hop over to Balsall Common to run their Fun Run. Jonathan Randell took the K&D honours, 6th overall, in 39:22 while Nicola Evans was first K&D woman in 51:51. K&D finished 3rd Team overall. 

PosNameNet TimeCat PosGenderGen Pos
6Jonathan Randell00:39:226Male6
21Adam O’Nions00:43:2321Male21
32Steve Armstrong00:44:1131Male31
40Lloyd Barton00:45:1339Male39
44Phil Wood00:46:0241Male41
89Nicola Evans00:51:5119Female19
109Nick Burke00:53:5782Male82

Brueton parkrun:
With many of the usual leaders off representing the club at the Road Relays it was left to Tim Price to carry the club round. The mountain man putting in a solid 19:11, leading Rob Mundy round to a new PB in 19:13. Not far behind was Anthony Dutton in 19:53. 

For our women Louise Bell ran a superb 23:28 for 2nd woman overall while Jude Mansfield and Kate Marsh battled it out running 24:16 and 24:41 over the 5k.

Gail Partridge knocked out a superb new PB as she ran 30:38 – joining Robert Mundy in PB Parlour.

Basildon Parkrun:
Simon Battson clocked a 24:48. A decent thyme in Basil-don.

Newent parkrun, Forest of Dean
The ridiculously long named parkrun saw the short named Steve Marks run 34:39.

Sutton parkrun:
Another one ticked off the Tomkinson bucket list as Kevin ran 27:41 with the buggy. Steve Armstrong also could be found in Sutton park on Saturday as he ran an excellent 22:27.