Weekend Recap: Leamington Gah! Partridge with a parkrun PB


Leamington Half:
Teething problems for the first year of the Leamington Half included a lack of start-line loo’s, more signage needed and a 40 min delay to the start due eejits refusing to adhere to road closures. As the temperatures increased frustrations grew; the race adjudicator correctly held the start until he was happy runners could safely run the course.  K&D fully support the organisers and race adjudicators decision (although a little more clarity in communication might have helped). On the plus side the support was excellent, medals chunky and plenty of water on course.

Anyway; to the racing. HOT, pretty hilly and a tough day out. Congrats to everyone who completed the 13.1 miles in those tough conditions. 

Full Results:

Pete MAKEPEACE 01:39:14
Adam O’Nions 01:42:59
Nick Atkin 01:46:08
Darryl Wilkes 01:59:06
Hala ATKIN 02:02:44
Karen RATCLIFFE 02:05:33
Robert STEWART 02:08:34
Paul WINWOOD 02:08:45
Kate MARSH 02:12:17
Catherine Price 02:23:57

Brueton parkrun: Hot in the park. Gareth Wainwright and Jane Evans were our K&D 1-2 with Gareth running 17:31 and Jane clocking 18:40. Rob Michaelson Yeates was man #2 in 19:09 followed swiftly by Paul Williams in 19:10. Teamwork.  Rosie Marsh was 2nd woman overall in a sweltering new PB of 20:11 followed by Jane Hunt in 23:36.

Rosie Marsh’s PB of 20:11 took her ever closer to that 20 min barrier. With a 28:24 Gareth Lloyd joined Rosie in PB Corner. Also there was Gail Partridge with a 30:40. Lending her surname nicely to this week’s article title and Carla Watson clocked a best ever 30:37.

Torbay Velo parkrun:
An under the weather (too much sun!) Darren John suffered through a 19:29 parkrun. Too much sun (and ice-cream). Kate Marsh enjoyed her 26:08 more than her 181 mile return trip stuck in a car with a grumpy Darren for 3 1/2 hours.

Arrow Valley parkrun:
Armstrong & Austin sounds like a mid-90’s ITV detective show. Maybe starring Martin Clunes. Only 11 seconds separated Steve Armstrong (21:21) and Pete Austin (21:32). They solved two murders in the 30 minutes after. 

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Jack Bristow blistered his way round Cannon Hill in a 17:22 on a super-fast 15:03 winning day.

Poole parkrun:
Steve Marks embraced a fast Poole course and nice weather to clock 34:13.

Lydney parkrun:
Green was the colour of Lydney on Saturday as Monica and David both ran well. Finishing in 20:54 and 21:18 they both finished in the top-6.