Weekend Recap: Montylicious


Monty 5k:
The shortest race in the WRRL didn’t disappoint as some excellent performances lit up Leamington. The no-frills burn up was led by Rob Michaelson-Yeates who stomed to a superb 2nd place overall and a new 5k PB of 16:30. Rapid. Just 48 seocnds behind was Gary Polhill who jumped on the pain train and held on for a 17:18. There was a brilliant run too from David Carbutt who’s 17:53 put him 17th overall.

For the women there was a sensational run from Caroline park who took her all-time 5k PB down to 22:30. A brilliant improvement as she and Kerry Thompson battled all the way. Kerry ran Caroline close with a 22:37, and both women were only just ahead of Catherine Sherlock in 24:41. Although Leamington did have Kay down as a woman in the results…

Full Results:

Rob Michaelson-Yeates 16:30Graham Edwards23:05
Gary Polhill17:18Paul Winwood23:38
David Carbutt17:53Kay Adenipekun24:06
Jason Pitcher20:44Catherine Sherlock24:41
Martin Hancock21:44Karen Ratcliffe25:03
Adam O’Nions21:56Sara Rowell26:47
Rob Stewart22:26Caroline Edwards27:09
Caroline Park22:30Steve Marks32:54
Kerry Thompson22:37

Brueton parkrun:
Gareth Wainwright added another first finisher notch to his bedpost. That’s 29 all time for him now. Some way to go to catch Jane Evans on 59 though. Gareth ran a superb 17:05 to finish 1 second ahead of S&SH’s Keelan Hopewell. Just because he’s old doesn’t mean he can’t teach the kids a lesson! George De Bolla’s shaping up for another sub-17 as he peppered the board with an 18:01 and Rob Michaelson-Yeates took it easy in 18:57.

Jane Evans made it 59 first finisher positions for the women in 18:06. Superb running from Jane recently. Mary Heald ran a nice and controlled 21:44 while Kerry Ann Thompson warmed up for the Monty 5k with a pleasant 22:54.

Grovelands parkrun
Rachel “Rocket” Gifford only engaged first gear as she trotted round Groveland in 19:26. That’s a stroll for the Rocket

Coventry parkrun:
Stephen Ray clocked and impressive 22:03 as he continued to improve post-knee knackering

Torbay Veloparkrun:
Devon Correspondent David John ran sub-30 again. He’s making a habit of that. He clocked 29:52

Shipley Country parkrun:
Holiday parkruns with the family are great. Chris and Felicity Sharp did just that with a nice 17:13 for Chris and 21:18 for Flick

Arrow Valley parkrun:
A pop down the road for Kev Tomkinson and Alison Giblin who took on the two lapper and ran 27:48 and 31:00. Spot on for Alison!

Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun:
to run fast, or not to run fast? That is the question. For Lloyd Barton the answer was to run fast and clock 21:35.

Woolacombe Dunes parkrun:
Quickly becoming the thing of legend, Wollacombe dunes is considered one of, if not THE, hardest parkrun in the country. The Connors can conquer anything though. Andrew C ran 25:18 and Sarah C clocked 32:53 as they defeated the dunes.

Morecambe Prom parkrun:
There’s more to come judging by Morcambe Prom as Phil Wood ran 21:44. He ran very sensible. It was Morcambe and Wise running.