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…
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.
Rachel “Rocket” Gifford only engaged first gear as she trotted round Groveland in 19:26. That’s a stroll for the Rocket
Stephen Ray clocked and impressive 22:03 as he continued to improve post-knee knackering
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!
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.