Weekend Recap: parkrun Special


Brueton parkrun:

K&D once again went 1-2-3 at Brueton. A different name up front this time though as Rob Michaelson Yeates stopped sandbagging and finally let rip – running a new parkrun PB of 17:17. Behind him Gareth Wainwright recovered well from two hard sessions on Tuesday and Thursday to run 17:35 while Chris Morgan ran 17:55 to slide in under the 18 minute barrier. Hotting Up.

Speaking of hot performances, Mary Heald ripped up the park with a 20:48. Louise Marklew clocked a snappy 23:25, just pipping Louise Bell who ran 23:30. Louise and Louise rivalry!

It was a PB-tastic day for the men with Rob Michaelson-Yeates leading the way. Kay Adenipekun ran 23:27, Nick Burke ran 24:38, Richard Orriel ran 22:10, Greg Turner clocked 19:16 (Reward for his recent commitment to our Tue and Thurs Sessions at Tudor Grange).

Arrow Valley parkrun:

A picture speaks a thousand words.

A gaggle of K&D turned up in Redditch to run on Saturday. Donning their Saturday finest. Graham Edwards had all the ladies chasing after him as he ran 25:33. Behind him Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell stormed to a 26:17, Jan Hornby clocked 26:20, Katie Price roared home in 28:19, Amanda Crees pranced in at 28:28, Caroline Edwards finished in 30:21 and Claire Deeley rounded out the team in 31:27. Who forgot to send the vest memo to Jan?

Leamington parkrun:

Ian Maidment made the short hop over to Leamington to run 26:56.

Greenock parkrun:

He’s fast and he can re-wire your light fittings. Anthony Dutton clocked 19:23.

Sandwell Valley:
Summer is here so everyone is touristing. Steve Armstrong got as far as Sandwell Valley. It only took him 23:19 to complete to course.

Barking parkrun:
Sarah Cattell wasn’t Barking up the wrong tree. She ran 25:21.

Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge:
Stupid long name. Paul and Siobhan O’Donnell who have sensible length names could teach the people of Fell Foot parkrun, Newby Bridge a thing or two about brevity. Paul ran a 23:38 while Siobhan completed the 5k in 32:07.P

Perry Hall parkrun:
Continuing their Tour de Birmingham Darren and Kate ticked off their final Birmingham and Surrounding Areas (Cannon Hill, Brueton, Kingsbury, Perry Hall) parkrun list. 7 different parkruns in 7 weeks too. Darren was first finisher overall in 17:36. A lurgy recovering Kate took it easy in 26:33.