Weekend Recap: Stratford in the Sun, parkrunning round the UK


Stratford Half Marathon: A sizzling Stratford played host to hot K&D performances on Sunday. Its was a PB Three, tumbles, top-10 finishes and great running through the countryside. 

Darren John finished 7th overall, a PB attempt nixed by 8 miles on his own. Rosie Marsh took a superb gambowl at a water station after another runner tripped her. She still smashed her PB, only just missing out on breaking 1:30. 

Darren John 7324 MSEN 01:19:10 01:19:08
Rosie Marsh 4211 FSEN 01:30:44 01:30:37 (PB)
Greg Turner 7924 MSEN 01:34:18 01:32:02 (PB)
Gary Welsh 8049 M35 01:43:38 01:43:25
Kate Marsh 4326 FSEN 01:50:32 01:50:02 (PB)
Hannah Gibson 4731 F35 01:52:21 01:48:56
Jude Mansfield 4242 F45 01:55:07 01:51:52
Robert Stewart 7542 M35 01:56:42 01:56:00
Darren Maggs 8003 M45 01:59:58 01:59:13
Karen Ratcliffe 4864 F55 02:00:35 01:57:30
Sandrine Gacon 4334 F45 02:01:08 01:57:48
Claire Maggs 4462 F45 02:06:57 02:06:08
Sally Anderson 4453 F45 02:08:43 02:07:53

Brueton parkrun:

Gareth Wainwright clocked low 17’s again as he showed quick heels post-London. His 17:16 was enough for the 1st place token once again. Behind him Chris Morgan remembered his tag and finished 3rd overall in a comfortable 18:07. Paul Bentley took third, skipping round to a sprightly 18:50.

Monica Green was the leading light for the women as she clocked an impressive 21;03 for 1st woman overall. Siobhan Cotter took a leisurely stroll for her in 25:07 and it was a battle between Ann Spencer-Dowdeswell (27:35) and Katie Price (27:41) for third woman.

On parkrun #4 Kelly Cridland clocked a new PB of 31:46. In PB corner Kelly was joined by Emily Campbell who ran 28:27 and Gareth Lloyd (28:32).

Cannon Hill parkrun:
Doing the PB double this weekend was Kate Marsh who clocked a superb 23:13 to warm up for her 1:50:02 HM PB. Bosh. Darren John ran 17:17 too at Cannon Hill.

Wolverhampton parkrun:

Over in the Black Country we find Phil Wood who ran 22:35. Clearly the smog and soot in the air didn’t slow him down. 😀

Wormwood Scrubs parkrun:
*Insert obvious prison joke here*.
Martin Hancock ran 23:37 at Wormwood Scrubs parkrun. He’ll be back at club in 12-25 years for crimes against humour. 

Wimpole Estate parkrun:
Completing his 50th different venue parkrun was Kevin Tomkinson who ran a buggy powered 29:49.

Northwich parkrun:
Johnny Bellman ran a superb 18:37 to take 2nd place overall at Northwich.