Weekend Recap: Centurions GP and parkrun Tussles

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Centurions GP#4:

With Centurions GP now deep into its 4th winter month and having been lucky every month with perfect weather progress and rewards for the hard work in dark cold nights are beginning to show.

Darren John ran a big fat 60 second pb to smash the 29 minute barrier for the first time; he took 5th overall in a rather ridiculous 28:32. Then felt very wobbly legged for a good while after. Also impressively was Clive Dickens who ran 34:47, having already clocked 10 miles that morning. Rosie Marsh was first home for the ladies in a strong 35:56.


[su_column size=”1/2″]Darren John – 28:32 (PB)
Clive Dickens – 34:47
Rosie Marsh – 35:56 (PB)
Stephen Ray – 36:08 (PB)
Jane Hunt – 37:18
Elaine Callinan – 37:32 (PB)
Kathy Bailey – 37:42
[su_column size=”1/2″]Philip Truran – 38:52
Jenny Owen – 41:19 (PB)
Chris Quarmby – 42:24 (PB)
Geoffrey Lewis – 44:11
Paul Winwood – 48:33 (SB)
Jane Quarmby – 50:03 (PB)

PB’s and SB’s reported from Run Britain Rankings.

Brueton parkrun:

The front of the field this week resembled a Looney Tunes cartoon as Darren John’s Wiley E. Coyote desperately hung on to Gareth Wainwright’s Roadrunner’s tail. A first km of 3:20 was swift. Gareth ran 17:15 to take 2nd place overall. Darren, trying to chase Gareth down ran a second pb in two weeks and broke the 17:30 barrier (17:29 – ‘The fiver I paid the timekeepers to knock a second off was a bargain’ – Darren). Chris Morgan was third man home in 18:28.

Siobhan Cotter and Sarah Cattell had their own epic tussle for the ladies honours. Siobhan pipped Sarah by a single second, 24:40 to 24:41. Brilliant competition between team mates! Amanda Crees took third lady on Saturday with a 26:51.

Well done to Sarah Laxton who made her parkrun debut.

Also congratulation to Rob Stewart who pitched in volunteering with set-up today then topped it off by joining the 50 club.

Omskirk parkrun

Omskirk, north of Liverpool, played host to Rob Ambrose this weekend.  He ran 18:42 over the 5k finishing 5th overall.