August 13, 2023

MAC parkrun summary – 12 August 2023

Dennis Holmes reports:

In this weeks parkrun news, 20 MACS, took part in 11 different parkruns in 3 different countries of the UK.

Gav Elliott continued his quest to personally make Greta Thunberg’s miserable life even more miserable by returning to Glasgow for at least the third time in as many months after having previously taken in Cornwall and several other far flung places of the UK. This time it was Elder parkrun in Govan where he ran a 22.26 for 41st and becomes tourist of the week.


Roy Austin also continued to make his contribution to global warming with another trip to Wales (almost) at Severn Bridge parkrun where he also ran a 22.26 for 36th place.

Jay Bird and Dennis Holmes in comparison to the above pair were almost eco friendly having made the short trip to Salcey Forest in Northants, Jay taking the honours in 25.02/35th to Dennis’s 28.11/66th.

Travelling further South and making a rare appearance at parkrun Jim Thorneycroft was spotted at Fulham Palace where he recorded an age category winning 22.11/63rd place.

Other “mini” tourists this week were Rob and Sarah at Dalby Forest parkrun where both ran pretty rapid times of 21.31/12th and 22.48/26th and 5th lady, Kate Ruffell at Normanby Hall also ran another great time of 22.53/27th and 4th lady, with Christine Howard at Milton Country matching Kates 4th lady position with a super run of 22.32/32nd overall.

Nearer to home with performance of the day at Wollaton Hall parkrun, Luke Beresford fresh from last nights Hob Hurst Fell Race victory, repeated the feat today with a 17.15 first finisher performance. Not bad for a veteran!

Not far away, Lisa Walton was revisiting Long Eaton parkrun where she ran 32.20 for position 328 at this very popular parkrun. Closer to home at Brierley Forest parkrun, Simon Fisher returning from injury ran a 20.17 for 5th place with Matt Govan in 10th in 21.25. Becky Curtis-Hall, was next MAC finisher in a great time of 23.01 / 25th and 3rd lady and making up the numbers Rob Curtis completed the course in a time of 24.51 / 52nd position.

Finally at the local Monsal Trail parkrun no fewer than 5 MACs have so far been spotted in the results, Logan Fairey leading the team home in 16th place in 19.47. Next in was Paul Clark 22.57/49th, then David Howarth 24.56/77th, Chris Rouse 25.24/87th and last but certainly not least, Sarah Walton in 31.57 for 180th position.  Great running everyone.