August 6, 2023

MACs at parkrun – 5 August 2023

Dennis Holmes reports:
Ok so as usual this report will be uploaded in stages as I’m currently on a campsite outside Buxton with very dodgy internet. Please give me time before telling me I have missed you!
We have to start at Markeaton Park parkrun where I suspect a certain amount of coordination took place with eight MACS / Mini MACS all looking wonderfully wet in this great photo having run what I guess was a damp course at Derby.
The two Wood boys Ricky and Ronnie led the team home with dad Ricky in 23rd and 21.10 just one place and one second ahead of Ronnie who as a JM10 recorded a fantastic 80.33% age grading far in advance of Ricky’s 64.96.
Next in was Gary Jones in 22.22 for 39th place with Christine Howard not far behind in 53rd place and second lady in 23.56. Next in was Oliver Jones also a JM10 in a great time of 25.56 before the rest of family Jones, Emily, Lisa and Jacob all came in together in 168,169&170 places and 32.29, 32.30 & 32.31 times.
Not far away over the county border into Nottinghamshire, Roy Austin continued his run of form with a great new PB of 22.15 and 5th place at Mansfield parkrun. Chris Rouse also maintained his steady form with a 25.23 for 16th position.
Back in Derbyshire at Pavilion Gardens, Luke Beresford was allegedly having a steady run prior to a 12 miler around Buxton but somehow finished second in 16.56 with former MAC Josh Moody the only person ahead of him.
Jay Bird celebrating his 40th Birthday ran a respectable 24.48 for 35th place having started his birthday celebrations early last night with a nice tour on Buxtons pubs, to be continued later today!
Further afield Dennis Holmes went to Oldham parkrun chasing his second alphabet but more importantly his 250th parkrun.
Also touristing, Sarah Witham and Robert Scriven were on the East coast at Sewerby parkrun both recording 23.12 with Rob ever the gent letting Sarah cross the line first to grab 35th place to his 36th.
Also mini touristing Lisa Walton made the short journey to Newark parkrun finishing in 33.52, 104th place.
Proper touristing, Simon Brister ran Fell Foot parkrun up in the lakes recording a cracking 23.44 for 61st position with an age grading in the high seventies.
Finally our super Scotland tourist Gavin Elliott was again North of the border at Pollok parkrun where he finished 50th in 23.34. If I have missed you please let me know where you have run in the comments and I will edit. I’m off into Buxton now for birthday celebrations with our newest vet 40!