May 12, 2024


parkrun round up Saturday 11 May 2024
Only a dozen MAC’s to be found on Saturday maybe all saving legs for the Holymoorside 10k on Sunday? Starting from the top in alphabetical order of venue, Lisa Walton both ran and volunteered in her usual role of car park marshal at Alvaston parkrun no doubt a calculated move for increasing her V index (it’s a parkrun thing!)
Making a very strong challenge for the tourist award but having not travelled very far at all this week, Kate Ruffell should be content with her 24.41 at Bressay, finishing 2nd lady and 12th overall and another super 76.43% age grading.
Another parkrunner repeating last weeks course was Matt Govan improving his finishing position to 9th with a pretty brisk 20.41.
Roy and Chris meanwhile have headed down South to add a new venue to my list at Chelmsford Central which sounds like a railway station and is I believe an out and back course. Roy ran a great time of 23.38 with Chris not so far behind in 25.09.
Up at Clitheroe Castle parkrun, adding another venue to our list, I think Luke Beresford was obviously having a gentle warm up run for the weekend with probably another fell race to come on Sunday.
Sole running representative at the Monsal Trail parkrun this week was the age defying Simon Brister running a 22.31 for 32nd position and achieving the days highest age grading of 84.16% Paul Clark meanwhile was our sole MAC volunteer at Monsal on the day.
At the next most local parkrun, Poolsbrook Country Park, Simon and Louise both had good runs, Simon finishing in 18.58 for 4th position and Louise in a time of 22.49 for 3rd lady and 28th overall.
Penultimately, Andrew Watson has been spotted at Skipton parkrun which I think has been run by previous MAC members making their way up to the lakes. Andrew ran a steady 27.30 for 75th place possibly saving his legs for some other event later in the weekend.
Finally, Dennis Holmes, super parkrun tourist and nemesis of Greta Thunberg, was awarding himself the tourist award despite being informed by Kate Ruffell that The Shetland Isles and Oslo are on the same latitude. A very quick VAR referral carried out independently by Dennis himself declared that due to the curvature of the earth and the lack of daylight and the strength of the lager he was in fact the winner!

If I have missed you or maligned you please comment below and I will rectify in future edits. Good luck at Holymoorside!