December 4, 2022

parkrun summary 3 December 2022

Dennis Holmes reports:

This weekend’s MAC parkrun news! By my reckoning, which admittedly gets less reliable with time, I have noted that 13 MAC’s ran, jogged or walked 6 different parkrun venues this morning. The most popular for obvious reasons being Monsal trail where 6 MAC’s took the easy option of the almost pancake flat local course. First back in 11th place was Nick Gant in 20.46, followed by our first MAC lady Megan Elliott in 22nd place(2nd lady) 22.27. Rob Atkin next in 27th just 20 seconds behind Megan in 22.47. Our second MAC lady and 6th lady was Sarah Witham 49th and 25.54 (bit of a jog?) Rob Scriven was 58th in 26.41 and Antonia Dick 108th, 33.32. There were 149 finishers. Our second most popular venue was Shipley Country Park where Andrew Watson ran a creditable 23.09 for 11th place on a course that can best be described as undulating. Gav Elliott was 22nd in 24.55 whilst I jogged the flat and walked the hills in 34.09 for 80th place out of 124. As this was a 6 minute improvement on last week I am thereby the most improving MAC! We have several Billy No Mates this weekend with Jay Bird at Brierley Forest 70th, 27.48, Roy Austin at Buxton Pavilion 87th, 26.24, Luke Beresford returning to Bestwood Village for consecutive weeks and getting 2nd place consecutively although his time of 19.50 was equal to the winners! (Photo finish?). The Belinda No Mates and furthest travelling MAC parkrunner award this week goes to Lisa Walton who took a trip to Cirencester parkrun to sample Cotswolds mud and finished in 31.17, 79th place and 21st lady. Apologies to those who I have missed or maligned.

Addendum (1) – Oliver Lloyd managed his first non-hungover Saturday morning since starting university, and (in his words) “just about dragged myself to the Newcastle Town Moor Parkrun to celebrate” (19:22, 23rd).

Addendum (2) – Kate Ruffell took the opportunity of some time in Suffolk to tick off Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich parkruns. Both are brilliant cross country courses, Nowton Park and Chantry Park just the right amount of undulation and grass land and woodland; should any cross country lovers ever come over this way.