June 4, 2023

parkrun summary 3 June 2023

Dennis Holmes reports on MACs at parkrun this weekend

So after a quiet week last Saturday, everyone has gone parkrun crazy today! I think we have covered 11 venues in 3 countries between us.

Tourist award is taken by Chris Rouse at Evergreen parkrun just outside New York in the USA, where he finished 3rd (out of 32) in 25.26.

A couple of thousand miles East in Ormeau, Northern Ireland Sarah Walton made a steady return from injury finishing in 38.07 for 323rd.

Our most popular venue was Ashbourne memorial parkrun where Simon Fisher led home our quartet in 19.03 (5th), followed by Gav Elliott in 21.37 (22nd), then Louise Rowley in 22.08 (29th & 2nd lady) and finally Andrew Watson in 22.10 (30th).

Having recently tied the knot it should be no surprise that Meg and Greg both finished Bolberry Down parkrun in 23.04 for 34 & 35 places.

Over at Newark parkrun Sarah did not wait for Rob finishing in 23.12 for 22nd & 2nd lady with Rob recording 23.35 for 29th. Also in Nottinghamshire at Clumber park parkrun were Luke Beresford and Lisa Walton where over 400 participants meant that Luke’s 17.18 was 5th place and Lisa’s 31.44, 193rd.

In the city of Nottingham itself, Roy Austin was milestone hunting at Colwick park where he got his 50th different parkrun and completed his Pirates challenge!! 23.58 and 56th place being far less important.

Also challenge chasing, Dennis Holmes completed Doddington Hall parkrun in Lincolnshire in 24.31 (47th) with Jay Bird only slightly behind in 25.12 (56th). Down in Cambridgeshire at Milton country parkrun Christine Howard posted another quick time of 22.36 finishing in 34th place and 3rd lady.

Also running another super quick time this week over at Alderley park parkrun was Kate Ruffell finishing in 23.18 for 41st place and 8th lady. Last but certainly not least, Ewen Ross was sole MAC at our home parkrun, Monsal trail where he posted a new PB of 20.10 for 14th position.

VAR Updates – also running 🙂

Ronnie Wood ran with Ricky (masquerading as a responsible adult) at Monsal Trail – great to see our juniors in action.

And Les Thurston on safari with the family in Oxfordshire, so called in at the Chipping Norton parkrun. A nice flat course, two laps on grass and paths. Finished 2nd V70 in 27:54