Much to the delight of most of the running community, parkrun is back! Though I think turnouts were generally lower than pre-pandemic levels, there was a good number of Claremont Road Runners, both volunteering and running, across the North East events.
Rose Hawkswood was race director at our very own, and very local, Leazes parkrun and was assisted by 7 sky blue volunteers plus Chris Carr (former Claremonter, currently injured) and Charlotte Kerr (future Claremonter if her mother has any say in it!). As for the runners, there was a double first for the club, thanks to Kris Axon and Sarah Kerr – 1st overall and 1st lady respectively. Both Kris and Sarah returned with PBs, as did Alan Dunning.
There was more Claremont success over in Jesmond Dene where Isabel Neatrour was 1st lady. Well done, Izzy!