parkrun, 2nd April 2022

Sadly Leazes parkrun was cancelled this week due to a lack of volunteers. It was brave of the Leazes team to take this decision and a real shame that it had to happen. Events like parkrun can only take place when people give up their time (and their own run) to marshal, scan barcodes or act as timekeeper. There are lots of runners who regularly participate and if everybody volunteered just a few times a year, there wouldn’t be a problem. So, please parkrunners, think about marshaling every once in a while – you never know, you might enjoy it!

Rant over … the lack of a Leazes parkrun meant more Claremonters than usual at the Town Moor and others sampling other venues.

Congratulations to Kris Axon who was first at Jesmond Dene and recorded a PB to boot. In the same run, Maddie Day also got a PB and was 2nd lady. I can imagine that was a very happy household that morning. There were also PBs for Fred Besse at Town Moor and Nicki O’Brien at Whitley Bay.

Gateshead
23:51Mungai Wairia
Town Moor
21:32Lucas de Rosa
23:44Fred Besse (PB)
23:45Julie Cross
24:01Clare McKitterick
25:07Alan Dunning
25:50David Devennie
25:54Tara Hipwood
27:45Brian Hegarty
Whitley Bay
21:58Nicki O’Brien (PB, 3rd female)
Windy Nook
32:17Lena Lou
Keswick
24:31Richard Slack
26:32Marie Slack
Jesmond Dene
17:53Kris Axon (PB, 1st)
22:59Maddie Day (PB, 2nd female)
25:19Luke Woodend
Chopwell Woods
21:22Laurie Johnson
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