parkrun, 30th April 2022

The Town Moor benefited from an influx of Claremont Road runners this week as there was no Leazes parkrun due to another event in the park, There was also a good spread of Sky Blues around the North East and some excellent performances.

Catherine Young was 1st lady on her first outing at Cotsford Fields parkrun, which looks to be in a beautiful setting on the Durham coast. Kris Axon finished 2nd overall on the Town Moor and recorded a PB of an impressive 16:33. Sonam Wangdi and Fred Besse also got PBs on the Moor, whilst Clare McKitterick notched a PB at Druridge Bay.

However I think that the accolade of “performance of the week” must go to Joyce Archibold. Joyce’s time of 33:37 earned her an age grading of a staggering 95.49%. I don’t often check on the Age Category Records but I was sure that this would be one, and it is. In fact Joyce has the record for her last 3 age categories. Not only that, but this puts her on top of the pile for the all-time age grades at the Town Moor event. Not bad for a lady who “doesn’t like these short runs” – as she once said to me referring to the Blaydon Race! Well done, Joyce!

Town Moor
16:33Kris Axon (2nd, PB)
19:49Sonam Wangdi (PB)
21:35Lucas de Rosa
22:46Maddie Day
22:58Izzy Neatrour
23:15Fred Besse (PB)
25:04Brian Hegarty
26:15David Devennie
33:37Joyce Archibold (Best ever age grade)
Durham
32:34Dave Wotton
Riverside
28:00Nina Jentl
Rising Sun
25:05Allie Wilson Craw
Druridge Bay
24:13Clare McKitterick (PB)
35:10Elizabeth O’Mahony
35:38Mary Martin
Cotsford Fields
20:58Catherine Young
Jesmond Dene
27:19Tara Hipwood
32:30Lena Lou
Carlisle Park
21:04Tom Tinsley
22:29Chris Jones
30:44Gill Milne
Chopwell Wood
25:38Alex Harding
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