parkrun, 16th July 2022

Unfortunately there was no Leazes parkrun this Saturday as they still don’t have access to their equipment, so it was the Town Moor that had the largest contingent of Claremonters for a change. As we are entering the summer holiday season, there was a bit of tourism too. Chris Jones ran in Jersey, and Ben Hardy ran on what looks like a lovely course at Woolacombe in North Devon. Their parkrun web page describes it as:: “One continuous lap on a mixture of stone tracks, sand dunes and beach. This unique parkrun takes in stunning views of Woolacombe bay and beyond.” Sounds like a great way to start your Saturday!

Amazingly, this was the second consecutive week that we had a representative at Hasenheide parkrun in Berlin. Brian Hegarty ran there last week, and Nikki Szlovak followed him this week. Not only did Nikki run there, but she finished as 1st lady!

Izzy Neatrour was the only PB this week – at Jesmond Dene, where it was great to see 2 of last weekend’s Couch to 5K graduates, Paul Jameson and Yue Zhao (Joyce), turn out for their 2nd parkrun. Jesmond Dene is a tough course and Joyce not only ran it but smashed her time from Leazes the week before – so much so that I am wondering if she took the Nikki Szlovak shortcut! I will definitely be adjusting her handicap for next Monday!

Jesmond Dene
23:04Isabel Neatrour (PB)
27:48Luke Woodend
28:05Alex Harding
29:08Yue Zhao (Joyce)
34:49Paul Jameson
22:23Chris Jones
Rising Sun
33:41Lena Lou
South Shields
21:22Catherine Young
Town Moor
19:47Paul Robinson
20:07Roberto Marzo
21:54Lucas de Rosa
21:55Laurie Johnson
22:38David Devennie
25:03Clare McKitterick
26:57Brian Hegarty
35:54Elizabeth O’Mahony
Woolacombe Dunes
26:37Ben Hardy
Hasenheide, Berlin
20:30Nikki Szlovak
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