parkrun, 31st December 2022

The final parkrun of the year saw some landmarks and notable successes for Claremont Road Runners.

Catherine Young marked her 100th parkrun at the Town Moor, where she was so closely accompanied by her Claremont friends that 4 of them were given exactly the same time. The Town Moor also saw a first place finish for Jason Hall, a former Claremont Road Runner who ran with us before moving down to Leeds a few years ago. This was a course PB for Jason on a return visit to the North East.

Over at Leazes Park, Niki Szlovak celebrated her 50th parkrun by finishing as 1st female (again!). Laurie Johnson ended the year with a course PB of 20:01 – surely 2023 will see him break the 20 minute barrier.

Rising Sun saw another Claremont victory, with Kris Axon romping home in 1st place.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth O’Mahony, Rachel Hurdman and Maria Dueñas all ran in events north of the border. We had representatives at two Perths – Rachel ran a PB at Perth in Scotland, while the duo down under were running at Cottesloe in Perth, Australia.

A nice way to see out the year and we don’t have to wait long for our next parkrun fix – as long as we can get up early enough on New Year’s Day!

22:14Lucas de Rosa
23:31Fred Besse
Pollok, Glasgow
21:59Maria Dueñas
25:44Rachel Hurdman (PB)
Lochend Woods, Dunbar
37:31Elizabeth O’Mahony
26:02Nina Jentl
Rising Sun
17:51Kris Axon (1st)
23:56Maddie Axon
25:34Lynne Cornell
26:41Allie Wilson Craw
Jesmond Dene
27:37Clare McKitterick
34:29Kenny McCormick
39:09Lena Lou
Town Moor
22:05Catherine Young (100th parkrun)
22:05Paul Robinson
22:05Sarah Kerr
22:05Roberto Marzo
24:16David Devennie
19:05Mark Anderson
20:01Laurie Johnson (PB)
20:38Nikoletta Szlovak (1st female, 50th parkrun)
22:01Mungai Wairia
22:30Isabel Neatrour
23:49Julie Cross
24:01David Lydall
24:51Liz Denyer
26:18Tara Hipwood
30:30Alex Harding
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