parkrun, 28th January 2023

After the freezing conditions saw some cancellations last week, Claremont Road Runners availed themselves of several North East parkrun’s this Saturday, the Newcastle ‘big 3’ welcoming a massive 12 sky blue runners to Leazes (volunteer team guided by the steady hand of run director David Lydall), with 4 each at Jesmond and Town Moor.

I don’t know a great deal about the American political system, but Claremont boasted not one, but two first ladies this weekend. Sarah Kerr went north to Morpeth, while Nikki Szlovák was also 2nd overall out at Druridge Bay. Izzy Neatrour got in on the podium action as 2nd lady at Jesmond Dene, with Julie Cross setting a course PB.

Not to be outdone, the legions at Leazes turned out some good performances. Rachel Hurdman and Dave Roberts nabbed a course PB each, the latter able to console himself with this achievement, after losing out to Tom Tinsley in a dramatic sprint finish.

There were some tourists a bit further afield this week. Luke Woodend could be found on the east coast, in sight of the Isle of Man at Maryport Prom, and Chris Jones debuted at Highbury Fields down in London.

Druridge Bay
20:09Nikoletta Szlovák (1st Lady)
Highbury Fields
22:20Chris Jones
Maryport Prom
28:09Luke Woodend
Rising Sun
25:31Lynne Cornell
South Shields
29:33Kimberley Metson
Carlisle Park, Morpeth
20:31Sarah Kerr (1st Lady)
25:14Clare McKitterick
Jesmond Dene
19:50Mark Anderson
22:40Izzy Neatrour (2nd Lady)
24:06Julie Cross (PB)
34:17Kenny McCormick
Town Moor
22:45Roberto Marzo
24:39Lucy Keating
25:02Liz Denyer
31:23Hannah Budge
21:06Tom Tinsley
21:09Dave Roberts (PB)
23:15Mungai Wairia
24:38Alex Harding
25:34Rachel Hurdman (PB)
26:03Nina Jentl
26:32Sam Dunn
26:41Coralie Watson
27:13Michael Teasdale
30:06Anneliza Andreadi
30:19Gillian Milne
30:22Tara Hipwood
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