parkrun, 18th March 2023

This has been an eventful parkrun Saturday for the sky-blues!

Setting the tone and setting off the earliest, were Maria and Kimberley, doing 4 parkruns back to back as part of their marathon training! They started off at Town Moor at 8am, joined a few of us at Jesmond for the “official” parkrun, caught the tail end of Leazes, and finished off over in hilly Saltwell Park! Well done both for powering through 30km, what an incredible effort!

Incidentally, their calm pace was quite a steady pace for me, and got me a course PB at Jesmond, where Kris Axon got a 2nd place!

Another course PB went to Izzy over in Gateshead, well done Izzy!

Tom and Gill were down in Bristol and managed to bag one of the elusive A’s at Ashton Court. You can have a read of Tom’s report about it to see how they got on.

Over in our Australian contingent, Margaux has fully landed down under and celebrated by doing her first parkrun in quite different weather conditions to normal!

Visiting Great Dunmow in Essex, veteran Claremonter Joyce Archibold set a course record for her age category (only partly down to the fact she was the first person over 85 recorded running there!). Well done Joyce!

21:57Izzy Neatrour (PB)
Great Dunmow
43:55Joyce Archibold
South Bank, Brisbane
27:49Margaux Robin
South Shields
22:22Catherine Young (2nd female)
Ashton Court
21:24Tom Tinsley
31:07Gill Milne
Rising Sun
26:18Lynne Cornell
27:09Cate Walker
19:56Nikki Szlovák
26:10Nina Jentl
Jesmond Dene
17:42Kris Axon (2nd)
23:35David Roberts
28:09Maria Dueñas
28:10Luke Woodend
28:18Mariana Mouzinho (PB)
28:27Kimberley Metson
33:27Ann Smith
22:14Mungai Wairia
22:22Chris Jones
24:22David Lydall
26:17Alex Harding
26:23Rachel Hurdman
26:28Tara Hipwood
26:55Sam Dunn
Town Moor
21:27Roberto Marzo
24:31Brian Hegarty
25:52Clare McKitterick
26:06David Devennie
26:12José Gallego Parilla
29:16Mary Rack
35:15Elizabeth O’Mahony
Mariana Mouzinho -