parkrun 13th May 2023

Claremont Road Runners were out in force at parkruns this morning and, as usual, we spread ourselves about! First off, in that far-flung corner of Europe called Australia (well, they are in the Eurovision Song Contest!) was Maria Dueñas. Maria was delighted to not only bag an “A” as she needs lots to spell her name, but also to get her fastest ever parkrun time anywhere and to finish as first lady! What a great way to start the day.

In fact there were PBs aplenty this morning. A trio of the Claremont speed merchants, Mark Anderson, Sonam Wangdi and Sarah Kerr, ran at the Town Moor and all got speedier than ever before! Sarah was also first lady.

There were also PBs for Kat Truong at Leazes, Laurie Johnson at Jesmond Dene, Sophie Douglas at Gateshead and Niki Szlovák at Riverside. Spring is in the air and there is a spring in the steps of Claremont parkrunners!

There was a bit of tourism too. David Lydall ran in what he described as the “Prettiest but toughest parkrun I’ve taken on” in Durlston Country Park, Dorset – it certainly looks lovely in the photos. Like Maria, Alex Harding was also collecting the alphabet as he ran at Isobel Trail in Staffordshire.

Applecross parkrun, Perth, Australia
20:49Maria Dueñas (1st lady)
Durlston Country Park, Dorset
29:31David Lydall
21:15Dave Roberts
22:26Mungai Wairia
23:29Julie Cross
26:00Nina Jentl
26:12Michael Teasdale
28:23Kat Truong (PB)
31:15Martin Jobling
32:43Sam Dunn
Town Moor
18:08Mark Anderson (PB)
18:58Sonam Wangdi (PB)
19:10Sarah Kerr (PB, 1st lady)
24:07Lucy Keating
24:23Brian Hegarty
25:21David Devennie
37:57Elizabeth O’Mahony
Jesmond Dene
20:33Laurie Johnson (PB)
23:03Isabel Neatrour
27:47Luke Woodend
29:34Mariana Mouzinho
Whitley Bay
21:54Nicki O’Brien
22:25Chris Jones
23:41Sophie Douglas
Rising Sun
24:14Allie Wilson Craw
24:46Lynne Cornell
19:22Nikoletta Szlovák (PB)
25:33Clare McKitterick
Prudhoe Riverside
24:30Roberto Marzo
Isobel Trail, Staffordshire
24:00Alex Harding
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