parkrun, 17th June 2023

There was still no Town Moor parkrun due to The Hoppings, but there is a new kid in toon! After what seems a long wait, and no doubt a lot of planning, Denton Dene parkrun launched in the west end of the city. The organisers had managed to kept the date fairly quiet, but Clare McKitterick made her way there as the only sky blue.

Otherwise, we mostly spread ourselves out around the North East with representation at 11 other venues from Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Hexham. Lucy Keating was a bit more adventurous, travelling to Thurso, the northernmost outpost for parkrun in mainland Britain. Lucy has kindly sent us a report of her adventures which features as a separate post.

It was Nikoletta Szlovak who travelled south to Saltburn where, despite still working her way back to fitness, she finished in 3rd place overall and was the first female home. Sarah Kerr also finished as 1st female, this time at Jesmond Dene. Sarah tells me that she got a bit lost on the course and had to stop to ask the way (well, you had only run it 7 times before, Sarah!) – not that this slowed her down much as she still recorded a course PB.

Also getting a PB at Jesmond Dene was new member Aaron Mansell, and Michael Teasdale conquered the hills of Chopwell Wood to set a PB there.

Whitley Bay
33:52Ann Smith
Gateshead
20:52Paul Robinson
23:53Julie Cross
Windy Nook
25:22Lynne Cornell (2nd female)
Sedgefield
19:47Laurie Johnson
24:41Maria Duenas
35:38Lena Lou
Riverside
27:57Nina Jentl
Rising Sun
35:38Elizabeth O’Mahony
Thurso
24:45Lucy Keating
Marshall Drive parkrun, Brotton, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
21:56Nikoletta Szlovak (3rd, 1st female)
Tyne Green
20:17Tom Tinsley
24:14Alex Harding
28:59Alexia O’Rourke
29:05Gill Milne
Leazes
21:44Dave Roberts
23:45David Lydall
25:14Alan Dunning
25:38Brian Hegarty
26:38Rachel Hurdman
27:36Anneliza Andreadi
29:00Sam Dunn
29:50Martin Jobling
Jesmond Dene
19:17Mark Anderson
20:50Sarah Kerr (PB, 1st female)
24:56Aaron Mansell (PB)
25:58David Devennie
34:10Luke Woodend
Chopwell Wood
27:03Michael Teasdale (PB)
Denton Dene
24:56Clare McKitterick
Tom Tinsley -
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