parkrun, 12th August 2023

A number of parkrun regulars were in the Derwent Valley for the Gateshead Trail 10K, and this, combined with holiday season, meant that there were fewer Claremonters than normal to help Alex Harding mark his 300th parkrun (he had kept it quiet!) at Leazes Park. Though we were still in double figures with 6 running and 5 more volunteering. Alex also has 245 volunteer credits to his name, showing his incredible commitment to the parkrun cause. One of only two PBs of the day was also at Leazes – well done to the fast-improving Aaron Mansell! The other PB was achieved by Chris Jones just up the coast at Newbiggi-by-the-Sea.

Perhaps surprisingly, the return of the Town Moor only saw two sky blues and there were none at Jesmond Dene. So although there were not so many running closer to home, a few manged parkruns on their travels. Luke Woodend was in Whitby for the delightfully named Cinder Track parkrun, David Lydall, Sophie Douglas and Lucy Keating were all on the south coast at Upton Park, Exmouth and Margate respectively. Showing her determination to collect the alphabet in record time, Cate Walker crossed the North Sea to collect a “Z” at Zuiderpark in The Hague.

Congratulations to Piper Robinson who ran her 50th junior parkrun this Sunday at Gateshead. Hopefully a future Claremont Road Runner in the making! Mum and Dad are very proud!

20:44Jason Tipples
21:50Dave Roberts
22:59Aaron Mansell (PB)
25:12Tara Hipwood
30:51Mariana Mouzinho
30:51Alex Harding
Town Moor
21:46Mungai Wairia
25:31Brian Hegarty
Whitley Bay
27:45Dean O’Brien
21:05Paul Robinson
38:37Dave Manners
Rising Sun
24:47Allie Wilson Craw
27:12Jenny Roberts
27:12Julie Cross
27:12Liz Denyer
Chopwell Wood
28:49Alex Anslow
Cinder Track, Whitby
26:11Luke Woodend
Upton House
23:37David Lydall
Zuiderpark, Netherlands
29:55Cate Walker
23:31Sophie Douglas
25:15Lucy Keating
22:11Chris Jones (PB)
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