parkrun, 7th October 2023

On a windy morning, there was the usual spread of Claremont Road Runners around the North East parkruns, and some noticeable achievements. Mark Anderson finished in first place at our spiritual home in Leazes Park, and we should give a special mention to Jack Shawcross. As Jack is listed under his first-claim club of Heaton Harriers, he is not normally in our results, but coming 1st in your 200th parkrun and recording a course PB cannot go unreported! Well done to both Mark and Jack.

South Shields was the venue for the annual Memory Walk for Alzheimers, and that drew two of us to the start line – Tom Tinsley, who was marshalling at the walk, and Clare McKitterick who was walking it with her family. It was good to be joined by Simon Lowe – Simon seems to have rediscovered parkrun after a number of years absence!

Two sky blues were in Cumbria – Luke Woodend in Ambleside and Holly Porter all the way down at the end of the cul-de-sac in Barrow-in-Furness. Even further afield, Chris Jones limbered up for the Isle of Wight Marathon with a trot around the parkrun course at Fareham in Hampshire.

Now running with the Claremont colony “down under”, Maria Dueñas finished as 2nd lady at her new home run of Cottesloe in Perth, Australia.

18:12Mark Anderson (1st, PB)
22:40Dave Roberts
22:43Mungai Wairia
24:19David Lydall
26:19Alex Harding
28:12Sam Dunn
33:27Yue Zhao
Town Moor
24:06Roberto Marzo
24:49Lucy Keating
25:23Rachel Hurdman
Jesmond Dene
24:17Julie Cross
Whitley Bay
23:26Dean O’Brien
South Shields
20:04Simon Lowe (3rd)
21:13Tom Tinsley
26:04Clare McKitterick
21:49Nikoletta Szlovák (3rd female)
Denton Dene
24:23Allie Wilson Craw
Ashington Community Woodland
20:11Laurie Johnson
24:45Holly Porter
32:10Ann Smith
Rothay Park, Ambleside
27:02Luke Woodend
Markeaton, Derby
31:58Niamh Garratt
23:50Aaron Mansell
24:17Chris Jones
Cottesloe, Perth, Australia
24:36Maria Dueñas (2nd female)
Rising Sun
18:25Jack Shawcross (1st, PB, 200 parkruns)
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