parkrun, 27th January 2024

With the weather showing an improvement over recent weeks, Claremonters were out in force for their Saturday morning 5K, particularly at our “home” of Leazes Park where 15 of us ran or walked. There were 2 PBs too one to Luke O’Neill and the other to Keya Rahman on what may be one of her last runs with us before she moves to take up a new position in Leeds. Good luck, Keya, we wish you many more PBs in your new parkrun home!

Laurie Johnson took advantage of the cheap train tickets currently on offer to take a trip to North Yorkshire and run at Northallerton. He continued his recent good form to finish 3rd in a time of 19:41 – all the more impressive as over half the course is run on grass (and I am guessing that it might have been a bit muddy).

Another Sky Blue in great form is Izzy Neatrour. Izzy seems to go from strength to strength, and she finished as 1st lady at Jesmond Dene, clocking up a course PB in the process. Chris Jones also bagged a course PB in the woods at Ashington.

Rachel Hurdman headed north of the border to run at Kirkcaldy, but this week’s tourism award goes to Rose Hawkswood who crossed the North Sea to Holland, and Amsterdam Bos parkrun.

Well done, all.

24:50Cate Walker
24:54Sonja Fenske
Town Moor
24:07Julie Cross
25:48LIz Denyer
28:45Tara Hipwood
Prudhoe Riverside
30:!2Sophie Richardson
Whitley Bay
24:22Sophie Douglas
24:56Dean O’Brien
35:12Lena Lou
24:35Nikoletta Szlovak
26:14Nina Jentl
25:22Rachel Hurdman
19:41Laurie Johnson
Blyth Links
25:23Aoife Monaghan
18:20Mark Anderson
19:27Luke O’Neill (PB)
21:57Dave Roberts
24:38Aaron Mansell
24:45David Lydall
25:44Brian Hegarty
26:21Alex Harding
26:40Lucy Ward
27:00Keya Rahman (PB)
27:25Anneliza Andreadi
27:46Alex Anslow
28:40Sam Dunn
30:03Kat Truong
41:24Elizabeth O’Mahony
64:32Gill Milne (Tail Walker)
Jesmond Dene
22:19Isabel Neatrour (PB, 1st female)
29:05Luke Woodend
32:47Kenny McCormick
Wynyard Woodland
34:43Claire Taylor
Amsterdam Bos
30:49Rose Hawkswood
Denton Dene
31:34Jim Crinnion
Ashington Community Woodland
21:36Chris Jones (PB)
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