parkrun, 24th February 2024

As the cold weather returned, there were a few cancellations due to icy paths. Leazes was amongst the casualties, as was Keswick where a group of Claremonters had headed for a bit of tourism. Luckily for them, Whinlatter Forest was still on – well, perhaps not that lucky as Whinlatter is rated the 2nd toughest parkrun in the country, and the B course was in use to make it even harder!

They weren’t the only Claremont tourists. Aoife Monaghan made the pilgrimage to Bushy Park, Cate Walker was in Cheshire at Delamere, Rachel Hurdman was north of the border at Perth and Lucy Ward made the trip to Millennium Country parkrun, Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire. Cate and Rachel were on familiar ground, though, and both got course PBs.

There were other sky blues on form too -with PBs for Chris Jones at Druridge Bay, and Dave Roberts and Rose Hawkswood at Jesmond Dene.

There was drama at the Town Moor with a car crash on Grandstand Road just after 9am forcing the event to be stopped. Thankfully no-one was hurt and the run was restarted at 9:30 on a modified route. Well done to the event team for going above and beyond to keep the show on the road.

Bushy Park
24:48Aoife Monaghan
Millennium Country parkrun,
Forest of Marston Vale
27:14Lucy Ward
Town Moor
23:19Mungai Wairia
26:02Brian Hegarty
29:48Tara Hipwood
33:13Niamh Garratt
Whitley Bay
20:52Tom Tinsley
25:41Alex Harding
25:58Anneliza Andreadi
30:07Peter Henderson
24:54Rachel Hurdman (PB)
42:31Dave Manners
21:27Nikoletta Szlovak
24:21Cate Walker (PB)
Rising Sun
36:51Lena Lou
Druridge Bay
21:18Chris Jones (PB)
Whinlatter Forest
22:44Laurie Johnson
26:18Sarah Kerr
32:53Eddie Smith
35:33Luke Woodend
39:31Ann Smith
The Pastures, Alnwick
40:05Elizabeth O’Mahony
Blyth Links
24:06Aaron Mansell
Jesmond Dene
23:07Dave Roberts (PB)
33:17Kenny McCormick
34:22Rose Hawswood (PB)
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