parkrun, 16th March 2024

It was a lovely, sunny morning in the North East and it finally felt like springtime for parkrunners – and there were plenty of sky blues out running under blue skies.

The sunshine also brought out the best in a few of us, with Claremonters on the parkrun podiums.

Mark Anderson fitted Prudhoe Riverside parkrun into his weekend long run, and seemed to benefit from a 12 mile warm-up by crossing the line first! Heather Steel, 1st last week, was 2nd female at Gateshead.

It was a good day too for Claremont Road Runners at Herrington Country Park, where Jack Shawcross was first, Aoife Mongahan ran a PB and Catherine Young ran her fastest time since returning from maternity leave! (Note: Jack does parkruns under his first claim club of Heaton Harriers, but he is also a Claremonter).

Paul Jameson followed up his C25K graduation with a PB at Leazes Park and there were also PBs for Eric Adams at Whitley Bay and Laurie Johnson on the Town Moor – though, to be honest, it is a surprise if Laurie doesn’t run a PB these days!

There was a fair bit of tourism too. Luke Woodend was in his native Cumbria, Lucy Keating and Jim Crinnion in Yorkshire and Chris Jones ran in that there London. Meanwhile, to run or not to run was the question for Rose Hawkswood in the bard’s home of Stratford-upon-Avon. She not only ran, but ran a course PB!

Leazes
23:17Mungai Wairia
23:25David Lydall
26:31Anneliza Andreadi
26:43Sam Dunn
31:!3Tara Hipwood
31:27Paul Jameson (PB)
49:35Alex Harding (park walker)
Town Moor
18:53Laurie Johnson (PB)
19:24Sonam Wangdi
25:19Brian Hegarty
26:24David Devennie
29:28Liz Denyer
32:08Ann Smith
33:12Shilpa Iyanna
34:04Yue Zhao
Jesmond Dene
24:38Sophie Douglas
26:15Holly Porter
29:08Alex Anslow
37:23Kimberley Metson
Whitley Bay
19:17Eric Adams (PB)
20:36Tom Tinsley
31:29Gill Milne
33:28Lena Lou
41:44Elizabeth O’Mahony
Gateshead
22:05Heather Steel (2nd female)
Rising Sun
25:42Lynne Cornell
Riverside
26:45Nina Jentl
Herrington Country
23:05Catherine Young
25:15Aoife Monaghan (PB)
Prudhoe Riverside
19:32Mark Anderson
Wynyard Woodland
34:55Claire Taylor
Keswick
26:24Luke Woodend
Hull
25:14Lucy Keating
Rothwell, Leeds
23:48Jim Crinnion
Southwark
21:41Chris Jones
Stratford-upon-Avon
29:40Rose Hawkswood (PB)
Chopwell Wood
24:48Sonja Fenske
26:32Cate Walker
34:39Sophie Richardson

More photos may follow.

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