parkrun, 27th April 2024

A week after the London Marathon, and Claremont was thriving at parkrun, with our presence felt at no fewer than 17 events.

New member Sophie Ellam popped home to Yorkshire to run at Barnsley, Tom & Gill were also on family-visiting duty at a congested 600th event for Princes Park in Liverpool, and David Roberts completed the theme with a trip to the future in-laws over in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Although Dave was across the sea, Alex Harding was our furthest flung as the crow flies, running down at University Parks in Oxford.

After last week’s PB-fest, there was more of the same back on Tyneside. Mark Anderson seems to have taken recently entering a new age category as a personal challenge, and one week on from running close to a 3 hour marathon, claimed 1st place at Leazes, along with his first sub-18 minute parkrun!

Following her PB/podium exploits at Prudhoe, Cate Walker went one better, finishing as 2nd lady at Saltwell Park while knocking a further 38 seconds off the previous Saturday’s PB, and Holly Porter laughed in the face of the quagmire at Rising Sun, rounding out the trio with her own PB and 3rd lady finish. Sophie Richardson got in on the act, with a course PB on the Town Moor.

30:44Sophie Ellam
Blyth Links
26:05Rachel Hurdman
27:22Zoë Jukes
Portrush, N. Ireland
23:33David Roberts
28:35Aoífe Monaghan
20:59Nikoletta Szlovák
South Shields
21:58Simon Lowe
Tyne Green
26:54Lucy Ward
University Parks
24:58Alex Harding
Wynyard Woodland
32:55Claire Taylor
Denton Dene
20:02Roberto Marzo
23:17David Lydall
22:56Cate Walker (PB, 2nd Female)
22:56Laurie Johnson
20:23Tom Tinsley
30:33Gill Milne
Rising Sun
22:51Holly Porter (PB, 3rd Female)
31:43Ann Smith
Whitley Bay
32:14Lena Lou
33:36Peter Henderson
Town Moor
28:20Sophie Richardson (PB)
33:40Elizabeth O’Mahony
34:01Shilpa Iyanna
34:02Joyce Zhao
17:50Mark Anderson (PB, 1st)
22:33Jim Crinnion
23:08Mungai Wairia
23:29Julie Cross
25:22Brian Hegarty
28:21Sam Dunn
30:08Anneliza Andreadi
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