Brueton parkrun: It was =5th in the UK for K&D Legend Jane Evans as her 17:57 at Brueton put her on the same time as Natalie Griffiths of powerhouse Bristol & West AC. Normalising excellence has become par the course for JE but every now and then you can’t help but sit back and go ooft. Of the women in front of her Beatrice Wood is an U17 prodigy, Kate Holt is an international, Beth Hawling was recruited by Virginia Uni in the USA and Molly Canham is national U17 Indoor 800 (2017) and 1500 (2018) champion. Esteemed company.
Behind Jane it was Monica (Ever)Green that came next across the line for K&D women in 22:13 while Kathy Bailey made a welcome return to the podium in 25:08. Rounding out a top-quality top-3 of superb women club representatives. Just missing out on the top-3 – but being rewarded with a shiny new PB was Jan Hornby in 25:31.
K&D men were led round by Mr. Consistency Gareth Wainwright who shocked the world by not running 17:07 to 17:13. He ran 17:06. We think the timekeeper just clicked a moment too early by accident. A stewards enquiry is currently underway with the IAAF/parkrun. Darren John showed little tiredness from Friday’s 10,000m at Redditch. He ran 18:02 – his 2nd fastest time since he got ill 15 months ago. Habib Farazmand ran 18:49 as he continued his comeback from 3 weeks of American Hamburgers at Disney.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
Our Babbs Mill buddies hosted Darren Maggs (23:28), Jon Beech (25:18), Rob Stewart (25:38) and Neil Latham (27:24) as a very manly K&D contingent touristed on Sat.
Arrow Valley parkrun:
Pacing duties for Kev Tomkinson in Redditch as he ran 27:55 and Alison Giblin followed not far behind in 30:35.
Longrun Meadow parkrun:
George De Bolla finally sorted the K&D out on his parkrun profile and was rewarded with a massive 17:25 at Longrun Meadow. See what happens when you K&D? He also took the #1 token.
Kate Marsh continued touristing with a trip to Dudley running 26:33.
Torbay Velo parkrun:
Devon correspondent David John continued to make 29 minutes his new home with a 29:40.
Pete Makepeace took on the Sandy Slope of Death at Sutton – running 22:37 before it becomes a slippery mess over winter.
Anthony Dutton probably managed to chase and catch the water with a swift pre-Kenilworth Hald 20:44