The shortest race in the WRRL didn’t disappoint as some excellent performances lit up Leamington. The no-frills burn up was led by Rob Michaelson-Yeates who stomed to a superb 2nd place overall and a new 5k PB of 16:30. Rapid. Just 48 seocnds behind was Gary Polhill who jumped on the pain train and held on for a 17:18. There was a brilliant run too from David Carbutt who’s 17:53 put him 17th overall.
For the women there was a sensational run from Caroline park who took her all-time 5k PB down to 22:30. A brilliant improvement as she and Kerry Thompson battled all the way. Kerry ran Caroline close with a 22:37, and both women were only just ahead of Catherine Sherlock in 24:41. Although Leamington did have Kay down as a woman in the results…
|Rob Michaelson-Yeates||16:30||Graham Edwards||23:05|
|Gary Polhill||17:18||Paul Winwood||23:38|
|David Carbutt||17:53||Kay Adenipekun||24:06|
|Jason Pitcher||20:44||Catherine Sherlock||24:41|
|Martin Hancock||21:44||Karen Ratcliffe||25:03|
|Adam O’Nions||21:56||Sara Rowell||26:47|
|Rob Stewart||22:26||Caroline Edwards||27:09|
|Caroline Park||22:30||Steve Marks||32:54|
Gareth Wainwright added another first finisher notch to his bedpost. That’s 29 all time for him now. Some way to go to catch Jane Evans on 59 though. Gareth ran a superb 17:05 to finish 1 second ahead of S&SH’s Keelan Hopewell. Just because he’s old doesn’t mean he can’t teach the kids a lesson! George De Bolla’s shaping up for another sub-17 as he peppered the board with an 18:01 and Rob Michaelson-Yeates took it easy in 18:57.
Jane Evans made it 59 first finisher positions for the women in 18:06. Superb running from Jane recently. Mary Heald ran a nice and controlled 21:44 while Kerry Ann Thompson warmed up for the Monty 5k with a pleasant 22:54.
Rachel “Rocket” Gifford only engaged first gear as she trotted round Groveland in 19:26. That’s a stroll for the Rocket
Stephen Ray clocked and impressive 22:03 as he continued to improve post-knee knackering
Devon Correspondent David John ran sub-30 again. He’s making a habit of that. He clocked 29:52
Shipley Country parkrun:
Holiday parkruns with the family are great. Chris and Felicity Sharp did just that with a nice 17:13 for Chris and 21:18 for Flick
Arrow Valley parkrun:
A pop down the road for Kev Tomkinson and Alison Giblin who took on the two lapper and ran 27:48 and 31:00. Spot on for Alison!
to run fast, or not to run fast? That is the question. For Lloyd Barton the answer was to run fast and clock 21:35.
Woolacombe Dunes parkrun:
Quickly becoming the thing of legend, Wollacombe dunes is considered one of, if not THE, hardest parkrun in the country. The Connors can conquer anything though. Andrew C ran 25:18 and Sarah C clocked 32:53 as they defeated the dunes.
Morecambe Prom parkrun:
There’s more to come judging by Morcambe Prom as Phil Wood ran 21:44. He ran very sensible. It was Morcambe and Wise running.