Loch Ness Marathon:
Paul Winwood, Mike McDonald, John Garside and Adam O’Nions, The Four Nessie Hunters of the Apocolypse went on a ramble in search of the mythical beast.
Expedition scout John Garside stormed round in 4:14:31 while the favourite explorer of housewives everywhere (sorry Ben Fogle) Paul Winwood clocked a super 4:39:19 along the scenic route. Searching by surname in a scottish marathon is a pain when you’re looking for McDonald. Mike’s 4:43:54 did his clansmen and clanswomen proud. Adam O’Nions took the shorter 10k event head on and his 44:18 meant he had plenty of time to get the post-event beers in.
Michael Williamson did the honours at the last Bournemouth Marathon. The event reverting to 5K, 10k and Half Marathon only next year. He crowned the end with a 3:09:38 to finish 63rd overall and 10th on the K&D 2019 rankings.
Killer Kathy led our ladies round at Brueton on Saturday. Her 23:53 saw her lead our pack as Victoria Cook ran 26:21 and Sandra Boot managed to stop, pick up her stray bag, put it safely to the side AND still PB in 26:33.
Gareth Wainwright continued his good form as he took the first finisher token in another sub-17. His 16:42 led round Habib Farazmand who continued to pepper the 18 min barrier with an 18:04 and Darren John who took it easy Post-Berlin with an 18:59.
Stephen Ray’s scored a lotta PB’s – 3 in 3 weeks. He is indeed a Goodfella – and has a nice juicey 20:51 personal best – not bad for a man still coming back from knee surgery not too long ago. Sophia Alexandra Harrison scored another PB with a 39:04 – while Sandra Boot clocked a superb 26:33 PB. Germany has been treating Kay Adenipekun well as he ran a course PB of 22:38.
Lashings of Custard for Chris Morgan and Flick Sharp as the Morgan’s and Sharps hit Stratford’s infamous pudding club for the evening. Powered by and extra helping of Chris Sharp’s Spotted Dick Flick ran a superb new PB of 19:07. Chris Morgan did the pacing duties as he enjoyed leaving Flick with jelly legs while Chris Sharp watched the kids. Is that enough pudding innuendo yet? No doubt everyone celebrated with a bit of Roly Poly.
A little pre-Loch Ness leg stretcher for Adam O’nions and John Garside; Adam ran 22:13 and John clocked 24:08. Both men were beaten by Morag Murray. Who is the most Scottish-named woman that ever lived.
Longrun Meadow parkrun:
Another sub-17:30 for George De Bolla who’s 17:28 was a short run at Longrun.
Fun Fact: Frances Ramsden is not actually the Harry Ramsden’s Fish & Chip shop heiress. She did run 29:16 though.
Giblin and Tomkinson continued their parkrun tours as Kev T ran 26:35 and Alison G finished in 30:43.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
A change of course has happened at Babbs Mill as the venue settles in. Phil Wood wasn’t slowed down though as he clocked 21:53. Kate Marsh ran 23:24, Ian Maidment finished in 27:14, Tanya Cronin stopped the clock at 35:02 and Darren Maggs tail walked in 1:01:32.