Weekend Recap: parkrun roundup

Brueton parkrun:
With K&D fielding super strong cross country teams our parkrun roundup gets a good shake-up. For the men Lloyd Barton takes the Oscar for Fastest K&D in 20:50. Standing atop of the K&D podium. It wouldn’t be a K&D podium without a Wainwright though, and Ainsley delivered in 21:10 while Ian Naisbitt took Bronze in 22:19.

K&D Women seem to deliver an excellent PB on a weekly basis at Brueton and this week it was Anna Delaney who enjoyed the plaudits with 22:45 going on her PB Board. She also takes the coveted first K&D women. She was followed by Kate Marsh in 23:14 and Katy Connolly in 24:06.

Joining the PB party was Richard Lisiecki representing K&D Blokes

Highbury Fields parkrun:
Highbury Fields is an exercise in organised chaos ad 499 runners ran FIVE laps of the park. Bodies everywhere. Louise Taylor ran 33:21 dodging people on all sort of laps – she then went to a bookshop and bumped into Hugh Grant; who spilt his coffee on her. Did you know Hugh lives with Rhys Ifans in Notting Hill?

Carlise parkrun:
Simon Battson was way up north in lovely Cumbria and ran 26:01. I can’t think of a pun that involves Kes. Part of Withnail & I is set in Cumbria though and that’s good enough for me. “Don’t threaten me with a dead fish!”

Torbay Velopark parkrun:
At the opposite end of the country Devon correspondent David John limped round in 41:09 – hamstrung by a sore hamstring. Less Forest Gump, more Forest Humpf.

Walsall Arboretum parkrun:
Rob Stewart continued his sensible comeback, with a fuzzy American Cowboy style beard too, as he ran 29:37. He found a dead horse and climbed inside it to keep himself warm over night in Walsall. (Note: This makes no sense if you haven’t seen The Revenant)

Sandwell Valley:
Pete Makepeace, the Kevin Costner of K&D, showed that if you build a parkrun he’ll come, and run. Pete ran 32:20

Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun:
Kevin Tomkinson in love. Just like Shakespeare. In love with parkrun. Kev ran 28:29

Babbs Mill parkrun:
Two Men and a Maidment were at Babbs Mill. Phil Wood clocked 21:41 pre-cross country to hold off Gareth Lloyd (24:45) and Ian Maidment in 26:28

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