Stratford Summer Six: A day of storms, showers, pelting cats and dogs didn’t stop the K&D’s Waterproof Wonders from smashing the six mile course and then hitting the pubs outside Mary Arden’s gaff.
Fresh from his strong 3000m track exploits Chris Sharp finished 2nd overall in a super 32:35. Hanging on his coat tails was Rob Michaelson-Yeates in 33:06 and Simon Bentley in 35:47 rounding out the K&D top-3.
For the K&D Women it was Rocket Rachel Gifford who stormed round in 36:27 for 2nd Woman. Flick Sharp joined in the quick sharp fun with a 39:03
Other notable results include Dan Mayes running in his green and gold vest for the first time clocking a super 39:21. Amanda O’Leary continued our stong women’s performances with 40:59. Geoff Lewis had a great sub-55 run
|Chris Sharp||32:35||Caroline Park||46:41|
|Rob Michaelson Yeates||33:06||Jane Hunt||46:56|
|Simon Bentley||35:47||Rob Stewart||48:28|
|Rachel Gifford||36:27||Mark Gale||48:29|
|Dan Mayes||39:21||Kate Marsh||49:39|
|Jack Whitehouse||40:32||Nicky Evans||49:58|
|Amanda O’Leary||40:59||Paul Winwood||50:01|
|Steve Armstrong||41:05||Keith Whitehead||50:32|
|Jason Pitcher||41:38||Mike McDonald||50:43|
|Lloyd Barton||41:44||Karen Ratcliffe||51:09|
|Max Mladenovic||42:31||Catherine Sherlock||53:57|
|Jess Woolley||42:36||Geoff Lewis||54:26|
|Phil Wood||43:48||Sara Rowell||56:31|
|Kerry Thompson||44:32||Linda Whitehead||57:05|
|Adam O’Nions||44:39||Lissy Calvert||1:03:07|
|Stephen Ray||45:15||Gail Partridge||1:03:41|
With a host of our finest resting ahead of Stratford Summer Six it was a quieter parkun on Saturday for K&D – although a host of fast interlopers did drop in due to local cancellations.
Gareth Wainwright ran 17:07 while Darren John ran 19:30 and Jonathan Randall made a welcome podium return in 19:31 – just nipping Stuart Male who ran 19:32. Close.
Magic Mary Heald ran 21:00 dead on the nose while Louise Bell’s 23’36 was good for second K&D. Jude Mansfield and Abeda Jama battled for the third podium sport with Jude coming out on top 25:06 to 25:34.
Carly Mitchell PB’d this week with an excellent 31:13. Top PB’ing Carly! Mary Heald ran her 100th parkrun. High Five!
We take our solemn duty to make our pilgrimage to the holy site of Bushy park very seriously in these parts and we’re delighted Russel and Tracy Davies made the journey to pay homage to PSH and The parkrun Tree. They ran 30:20. And then sacraficed a goat.
Bedfont Lakes parkrun:
Two great things. Beds and Fonts. Combine to make Bedfont lakes parkrun. Rob Ambrose ran 20:21. He gave them Hel-vetica.
The notouriously quality Poole parkrun has special meaning for Marathon Talk listeners knowing it’s home to host Martin Yelling and regular contributor and super-hero Steve Way. Our own Mountain Man Tim Price clocked 20:16. He finished 39th – a sign of the quality of that parkrun’s front pack.
Manjit Uppal took on the Terriers in Huddersfield running 30:08.
Steve Marks continued his UK tour with a 35:24
The names of these parkruns are getting more ridiculous by the week. Monica Green ran 26:26.
Babbs Mill parkrun:
From 50ish last week to 150 in it’s second week. Delightful to see! Anthony Dutton ran 20:59, Darren Maggs a 25:28.
Devon Correspondent David John ran 30:01. He should have ran faster really. Might have gone under 30 then.