Weekend Recap: Thorpe Park Half + parkrun roundup

Thorpe Park Half

Steven Mcdonald enjoyed a rollercoaster run at the first ever Thorpe Park Half. The race, won by Team GB’s Andy Vernon in 65:26, saw Steve run 1:34:10. That currently places him top of the current men’s rankings for 2017; he takes that crown from Chris Hogg. It’s like Game of Thrones basically. With the Half marathon’s coming thick and fast over the next few weeks expect plenty of challenegers to the throne.

Brueton parkrun:

With club runners up and down England, Scotland and Wales donning spikes this wekend the parkrun’s were a little sparse on the club fronts.

The ladies of K&D took full advantage of a little more elbow room to records several personal bests. Sarah Church (37:44), Jenny Owen (25:50) and Sally Anderson (25:58) all bettered their previous fastest 5k times. 

The men didn’t PB but they did record 1st and 2nd place overall with Gareth Wainwright running 17:25 and Chris Morgan, who later put in a sterling performance as National Cross Country Team Assistant Coach/Photographer/Kit Guard, clocking 17:43. Russell Davies rounded out the top-3 running 20:07.

Monica Green took the rosette for the ladies coming home first in 23:08. Siobhan Cotter clocked 24:02 and Rachel Aston continued her comeback from SouthAmericanHolidayWithCocktailsInTheSun-itis with a 24:57 for third K&D lady.

Dolgellau parkrun:

Lynsey Drakeley ran 31:00 exactly in North Wales.

Banbury parkrun:

Ian Maidment clocked 25:42 at Banbury parkrun, taking his number of different parkrun’s done up to 12.

Ashton Court parkrun:

Sarah Cattell did a spot of parkrun tourism at this popular and scenic Bristolian parkrun. Sightseeing didn’t slow her down as she ran 26:19.

Cannon Hill parkrun:

Kate Marsh continued her recover from a knee sprain and enjoyed a stroll round with friends at Cannon Hill parkrun. Power Walking in 41:09.