Race Report 10/08/21

The beauty of Park Runs is that you can just turn up and do one wherever you are in the country, or even many parts of the world, provided you have registered, of course.  What more beautiful place could you find to run than Fountains Abbey?  It is listed as one of the best in the country, though with its many ups and downs, it’s by no means a fast course.  Among the 396 finishers there on Saturday, club member, Alan Simpson, ran PB 21 minutes – he had hoped to be under 20 minutes!  Adrian Elsworth also had a PB, 21.51, with Mike Cropper, gradually getting back into some sort of fitness, 23.53, Emma Driffield PB 26.16, Kimberli Werner PB 33.33, Marian Codling, running with grandchildren Matthew and Anna, 44.24 and Ian Codling, really struggling with injury, 47.47.


Among the 177 at Millfield, Trish Radford took 28.17 and with 119 at Northallerton, Bronwyn Mayo was again 1st lady in PB 21.17, Ken Wood 22.42, Phillip Craig 30.46 and Hugh Jennyns 35.27.


Further afield, at Stratford upon Avon to be precise, Adrian Saunders was among the 339 finishers, coming 101st in 24.46.  Albert Park was the venue for Andy and Allison Whiteley and Andy was 80th out of 243 in 24.07, Allison 155th in 29.48.  There were 479 runners at Upton House and Katie Wadsworth came 211th in 27.32, and Diana Williams at the Ally Pally event was 123rd out of 129 in 38.46.  Pete Jackson, in his first park run of the year, was 38th out of 161 at Bedgebury Pinetum in 25.51.
Rob Burn was pleased to do another “proper” race with a mass start and 236 finishers.  It was and 8k Trail Race at Lotherton Hall, over farm tracks and woodland, with ankle deep mud in places after recent heavy rain, causing Rob to have a fall – a very rare occurrence.  This did not prevent him finishing in 28th place,  2nd in his age group in a time of 38.12.  Excellent as always.
Sessay Swift 6k is upon us on August 18th and is a sell out.  Let us hope for a fine dry evening!

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