Ashton Court greeted Saturday’s Park run on 17 December 2011 with the sun. However, there was ice on the course and the start was delayed by 10 minutes to let the sun melt some ice. It was still slippery as Chris found to his cost walking part of the course, but amazingly despite the adverse conditions some members recorded course PBs. Our first member back was third M50 Gary Jennings in 21.09 in tenth position overall followed by second lady Sarah Everitt in 22.32 not that far off her course PB. First M55 Carron Downer was next in 22.54, with Paul Noyce close behind in 22.59 while Helen Brooks was fourth lady home posting another course PB by 7 seconds in 23.04. Jacob Butterly and Paul Cooke came in close together (23.54 and 23.56) with Paul knocking a remarkable 50 seconds off his course PB! Not to be outdone Rikki Porter improved his course PB by 36 secs in 24.25. Dave Engledew in seasonal attire did 24.28 and second W50 Alison Engledew was leading or led by the Hound of the Engledew’s both finishing in 25.29. Katherine Stickler took 20 seconds off her course PB in 25.37, and she was followed by Roger Brockelsby, “fresh” from a course PB at Thursdays Weston Prom run, in 26.33 and Noel Arthur 26.51.
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