Spring arrived at the Ashton Court Parkrun on Saturday 25th February 2012 with 15 members running. Chris Elson isn’t quite sure who deserves top billing, the first group home who were all still coping with the after effects of a 16 X 250 metre speed session on Thursday or the amazing Butterly’s! Richard Lowe was involved in a sprint to the start but still managed to finish fourth in 18.26, with John Downsborough fifth in a course PB by 13 seconds in 18.38 and Peter Mountain, first M50 in 20.29. Diana Kennedy was first lady with 20.32 closely followed by Jacob Butterly who knocked a huge 62 seconds off his course PB in 20.34 and who has now improved by almost 5 minutes since April last year! Julia Belyavin was second lady shaving 3 seconds off her course PB in 21.19 with Sarah Everitt fourth and 1st W45 suffering from a cold but still running 23.56, Katherine Stickler sixth woman overall and ran a course PB by 32 seconds in 25.00 and Alison Engledew was first W50 in 26.17. In between Carron Downer, first M55, was back in harness after a pulled hamstring with 22.07, Paul Cooke lopped another 25 seconds off his course PB with 23.00 that’s an improvement of 2 minutes 42 seconds in two months!
Next was Paulo Baesso in 23.14, and Roger Brockelsby, third M55 in 25.32, and then amazing Andy Butterly with a course PB by 42 seconds in 27.35 and now an 11 minute improvement since April last year! Vanessa Redmond was pleased to knock 34 seconds off her course PB with 31.47 and finally, Denise Williams closed in with 34.09, half a minute faster than last week.
Its the Bridge Inn 5K on Tuesday (28th Februnary 2012) and the Gwent League X-Country at Blaise on Saturday 3rd March 2012 with the Introduction to 10k Racing Event on Sunday 4th March 2102 at Whitehall Athletics Arena (between 10.45 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. approximately). Please let Chris or Keith know if you would like to come along.