Saturday was a day of two 5k events in the Bristol area: parkrun in the morning and the club’s Fast 5,000s track event at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre in the evening.
At Ashton Court, Chris Harvey, running only his third parkrun was the third finisher in 19:08, a PB by sixty-seven seconds. There was also a PB for Christine ROSE who had a five second improvement with a time of 26:09.
Returning from injury, Luke EVANS was the first finisher at Chipping Sodbury. His time was 15:58, a PB by one second. Maciej BIALOGONSKI was second in 16:14. Helen NEWBERRY was the first female in 17:57, a PB by fourteen seconds. Helen’s run was judged to be the Performance of the Week.
Geoff PARTRIDGE was fourteenth at Pomphrey Hill in 20:43, with Pete CLARK in sixteenth place in 21:03. Meriel BERGIN was the second female in 22:31.
At Rugby parkrun, Jarlath MCKENNA was the second finisher in 15:47.
Steve GRANT went to Stretford near Manchester and reports as follows:
“The course description is functionally accurate but omits to say what a pleasant route it is. Starting with a lap and a bit on the track of the Trafford Athletics Stadium you then run two laps in Longford Park before a final 3/4 lap back on the track. The run through the park is on tarmac paths and some bits of road that are mostly tree-lined with some open spaces, play areas etc. alongside. Within the first kilometre there is a ‘switchback’ with a contraflow that was pretty congested with over 500 people running, but if you are in a rush you can divert to the grass. It was a very pleasant flat run with the usual parkrun friendliness and possibly the slickest and best delivered ‘first timers’ and race briefing I have heard. I was outdone on the tourist front by someone from Adelaide. My Little Stoke t-shirt was noticed and the Adelaide parkrunner was very well informed about what had gone on.”
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Run Time||Results|
|Ashton Court parkrun|
|9||9||Chris HARVEY||00:19:08||PB by 67seconds.|
|14||14||David ENGLEDEW||00:19:53||1st VM55-59.|
|63||3||Alice DOGGRELL||00:22:12||1st VW35-39.|
|74||71||David SALTER||00:22:43||2nd VM60–64.|
|81||4||Tanya CHOWDHURY||00:23:08||1st VW40-44.|
|89||6||Alison ENGLEDEW||00:23:33||1st VW55-59.|
|112||11||Maggie SALTER||00:24:11||2nd VW55-59.|
|113||12||Liz HILL||00:24:13||2nd VW35-39.|
|168||25||Christine ROSE||00:26:09||PB by 5 seconds.
|2||2||Jarlath MCKENNA||00:15:47||2nd overall. 1st VM35-39.|
|Oak Hill parkrun|
|65||11||Cecilia BROWNE||00:26:37||2nd VW55-59.|
|6||6||Andy DUNN||00:18:55||1st VM40-44.|
|25||24||Joseph HULL||00:19:59||2nd JM11-14.|
|Newent parkrun, Forest of Dean|
|1||1||Matthew ROBINSON||00:18:49||PB by 18 seconds.
1st overall. 1st VM50-54
|Chipping Sodbury parkrun|
|1||1||Luke EVANS||00:15:58||PB by 1 second.
1st overall. 1st SM30-34.
|2||2||Maciej BIALOGONSKI||00:16:14||2nd overall. 2nd SM30-34.|
|5||1||Helen NEWBERRY||00:17:57||PB by 14 seconds.
1st female. 1st SW30-34. Age Grade 82.54%.
|6||5||Daryl PHILLIPS||00:18:52||2nd SM25-29.|
|37||36||Bob COX||00:22:03||PB by 22 seconds.|
|Pomphrey Hill parkrun|
|14||14||Geoff PARTRIDGE||00:20:43||1st VM45-49.|
|16||16||Pete CLARK||00:21:03||2nd VM45-49.|
|33||2||Meriel BERGIN||00:22:31||1st VW35-39.|
|38||4||Danni SINCLAIR||00:22:37||1st JW11-14.|
|55||8||Helen CLARK||00:24:05||2nd VW40-44.|
|95||11||Sabrina PATTEN||00:26:36||1st VW45-49.|
|153||40||Karen Louise WATSON||00:30:01|
|Burnham and Highbridge parkrun|