You will have seen the brilliant photos of Saturday’s parkrun which display all the agony and ecstasy of the event.
Why the bumps? It was Alex Watson-Ushers’ due date, but that was not going to stop her from completing her parkrun in an amazing time of 34:20. I am sure that there would have been many helpers on hand if the baby had chosen to appear this morning, but it was a no show for Baby Watson- Usher.
We were blessed with lots of volunteers so many thanks to them. It can be a bit grim if it is raining and you are not running; but, if you are running, the rain can be quite welcome.
Down to the stats, then. We had 250 runners, 14 first time parkrunners, and 39 athletes achieved a personal best. Runners crossed continents to be here.
A couple of Valley Striders juniors crossed the line in under 21 minutes. Well done to George Sutcliffe (20:50) and Alvie O’ Brien (20:53). Not too far behind was Zygi Walker with another PB (24:27).
A big shout out to all those who managed to run the course in under 30 minutes for the first time: Jen Wickham, Lauren Cobb, Hannah Frickers and Naveen Kuthumu.
Men’s placings were:
1 Ciaran FORDE 17:22
2 Christopher RUSSELL 17:26
3 Jeremy LADYMAN 18:41
Women’s placings were:
1 Sarah GRAHAM20:43
2 Kathryn FISK 20:50 (PB)
3 Samantha HARRIS 21:23
Christopher Jones had the highest age grading (76.87) and the highest number of runs.
Now, thanks to our lovely sponsors, Sweatshop, I am going to look at shoes…….