Event 238 7 November 2015
What has happened to the parkrun weather fairies? I bet that you woke up, like me, and groaned about the rain; not just a few spots but a real shower. I must admit that I was severely tempted to stay in bed, BUT the lovely Chapel Allerton Runners were hosting the event so I knew that it would be worth going.
We are clearly hard core in Roundhay and 218 runners turned out to brave the conditions and crossed the finishing line, including 21 first time parkrunners. Some of the first timers were from the Chapel Allerton beginners group so very well done to them.
Soggy leaves meant that parts of the course were slippery and there were a few slips in slides. Sadly I was a DNF as I managed to fall going UPthat hill. Many thanks to the lovely parkrunners who stopped to assist me and check that I was OK.
Even though the conditions might not have been ideal 25 runners managed to achieve a personal best this morning. Here are a few of them:
Liz Wood came in at under 22 minutes with 21:50
Martin Mcelhone knocked 30 seconds from last previous best with 23:18
Sarah Kilgallen broke 27 minutes with 26:35
Matthew Ashton broke 27 minutes with 26:25
Men’s placings were:
1 Tom VENNING 18:04
2 Ciaran FORDE 19:19
4 Dan MURRAY 19:42
1 Hannah CORNE20:17
2 Liz WOOD 21:50
3 Nicola WALMSLEY 22:28
The highest age grading went to Graham Needham with 76.76%
Many thanks to the Chapel A volunteers this morning – it is not great standing around when it is cold and wet. I bet quite a few if you will be gearing up for the Abbey Dash on 15th, hence the full volunteer roster for next week. Good luck with the training!