It was great to see a well above average 131 runners take part in the 63rd Druridge Bay parkrun on the morning of Saturday 17th October! Many thanks to the brilliant marshals and Run Director Jackie PROUSE. Remember that you can help out by emailing us at the address shown on this website or by speaking to the Run Director at the event on Saturday!
1st finisher in his 1st ever parkrun was Bedford Harrier Peter GRAHAM! Peter clocked 17.49 to make the long trip north well worth it, finishing just over 30 seconds ahead of Alnwick Harriers Adam FLETCHER. Adam finished in 18.23 and was the 1st of 4 runners to achieve 80+% WAVA scores. Next home was Morpeths Tim MILEY in a course pb of 18.42, whilst Alnwick Harrier Peter GREY was 4th in a course pb of 18.57. Peters time gave secured him the male 55 course record! Well done Peter! Also amongst the personal bests on the day were Andrew GIBBON, Ollie TELFER, Neil HAMILTON and Andrew HEWITT!
For the ladies the 1st finisher for the 5th time, thus making her the 2nd most successful female at the event behind her club colleague Rachelle FALLOON, was Blyth RC's Leanne HERRON. Leanne clocked 22.13 to see her finish well clear of another parkrun tourist in Ilkeston RC's Emma BENNETT. Next home was another regular, Justine NORMAN of Alnwick Harriers, in a course pb of 23.16. Again good conditions meant that others securing personal bests included Becky DUNPHY, Miriam CUMMINS and Daniele FORSYTH!
Remember folks that at the end of the month its Halloween! So we'd like to see as many runners as possible donning scary costumes and hideous masks!
See you on Saturday folks!
The DB parkrun Team.