Harrow Lodge Parkrun in reverse event 260

Well…what can I say? This has been a really great fun morning!! It was really muddy all around (apart from the few tarmac stretches) and some of the runners were covered in mud all the way up their backs. The muddiest part was up by the lake where you go both ways on the course. It wasn’t too cold this morning which was good. It was great fun running the course in reverse, it definitely made a change, and I don’t think it was any harder or easier in reverse. I think it was about the same as the normal way round.

We had 27 first timers today at HL, a big welcome to all of you. You are more than welcome to come and visit us at any time. Well done to 9 of you that got a PB!

Well done James Stubbs for reaching 100 Parkruns that’s a great achievement. Also a big well done to the runners doing the 0 to 5K challenge this morning.

Every week we rely on Volunteers to make the event possible. If you would like to volunteer please either speak to the run director at the event or email harrowlodgehelpers@parkrun.com

It’s always appreciated

Male placings

Gavin Watts (SM30-34) of Defence sports and recreation was 1st over the line in 18.53

John Barker (VM50-54) of Thrift Green Trotters was 2nd over the line in 19.59

Robin Smith (VM35-39) (unattached) was 3rd over the line in 19.18

Female placings

Natalie Sewell (JW11-14) of Havering Athletic Club was 1st (13th overall) in 22.17

Leanna Romano (SW30-34) (unattached) was 2nd (28th overall) in 25.29

Danielle Last (VW40-44) (unattached) was 3rd (36th overall) in 26.42

Age grades

The three highest age grades were

1st highest was John Barker (VM50-54) - (78.24%) in the time 19.09

2nd highest was Natalie Sewell (JW11-14) - (71.65%) in the time 22.17

3rd highest was Gary Flint (VM50-54) - (70.63%) in the time 21.34