This week's run report is written by David Rivers from Hull.
This morning saw 7 members of Kingston upon Hull AC descend on Skipton parkrun for a spot of parkrun tourism. If we all looked a little uneasy on our feet and walking gingerly then this was probably due to the fact that we had all completed the Yorkshire 3 peaks the day before. This meant we were all a few minutes slower than normal. Well done to everyone who was at parkrun today having just done the 3 peaks, there was at least one other
We were warmly welcomed by the run Director who gave us a quick review of the course before setting us all off on the 5k. We had all agreed that we were not sure about a 4 lap course as we hadn’t run one before with 4 laps but at the end we all agreed that it had helped the run go quicker. Aireville Park is lovely setting for parkrun, which offers a challenging course. Thank you to all the marshalls who were all very chatty and supportive, which also helped the run go quicker.
Speaking of quick runs, special mention must go to Matt Doherty who ventured out of Scotland for his 1st recorded parkrun and scorched around in a new course record of 15:47, which was fast enough to to place him in the top 20 times in the UK today. The previous Skipton course record had stood for over 8 years. It was a pleasure to witness the course record today as he sped past me 3 times. Fastest female today was Georgina Robinson who ran an impressive 20:53. Well done to both Matt and Georgina.
This morning saw 50 runners running Skipton parkrun for the 1st time and 20 runners recording a PB. Well done to all.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Skipton parkrun and said if we were in the area we would definitely visit again.
Glad you and your fellow Airlie Birds enjoyed parkrun and the Three Peaks.
A thank you to all who helped to deal with the accident that happened. The unfortunately lady concerned did break a wrist and required and operation on it. We wish her a speedy recovery.
This weeks results are here.