The sun is shining….finally!
The weather finally showed signs of Spring on Saturday morning, giving perfect conditions for the club members taking on a parkrun.
At Harrogate, Nicola Carter was the first Strider along the finish straight, stopping the clock on 21:31. Sean Brennan and Gareth Conkleton were split by just under 1 minute, completing the event in 22:36 and 23:34. Nick Wallen was next, finishing with a time of 24:10 and he was joined by Edna Wood (28:26) Irene George (29:56) who both achieved PB’s.
Guy Close was the first of four Striders at Fountains Abbey and secured his second consecutive PB with a time of 19:20. Ian Mitchell finished his two laps in 21:08 and was followed by a PB securing Derek Calvert (22:30) and Anthony Everitt (27:26).
Tom Calvert took on the Crystal Palace event in London, taking 5th place with a time of 20:32.
Hills, hills and more hills in Sheffield
Prolific racers Andrea Price and Dawn Richardson took part in the Yorkshire Half Marathon on Sunday. The course takes runners on an ‘up and down’ course through Sheffield, with the first 6 miles all up hill. Both ladies had excellent runs to finish in 02:05:43 and 02:12:31 respectively.
Something a bit different…
Club Membership Secretary Andy Robinson also participated in an event on Sunday – the Ampleforth Duathlon. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 20km cycle and finished with a run of 2.5km. Andy completed the course in 01:05:20.