What a week for our Zero to Heroes and the club!
Firstly we had 43 super Z2H course attendees graduate on Thursday evening – amazing effort everyone. We hope you have enjoyed the course and we look forward to welcoming you to Striders and seeing your continued improvement as we enter the Spring and Summer months.
The celebrations continued at Harrogate parkrun on Saturday morning with a number of our graduates taking on the 5km event as part of the Striders ‘takeover’. A big thanks to all those that volunteered on the morning – especially Guy Close who made his debut as a parkrun Run Director. So to the results….Julian Carr and Nicola Carter took on pacing duties, finishing in 23:59 and 24:51 respectively. Nick Wallen returned from his trip to India with a time of 26:29. Mark Taylor volunteered as a pacer to complete the course in 29:56 and was joined by (take a breath and goooooo) Melissa Darvill (30:09), Jane Lindsay (32:16), Carol Lane (32:53), Christina Tremayne (33:57), Kirsty Jones (33:57), Christine Lines (34:32), Zoe Hines (34:32), Amanda Green 34:39, Jackie Knight 34:44, Lee Byers 35:03, Sarah Leachman 35:29, Libby Brennan (35:42), Jemima Payne (35:57), Michelle Pedel (35:57), Catherine Payne (35:58), Fiona Burniston (36:17), Anne Cooley (36:17), Claire Baxter (37:51), Annika McDonald (38:14), Lauren Downs (38:30), Caroline Hodson (38:58), Alison Dales (38:59), Ann-Marie Brizzolara (40:46), Sandra Evison (42:38), June Graham (42:40), Roy Cooley (42:55) and taking on tail runner duties was Danielle Greenwood (48:58). Apologies if we have missed any Z2H graduates off the results who took part in parkrun – we have tried to capture everyone but if we have missed you, drop us a quick note!
At Fountains Abbey, Tom Calvert secured a top 5 finish with a time of 18:18, with Calvert Snr (Derek) stopping the clock on 23:36.
James Cornforth took on the South Manchester parkrun, finishing the event in 18:24.
Away from parkrun, Dawn Richardson participated in a 10k race with slightly different surroundings to the norm – a zoo and theme park! She completed the event at Flamingo Land (near Malton) in 01:01:50.