Runs in the parks – 07/09/13

Just time to slip in this item before yesterday’s results become available and not least the result at Banstead Woods where Mike Crimmen completed his 100th parkrun in the company of a number of his ‘old’ clubmates. He was also announced as the winner of the ‘runner of the month’ award in recognition of his performances in the woods following his recovery from his stroke.  He completed his run despite tweaking his calf muscle half way round, back to being a proper runner again!  A visit to the newspage of the Banstead Woods site for the race report and his citation is well worth it.

Moustafa Fawzy was a first timer at Bedfont and Richard Kirk ran a PB at Bushy,  Down under, Andrew Pengelly also became a centurion running with son Luca who was a first timer there.  Dave Wilson’s first time at Colwick Park took his different event total to 55 and Jo and Jaqu Chang were first timmers at Havant.

There were 19 members in a field 96 at Kingston where Lizzie Ruth Wison, Kevin Furlong and Katherine Franklin all ran PBs and Gary Rogerson was a first timer. Danny Norman, Libby Marchant and Maria Cenalmor all ran in the inaugural Southwark parkrun where Danny finished 5th and Libby was 3rd Lady.  42 members ran parkrun this week, possibly the highest number ever.