Third chance of five, with a bumper turn out. Marcus and Joe continue to go more quickly each week, with Marcus’ sprint finish again seeing Joe off near the finish. Ed Brunskill prompted us all to want some of whatever he was having with a 5k pb the week after a marathon, closely followed by the boy wonder Steve Watkins, with Jon Neal improving on his previous week’s time just behind.
Maggie Stacey made a return to racing with an unofficial time of 20:48 – having registered 4 years ago, this was Maggie’s first parkrun, so the barcode is a newfangled development. Jane Calderbank was beaten by her sister to the victory but still inspired to take over 30 seconds off her best.
David Pimm was another to improve his time despite having a marathon in his legs, while Kevin Stone, Grant Davison and Kevin Furlong all set 5k pbs. Congratulations to Kevin Stone for finally besting the 60% mark on the age-graded score, too.
26.2 runners finished in clusters. I was able to keep Jon and Steve just about in sight to keep our sweep of positions 3-8, while Mark, Jane and Don, Kevin and Grant and Greg, Neil and Kevin all finished in groups – Neil and Kevin inseparable in time, too.
Matthew Pritchard ran well with buggy and baby, hampered also by the t-shirt I’d foisted on him at the start thanks to a just-in-time arrival. A thought from the football highlights later – has anyone ever seen him and ‘Frank Lampard’ in the same room?
The only change in the tables is my nipping ahead of Steve into third in the past the post table. Updated versions in the downloads section.
|Marcus DINARDO||18:19||72.43%||3||New PB!|
|4||Joseph CHANG||18:25||70.59%||4||New PB!|
|5||Edward BRUNSKILL||18:35||71.39%||5||New PB!|
|6||Steve WATKINS||18:39||72.12%||6||First Timer!|
|7||Jonathan NEAL||18:51||71.88%||7||New PB!|
|8||John MATTHEWS||19:00||70.79%||8||PB stays at 00:18:34|
|11||David PIMM||20:08||73.84%||11||New PB!|
|18||Mark SMITHSON||21:07||62.83%||17||New PB!|
|19||Jane CALDERBANK||21:32||68.81%||2||New PB!|
|20||Don ESSLEMONT||21:46||68.30%||18||PB stays at 00:21:21|
|25||Kevin STONE||23:09||60.33%||23||New PB!|
|26||Grant DAVISON||23:22||56.78%||24||New PB!|
|32||Greg WHITEMAN||23:59||58.23%||29||First Timer!|
|33||Neil SUNDERLAND||24:00:00||66.25%||30||PB stays at 00:23:53|
|34||Kevin FURLONG||24:00:00||58.61%||31||New PB!|
|36||Matthew PRITCHARD||24:50:00||53.09%||33||First Timer!|
|50||Lizzie Ruth WILSON||29:53:00||57.33%||9||New PB!|
PB stays at 00:23:49
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