16th March parkrun report

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It was was very cold and wet at the barrage start line. Tom Day, Julia Coleby and Zoe Walls were suitably dressed for the conditions, and all recorded new pb’s. Liz Simpson and myself were 2nd finishers. (I was distinctly under-dressed for the event so had no choice but to run quite fast to stop myself getting hypothermia). Beverley, Claire T, David M, Helen J and Sue all volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn’t run.

Elsewhere, Andrew Hall and Kris Allen continued their good form with pb’s at Sedgefield. Sarah Winter was first female finisher at the Old Deer event. It was also a good weekend for Andy Laverick – not only did he complete a 50 mile race, but more importantly his course record for 45-49 at Marshall Drive still stands. Further afield we had runners at Northallerton and Cirencester.

Darlington South saw another pb for a Strider in great form. With a winter of cross-country races under her belt, Amy Gallilee managed a lifetime parkrun best. Now tantalizingly close to a sub 30 run, I’m convinced this will be the year that Amy achieves that target.

Paul J

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