Paul’s parkrun report

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Our runners enjoyed more exceptionally mild February temperatures this weekend. Just the one pb at Wynyard and that went to Jim Wright. Gail Robinson and Kirsty Alderthay volunteered. Elsewhere, 11 Striders went to Hartlepool where Declan Mcgrath got an excellent all-course pb. Great running Declan. Helen Mcilvenny, Jane Stohrer, Oli Hall and Michael Meggs achieved 70%+ age-gradings. Helen was 1st lady to finish and Oli was 3rdfinisher. Caroline Horton got a 70%+ a-g and Izzy Mogan was 1st lady home at Stewart. Abby Barker was 1st lady home at Flatts Lane. Steve Cotton (70%+) recorded a new pb at Whitley Bay. Suzanne Brodie had a run at Caffarella in Rome. Striders too at Albert, Silksworth, Town Moor, Durham, Sedgefield, Redcar, Darlington, Cotsford Fields, Fountains Abbey, Northallerton, Denton Dene, Morecambe Prom,…
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Paul’s weekend report

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It was a return to The Tees Barrage on Saturday. I wasn't there so it would be great to see a write-up and a few photos on the website from someone who was. Elsewhere, Karen Clark got a new pb in her 150th parkrun at Hartlepool. The venue saw Izzy Morgan (70%+ age-grading and 2nd lady home) get a big all-course pb - just a whisker from a sub-20 time. Tidy work Izzy. Albert Park saw Rachel Kate record an all-course pb. Nice one Rachel. Caroline Horton got a 70%+ a-g. Dan Meucci and Beth Dang got new pb's at Woodhouse Moor as did Sarah Cotton at Rising Sun and Craig Morgan at Harrogate. Striders too at Prudhoe Riverside, Gateshead, Sedgefield, Redcar, Stewart, Hackworth, Crichton, Skipton, Blyth Links, Cleethorpes, Flatts Lane, Shrewsbury and…
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Paul’s weekend report

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Paul’s weekend report… t was the penultimate cross-country event of the season on Sunday and the club-league parkrun at Flatts Lane on Saturday. Following on from Andy J's report - we had 43 runners, Helen J volunteering and a sprinkling of supporters for another successful club-league run. Of those 43, 14 were first-timers at the venue. Was it as hard as you imagined? Conditions were great and we were aided by a friendly team of local volunteers. It's a pretty tough course with a lot of uphill running but I think everyone got round in one piece. It was Sandra Stabler's 50th parkrun. Glenn Cooper, Kris Allen, Phil Baines, Kevin Dove, James Heslop and Zaheer Patankar recorded new pb's. In terms of finishing places we had a rare (if ever?)…
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Paul’s weekend report

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Another bright and breezy weekend for our runners. 13 Striders attended Wynyard where Aaron Atkinson got a new pb and Abby Barker was 2nd lady home. Beth Dang, Dan Meucci, Kirsty Alderthay and Steve Mitchinson (with a very muddy dog) volunteered. Elsewhere, 15 Striders saw a couple of milestones at Sedgefield. Mick Fawcett completed his 400th parkrun and Ian Gray his 100th. I've known Mick a while - he's a top bloke and this cements his place as the King of Sedgefield. Tara and Christain Oxley got new pb's. Christopher Lovell made it to 50 parkruns at Redcar. Zaheer Patankar continued his great form with another all-course pb at Albert. Nice work. Michael Meggs (70%+ age-grading) was 3rd finisher. Tom Holland pb'd at Darlington and Sarah Winter was 3rd lady home at…
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Paul’s weekend report

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A breezy weekend of running culminated in The Brass Monkey Half Marathon on Sunday. However, we'll start at Wynyard where 24 Striders joined Beverley Harvey as she completed her 150th parkrun. Kevin Dove, Tom Ramsey and Gail Robinson got new pb's. A 'Fleming Finish' from Sarah Winter saw her as 2nd lady home. I was 3rd finisher. Andy Laverick, Gareth Maloney, Helen Johnston, Neil Mcgee, Helen Walker and Maxine Buckton volunteered. Elsewhere, Zaheer Patankar continued his rapid improvement since joining the club with another all-course pb - and a first sub-30 time - at Albert Park. Tidy work Zaheer. Abby Barker (new pb and 70%+ age-grading) was 1st lady to finish at Darlington. The 'Kate's' continued their good form at Sedgefield. Kate Clark and Rachel Kate got new pb's. Rachel was also 3rd lady…
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Paul’s weekend report

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I've just read Helen J's volunteer perspective on Saturday's club league run at Albert Park. Keep your pecker up Helen - we're looking forward to having you back running sometime this year and thank you for volunteering. Agreed, there were 45 listed Striders on what was a chilly morning with light winds. Where to start? I've never seen so many pb's and the like. 10 Striders came away with lifetime all-course parkrun pb's. They were: Tom Murphy (70%+ age-grading), Jonathon Archer, Emily Palmer (70%+ and 1st lady to finish), Declan Mcgrath, Dara Mavi, David Green, Kate Clark, Rachel Kate, Sharon Lawson-Green (70%+) and Zaheer Patankar. Top running guys. I'm going to give a little mention to Zaheer, Rachel, Tom and Emily. I'm not familiar with Zaheer but he's done plenty of…
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Paul’s weekend report

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A very boggy cross-country event to report on this Sunday - but we'll start as ever with Saturday's parkruns. 10 Striders at Wynyard where Gareth Maloney did his 350th parkrun. Michael Kilding and James Heslop got new pb's. Elsewhere, 15 Striders went to Albert Park with Glenn Cooper and Caroline Horton achieving 70%+ age-gradings. Mathew Kirby got a new pb and Abby Barker was 3rd lady to finish. Also, a belated well done to Abby who did her 100th parkrun on new years day at Alton Water (Ipswich). The 10 Striders at Sedgefield saw Jackie Bennett celebrate her 100th parkrun and Keran Hodgson pick up a new pb. Sarah Cotton at Rising Sun, Rachel Kate at Rothay Park and Mike Cleasby at Oakwell Hall (Batley) recorded new pb's. Holly Taylor…
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Paul’s festive parkrun report

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Hope everyone had a nice break. 3 parkrun dates to report on over the festive period. Starting with the events on 30th December: 17 Striders at Wynyard where David Mogie celebrated his 200th parkrun and Doreen Morris her 100th. Kevin Dove, James Heslop and Jackie Bennett got new pb's. Andy Laverick and Kirst Alderthay volunteered.Elsewhere, Rachel Kate recorded a new pb at Sedgefield as did Phil Baines at Cleethorpes and Declan Mcgrath at Stewart. It's not a race but well done to Tom Murphy and Helen Mcilvenny at Hartlepool. Tom led the field home and Helen was 1st  lady to finish - both achieving 70%+ age-gradings. Rapidly improving Kate Clark got another all-course pb at Aberdeen. Nice one Kate. Emily Palmer was 1st  lady to finish at Conyngham Hall (Knaresborough) and…
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