Paul’s weekend report

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Plenty to report this week. We'll take another look at the successful 'club-league' parkrun at Albert and Sunday's cross-country at Whitby. However, first item on the agenda is Mike Cleasby's parkrun at Chopwell Wood, Gateshead. Mike has been quietly going about his parkrun business and on Saturday he reached 2 milestones. First of those was completing run number 250. More impressive was his second milestone: Mike has now done 100 different parkrun venues. Amazing! (to put that in context, Dave Fender has done 752 parkruns over the course of 6 decades - with all but 1 at the Tees Barrage) I think Suzanne Brodie, David Murphy and Fin Pennington have done over 50 venues - but they still have some way to go to catch Mike. Thanks for spreading the…
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Paul’s parkrun report

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35 Striders joined Debbie Edwards at Stewart Park on Saturday. The website photo shows our growing number of parkrun dogs! (Harley looked as calm as ever) All looks to have gone well and I wish Debbie all the best in her recovery. In-form Tom Murphy was 3rd home in a new pb. Steven Hall and Charlotte Farrar recorded pb's - whilst Emma Fleming was third lady to finish. Elsewhere, Stephen Mcneal pb'd and Izzy Morgan was third lady to finish at Albert park. Nigel Radcliffe reached run number 100 at Hartlepool. A venue which also saw Phil Baines get a new pb and Steve Cotton a 70%+ age-grading. Striders too at Carlisle, Valentines (Ilford), Sedgefield, Northallerton and Dolgellau (Wales). Paul J
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Paul’s parkrun report

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Striders evenly spread over the local venues this week. At Hartlepool Abby Barker was first lady to finish and recorded a 70%+ age-grading - a feat matched by Michelle Ince. Tom Murphy came away with a new pb. At Albert Simon Russell got a new pb with a 70%+ a-g, whilst Rob Parker got an all-course pb. Izzy Morgan was first lady to finish at Sedgefield and Jonathon Archer got a 70%+ a-g at Stewart. We also had runners at York, Darlington South, Flatts Lane, Keswick, Northallerton and Woodgate Valley (Birmingham). Paul J
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Paul’s weekend run report

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Paul’s weekend run report… A big crowd of Striders had one last 'parkrun' around the Tees Barrage on Saturday. This due to the event officially ending. Most of you will be aware of the circumstances regarding this decision. Won't comment further on this - if I gave my opinion then I'd get into trouble! At the end of this report I'll list a few stats regarding Striders at the barrage. In grey, cold and windy conditions Peter gave one final 3,2,1 and we were off. Half a mile in and the Princess Diana bridge was negotiated for the final time. It wasn't easy with a strong headwind. A few twists and turns later and we reached the first bridge over the canal. (and Adam Potter with a big hand). Not…
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Paul’s weekend race report

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Paul’s weekend race report…. Liz Simpson collapsed into a heap at the end of her 350th parkrun on Saturday. It was no surprise. Of all those 350 runs she'd just recorded her quickest time ever. Yes, 34 Striders attended a cool and breezy Hartlepool. We took over the joint - with 12 Striders in the first 16 finishers - and there were plenty more milestones and personal bests. Sam Johnston, in his 300th parkrun, also ran an all-course pb. It was catching. Izzy Morgan, Stephen Mitchinson, Emma Fleming and Tom Murphy (3rd finisher) recorded all-course pb's. Ben Robinson, doing run number 250, got a Hartlepool pb in his 2nd fastest parkrun time ever. John Stapleton got a Hartlepool pb. Ben, Liz, Helen Mcilvenny, Michelle Ince and Simon Russell recorded 70%+…
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Paul’s weekend race report

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A breezy day on Saturday saw another milestone for Abby Barker. Abby was first overall finisher at Basildon. Might be wrong but I think this is a first by a female Strider. Great work. 18 Striders were at Albert where Rob Parker, Steven Hall and Chloe Turner recorded new pb's - and Michael Meggs a 70%+ age-grading. Tony Galilee at Jubilee and Suzanne Brodie at Hamsterly Forest also got pb's. Striders too at Hartlepool, Durham, Stewart Park, Flatts Lane, Northallerton, Bideford (Devon), and Frickley. Nice to see a good turnout at Ropner Park on Sunday for the new 5k event. Might take a wander down myself in the coming weeks to see what it's all about. Matron said that if Dave behaves himself then he too would be allowed to…
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Paul’s parkrun report

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I had no idea the venue for Jill Abel's 400th parkrun had been changed. I turned up at Sedgefield. By the end of the run I was utterly distraught and ran to my car in tears. I drove back to see Dave Fender in Yarm and tell him what had happened. On arrival matron was grim faced. Dave was in a worse state than me. More on that after the report. Yes, it was Jill's 400th on Saturday. 33 Striders joined her for a run at Hartlepool. Conditions were nigh on perfect and there were some great performances. Tom Marrs and Michael Meggs were second and third home with 70%+ age-gradings. Tom also getting an all-course pb. Izzy Morgan and Beth Dang were first and third lady to finish. Beth…
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Paul’s weekend race report

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Fairly quiet on the parkrun front this week - although we did see Izzy Morgan first lady home at Sedgefield, Simon Russell first finisher at The Grange and Michael Meggs third home at Albert. We also had runners at Hartlepool, Silksworth (Sunderland), Camperdown (Dundee), Durham, Redcar, Riverside, Stewart, Flatts Lane, Whinlatter Forest (Keswick), Northallerton, Marshall Drive (Brotton), Herrington Country, Woodgate Valley (Birmingham) and Chopwell Wood (Gateshead). Last Sunday saw a cross-country event at Ormesby Hall. It was another stellar performance from our ladies team - Abbey, Emily, Faye, Gina, Katie, Liz and Sue. 2ndplace out of 15 teams was achieved - with Abbey and Emily finishing first and second respectively in the overall race. The gents had six runners - Jonathon, Simon, Michael B, Alan, Ben and James. Jonathon was…
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Paul’s parkrun report

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17 Striders at Hartlepool this week. Of those, Tom Murphy got a new pb and Gareth Maloney a 70%+ age-grading. Liz Simpson and Emma Fleming were 2rd and 3rd ladies to finish. Of the 11 Striders at Stewart, Simon Russell got a new pb and Michael Meggs was 3rd home. 10 more Striders at Albert where Julia Ansbro made it to run number 50. Finally, a mention for Katie Abel who was first lady to finish at Cotsford Fields. We also had runners at Heaton, South Manchester, Cannon Hill, Redcar and Northalllerton. Paul J
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Paul’s parkrun report

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Plenty of Striders were up bright and early on new year's day for a parkrun. At Albert - Tom Marrs, Michael Meggs, Abby Barker, Simon Russell and Emily Palmer all got 70%+ age-gradings. Abby was also 3rd lady home in a new pb. Elsewhere, Tom Murphy pb'd at Hartlepool as did James Boynton at Sedgefield. On the Christmas day runs Finlay Pennington pb'd at Alness and Michael Meggs was first home at Hartlepool. We also had runners at Heaton, Cannon Hill, Roundhay (Leeds), Stewart, Darlington South, Clitheroe Castle, Armley (Leeds), Whitby and Hamsterley Forest. Paul J
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