Paul’s parkrun report 14 August

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20 Striders took a trip to Hartlepool on Saturday. Of those Kay Martin recorded a big new pb. Nice work Kay. Sam Johnston and Kathryn Barnes also got new best times. Sarah Winter was 3rd lady home. Elsewhere a handful of Striders seem to have hit form. At Albert Park David Ayton sped round to finish with an all-course pb. Philip Baines made it 2 pb's in 2 weeks with a new best at Stewart Park - and Suzanne Brodie took nearly 5 minutes off her previous best at Flatts Lane. Splendid. Final members of this week's pb club were Joseph Staton at Sedgefield and David Horton at Crosby. We also had runners at Darlington South, Rising Sun (Newcastle), Cleethorpes, Northallerton, Herrington Country and Carlisle. Paul J
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Parkrun report 7 July

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Is Hartlepool becoming the new barrage? Okay, so they do have some nice ice cream shops around the marina. But come on - can they really compete with The Talpore? I think not. Stay patient folks. We've still got a bit more red tape to get through before parkrun comes home... There were 17 runners at the pseudo barrage. Of those it was the carbon plated shoes of Kris Allen that propelled him to a new pb. Phillip Baines got a new pb at Mr Fender's favourite course - Flatts Lane. I coached Michelle Ince at the club recently - and her sprint finishing was quite impressive. Wonder if it was put to use at Sedgefield where she recorded a new best time? We had runners all over the place…
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Parkrun report 31 July 2021

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Stockton Striders picked up just a single medal on Saturday. It was a bronze and went to Liz Simpson who was third lady to finish at Hartlepool. Also running at Hartlepool was Michael Burke. Michael spends a lot of time running up and down hills so a flat course must have come as a welcome change. It was obviously to his liking as he recorded a speedy sub 19-minute all-course pb. Good work mate. He then ran another 10 miles... At Albert Park Helen Mcilvenny took a decent chunk off her previous best time - getting a regional standard age-grading in the process. Down the road at Stewart Park Sue Russell also recorded a new pb. We also had runners at Bressay (Shetland), Sedgefield, Darlington South, Northallerton, Dalby Forest, Cotsford…
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24 July parkrun report

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The only thing that could improve on the return of parkrun is the return of Paul Johnson’s parkrun reports. So here goes.... Parkrun returned on Saturday following a 5-year absence - although it wasn't back at the barrage. Not that veteran Strider Dave Fender would have been there. Dave is currently in isolation. More on that later. 20 Striders took a trip to Hartlepool where Steve Cotton and Sam Johnston recorded new personal bests. There were also new pb's for Phillip Baines and Tristian Keates at Sedgefield - and Finlay Pennington at Northallerton. Abbey Barker was the star of the show at Heslington. Abbey was first lady home in a super-fast sub 20 time - an all-course personal best for her. Great stuff. We also had runners at Albert, Redcar…
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Paul’s parkrun report…

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45 Striders at the barrage on Saturday - and 3 milestones. Christian Oxley reached 50 parkruns, Neil Mcgee 100 and Angela Cox 250. Neil continued his good recent form with another pb. Another Strider in fine form is Emma Fleming as she made it 2 pb's in 3 weeks. Helen Mcilvenny was third home for the ladies. Aaron A, Rachel B, Suzanne B, Karen C, Julia C, Emma F, Keran H, Andy J, Neil M, Jane M, Ben R, Liz S and Veronica T helped with volunteering. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere we had 13 runners at Sedgefield where conditions were very much to the liking of Beverley Harvey, Jill Abel, Claire Taylor, Tracy Bradburn and Stella Hudson - all recording new pb's. We also…
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Paul J’s parkrun report

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36 Striders at the barrage - with 4 ladies grabbing the headlines. Louisa Houghton ran another sub 30 minute time to record a pb. Emma Fleming ran an all course parkrun best and a first sub 25 minute time. Chloe Turner was the final member of the pb club. Abbey Barker ran a quick time to come in as first female finisher. Nice work girls. Kris A, Julia C, Colin F, Keran H, Gareth M, Jane M, Stephen M, Nigel R, Gail R and Jim W helped with volunteering. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere Peter Camp pb'd at Albert with an impressive 74% age grading. Rachel Youngs got a new best at Stewart Park. Runners too at Heaton, Camperdown (Dundee), Durham, Sedgefield, Redcar, Druridge Bay,…
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15 February parkrun report

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46 Striders took a trip to the barrage on Saturday - and witnessed the popular Stevie Cooper celebrate his 200th parkrun. Jill Abel is a lady in form. A new pb was recorded and this was the second week in a row Jill has exceeded 70% in age-grading. This ranks her highly in the North East region. Neil Mcgee also got a new pb. Keran H, Andy J, Helen J, Jane M, David M, Viv M, Adam P and Jim W all helped with volunteering. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere there were new pb's for James Heslop at Durham, Finlay Pennington at Marshall Drive, David Horton at Flatts Lane and Stephen Mitchinson at Keswick. Runners too at Queen's (Glasgow), Albert, Frimley Lodge (Surrey), Stewart and…
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18 January parkrun and XC report

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Me and Dave were minding our own business and going along nicely on a pleasant morning at the barrage. Suddenly we heard footsteps behind us - it was fellow Strider James Boynton. James glided past us with ease on his way to a big new pb. Helen Mcilvenny and Sarah Winter were first and second ladies home. Kris A, Aaron A, Deborah E, Keran H, Helen J, Andy J, Sam J, Jennie J, Ben R, Gail R, Sue R and Sarah W helped with volunteering. Elsewhere I reckon Suzanne Brodie must have some sort of spreadsheet to keep track of all the different parkrun courses she's run at. This time it was Gateshead where another pb was obtained. Elaine Watson at Millfield was the other member of this weeks pb…
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11 Jan parkrun report

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Blustery conditions for the 46 Striders at the barrage on Saturday. No new pb's to report but we did see Helen Mcilvenny come in as third female finisher. Jonathon A, Andrew L, Adam P and Nigel R volunteered. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere Julia Ansbro got a new pb at Albert where Emily Palmer was third female home. Two more pb's - and they went to Suzanne Brodie at Stewart and Fiona Shaw at Fountains Abbey. Gavin Morley completed his 100th parkrun at Silksworth. Runners too at Woodhouse Moor, Catterick, Sedgefield, Darlington South and Flatts Lane. Paul J
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4 January parkrun report

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467 runners at the barrage made it a record attendance - and a figure which included 52 Striders. Sarah Winter completed her 100th parkrun and there were new pb's for Chris Newton and Tristan Keates. Helen Mcilvenny and Kay Stokes were second and third ladies home. Kay also recorded a new pb and an impressive age grading of 84.96 - moving her up to 7th on the barrage all-time age graded league. Great stuff. Aaron A, Suzanne B, Beth D, Sarah G, Beverley H, Gareth M, Gail R and Claire T helped with volunteering. Dave Fender failed his fitness test and didn't run. Elsewhere John Corvesor got a pb at Albert Park where Emily Palmer was third female finisher. Fiona Shaw at Durham, James Heslop at Sedgefield and Mike Cleasby…
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