A heavy overnight snow fall made for difficult running conditions around Newcastle Town Moor on Saturday, but that didn’t deter 161 hardy runners from turning up and making the best of the situation.
In fact, with chances of running a PB all but buried in the snow, the spirit amongst the competitors was remarkably high, with most out to enjoy the occasion and have a great time with their friends and family.
14 Tyne Bridge members completed the event, with Tony Carter finishing 1st, closely followed by Marc Fenwick. However, run of the day must go to Darryl Davison, 1 of only 5 runners who managed a PB. At this rate we’re going to have to rename him Darryl ‘all-weather’ Davison instead of fair-weather. Special mention to Louis Goffe for volunteering as Lead Bike and doing his best to get around the course.
Meanwhile, Chris Thompson, a popular club member who sadly moved away due to work commitments, completed his first parkrun event in Chelmsford. Well done Chris.
Results for Newcastle parkrun, event number 157, 19/01/2013
161 participants completed the run on Saturday. The first male to finish was Tony CARTER (M) (Tyne Bridge Harriers) in a time of 00:18:07. The first lady completing the course was Rebecca PEASE (F) (Gateshead Harriers & AC) in a time of 00:23:26. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here:
The following club members participated
1 Tony CARTER 00:18:07
2 Marc FENWICK 00:18:14
4 Darryl DAVISON 00:19:12 PB
7 Sparrow John Richard MORLEY 00:20:07
14 Stephen BARKER 00:20:40
19 John TOLLITT 00:21:22
22 Mark JACKSON 00:21:44
35 David John ANTILL 00:22:41
73 John HURSE 00:25:41
122 Emma MOIR 00:29:12
141 Emma BRANNAN 00:31:17
143 Scott WILKINSON 00:31:45
145 Sara SEDGLEY 00:31:50
146 Penny WILMOTT 00:34:09
Results for Chelmsford Central parkrun, event number 1, 19/01/2013
82 participants completed the run on Saturday. The first male to finish was Malcolm MUIR (M) (Ilford AC) in a time of 00:17:50. The first lady completing the course was Sophie RICHES (F) (Chelmsford AC) in a time of 00:20:29. You can find the full parkrun results for this event here
The following club member participated
27 Chris THOMPSON 00:23:20
As ever, many thanks go to all the volunteers who help parkrun go ahead each week and to sponsors Adidas, Sweatshop, Lucozade and Pru Health.
Special thanks to Vicki Deritis and Maggie Davison (Newcastle parkrun) for the photographs throughout this report.