At Upton Court Louise Durman and Shaun Fry had excellent results, with Louise winning the event in 19.55 and Shaun finishing not far behind in 6th – 21.19. Sian Thomas was also in winning form, earning herself 1st lady at Blandford in 18.43 and 2nd overall out of 120 runners. Others who were evidently being parkrun tourists over the festive period were: David Breingan – 23.31 at Lyme Park; Ellie and Neil Bates – 23.19 and 24.34 in the Wyre Forest and Mark Jakeman – 23.10 in Stetford.
Closer to home Trevor Brawn was the only Harrier at Cassiobury Park, completing the event for the first time in 24.38. At Tring Park Grant Whitaker finished a fantastic 5th – 22.48 – and Sarah Needleman was 1st lady home in 24.55. Well done!
Elsewhere, Barbara Ralph took part in the Enfield & Haringey AC Boxing Day 5k at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Barbara blew off effects of Christmas Day over-indulgence to manage a fantastic 23.12.
There were equally fantastic results for Chiltern Harriers AC at the Pednor 10, which sees runners annually do two laps of CHAC’s regular training route. Peter Gould was 3rd overall in 1.04.32 and Rebecca Nkoane won the ladies’ competition in 1.07.34. Mike Turney was first in the 50+ men’s category - 1.06.36 – as was Kate Loach for the ladies – 1.15.19. For full provisional results and pictures, please visit the Arctic One Foundation page.