Closer to home, Matt Robins was first Harrier home at Black Park in the rain, with a time of 20.32. He was joined by: Ian Lawson – 21.24; Neil Bates – 21.30; Aran Davidson – a very respectable 21.45 in his first ever parkrun; Matt Channer – 22.35; Tim Dawson – 24.00 in his milestone 150th (!) parkrun; Lorraine Pearce – 24.38 in her first parkrun; Rosemary Davenport – a new PB of 26.43; Shaheen Dent – 28.44 and Paula Walker – 29.58. Phoenix Everiss took part in his first parkrun at Wycombe Rye, finishing in 23.04; following him in were: Hannah Edwards – 26.57; Tony Molesworth – 27.53; Philip Lewis – 28.12 and Tom Ayres – 29.57. At Cassiobury Park Kate Loach was 2nd lady, with a time of 21.08. Behind her Lyn Mellor was 9th – 23.07; Oliver Webb completed Cassiobury for the first time – 24.12 and Matthew Webb clocked 26.11. Down in Somerset Katie and James Repper were in action in the Burnham and Highbridge parkrun. Katie was 2nd female in 22.51 and James was not far behind in 22.55. Friends Nathan Taylor and Alan Hornibrook took part in the Aylesbury parkrun for the first time, clocking 19.08 and 21.00, respectively. Elsewhere: Mark Fry finished Brighton & Hove in 24.33; Hugh Beedell clocked 20.08 on iconic Hampstead Heath; Trevor Brawn was close to his PB at Gadebridge in 26.11; David Breingan was 11th in 22.41 at Lyme Park (Cheshire) and David Saul completed his 60th parkrun in Tring in 24.39.
And as ever, a few reminders: firstly, it’s not too late to send me your parkrun postcards (photos of you, friends and family partaking in a bit of parkrun tourism over the Summer holidays). We’ll do a special photo montage in September with all those received.
Secondly, if you’ve not yet entered the Shardeloes 10k, you’d better have a pretty good reason why not! Entering is really easy, and great value for money, at Runner’s World. More details here.
COMING UP LOCALLY: Brooks Last Friday of the Month 5k, Headington 5, Shardeloes 10k, SEAA Road Relays and the start of the Chiltern League. See the club calendar for more.