Postal Ultras, Half Marathons and More

It was great to see a small but perfectly formed group of Posties at the Vale of York Half Marathon yesterday. Big congratulations to Jim Carter on his 1:30, tantalisingly close to the magic sub 90 mins for the man who takes more steps per 100 metres than anyone I know.

More respect heading in the direction of one of our band of ultra runners. Brilliant stuff from Jo Barrett taking on the Cumbria Way. A mere 73 miles from Ulverston to Carlisle and successfully completed in 22:01:50. Yep, that's 22 hours not 22 minutes. Hard numbers to fathom for us parkrunners! Check out one of Jo's photos below, it perfectly sums up part of the addiction to ultra running. You can't beat scenery like it.

Well done also to Dave Johnson for a 15th place finish out of 283 in the 10K Beckbusters race.

Here's the full lineup:

Beck Busters 10K

Dave Johnson 41:20

Cumbria Way 73 miles

Jo Barrett 22:01:50

Vale of York Half Marathon

Jim Carter 1:30:39

Jon Davies 1:39:35

Simon Middleton 1:44:18

Kevin Armstrong 1:49:27

Phil Raddall 2:14:35

York parkrun

Darren Baker 19.38

Heslington parkrun

Jim Carter 19.34

Danny Clayton 19.50

Kevin Armstrong 24.01

Jess Hayward 24.11

Helena Senior 36.29

New Earswick parkrun

Ben Briffaud 19.35 - chapeau Ben!

Chris Thompson 21.47

Lucy Turner 29.16

Keppel parkrun

Andy Ellwood 32.55

Castle Howard parkrun

Phil Raddall 28.59

Sam Lynn 31.53

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