Some rather impressive performances to write about this week. I'm going to start with our resident comedian who occasionally reminds us that he's a decent runner as well. Step up Si Partridge!
3.24.55 round the mean streets of Lake Windermere with 500 metres or so of elevation thrown in for good measure is very good going in my book. Rumour has it there was a little bit of rain as well, just to test the mental spirit. Surely that sets it up well Si for a Summer of training and a tilt at something even more impressive in October on the not quite so undulating streets of York?
Not to be outdone, a big congratulations also to Robert Butler who took part in the same event and successfully got round in 4.34.05. Well done gents.
Elsewhere in the lakes it was the Keswick Mountain Festival and we had Jackie Mitchell taking part in their 10K trail race. Strava tells me it was steep, slippery and good fun so well done Jackie in completing the 10K ish course in 1hr20mins.
I haven't spotted any other race results from over the weekend so apologies as always if I've missed your result, just drop me a message (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll make sure that you get a shout out.
Meanwhile in parkrun world we had a cracking turnout on Saturday morning with not too many sore heads in evidence following our awards evening the previous night, more of that later.
1st Simon Middleton 18.32 - I know, 1st place. I'm the new Jordan. As in Katie Price not Mr Howe.
67th Lucy Turner 31.46
5th Dom Carter 19.05
7th Jim Carter 19.21
26th Andy Heather 21.08
3rd Jordan Howe 15.25 - I have to say that it's insane that a 15.25 was good enough for 3rd place. Some talent on display at Hes evidently!
7th Ian Smithson 17.51
149th Laura Robson 26.15
176th Di Campbell 27.10
223rd Amy Johnson 29.59
246th Dave Johnson 31.02
227th Jackie Mitchell 32.37
Mura di Lucca (Posties on tour in Tuscany. Fantastic walled city north of Pisa, much like York without the hen do's)
12th Alex Davis 24.33
8th Oli Thompson 21.46
21st Jon Davies 22.58
70th Jess Hayward 27.28
71st Harriet Sleight 27.28
50th Jamie Butler 22.18
151st Robert Butler 27.40
86th Phil Raddall 27.45
Team Campbell, Johnson and Robson taking part at Heslington
Keswick looking very picturesque for Jackie's trip to the Lakes.
First ever running photo of me with two feet off the ground at the same time. Must have been my fancy new shirt.
To finish off this week we had our awards evening at Spark on Friday evening. Thank you to everyone who attended and fuelled up on cheap beer at Wetherspoons beforehand. It's all about the preparation. Many thanks also to Elliot and Sophie for organising the evening, it was a big success and proudly demonstrated everything about our rather marvellous club.
The voting for our two awards was a hotly contested affair, indeed we had a dead heat in our Most Improved Runner category with Harriet Sleight and Mel Ellwood sharing the spoils. You don't have to share you trophy though and we'll make sure we get yours to you asap Mel. Well done to both of you on your well deserved awards.
For the second time running, Andy Heather picked up most votes and collected the Club Person award. Well done Andy, perfect recognition for one of our stalwarts who organises stuff behind the scenes so the rest of us don't have to.
Last but by no means least was our Coach's Award given by Mark and Becky. They awarded it to a runner who doesn't miss many sessions and demonstrates tenacity and resilience to give their all and then give a bit more. A huge congratulations to Dom Carter on being the recipient of the Coach's Award.
Final thanks to everyone who brought along raffle prizes. A good half hour was spent sharing the various chocolate related prizes.
That's it for this week. Fantastic Postal Performances as always. Looking forward to seeing what we deliver at the 3rd Road Race League event in Easingwold tomorrow night (24th May). The race starts at 7.30pm in Millfield Park, which is the parkrun location.