I hope you've all had a great weekend, enjoying some decent weather and finding the time to get a run in. There were some big events yesterday, notably the Manchester Marathon where we had Drew Mitchell taking part, finishing in a very impressive 3:26:36. Great time Drew!
We had our very own Si Partridge taking part in the Baildon Way Trail 1/2 marathon. Whilst Mr Partridge took to Facebook to whinge a bucketful about his performance and tell us of his various ailments, I actually think he did rather well. 43rd out of 392 finishers in 1:37:20 for a trail event and only one minute per mile behind the winner is pretty good going in my book. Well done Si, I love you really.
I can't find any evidence of any other lovely Harriers taking part in events yesterday. Please let me know if you did and I will add you in to this report.
Onto the parkrun results roundup. I'm biased I know but I'm writing this so it's my rules - big shoutout this week goes to my Mrs, Lucy Turner. Her 173rd parkrun and a new PB in 25.36. That should earn me a few brownie points this week.
Here's the full summary:
Darren Baker 18.55
Chris Thompson 21.42
1st Finisher - Unknown Athlete 16.57 - that's what the official results say anyway. This particular unknown athlete was Ian Smithson, leading from start to finish and looking in very good nick indeed. We'll overlook the DFYB error!
Jason Platten 21.19
Hannah Smithson 24.04 - NEW PB
Lucy Turner 25.36 - NEW PB
Simon Middleton 25.36
Helena Senior 32.51
Phil Raddall 38.35
Potternewton parkrun (Leeds)
Patrick Hough 21.14
The Pastures parkrun (Alnwick)
Danny Clayton 20.11 - 3rd Place