Catterick Parkrun takeover & C25k finale

A fabulous crisp sunny autumn morning with a nip in the air, Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) took over the Catterick Parkrun to celebrate the graduation of the 4th group of Couch to 5k (C25k).

With huge support from BAR club members and Catterick Parkrun volunteer regulars, cheering on all runners creating great spirit to the event. In addition to the volunteers there was a large contingent from BAR taking part, in total 23 members running. Helping runners along the way were a number of organised pacers from BAR of Will Retchless, Paul Ellis, Matt Randall, James Bartram and ensuring everyone was home safe were tail walkers; Christine Close & Louise Baker.

There were 13 BAR first timers at Catterick Parkrun, 12 of these were celebrating completing their C25k program, having been mentored for the last 9 weeks by the BAR coaches Paul Ellis, Becky Smith, James Bartram and Louise Baker, led by Chris Lees. Well done to; Sarah Truman, Tom McEneany, Ken Caple, Sean McEneany, Karen Banks, Claire Glover, Amy Walker, Rachel Mapplebeck, Claire Bean, Joanne Fawcett, Ali Mason and Lisa Brain.

Matilda Ellis daughter of BAR chairman Paul ran another amazing time in a personal best (PB) of 22:35. Inspired by her mum Ruth’s recent C25k progression Anaya Mason ran her first Parkrun in a fabulous 28:40 and Becky Smith ran with the company of both her daughters, Isabelle completing her first 5k Parkrun.

Thanks to those who marshalled, timed and scanned, great team effort.

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