The Fountains Abbey Parkrun this week was designated as the second club championship run of 2020. However like the first run last week at the Muddy Boots 10K, it was cancelled due to the strong winds and rain.
However 13 Bedale and Aiskew Runners (BAR) turned up at the Catterick course for their 5K start to the weekend. David Fox was pleased with his course record of 31:34 after 12 runs. All time personal bests were achieved by Jude Newell after 8 runs, husband Steve after 10, but topped by James Wigglesworth with an all time PB of 22:04 after 20 appearances.
Matt Randall, who is nearing his half century, on 48 runs was first Bar to finish in 21:03, closely followed by Chris Lees with 21:16. Ann Harrington, with 27:37, is keeping up her 100% appearance in 2020 and is now on 46 parkruns in total, with Michelle Dinsdale on 33:01 and Joanne Wigglesworth on 36:31.
Club champion Will Retchless was pacing a friend this week finishing in 29:01, while the club’s ‘more elderly boys’, John Hunter (31:28), Raymond Lightle (26:15) and Paul Bainbridge (24:19) completed the BAR finishers.
Jess Mallinson and Matt Randall logged up a well respected volunteer point on the day.
Club Chairman, Paul Ellis, and daughter, Matilda, ran the Darlington parkrun, with Paul storming to an all time PB after 15 runs, of 19:08, and a position of 7th out of 362 taking part. Matilda who is in the F10 age group finished 2nd female overall out of 139, in a time of 22:06, and an all time PB after 17 runs. How long before she catches her dad?
Carys Samuel (23:26) at Finsbury Park, Leigh Ellar (29:50) at York, and Nicky Harland (28:33) at Northallerton completed the Bar involvement last Saturday.