Catterick Parkrun take-over & C25k graduation

Bedale and Aiskew runners (BAR) took over the hosting of Catterick Parkrun this weekend, celebrating the graduation of their most recent Couch to 5k (C25k).

On a damp morning the atmosphere was brought alive with the regular Catterick spirit, supported by 27 fabulous volunteers from BAR helping the smooth running of the event. Along with the cheering, high fiving and bell ringing support, BAR swelled the running support with some extra pacers at 25min Paul Berry, 28min Will Retchless, 30min Ann Harrington hitting her 50th Parkrun, 33min Nichola Malton, 35min Louise Baker and 38min Michelle Dinsdale. All with excellent pacing, close to their target times, chatting and cheering along the way.

A massive 25 BAR members running, including 8 first timers many of who are C25k graduates. Congratulations to Chris Pritchard, Charlotte Rudd, Poppy Bean, Nina McWhinney, Fiona King, Fiona Fieldhouse, Mel Thornton-Grace and Tailwalker Mary McDonald on completing their first Parkrun. Congratulation to Beth Capel and Claire Bean for showing that if at first you don’t succeed try again! You will come back stronger; Claire showed this with a personal best in 35:01, and Beth 4 seconds faster than her first Parkrun in 33:12.

Huge congratulations goes to BAR Chairman’s daughter Matilda Ellis achieving a PB and new JW10 course record of 21:39, taking nearly 1 minute off her pervious course record with an amazingly strong run.

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers and especially to Stuart Black to stepping up to Run Director, it was an exceptional event.

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