If ever you want to practice a Geordie accent there are only 2 words you need to use – Kawasaki and Conjunctivitis. Whilst you try that out, it’s in the North East that we should start this week, as our CRR dozen got on their bikes and set their eyes on the prize, at the Great North Run.
First home for the Club was Steve Hattersley in 1:37:37, followed by Hannah Sharpe in 1:45:52. Neil Yewman scored a PB with his 1:48:33. Paul Taylor came in on 1:52:58; Andrea “Wonder Woman” Walker 1:53:05; Matt Taylor 1:54:44 and Ellis Hewitt 2:05:52. Allison Preece finished in 2:05:57; Lindsay Baker 2:09:25; Craig Lockett 2:11:07; Tanya Beighton 2:34:59 and Michael Burr 2:35:46.
Back to Friday and at the Great Longstone Fell Race, Lewis Banton finished the 4.6 mile course 4th and 1st MV40 in 30:33. Jordan Street was 8th in 31:14 and Richard Hind came 68th in 38:17.
It was a quiet round for this month’s Parkrun competition on Saturday, but Giles Searby’s 2nd best time ever of 23:20 at Poolsbrook is clearly worthy of mention.
Also, on Sunday it was the Draycote 20 mile race where Chris Amery finished in 2:21:18 and Graham Sheen 4:13:33.
Finally, on Sunday, Mike Brown came 5th in 21:20 at the Alton Water 5K race. The racing was incidental however as it came on the back of Mike sadly losing his Uncle and it was a chance for him to run with his Nephew and Sister-in-Law and, as Mike reports, to “…share some running joy at the saddest of times”.
So, whether it’s 56,000 runners supported around the streets of Newcastle or a grieving family enjoying a small 5K, it’s been another week of proof, if proof were needed, of the amazing power of running.
Well done all!