Saturday saw the penultimate round of our Team Parkrun Challenge

It was Halloween last week, so alongside a bit of dressing up for the Parkruns, the main impact was that weekend race fuelling strategies were based largely on a diet of left-over chocolate miniatures and Haribo.

Saturday saw the penultimate round of our Team Parkrun Challenge and produced its own selection box of strong results.

At Clumber, Karen Shipman scored a Club Bronze Standard with her 23:29 finish. Further afield, at Cleethorpes Andrea Walker registered a 23:34.
At Rother Valley’s pacing event, Philip Morris, pacing 18 minutes, finished in 17:41 and 2nd place overall. Chris Lindley’s 24:00 finish secured him First in Age Category. Lindsay Baker ran a 26:55, Jim McIntosh 29:31 and Sandra Lees 35:31.

Over at Millfield near York, Andy Foster kicked started his VMLM training with a 24:12 on a tricky course with an uphill start/finish on muddy grass.

Meanwhile, at the Chesterfield No Walk in the Park, John Sanderson was first overall with his 18:41 finish.

At the other end of the distance scale, Steve Battle ran the Gloucester 24 hour track race. He completed 101.6 miles, finishing 14th out of 58 finishers. Wet and windy and a great firework display in the background he reports.

Sunday’s action starts at the 6 miles Cop Hill Fell race, where Philip Morris’ 43:08 was good enough for 6th place and Neil Yewman finished in 1:02:16.

You always get a lot for your money with the KMR Series races and Sunday’s Kimberworth Canal Race was no exception. For the bargain price of £5, runners got a well organised and well supported race, aswell as an impressive buffet afterwards. As an added bonus this year, runners also “enjoyed” an extra almost 10% of race distance over the scheduled 5 miles - all for no additional cost!

First home for the Club in 18th place was Nick Roberts in 33:38 which earns him a Club Bronze Standard. Mike Brown was next in on 38:19 which also earns him a Club Bronze Standard.

Paul Sadler finished in 41:07. Giles Searby’s 43:07 was a Course PB. Katy Taylor came in on 49:32. Nicky Searby finished in 53:46, Jim McKintosh 54:06 and Michael Lees 55:45.

Hopefully, the “man with the cone” will know which side of Tinsley Viaduct to stand for next year’s CRR Grand Prix edition of this race.

Well done all!