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Saturday 21st October 2023

Robert Lane

21 Oct 2023

Week 42

Parkrun was badly affected today, with Storm Babet giving everything a good soaking and swelling the rivers causing some major flooding. Quite why the name Babbitt was chosen instead of the usual run-of-the-mill, Samantha, Tarquin or Rupert I don't know. But Babbitt it was, and responsible (in some instances anyway) for the cancellations of quite a lot of local parkruns, giving our club members very few opportunities to run without some sort of road-trip for their parkrun fix. Still, 13 members turned out to run whilst generally the weather largely remained rain-free.

There was still opportunity for a major milestone to be reached with Brendan D heading to the Netherlands to register a "Z" parkrun at Zuiderpark, and thus completing all 25 letters of the alphabet (the parkrun alphabet that is as there is no X parkrun in the world!). Well done Brendan.

Back home Kevin P headed to Forest Rec parkrun for his first visit and a trio of Martin S, Nicky P & Sarah R were at Leicester Victoria parkrun for their debuts.

The furthest UK journey was made by Pascal S & Sarah S at Haverfordwest parkrun in Wales where only 73 turned up, but both were first in their age categories. Deanna S & Richard B debuted at Prudhoe Riverside parkrun, and Duncan C was at Skipton parkrun. There were course PBs for Robert L at Beacon Hill Country Park parkrun, and Dan W at Conkers where Jane W also ran.

Well done everybody today in challenging weather conditions!

Results for 21 October 2023

Beacon Hill Country Park parkrun (5k)

- Robert L 26:56 (Course PB) 5th Age Cat

Conkers parkrun (5k)

- Dan W 20:55 (Course PB) 2nd Age Cat

- Jane W 28:05 4th Age Cat

Forest Rec parkrun (5k)

- Kevin P 24:27 (First Timer!)

Haverfordwest parkrun (5k)

- Pascal S 21:04 (First Timer!) Top Ten & Top Ten Gen Pos & 1st Age Cat

- Sarah S 23:49 (First Timer!) Top Twenty & 3rd Gen Pos & 1st Age Cat

Leicester Victoria parkrun (5k)

- Martin S 21:52 (First Timer!) 3rd Age Cat

- Nicky P 28:37 (First Timer!) 5th Age Cat

- Sarah R 29:19 (First Timer!)

Prudhoe Riverside parkrun (5k)

- Deanna S 31:21 (First Timer!) Top Twenty Gen Pos & 3rd Age Cat

- Richard B 23:53 (First Timer!) Top Twenty & Top Twenty Gen Pos & 4th Age Cat

Skipton parkrun (5k)

- Duncan C 21:58 (First Timer!) 2nd Age Cat

Zuiderpark parkrun (5k)

- Brendan D 24:02 (First Timer!) 4th Age Cat

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