Evesham Parkrun – 12th February 2022
In addition to Bourton Roadrunners’ long-standing tradition of supporting as many local running events as possible, it has been a keen ambassador for the parkrun movement and its world-wide appeal. As running and other events start to open up further the club has continued to demonstrated its support of parkrun by selecting one of the several local events each month, promoting its social and wellbeing values.
February’s event was the well organised Evesham parkrun, which attracted 15 club members, with Alex Pye leading the team home in 20:24. Derek Darby was 1st MV45 in 21:07, achieving a course PB, with Tim Hemming finishing 1st MV50 in 21:42. Tom Hill also achieved a course PB of 24:10, while Margaret Hollamby finished 1st LV65 in a fine 24:36. Lorna Shawcross was 1st LV60 in 25:15, narrowly pipping Barry O’Leary in 25:16. Liz Hulcup, who is training for Cardiff half marathon next month, achieved 25:45.
There was further friendly club rivalry between John Harding (1st MV65) and Chris Dry, finishing in 26:05 and 26:06 respectively; well done to both. Other Bourton Roadrunners were Gill Carrick (27:47), David Rees (27:48), Sharon Rees (32:05), Lynn Hudson (34:22) and Coral Feeney-Hill (35:25 – course PB).
Other parkrun events this week
Some of those who couldn’t make it to Evesham, found alternative parkrun events including:
Harcourt Hill: Louise Hamilton-Smith – 29:32.
Harkerville, SA: Gillian James – 34:28 and Chris Lynch – 35:00 (course PB).
Old Deer Park: Kate Price (2nd claim) – 34:11.
Stratford-upon-Avon: Susan Hunt (2nd claim) 1st LV55 – 24:47, Linda Edwards (2nd claim) – 36:56, Steph Holton – 36:57, Gary Holton – 36:57.
Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country League, Pittville Park, Cheltenham – 13th February 2022
Bourton was able field only one senior runner at this County event, with Jennifer Glass finishing 2nd LV50 in a highly competitive race, comprising a number of age categories. This keeps her medal hopes alive with one further event remaining in the series.
Despite the poor weather conditions, the Club’s juniors also managed to field a few hardy souls, with the U13 boys team finishing 2nd and the U11 team 4th. Individual performances included Michael Astor - 4th MU13, Edward Hare - 5th MU11, and another brilliant performance by Lucy Hillary - 4th LU13.
Cardiff Winter Warmer 10k – 13th February 2022
The ever improving Jaq Underwood (2nd claim) completed the two lap course in 45:02 and was rewarded with 2nd LV50 (8th lady overall) and finished in the top 10% of the 350-plus runners overall.
Parkruns - 6th February 2022
Cannon Hill: Susan Hunt (2nd claim) – 24:49.
Cheltenham: Chris Dry – 25:40.
Chipping Norton School: Derek Darby – 22:11, Louise Hamilton-Smith – 40:28 (running with her young daughter).
Newport Riverfront: Jaq Underwood (2nd claim) – 21:44
Stratford-upon-Avon: Lucy Hillary, 1st female (JW11-14) – 21:15 (course PB).
Tewkesbury: Claire Carroll – 27:30 1st LV60, Rob Williams – 28:44
The February social parkrun attracted 15 club members to Evesham. There were a number of PBs, age category highlights and a lot of good fun in general.
Well to Jenni Glass and the Juniors who braved the weather and attended the Gloucestershire Cross Country League at Pittville Park.
Another fine run for Jaq Underwood at the Cardiff Winter Warmer 10k.
Other reports may be found on our recent race reports page.