Parkrun round up for Saturday 11th November

As we pop around the towns and have a look at what our fellow Areneez athletes got up to at the local parkrun’s this weekend.

First off we drop in at Preston Park parkrun with a huge 442 runners on the course it was a busy one.

1st Arena lady home was Nicky Yeates and 2nd lady overall in 21.53
1st Arena man home was Luke Carter in 19.23. This was a new PB for Luke beating his previous best of 19.24 set last week and was his 3rd PB in 4 weeks. A PB is a PB in which ever time you take off of it so well done Luke.

On to the Hove Prom with 255 runners taking part.

1st Arena man home was Tris Sharp in 20.23 and nice to see Tris coming back to some form again.
1st Arena lady home was Helene Rooney in 20.16 and 1st lady overall.

A new PB dropped in to see Yvonne Patrick this weekend as she secured her new PB time of 24.46 and beating her previous best of 25.08 set in July this year. This is a new milestone for Yvonne as she breaks under the 25.00 barrier for the first time at this course. Really well done Yvonne on your hard work out there today.

Along the coast to Worthing with 225 runners taking part.

Arena had sole representation coming from Emily Proto who was 1st lady home and 2nd overall in a time of 18.13.

Back to the local Brighton & Hove parkrun with some 384 runners taking part.

1st Arena man home was Gary Osborne in 20.05
1st Arena lady home was Martha Sacree in 21.47

There were two PB’s on offer here and both came from the above athletes.

The first one went to Gary Osborne in his new shiny 20.05 PB badge beating his previous best of 20.34 set in December 2016.

The second one went to Martha Sacree with her glittering 21.47 PB badge beating her previous best 22.04 set in September 2017. Now I’m not sure what has happened with her sidekick as Rachael Barker and her normally run as a partnership but as Rachael took a new PB last weekend maybe there is a friendly rivalry going on here which is why Martha decided to go solo this weekend and also put a PB performance in. Looking at the stats here, at the start of the year Martha’s time stood at 24.11 so she has made a huge improvement over the year. Arena training does pay off!!

Looking around the country with Arena representing:

Banstead Woods parkrun
Julie Briggs– 18.55 – 1st

Ashton Court parkrun
Jodie Rigg – 24.39

Ashford parkrun
Jim Watson 3rd – 19.09

Poole parkrun
Ian parsons – 24.55

Kettering parkrun
David Gifford– 18.25 – 2nd

Great Lines parkrun, Medway
Emily Hutchinson – 18.50 -1st

A massive well done to all those with their new PB times and well done to all those out there flying the blue vest of Arena.

Just a reminder that Saturday 16th December is the last of this year’s Super Series challenge which is taking place at Brighton & Hove Park parkrun. This will be an age grading event.