On Saturday 15th September 47 members of Grantham running club travelled over to the scenic Rutland water parkrun that takes place at Rutland Water Reservoir, this is a 5k run, jog or walk on a mixture of flat tarmac and paths and takes you out over the reservoir and finishing back at Normanton Church.
For those of you that are not aware of parkrun this is a free 5k event with over 600 of these events taking place nationally ran by volunteers, the closet to Grantham being Belton House parkrun taking place every Saturday morning at 9am. For more information check out the parkrun UK website.
The green army was out on mass due to Rutland parkrun being part of Grantham running clubs Grand Prix series. GRC members were running to score points using the World Masters Athletics grading system to equalise for age and sex by comparing performances to the best in the world.
Saturday's weather was slightly autumnal with a light breeze over the water and quite reasonable running conditions, due to the course being flat we saw a huge amount of personal bests for the club over a 5K distance including coming first for GRC and 4th overall out of 293 parkrunners was Grant Davies 18:05, just five seconds outside gaining a ranking position. Well done Grant!
|Peter's 268th and best|
Top scorer and setting a new club record was Julie Braker with 92.14%, this was good enough to rank her second in the UK this year. In second postion was Sarah High with her best ever score of 73.98% enjoying returning to full fitness. First home for the men was Peter "parkrun" Bonner setting an all course PB in his 268th attempt and grabbing a 73.87% score. Second place for the men went to Dean Riggall with 73.39%, better known for his fast marathon time but proving he can compete at any distance. Third for the men was Robert McArdle 72.6%, closely followed by Robert Braker with a score just over 72%
Other personal bests at this course were where Joaquim Jeronimo 18:35, Adam Wasoilka 20.06, Matt Fryer 21:44, Penny Hodges 21:48, Paul Jepson 24:09, Caroline Davis 24:16, Sarah High 24:28, Tracy Webb 28.01, Brendon Buckley 28:40, Naomi Jepson-Rivers 29:10, Dona Hall 29:47, Claire Fritz 30:03 and Louise Kennedy 31:05.
|Edina goes sub 30|
Special mention goes to Edina Burns who achieved her first sub 30 – 29:47 Well done to you all andyour personal bests. We saw a lot of you ringing the ‘Happy Bell’
Chris Toon ran his first ever parkrun in 22:22 and 15 members attended Rutland Water parkrun for the first time Jack Dodwell 20:53, Hannah San Jose 22:53, Samuel Jepson-Rivers 23:33, Robert Braker 23:43, Nev Chamberlain 23:56, Sinead McDonnell 24:17, Tommy Napier 24:19, Suzanne Britz 25:09, Nichola Webster 26:35, Vicki Ball 26:56, Sylv Hall 27:30, Kathleen Gray 27:45, Emma Weighill 29:42 and Julia Hallam 31:14
Other results where Joe Clarke 18:51, Matthew Atter, 19:12, Gavin Meadows 19:57, Paul Davis 21:52, Richard Payne 23:24, Stuart Baty 23:35, Richard Hall 24:19, Wayne Baxter 24:20, Rosalind Sadler 26:16, Yvonne Buckley 29:56, Simon Hartley 30:43 and Melissa Hethrington 40:04
All that attended commented on the warm welcome from the run director and volunteers and incidentally there was a junior park run volunteer take, they all did a fantastic job.
We also enjoyed the reduce parking cost at £1.00 when the ticket is validated at the Fishing Lodge and the coffee and cake at Normanton Park Hotel. All said they would be returning!
Thank you, Rutland Water parkrun,!
|Hannah SAN JOSE||66.42%||F|