Parkrun Junior 2K
3 BRJ’ers were among the 82 finishers in the Jubilee Parkrun. Freya Harris, finishing in 5th position, secured herself an 8 Sec Club 2K PB over the time she set at this course in October 2017. New member, Amy Lasseter, made her club 2K debut.
There were BRJ returns to Parkruns at Harwich, Holkham, Keswick, Sheringham, Whittlesey & Wimpole Estate. No Club 5K PB’s were secured at these events. For the remaining Parkruns, the following club achievements were recorded:-
Braunstone – Christopher Scott achieved a 1 Min 6 Sec Club PB, his 4th of 2021
Huntingdon – New members Kim Olivier, Claire Pearce & Kirsten Smith all made their club 5K debuts, with William Dales & Keelan Duffy, both training hard for their debut Marathons in London, secured course PB’s
South Manchester – Rebecca Ainscow achieved a 2 Min 37 Sec Club PB whilst brother Matthew, secured a course PB
Storey’s Field (Madingley, Cambridge) – In this inaugural Parkrun, Stuart Ainsworth achieved a 27 Sec Club PB
London Landmarks 1/2 Marathon
Rae Maynard & Melanie Gearing were amongst the 11,005 finishers in this race which started in The Strand & then circulated around Westminster & the City of London taking in iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral & the Tower of London. The race ended near Downing Street with Rae finishing in position 6,407 in a time of 2:23:48, just outside her current Club 1/2 Marathon PB, & Melanie in position 8,222 (2:38:55).
Alongside Rae Maynard & Melanie Gearing, Paul Treadwell also completed the event finishing in position 2,042 in a time of 1:51:07, just over 1 Min outside his current Club 1/2 Marathon PB.
Conquer the (Rockingham) Castle Relay
The event is based around the number of undulating 5K laps of the grounds of Rockingham Castle, built on the orders of William the Conqueror, that an individual (Solo), or relay team of up to 4 persons, could complete within 6 hours. In the relay event, there were 3 teams comprising a mix of BRJ / Non-BRJ Members, entitled Karen Ives, Chloe Wilson & Ian Wilson.
- Team Ian Wilson, comprising Marc Cattrall, Nicki McMahon & Ian were the top dogs finishing in 1st position overall of the team finishers in a time of 6:14:38 having completing 14 laps. The remaining teams were:-
- Team Chloe Wilson (Jessica Barrett-Drylie, Tony Farrow, Rob Murray & Chloe) – Completed 12 laps in 5:59:21 finishing in 7th position.
- Team Karen Ives (Amy Dixon, Dan Dixon, Neville Dixon & Karen) – Completed 12 laps in 6:26::51 finishing in 12th position.
In the solo event, Melanie Wiffin was the outstanding performer completing 11 laps in a time of 6:28:57 finishing in 1st solo place of the 22 competitors. Melanie finished 1 lap ahead of the leading Male runner & 2 laps ahead of the runner-up Female.