Junior 2K Parkrun
Harrison Pearson & Jack Parker finished in positions 3 & 7 respectively at Jubilee Park. Both athletes secured new Club 2K PB’s, Harrison by 31 Secs & Jack by 29 Secs.
The weekend saw returns to Parkruns at Ferry Meadows, Kettering, Severn Bridge & Sheringham. No PB’s were secured.
At Storeys Field, Paul Mitton secured a 5 Sec Club PB whilst in-form Keelan Duffy earned a 16 Sec PB. The latter represents a 4th Running PB of 2021, making Keelan a leading contender, alongside Paul Treadwell, in the Senior Men’s “Most Run PB’s of 2021” competition.
At Huntingdon, Felicity Baillie secured herself a 56 Sec Club PB, whilst Kevin Ryan & new member Lisa Johnson both made their Club 5K debuts.
Finally, BRJ’ers made Parkrun debuts at Great Yarmouth North Beach (Harrison Evans) & Stretford Manchester (Russell Tuit).
Spitfire 10K London (RAF Hendon)
Paul Treadwell & Stuart Ainsworth were the sole BRJ competitors in this event that was staged from the RAF Museum, the site of the former RAF Hendon. Paul, who is training for the Berlin Marathon (26th September), finished his debut club 10K in position 39 of the 292 finishers in a time of 00:48:28. Stuart Ainsworth finished in position 162 in a time of 1:01:12, which was a Club 10K PB by 43 Secs over the time he set at Duxford 1 year ago. It is interesting to note that both Stuart’s 10K PBs were secured at former RAF airfields. On this basis, Stuart should consider signing up for the (RAF) Bassingbourne 10 Miler being held on the 28th November.
Lake Windermere Out & Back Swim
Despite very significant challenges & disruptions to her training programme, Sophie Etheridge successfully completed the Lake Windermere Out & Back swim. The event in Lake Windermere, the longest lake in the UK, covered a total distance of 22 Miles, a similar distance to a cross Chanel swim. Sophie completed the first 11 Miles in around 6 hours, however, on the return leg the wind had increased significantly creating choppy water conditions. Despite all of these factors, Sophie finished the event in 16 hours 41 minutes. A remarkable performance!