Parkrun Junior 2k
BRJ Juniors were in action at Cambourne & Jubilee Park.
Cambourne – Jack Scott was runner-up in a Course PB.
Jubilee Park – Bailey Pendlebury secured a 58 Sec Club 2K PB which was #2 of 2023.
The weekend saw BRJ returns to Barry Island (Wales), Bedford, Clermont Waterfront, Colchester Castle, Ferry Meadows (Parkrun #450 for Phil Pearsons), March, Mile End, Northampton (2nd place for Keelan Duffy), North Walsham, Oxford, Pocket, Storey’s Field & Thomas Mills.
Anna & Clive Best, enduring horizontal rain made a BRJ Debut at Kirkwall (Scotland).
At Huntingdon, Mica Covell secured PB #5 of 2023 by a 3 Sec margin, whilst Rachael Dent completed Parkrun #100 & Tony Foster #200.
Durham City 5K
A return visit to this event by Will Dales, although the course has been revised slightly since his last visit. This had a very congested start & in the rainy conditions very slippery cobbles. Of the 621 finishers, Will completed the course in position 20 in a time of 00:19:04.
Whitemoor (March) 5M
The sole BRJ’er among the 186 finishers was Michael Shaw in a time of 00:48:31 in position 11.
Peterborough Grand Prix 3K & 5K Series (Race 3 (of 5)
The conditions for this event, hosted by PANVAC, were warm but still a bit windy, but there was a great turnout by BRJ’ers. Race 4 takes place at Werrington Sports Centre on 26th July.
This race was the “Nominated” event for July in the 2023 Junior Running Champs. Of the 7 BRJ athletes, new Club PB’s were secured by Iris Purser by 8 Secs since Eye (#8 of 2023) & Isaac Friswell by 12 Secs (#3 of 2023) compared to the time set at Stamford. Isaac Friswell, Katie Lasseter & Iris Purser all secured Age Category podium positions, Our unluckiest Juniors were Henry Reeve who missed out on a new Club PB by 2 Secs & Tom Sheldon by 3 Secs.
The next “Nominated” event in the Junior Running Champs is either the Huntingdon Parkrun 5K on 19th August OR the Jubilee Junior 2K on 20th August. The full suite of results are
|Race: Peterborough Grand Prix Series 3K (Race 3 – Ferry Meadows) Date: 12/07/23 Nos of Finishers: 50|
|25||Isaac Friswell||00:12:46||N/A||PB & 3rd FU13|
|26||Tom Sheldon||00:12:46||N/A||3rd MU13|
|28||Iris Purser||00:12:48||N/A||PB & 2nd FU11|
18 Senior BRJ’ers were on parade, with Keelan Duffy in in 8th place leading the squad home. The conditions suited Nicola Sparkes & Andrew Stevenson as they both secured new Club PB’s by margins of 30 Secs & 1 Min 19 Secs respectively. Keelan Duffy & Annette Newton secured Age Category podium positions.
The next “Nominated” event in the Senior Running Champs takes place at the same venue on 9th August. The full suite of results are
|Race: Peterborough Grand Prix Series 5K (Race 3 – Ferry Meadows – PANVAC) Date: 12/07/23 Nos of Finishers: 371|
|8||Keelan Duffy||00:16:27||N/A||3rd MU20|
|203||Alison Orrell||00:24:15||N/A||3rd FV55|
|217||Annette Newton||00:24:47||N/A||1st FV65|
Kidistri UK Duathlon
Jack Reeve ventured to Billingshurst (Kent) to compete in the Novice event n the Open Group.. Jack finished in 4th place in a time of 00:18:15.
Leighton Buzzard Discovery Tri
Another Tri in the bag for Henry Reeve in the Open Category. Of the 11 participants he finished in bronze medal position in a time of 00:37:49.