Monday 9th July saw our final 5k handicap take place under much cooler conditions of late. With everything to play for it was going to be exciting to see who should appear around the corner first and whether they could maintain their lead!
With 7 runners all on the track at the end it sure was interesting to see how it would all pan out, especially when it came down to only 21 seconds between 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th! Taking the podium positions this week were Phil Northfield in 1st (course PB), returning from injury Mandy Barker in 2nd (course PB) and the forever smiling Clare Goodsell in 3rd (course PB). With the next 1 minute and 12 seconds between the next 4 positions, it was close at times. Coming in just 1 second later in 4th was David Sampson (course PB), 5th went to Emma Hollands, 6th to Tom Barker and 7th to a fatigued Simon Barker. A special mention goes to Christina Flinn on her debut run after completing her first Parkrun at the weekend, completing the team in 8th.
So…to the all important table…It gives me great pleasure to congratulate our male and female winners of the competition – Phil Northfield on 28 points and joint winners Clare Goodsell and Mandy Barker on 21 points. Well done to all three of you!
A massive thanks and appreciation goes to the 19 runners who took part during this series and Pete Buckingham who didn’t quite make the finish line despite doing the distance. My thanks are also extended to the marshals this week, Becky Morrish and Nathan Chapman at the half way mark. Without all of you none of these events could take place so thank you for all your time and support.
This just leaves me with one question…who’s up for a winter series?
Happy running folks!