Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Monday, 8 May 2017

Saturday 6 May 2017 – Another parkrun at Wythenshawe

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Another Saturday, another parkrun, the fourth week in succession for me, though sadly we’ll only get three or four more such outings before October.

Today’s run director was Alan, who decided to write down the names of people talking whilst he was trying to address the 350 or so runners – quite a task. Detention takes the form of being required to run an extra 2+ km lap.

Today’s visitors (‘tourists’ in parkrun speak) were from as far away as Burnage and Australia. The conditions were fast. There were lots of PBs. Andy Wright should have come along instead of getting held up by the crowds at Stretford.

It’s a shame this is the last run for me for a while as regular turnouts bring increases in pace – this week enabling me to get the best time in my age category, thanks to overtaking Michael, who usually finishes well ahead of me, in a sprint to the line.

Also sprinting to the line were the runners shown below, going so fast they were just a blur as they passed the lens of the camera.

Well done everyone, especially the tail ‘runner’ volunteer, Martha, who had to accompany the backmarkers for well over an hour.

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The full results are here.

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