Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Wythenshawe parkrun number 298, and some Boules

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After getting back from Austria on Friday evening, we registered Susan (pictured below under the watchful eye of Oliver Cromwell) for her first parkrun on Saturday morning. There are none in her part of the USA (Connecticut) so she registered at Wythenshawe. And a fine performance she put in as well, taking just 25 minutes 19 seconds for the 5 km, and coming fifth out of ten in her 55-59 age category.

Meanwhile, Sue managed another PB, 26 minutes 26 seconds, and came ahead of Ron and first out of ten in her 50-54 age category. Strange – women must get faster as they get older…

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It was good to see JJ along for his second parkrun, and another PB in the good conditions.

Cary also managed a PB, but was disqualified for only completing 10% of the route! “My knees hurt!” he wimped…

[Sadly I was over two minutes adrift of my PB.]

Full results are here.

The day flew past, but at 6 o’clock we found ourselves playing boules with the Adlington Quizzers (aka The San Marinos) at the Black Horse in Croston. Thanks go to John and Bev for organising an excellent evening with the boules, followed by a nice pie and chips. Sadly the picture below is the only one I took, picturing Susan, Sue, Robert and Louise, whilst John, Lyn, Stuart, Bev and I looked on. Good fun, and narrowly avoiding some rain.

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