Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Killerton Parkruns are currently producing fields of approaching and even beyond 200, writes Dave Eveleigh.
Exmouth Harriers usually pick up a few top-three places in various categories though probably personal best’s (PBs) are more valued here.
Those much coveted PBs have been rare in recent weeks, the seasonal conditions not helping of course. However, last Saturday (December 14) there was a PB for Chris Dupain, who trimmed 10 seconds off his in recording 19:41 for the 5km course on woodland paths and tracks around the National Trust property.
Dupain was ninth overall. There was also a PB for the forgotten Dupain, Jill, who was first woman age 60-64 at her first ever Parkrun on November 16 and set a new PB of 44:56 two weeks later.
Her daughter Hannah accompanied young Aiden Bown on his third Parkrun on the same day as Jill’s debut performance. Turning to top-three finishes and Ellie Sutcliffe has finished first woman on all four of the past five Saturdays she has taken part while Adam Miller has picked up a first and second in the same time period. Exmouth’s Cathy Newman was third woman on December 14.
For those who like to pore over the results on the Parkrun Website, Exmouth’s ‘Cathy’ is not to be confused with another, unattached Catherine Newman. On November 23, Jon Garrity was second man age 40-44.
Roger Rowe has recently picked up a first and a second in the men aged 65-69 group and was to be seen doing his bit as starter last week-end.
Mike Keep has recently recorded three first places in the men age 70-74 section. Dave Eveleigh was first of the men age 60-64 at the most recent event and Les Turner was second man aged 65-69 the week before that.