Kat Hinitt's adventurous spirit saw her venture up to Northamptonshire to race in the Stanwick Lakes Spring Run on Sunday. Kat chose to race the 10km distance and said, "The 10km race was two laps around the picturesque country park, taking in views of the pretty lakes. The course was fairly flat and straightforward, apart from some unexpected water crossings in the form of very large puddles which took me by surprise!". It was Kat's first 10km for some months and she was pleased with her time of 47:24, and delighted to be 4th lady and 11th finisher overall.
Meanwhile Vince Wright headed over to Hastings to compete in his sixth Hastings half marathon and took an astounding 5 minutes off his course best to finish in 83:24, ranking 44th overall and 4th in his age group. Vince reported, "The Hastings half marathon is the hardest half I have done with over 850 ft of ascent. The first 6 miles mainly up hill and then down for the next 5 with 2 miles along the seafront to the finish. Apart from the sun being out the whole time, the conditions were perfect with an unusual Easterly tail wind to the finish."
Meanwhile over at Saturday's 5km parkruns, we had 19 squirrels taking part in 9 different events, with Tracy Pitcairn running strongly to be crowned first female at the lovely hilly Letchworth parkrun in an impressive time of 21:22. Mark Vaughan ventured slightly further away to the popular fast Great Denham parkrun and secured 3rd place on the podium in 17:10 as his return to form continues.
NHRR finishers at parkrun events:
Clapham Common parkrun
Scott Reed 27:41
Great Denham parkrun
Mark Vaughan 17:10; Sue Vaughan 29:27
Daniel Martin 20:38; James Dalton 21:22; Tracy Pitcairn 22:22; Corne Swart 27:05; Alan Hazlehurst 28:15; Philip Flack 33:38
Lyme Park parkrun
James Keogh 22:09
Ellie Scott 31:23
Brian Judkins 32:01
Rutland Water parkrun
Joseph Sherry 23:51
Tracy McCreath 31:29; Kelly Hanlon 39:55
Wimpole Estate parkrun
Jillian Boys 24:50; Lucy O'Connor 25:38; Anna Gibson 29:19
Written by Tash
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