There was a great turnout of squirrels at the Baldock Beast as well as some excellent performances. Katie Harbon won the ladies race in a time of 1:32:25 and, along with Kat Burr (116th, 1:47:29) and Chloe Lucas (117th, 1:47:47) won the ladies team race. The men’s team of Ed Price (2nd, 1:18:41), Jim Mcconnel (5th, 1:20:46), John Auld (6th, 1:22:13) and Dan Hills (12th, 1:25:55) won the men’s team prize. Also taking part were Stewart Overton 01:27:55, Vincent Wright 01:29:18, Dan Martin 01:29:45, Simon Poole 01:35:13, Daniel Williams 01:36:13, Ollie Garbas 01:36:38, James Drew 1.42.05, Jason Davis 1.53.03, Claire O'Sullivan 1.56.21, Georgina Quayle 1.57.18, Alan Hazelhurst 01:58:51, Carina Quayle 02:15:33 and Jeni Spurr-Jones 02:18:59.
Elsewhere on Sunday were Jo Summers who ran the Cambridge Boundary marathon in a course PB of 4.02 and Michelle Grudzinski who took part in the half marathon version of the event.
Also in action at the weekend were Andrew Leech and Mark Vaughan who took part in the National Cross Country championships at Wollaton Park in Nottingham on Saturday. In true Cross Country style, the 12km course was extremely muddy but in a field of over 1000 men, Andrew finished 193rd in 44:48 and Mark was 368th in 47:21.
In parkrun action on Saturday were John Auld who won the Bedford parkrun in a new parkrun personal best of 17:39, Joe Sherry (a new best of 22:20), Yuko Gordon (22:26), Ellie Scott (23:30) and Lucy Hurley (26:09) at the Stevenage parkrun, Jennifer Naisbitt (32:16) in St Albans, and Chris Poole (23:19) in Bexley.