There was the usual great turnout of PWRs for Parkruns on Saturdays at 9am. At Bexley Jane Branch (22.41) finally beat her Parkrun PB after months of trying on what is definitely a tougher course than Bromley. Well done Jane!
Stephen Faulkner set a PB (22.53) for the Lloyd course. Well done Stephen! Sure it wasn’t your twin brother who blanked me at the Beckenham 10k?
There was also club representation at the Orpington and Shorne Woods courses but of course the largest PWR turnout by far was at Bromley with 30 runners. Congratulations to the following who set new Parkrun PBs: Alan Niblock (19.13), Sally Haffenden (22.06), Paula Dimond (22.31), Tony Bevan (24.18) and Emily Barber (25.25).
Michael Highmore (2.10.27) was our sole representative at the Dartford Half. Mike Reeves’ sister Clare was the first lady home in 10th but, unfortunately, she is a runner for Bexley L
Helen Smithson continues to venture around the country, this time setting a new 10k PB (50. 55) at Romney Marsh. Well done Helen!
15,698 runners completed the British 10k up in town including a fair few PWRs. Unfortunately the results on the website aren’t user-friendly for clubs so I am bound to have missed some of our runners. So apologies for that but well done to the 8 I do know about on what was a boiling hot day. Richard Dunstan led home the PWR men and Julia Glass the PWR ladies.
On the Thursday night Johnny Gill set a 19.04 in the Standard Chartered Great City Race 5k. Again I am sure there are other PWRs who work in the city who competed in that race that I don’t know about as they are less fast at coming forward as Johnny.
After the Laings the previous week, it was the turn of the Robsons to take on the challenges of an Ironman Triathlon. Stephen and Sigrid ventured to Germany for theirs, the Challenge Roth. Both did amazing times of 11:19:40 (Stephen) and 13:28:57 (Sigrid)! Remember that’s for a 2.4 mile swim, 112 cycle and then just the small matter of a full marathon. I can’t comprehend why anyone would even attempt that but well done you two!