January's not the busiest month for racing, and February takes a little time to get started as well, so there's not a lot to report this week.
With Norman Park receiving a fresh deluge of the wet stuff overnight, it was always going to be a doubtful starter, but give the organisers their dues, they did their very best to try to stage the event, but were beaten in the end by the sheer mass of surface water even with a last minute revision to the usual course, in an attempt to avoid a further cancellation.
Those who were Norman Park bound switched at the last moment to Orpington parkrun's benefit where 9 PWR's appeared and Jenny finished first lady. A good performance was noted also at Shorne parkrun with Rob Laing second finisher and Sonja Laing close to winning the ladies' event:-
Results for Bexley parkrun, event number 103, 01/02/2014.
31 Jane BRANCH 00:24:22
Results for Cambridge parkrun, event number 205, 01/02/2014.
3 Brian O'CONNOR 00:17:48
Results for Crystal Palace parkrun, event number 176, 01/02/2014.
100 David ALLISON 00:27:29
152 Jo GAMBELL 00:32:45
Results for Dulwich parkrun, event number 96, 01/02/2014.
28 Matthew William SELLWOOD 00:19:40
56 Jonathan BOTTOMER 00:21:37
176 John O'TOOLE 00:28:32
182 Helena BROADWAY 00:28:52
Results for Orpington parkrun, event number 73, 01/02/2014.
5 Johnny GILL 00:20:36
9 Andrew BREESE 00:22:54
16 Matt JONES 00:23:22
24 Jenny LENG 00:24:09
46 Ray SIEVEY 00:27:04
47 Ka Sing TUNG 00:27:06
57 Chris SUMMERS 00:28:32
65 Fiona ABIOLA-MUSA 00:30:24
78 Wendy TUNG 00:32:39
Results for Shorne Woods parkrun, event number 46, 01/02/2014.
2 Rob LAING 00:21:07
21 Sonja LAING 00:25:13
37 Richard LAING 00:29:53
At this time of year, the marathoners and half marathoners in training are out with the Sunday Willet Rec runners building up the mileage steadily for the T. Wells, Paddock Wood and Hastings HM's, and of course the big ones at Brighton and London. It's tough but someone has got to do it, and with all this endeavour, we can expect to see some fab times come March and April.
Finally, the other organised event over the weekend involving PWR's was the Kent Fitness League down at Canterbury. Evidently, many PWR's elected to keep their feet on firmer ground on Sunday morning, but those who did attend found conditions similar to those of Norman Park with a further 3k's thrown in for good measure. Finishing positions were:-