Weekly Roundup: 2016-10-18

It is all about the parkrun over the jump!

After an intense few weeks of compiling results, the club has decided to give me reprieve this week – with just the parkrun results to cover.  More on that in a moment or two.  For those of you who don’t know, to earn some extra money on the side, I host the weekly meetings of Plastic Surgery Addicts Anonymous.  I was very disappointed in my group last week, as I walked into the room I seen a lot of new faces.

Bangor parkrun
Bangor parkrun, this week, doubled as a memorial run for Sam and Ena Ward – former club members of the Dub Runners back in the 80s.  Below is an picture of some of their friends and club members who decided to run in their memory on Saturday morning:

Some of the Dubs at Sam and Ena Ward's memorial run at Bangor parkrun.

Some of the Dubs at Sam and Ena Ward’s memorial run at Bangor parkrun.

Did I miss the memo?  Were we all supposed to do a parkrun on Saturday morning that we had not completed before?!  While news of weather warnings started to filter though, Saturday morning – as it turned out – was to be a reprieve of sorts from the elements, with reasonably fair conditions for everyone up at 9:30am and in their local parks:

Derry City
Ronan O'FLAHERTY00:22:37
Steven TODD00:19:05Newbie PB!
Jim SIMONS00:19:49New PB!
Roisin BYRNE00:25:01
Nessa AGNEW00:25:02
Eimear PHAIR00:25:05
James TRAINOR00:17:16First Male!
Richard CONN00:18:00Second Male!
Richard DONALD00:23:51Newbie PB!
Brian DERBY00:19:32
Kathy MAYHEW00:26:38Newbie PB!
Jane PATTERSON00:31:28Newbie PB!
Philippa MACLARAN00:31:31Newbie PB!
Trevor MURPHY00:31:35Newbie PB!
Jackie ROBINSON00:31:51Newbie PB!

Great running everyone – I bet you’re all glad that parkrun is on Saturday mornings and not Sunday mornings after this weekend!  Our hat tips this week go to James and Richard who were first and second across the line at the Queen’s event.  We had a single new PB set this week by Jim S (at Victoria).  Finally, we had a load of newbie PBs set by Steven (at Victoria), Richard (at Omagh) and Jackie (at Stormont).  While at the Bangor event Kathy, Jane, Philippa and Trevor all set their first course times.

Thanks to Nessa and Kathy for their inputs about Bangor parkrun – I hope I was able to piece together the information correctly.  Team work makes the dream (roundup) work!  Believe it or not, but I was offered a new job over the weekend.  It was to become an assistant to a one-armed typist to help them write capital letter.  I had to turn it down, as it was mostly shift work.

Keep on running!

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort was taken to ensure the results above are correct (yeah right!). If you’d like to make a complaint then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week 🙂