April 2021: Virtual 5k Parkrun race

18 club members took to their own ‘park run routes’ for our second 5K virtual challenge of the season, a 40/60% split of male and female runners respectively. In this task we asked runners to race a local park run route of their choice to add a bit of variety into the running programme. Yet again, there were some great running personal achievements. Four of our runners proudly beat their target time – a particular call out to Hazel Moore and Lisa Parry-Wolfe for showing strong improvement in their running performance. There was also some excellent running with regards to age ranking too, with over a third of our members ranking 70% or above. Well done to all of our runners and so encouraging to see some new names out running again.

Dan Turner took the first place home this time, completing his 5K course in just 18:45, and a tight battle for second and third place between our Male Captain and Vice Captain with Joe Goodwin just pipping Dave Sanders to the post in times 19:23 and 19:35 respectively. Dave – you need to get him next time!! All three runners qualified with an age grading of over 72%.

For the ladies, again the first two spots were taken by Hermione Green, completing the course in 20:31 and Esther Hunt in 22:25. Both ladies continue to fly in their running, showing consistently strong performances so all credit to their training and commitment. Also great to see Ruth Kennedy-Green take third place in 25:18.

Overall there were some excellent performances with the top positions in each category. So inspiring to see that we have 4 ladies and 1 man competing in the Vet50 category and that Claire Wheat, as a Vet70, completed the run in 30:45. Brilliant efforts Team LRC.

Apr Parkrun 5k TT results