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Running Roundup

There's been a flurry of parkrun activity this past two weeks with several members putting in appearances at Pontefract, Thornes and Nostell Priory. Best performance of the past two weeks was an age group win and 5th overall for Mick W at Nostell in a very good time of 20:38. No mean feat on this twisty and hilly course.

Members have also been involved in a couple of 10Ks with Claire Whitwell competing in the Leeds Abbey Dash and Rosie Wigg racing in the Barnsley 10K. Claire has only done a couple of 10Ks previously and wasn't sure how the Dash would go as she hasn't run that much recently. Happily though, she quickly got into her stride and beat her own time in last year's running of the event by about a minute. Claire has an eye on the Dewsbury 10K early next year and is also thinking of upping her distance and going for a 10 miler, or maybe even a half marathon.

Like Claire, Rose also hit a pretty good rhythm in the Barnsley event and managed a superb12th/57 position in her age category. The Barnsley event has a few killer hills which made Rose's time of just-into-the-50-minutes-slot very credible indeed.