In-form Poole Dashes to victory
A week after clocking a superb 1:27:30 to finish 12th lady at the Vienna City Half Marathon, Kenilworth Runners’ Nardia Poole won the Moreton Morrell Mad Dash 10k.
Finishing an impressive eighth overall, Poole completed the challenging course in a new personal best of 40:45.
Mark Urbanowski led Spa Striders home, taking fifth place in 38:02.
He was followed by Barbara Gunter (49:56), Patrick Recker (53:04) and Catherine Shephard (58:56).In the two-lap 20k race, Rod Goodwin prepared for Sunday’s Shakespeare Half Marathon by venturing a mile from home to run an evenly paced race, finishing in 1:38:33.
Kenilworth team-mate Neil Smith, meanwhile, finished in 1:36:41.
The Raceways event raised more than £1,000 for the Kids Run Free charity.
Results: 10k: 1 Jonathan Folland (Barrow Runners) 34:27; 2, Sean Byrne (Desford Striders); 3, Nick Frost (Pontypridd Roadents). Ladies: 1, Nardia Poole (Kenilworth Runners) 40:45; 2, Bridget Shiel; 3, Susan Lawrence (Rugby & Northampton).
20k: 1, Jim Morris (Stamford Striders (1:16:02); 2, Robert Dick (Road Runners); 3, Steve Turvey. Ladies: 1, Courtney Thornberry (1:34:19); 2, Amy Burdis (Northbrook AC); 3, Heather Moodie.
Kids Fun Run: Five laps: 1, Thomas Dixon. Four laps: 1, Lucy Byerly. Three laps: 1, Anna Puzey. Two laps: 1, Theo Kennedy. One lap: Matthew Short.
Simon Wurr won the 53rd Leamington parkrun (pictured) in an impressive 17:02.
Leamington C&AC’s Susie Tawney (21:09) was the leading lady.
Organisers are hoping for a record turnout tomorrow when the Newbold Comyn free-to-enter 5k celebrates its first birthday.
Leamington parkrun 53 (Kenilworth unless stated): 1, Simon Wurr (Thames Hare & Hounds, 17:02); 2, Tom Foulerton (Spa Striders, 17:14). 3, Rich Simkiss (17:27); 15, Susie Tawney (21:09); 46, Michael Crust (23:38); 48, Bethan Halliwell (Unattached, 23:50); 50, Ruth Tennant (Unattached, 23:53); 76, Simon Mottershead (25:29); 92, Caroline Pack (26:26); 118, Lisa Kettle (Spa Striders, 28:13); 148, Ruth French (Spa Striders, 31:15); 174, Helen Tudge (Spa Striders, 40:54).
Coventry parkrun 114 (Kenilworth unless stated): 3, Patrick Roddy (17:45); 4, Phil Fusi (17:48); Dave Ramus, (20:13, PB) Colin Underhill (22:19); Helen Neal (25:19, PB).
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