It was a red letter day for Ian Codling on Saturday when he completed his 200th park run, at Fountains Abbey. He's been struggling for a while now and was determined to do this when his daughter, Valerie, came down specially from Scotland, with other family members, son David and grandchildren, Matthew and Anna also running. Club members in support were Bronwyn Mayo, Mike Cropper, Stuart Hill, Trish Radford, Alan Docherty, Chris Wordsworth, Paul Adams, Diana Williams and Marian Codling, Trish Wordsworth and Tracey Docherty. Other members were at all the local events, plus Richard Soper at the interestingly named Gunpowder parkrun, and the furthest afield, Ian and Gillian Crane at Swellendam in South Africa – which demonstrates the international appeal of parkrun.
Ian Codling with some of his supporters at his 200th park run, Diana Williams, Tracey Docherty, Valerie Vertigans, Ian, Alan Docherty, Marian Codling and Bronwyn Mayo.
Photo Bronwyn Mayo
Because of a glut of events this weekend, results of some of which are not yet available, there was only a small club turnout at the latest cross country fixture at Whitby, Kerri-Lee Wooding was the first club lady finisher, 42nd in 32.48, with new member, Hannah Stones, 83rd in 39.28 and Amanda Johnson 90th in 43.20. Beth Haggath took 45.32, Carol Thompson 47.49 and Margaret Wikeley 48.21.
Men over 65, running with the ladies, were Geoff Bullock, 35.20, Ken Evitt 39.30 and Alan Wikeley 52.09.
Paul Peacock was the only club member in the Senior Men's race over the usual longer course, but it's quality rather than quantity, and Paul had another good run to finish 11th out of 81 in 37.22.
Club team at the Whitby cross country, back row – Carol Thompson, Geoff Bullock, Beth Haggath, Ken Evitt, Kerri-lee Wooding.
Front – Alan Wikeley, Hannah Stones, Amanda Johnson, Margaret Wikeley
photo Kerri-Lee Wooding