Parkruns popular with runners

Buxton AC runner Pete Bailey. Photo contributed.
Buxton AC runner Pete Bailey. Photo contributed.
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THE NATIONWIDE Saturday 5K Parkruns are proving ever popular with Buxton Athletic Club runners.

Pete Bailey raced at the Marple run and finished a creditable seventh from a field of 83, in a time of 22 minutes and three seconds. He was also the second male vet over-50 finisher.

Emma Havenhand was among the 289 runners at the Endcliffe Park event in Sheffield and finished 94th in a time of 23:57, while Jon Sewell finished the Bramhall event in an excellent 15th place from 396 runners, in a time of 19:49.

The entire Ivings family took part in the Poole run, with dad Mat (18:35) leading them home in tenth place, ahead of mum Krissie (207th in 28:02), and in the junior 14 category son Edward (234th in 29:22) and daughters Isobel (282nd in 35:25) and Katie (289th in 37:24).

On the fells at Eccles Pike, in one of the oldest fell races in England, Buxton fielded eight runners in the 3.4-mile event, which features over a thousand feet of climbing.

First home was Mark Halsey in 43rd place (30:22), followed by Pete Bailey (56th in 32:25), Elliot Meylan (second junior home and 67th overall in 34:14), Roland Meylan (68th in 34:14), Pete Stubbington (69th in 34:50), Frank Golden (79th in 36:39), Bev Golden (82nd in 38:25) and newcomer Helen Brunt (86th in 40:29).

Amy Wadsworth, returning to racing after several years, finished the Beechwood 10K race in a time of 52:45.