It was another busy weekend for parkrun across the Midlands (13 September) with record turnouts at Brueton (300) and Darley (214) while Cannon Hill (505) and Worcester (492) again drew bumper fields. The free 5k timed event (9.00am start) is now a Saturday morning ritual at 30 plus events for thousands of Midlands runners.
Teenager Ryan Moore (Sale Harriers), his namesake the top flat race jockey also enjoyed sporting success in Ireland and France at the weekend, led over 500 home at Cannon Hill where big contingents of BRATs and Kings Heath runners boosted the attendance. Another teenager Becky Straw (Birchfield Harriers) was fastest woman in 17:44.
Cannon Hill first-timer Joey Garner said post-race: "Thanks to the volunteers - that last hill was a killer!" Chris Jones was the mid-point runner in 26:21 and the field closed on 54:40.
There was an extra treat for runners at Colwick and Leamington park runs with copies of the launch edition of MIDLANDS RUNNING GUIDE available for participants. Helen Hood (Colwick) reported: "MIDLANDS RUNNING GUIDE went down a storm." While Simon Teale said: "They all went like hotcakes."
parkrun is free but you have to register in advance. Full details at the parkrun website.