It was a case of ‘here come the girls’ at Saturday’s (9 July) Brueton parkrun in Solihull. With top three finishes, a new PB and best age graded scores in one go and two milestones reached.
This friendly, welcoming parkrun will celebrate its 6th birthday on the 23 July and continues to be a firm favourite in the area. Its contribution to the local community was recognised in the annual Sport Solihull Awards on the 6 July, winning three categories that included ‘Young Volunteer’, ‘Services to Sport’ and the inaugural ‘Community’ Award.
The winning streak continues with an all-female victory at last Saturday’s event, claiming first, second and third place in an Amazonian display of stamina and speed.
Emily Whitmore of Charnwood AC won in a time of 17:13 with an age-graded score of 85.96%. She also achieved a new PB that equals the existing course record.
Rachel Doherty of Higham Harriers AC was narrowly beaten into second place, crossing the line in a time of 17:16. Her age-graded score was 85.71%. This was an impressive way to mark her Brueton parkrun debut.
Close behind her was Kati Hope of Kenilworth Runners who was also taking part for the first time. She was only two seconds behind Rachel Doherty, taking third place in a time of 17:18 with an age-graded score of 86.99%.
All three runners had the best age-graded scores.
Another lady who made her mark was Sally Anderson of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club. She completed the 5000th run that her club have officially recorded at Brueton.