5k Handicap – March 5th Report

March 5th 2024 Report: Many thanks to all the volunteers, including: Christine Shand, Stuart Janes, Jan Holmes, Sophie Adams, Sarah Osborne, Phil Blundell, Steve Cousins, Pearl Fay, Francine Dasseville, Rachele Cooper, Rob Hawkins, Liam Elvidge, Adam Maltpress and Brian Munns. Let us know if any have been left out in error.

A great first time Handicap win for junior Tyler-James Cooper (38:28), who had no known previous form and started at 43 minutes with (sister?) Lily-Anne Cooper. Then came junior Rio Mcandrew (25:24), also a first timer in the Handicap and ably paced by his father Shane. Rio has been taking part in the Run Newmarket on Sundays and is improving rapidly. In third place was junior Sophie Blundell (23:38), who continues to improve steadily and has an incredible knack of beating the handicapper, having won and placed on numerous occasions over the last two years. Junior Lewis Stinger (22:03) was in fourth and is improving by leaps and bounds, thanks to regular runs in the junior parkrun events on Sundays and also participating in cross-country events.

Looking at the speedsters, junior Lilian Corbett (19:37) put in a tremendous run, followed by Sophie Blundell (23:38) and none other than F65 Belinda Schofield (26:05), just two days after finishing first in our women’s team at the Framlingham XC. Belinda is in amazing form. For the men, Chris Balmer (18:13) was fastest, followed by Paul Holley (18:41) and Daniel Tee (19:30). Good to see Paul is recovering from his recent injury.

Well done and thanks to everybody who took part and volunteered.