New Forest 10 and Parkrun

(From right to left) Chris O'Brien, Gemma Bragg, Simon Hearn and Heidi Tregenza warm up after a wet and windy New Forest 10
(From right to left) Chris O’Brien, Gemma Bragg, Simon Hearn and Heidi Tregenza warm up after a wet and windy New Forest 10

876 runners completed the New Forest 10 (mile) race on Sunday 12 July, including 7 BAC athletes. Well done to Simon Way and Heidi Tregenza on their second placings as MV40 and SF respectively, and to Heidi and Simon Hearn, who achieved PBs for 10 miles, despite this event counting as a Trail Race as most of the course is off-road. Heidi knocked 10 seconds of her previous PB, and in Simon‘s case the improvement was in excess of one minute.  BAC‘s results were: 14. Simon Way 1.01.06; 42. Heidi Tregenza 1.04.11;  66. Simon Hearn 1.06.10; 68. Chris O’Brien 1.06.28; 132. Joe Price 1.11.26;  139. Gemma Bragg 1.11.39; 704. Will Price 1.40.31.  Here they are finishing………………………….

Simon Way
Simon Way
Heidi Tregenza
Heidi Tregenza
Simon Hearn
Simon Hearn
Chris O'Brien
Chris O’Brien
Joe Price
Joe Price
Gemma Bragg
Gemma Bragg

There was no Parkrun in Bournemouth on 11 July, to make way for the 3,000 or so who chose to be covered in paint for charity, which resulted in greater BAC participation amongst the 726 who completed the Poole Parkrun.  A cluster of our athletes finished 7, 8, 9, and 10, namely Simon Munro, Paul Hill, Graeme Miller and Billy McGreevy.  Nikki Sandell was the second lady to finish, and Jud Kirk, who was very much involved helping in the early days of the Poole Parkrun, transferred to Poole in the absence of a Parkrun in Bournemouth.  Peter Thompson was clearly taking things easy finishing, as he did, more than six minutes over his PB for this course.