Saturday 24th January saw BAC athletes officially exit winter hibernation and make their break for freedom in the early autumn (bit early?) sunshine. Bournemouth AC runners were popping up on parkrun results lists everywhere. It was a bit like a ‘pic n mix’ free all for the reporter this week!

Blandford: Our spies at Blandford parkrun informed us that not only did Steve Way and Jez Bragg finish 1st and 2nd runner respectively but that they used the parkrun course as the sandwich filling between their two slices of bread (a run there from Stur Marshall, then run back).

5K clearly wasn't enough for this ultra pair...

5K clearly wasn’t enough for this ultra pair…

Brockenhurst: Philip Mosley doesn’t take prisoners in The New Forest. By claiming 1st runner at Brockenhurst parkrun he now has two in a row. Running a PB for the Brockenhurst course, which I’m sure is quite a way off from his actual 5K PB.

I hope Phil is in this photo....

I hope Phil is in this photo….

Bournemouth: Paul Hill and Billy McGreevy claimed 1st and 2nd tokens at Kings Park. Followed closely by Jud Kirk, Heidi Tregenza (clearly resting for Sunday’s Swanage 10K), Steve Cox, Ian Graham and Will Price.


Paul and Billy leading the Bournemouth masses.

Poole: George Way was our solo runner at Poole finishing in 17th with a solid 18:47 for the youngster.

Must have scared the other Bournemouth AC runners off.....

Must have scared the other Bournemouth AC runners off…..

Swanage 10K: Sunday saw the annual Swanage Sea Rowing Club’s 10K race. It was a lovely picturesque  run around rural Swanage that attracted 166 runners. Heidi Tregenza came 1st woman. Paul Hill came 2nd male, Ben Walliman came 9th and ousted Hamish Murray from Purbeck runners. No mean feat! Nick Kenchington rounded out a good day for BAC with 15th.

Duathlon: Ross Smith recently competed in The Dirty Devil Duathlon and claimed 1st place! He has been doing a lot of duathlon’s recently and this recent 1st place along with his excellent XC showing at Reading highlight the progress he is making.

Ross Smith's 1st place

Ross Smith’s 1st place