Gade Valley Harriers flying as Thomson completes his parkrun century

First for sport
First for sport

Parkrun enthusiast James Thomson from the Gade Valley Harriers chalked up his 100th parkrun this week as he competed in the St Albans event.

Joined by nine club-mates, Thomson put on a fine show and finished in 20:23, just 3s behind Steve Newing.

Next back for the Harriers was Andy Cook in 21:28, followed by Andy Watt in 23:47, Paula Cook in 26:14, James Birnie in 31:16, Milla Walsh in 31:35, Shelley Walsh in 31:35, Claire Newing in 33:39 (PB) and Helen Cook in 33:40.

The ever popular Black Park saw Mark Crabtree on top form, storming home in first place in a time of 17:18

Simon Wallis flew the GVH colours at Watford’s Cassiobury Park where he set a new PB of 19:55.

Mikey Ferris and Sian Hibbs braved the heat of the St Peters parkrun in Sydney, Australia – Ferris claiming third overall place in 19:11 and Hibbs crossing the line in 22:22.

Anthony Willcox was the lone Harrier at Kesgrave parkrun in Ipswich, Suffolk where he powered home in 21:06.

Elsewhere, men’s team captain Ed Price represented the club at Rushmere parkrun in Leighton Buzzard, claiming fourth place in 21:52.