Park Run – Sat 29th Sept

It was the 140th Park Run held in Exhibition Park Newcastle but the first that Ponteland Runners had identified as a suitable gathering for us and our friends. First home was Jon ‘Boy’ Parkin, 40th position overall  in 20.32 for the 5k distance, eight seconds outside his PB. Second was Dave Legg in 22.54 (87th overall), followed by Adam Graham in 23.20 (99th), both in their first outings over the course. Fourth was Elliott Ward, who came home next in 23.51 beaten by 109 others, including his two sons.  Elliott is the Pont. Runner with the most appearances at Exhibition Park with 14. Then came Stella Higham in 126th on her Park Run.  Stella finished a very creditable 17th of the 106 women in the run. David Buffham completed the Pont Runners finishers, in 24.54 in his second Park Run alonsgide (actually just behind) his son, Daniel.  Both recorded significant improvements in their PBs. So, a good turnout for our first attempt and definitely worth keeping going.  Details of next target Park Run to follow but don’t let that stop you going for any of the runs, always at 9.00am each Saturday.