Ollie Garbas and Danik Bates took on the Riga Marathon in Latvia. As regulars to the country, Ollie was hoping to do something special without any training due to injury and Danik was making his marathon comeback after a year due to fitness and injury. For Ollie it was a great day finishing with a time of 03-33-52 whilst Danik recent injury with the calf muscle saw him pulled out of the marathon but finished at the finishing line for the half marathon event (which was held at the same time/course), with a time of 01-50-06
Rock and Roll Liverpool weekend of running
Peter Monk was up in Liverpool to take on three different running events. On Saturday he took on the one-mile race and finished in 8:34. Later on he did the 5km event which was completed in 25-28, finishing 551st out of 3771 runners. On Sunday Peter raced in the half marathon and finished with a time of 02-05-32, finishing in 3129 out of 8975 runners.
This week’s dose of Parkruns.
The 5km (3.1 mile) free-event for all took place on Saturday morning and a few Striders were out in force. In Peterborough, Steve Wells finished in 19-23 (10th out of 578 runners). In Cambridgeshire at the Wimpole Estate, Alan Watt finished in 25-10 (130th out of 411 runners). In Wales at the Dolgellau Parkrun, Mark Blease finished in 28-03 (27th out of 46 runners). Down the road at Panshanger (Hertford), Louise Glanvill came in at 32-32 (237th out of 309 runners).
At the local Parkrun course at Fairlands Lakes, Stevenage, where 300 runners took part, the first strider home was Greg Bradbury who gained a new Parkrun PB of 23-07 finishing in 51st. Other results: Esperanza Castro: 24-43 (78th), Frances Levy: 24-56 (83rd), Clare Wing: 24-56 (84th), Anne Miller: 25-59 (108th), Steve Moore: 26-23 (119th), Tony Castro: 33-04 (244th) and Tracy Norris: 39-42 (287th).