On Feb 29th 2012, construction was completed on the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world. On Feb 29th 2020, Ian Simpson and the Harriers took over the Valley parkrun, changed the route and survived. Not sure which was the more impressive organisational feat but I know which one involved the most Guinness.
Taking on just the 13 different parkruns this week were:
Ramunas Stanevicius 19:50, Paul Skillen 23:56, Nuala Muldoon 24:14, Ciaran Hawkins 26:14, Clare Teer 27:27, Claire McCann 29:05PB, Anita Piatek 30:45, John Teer 41:20, Zoe O’Prey 47:31
Mike Halliday 21:34PB, Ciaran Wright 22:16, Kevin Donnelly 22:53, Dawn Blain 24:06, Nikki Fleck 28:44, Roisin Brooks 30:17, Fidelma McCoppin 31:25, Philip Fleck 32:08, Aaron Ladd 34:53PB, Prof Alan Ladd 34:55, Louise Ladd 44:31
Stephen Gallagher 19:30, Karen McKee 24:01, Bernard ROTM McKeaveney 25:49, Susan Thompson 27:26
Jim Guinn 28:59
Johnny Smith 29:48
Alan Kerr 25:07, Frances Kane 30:22, Tina Steele 55:38
Patrick Hughes 26:00, Lorraine Ann “ice-cream with a flake” Forsythe
David Esler 29:27
Colin Glen parkrun:
Maeve Kennedy 25:40PB, Stephen Semple 26:05
Neil McCready 20:35
Elaine Kennedy 36:43
Tom Fleming 19:47, Peter Fleming 22:14
The only tourist this week was Owen Fulton. The Big O was on one of his frequent visits to Stretford parkrun, finishing in 24:38.
And the Rt. Hon. ADav was at the Valley finishing in 24:12
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 8:40 (and first finisher!!), Joseph Eager 9:44, Eloise McAuley 10:23
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Matthew Hawkins 12:16, Ben Halliday 13:52
In non-parkrun news, some of the Harriers took on the Gaithouse Back to Basics events at Victoria Park today.
Dermot Boyd 33:40
Martin O’Neill 37:52 (and 9th place finish), Andrew McNevison 38:42
Results from Malta have not made it home yet so I’ll catch them up next week.
So, this week’s tune was going to be Robert Plant’s 29 Palms to celebrate leap day. But then I remembered it was rubbish. So I have yet another storm song. And its class. So there.
Until next week, behave.