What a weekend! Barcelona, Silverstone and Parkrun pbs!

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Penny’s PB in Barcelona!

Alex, Laura & Richard Penny ran the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday to celebrate Alex’s 35th birthday. The birthday boy completed his 60th Marathon in a time of 3:38:49, whilst his wife Laura and brother Richard smashed their PB’s. Laura achieved her first ever sub 4hr marathon coming in well under the 4hr mark in 3:53:00, a 17 min pb! Richard knocked 6 mins off his pb running 4:18:13.

Whilst back in England 10 members completed the Silverstone Half Marathon. First home was Matt Allnutt who ran an impressive 1:43:21. Anke Black completed the course in 2:01:33 which was 20 minutes quicker than she ran MK Half last weekend, a superb improvement. Julie Dearden ran her first ever half marathon in 2:29:39 and raised over £800 for charity. She is already looking forward to her next race! Other results were; Ian Barham 1:52:37, Katrina Vicentijevic 2:07:02, Loraine Saunders 2:10:36; Leonie Usher and John Titmus back running (gently) after injury 2:17:44. Nat Asaro also ran in the event, but no time sent in as yet.

11 members ran Buckingham Parkrun on Saturday with 7 getting new pbs!! These were Andrew Burnett 20:11, Jonathan Fox 21:13, Matt Harris 21:41, James Stubbings 21:42, Jane Smith 26:04, Anke Black (again – she gets faster every week!) 26:19, Heidi Young 32:04.