Two Harriers celebrated significant milestones at Torbay parkrun this month, read about their achievements below and if you feel inspired to take up running come and join us in the new year!
David notched up his 100th parkrun last week at Torbay in an amazing time of 21:39, just a whisker off his Personal Best time of 21:29 which he achieved in July this year, both these times being faster than any run at Torbay, going back over 5 years. David Runs in the VM65-69 Age category and these amazing achievements really do go to show that age is no barrier in the wonderful sport of running.
David, one of our Junior park runners!
Meanwhile Susan clocked-up her 300th Parkrun this week at Torbay, having done her very first parkrun 10 years ago this week and is definitely a parkrun fanatic! To date she has completed 58 different park runs in 8 different countries (Germany,Sweden, Poland, Russia, Italy, New Zealand, America and the UK).
When away from Home Susan has been known to go to extra-ordinary lengths to get her Parkrun fix. For example she once once hired a car in Rostock in Germany and drove 165 miles to Szczecin in Poland, (....very nearly missing the parkrun as it was hidden in a wood) and a few years ago she also ran the St Petersburg Parkrun having sailed all the way to Russia.
Susan looking happy at a recent 10 mile event
Brixham Harriers are a Friendly and Sociable running club that welcome new members of all abilities. Running is a fantastic way to meet new friends, explore the local area as well as improve your physical and mental well being. If you feel inspired to take up running for the first time, or maybe after a long time away from the sport, we run starter sessions each January using the NHS Couch to 5K programme. The first two session are completely free, and then you can continue by joining the club. Membership is just £16 a year, with no further costs for our twice weekly supported club runs.
Please get in touch if you would like to join the club or try the couch to 5k programme with us.