Ladies run the show at 30th instalment of the Tring parkrun

Tring parkrun has proved to be a big hit
Tring parkrun has proved to be a big hit

For the first time there were more females than males as 96 runners turned out for the 30th Tring parkrun.

As a result, 15 of 19 PBs were recorded by females – including Louse Abslom (30s), Emma Weller (22s) and Liz Daniel (20s).

Jordan Clay of Leighton Buzzard AC was the first finisher in 18:39, his sixth win in seven appearances. Team-mate Ian Grimshaw was second in 19:02, and Dominic Evans of Tring RC was third.

Gemma Bitaraf of Gade Valley Harriers, assisted by her running dog, was first lady finisher in 20:04 – a new record for an assisted run.

For the unassisted ladies, Kate Rennie was fastest in 21:02 followed by Sarah Grover of Dacorum & Tring AC and Tilly Green.

For the junior females, Tilly Green was first home followed by Olivia Burney and Izzy Bidlake-Hull.

Fastest U15 males were Dom Grimshaw, Sam Burnell and Reece Wilcock.

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