IT was a step over to the Dark Side for many Running Forever members this weekend.

Nothing to do with Star Wars or even triathlon but all to do with the Moonlit Meadow races which had their first running at Longrun Meadow on Saturday night.

Five took the 5K option with Shelley Clothier (36.50) first to navigate the puddles.

Hot on her heels was Kirst Nelson (39.41) with Karen Chapman (45.04), Kate Mackenzie (45.34) and Paula Bisatt (45.36) also collecting medals.

Simon Denson was first RFRC athlete home in the 10K event in a time of 42.34.

Another Simon, Rowland this time, was the club’s next finisher in 52, followed by Carl Moppett (54.16); Phil Parsons (56.16); John Allaway (56.18) and Vicky Hanna (56.28).

Jamie Hill was very pleased with his 57.21 time, while John Martin wasn’t far behind with his 57.47 finish.

Ian Jones crossed the line in exactly 60 minutes and Ali Wasey and Duncan Gordon finished together in 66 minutes.

Eliza Brodie came home in 68 minutes, with Morwenna Duncan the final club finisher in 71 minutes.

Chris Brown took part in the Run from the Romans night event in Ham and evaded them comfortably with his 55.20 finish in this five-mile race.

A good contingent headed for the Exmouth Harriers Bicton Blister 10 miler on Sunday - this off-roader is always a popular race.

First home was Andy Staples in 1.12.

Next finisher was Emma Kiernan (1.17), closely followed by Heather Pearce in 1.21.

Dave Loader enjoyed his first time on this race and crossed the line in 1.28 with Ron Foord (1.30) and Damon Butler (1.31) chasing him down.

Bev Collins finished in 1.32, Rob Murr in 1.41 with Lisa Denson the final finisher in 1.42.

The Magnificent Seven took the M5 to Brent Knoll for the Burnham Harriers trail race, the final race in this year’s Somerset Series.

Chris Brown had obviously recovered from being pursued by the Romans the night before as he stormed home in 41.42 to take the JM category win.

Ali Bisatt crossed the line in 44.09; Matt Blee completed in 45.52 and Sam Wharton taking 3rd the female finisher title in 46.41. Next home was Brian Bandyszewski in 50.28 with Ben Timpson (50.40) and Sally Tuer (58.22) completing the posse.

The weekend’s other parkrun tourists went to Torbay, Winchester, Tamar Lakes, Burnham, Exmouth and Henstridge Airfield, with a bit of extreme tourist activity from Lindsey Haigh who took in the Geographe Bay parkrun in Western Australia.

Twenty took part in the local Longrun Meadow event.


HYDRO Harriers’ Andy White had to be satisfied with a 35th placing at Markeaton (Derby) Parkrun, last Saturday, after he came home in 20.53.

Meanwhile, having finally received the 250 milestone T-shirt, Rowland Lyons improved slightly to complete Valentine’s (Ilford) in 24.26.


TAKING on the half marathon and 10km events for Just Run, in one of the most spectacular and breath-taking locations in Carmarthenshire, were Paul Main and Suzie Daw.

Main completed the half marathon in a credible 1:57:23, finishing 66th overall out of 317 entrants, while Daw took on the 10km and finished second in her age category in a time of 1:05:15.

The inaugural Moonlit Meadow took place at Longrun on a very damp November Saturday evening.

In conditions more conducive to bog-snorkelling, the moon made a very brief appearance to guide runners around.

Completing the three-lap course in 47.38 and in eighth position was in-form Ashley Stewart.

Haydn North and Donna Adams completed their three laps in times of 1:03:43 and 1:04:46, respectively.

Just Runners were also seen heading south to the Bicton Blister (10 miles) and Blister Lite (4.5).

First Just Runner back in the 10-miler was Andy Simmons in 1:24:37 followed by Kevin Dunn in 1:37:39.

First lady back was Tracy Sumner in 1:54:58 with Fiona Lewis in 2:04:52. Other finishers included Liz Sorensen 1:54:39 and Rob Greenslade, who went a little bit off course, in 2:08:18.

Just Run meet at Enfield car park every Tuesday at 6.30pm. Sessions are also held on a Thursday and Sunday.