Lowden is still very, very rapid. He turned up at Crowborough on Sunday but (thank the Lord) wasn't running: he lives there, but is still a member of one of the Brighton running clubs. I follow him on Strava and he certainly doesn't pile up the miles in training.Well done old man sounds fun. I had a fun parkrun on Saturday at Loch Leven. It was a 3 uphill and 3 downhill repeats course on a sharp, chunky and gravelly path. Hard to pace on an unknown course. I tucked in at 8th place behind a couple chatting. I managed to stick with them till one ran free. The other I doggedly chased up the final hill where I slipped past him for the 300m run in. My legs then struggled on the final 50m and he came back at me but I just stayed in front. Very friendly group and a timekeeper born in Hollingbury. 23:23 nowhere near you but I'm happy with that.
Saturday planning on Kirkwall Parkrun on the Orkney Isles. Whilst snooping their results page I saw bloody John Lowden from Brighton won it in September in 19:57. Not bad for 65+. Never met him just heard about him.
With Parkruns I think he tends to turn up once, set the age cat record, and move on. And who wouldn't, if they were good enough?
Good run from you and best of luck for the next one......