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Thetford Parkrun celebrates fourth anniversary

PUBLISHED: 10:26 26 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:08 27 February 2017

The race gets under way. Picture: Melanie Sturman

The race gets under way. Picture: Melanie Sturman

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Thetford Parkrun celebrated its fourth anniversary with a turnout of 203 runners and walkers.

Runners who took part in the first Thetford Parkrun, four years ago, are still taking part in the event. Picture: Melanie Sturman Runners who took part in the first Thetford Parkrun, four years ago, are still taking part in the event. Picture: Melanie Sturman

The town’s mayor, Terry Jermy and consort Corinne Fulford attended to present its annual points competition trophy winners.

The female adult winner was awarded to Natalie King and the junior female to Zabella Starzycka. The male adult winner trophy was presented to Richard Crewe and junior to Jacob Chamberlain who won the award for the second consecutive year. The volunteer award went to Geoffrey Herschell who has taken more than 1,000 photographs of Thetford Parkrun, which began four years ago with nine runners.

A cake sale raised £110.57 towards buying a defibrillator.

Event director Melanie Sturman said: “We are very pleased we have reached this milestone and thank you to the entire community for supporting the weekly parkrun.”

Many took part in fancy dress. Picture:  Melanie Sturman Many took part in fancy dress. Picture: Melanie Sturman

The volunteer award went to Geoffrey Herschell who runs and has taken over 1000 photographs of Thetford parkrun. Picture: Melanie Sturman The volunteer award went to Geoffrey Herschell who runs and has taken over 1000 photographs of Thetford parkrun. Picture: Melanie Sturman

Jacob Chamberlain won the junior award for the second consecutive year. Picture: Melanie Sturman Jacob Chamberlain won the junior award for the second consecutive year. Picture: Melanie Sturman

The female adult award winner was Natalie King. Picture: Melanie Sturman The female adult award winner was Natalie King. Picture: Melanie Sturman

Richard Crewe won the adult male award. Picture: Melanie Sturman Richard Crewe won the adult male award. Picture: Melanie Sturman

Zabella Starzycka with the junuior female award. Picture: Melanie Sturman Zabella Starzycka with the junuior female award. Picture: Melanie Sturman

Riley Violunteering with mum Laura Lawrence. Picture: Melanie Sturman Riley Violunteering with mum Laura Lawrence. Picture: Melanie Sturman

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