Record numbers compete in Mulbarton park run

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian Condron. - Credit: Archant

A record-breaking 227 runners took part in a 'mob match' between Wymondham Athletics Club and the Norfolk Gazelles.

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian Condron. - Credit: Archant

The friendly contest saw both running clubs donning their club colours in a battle for bragging rights.

In the end, Wymondham Athletics Club came out on top, however, there were no hard feelings after this good-natured competition.

There were 34 personal bests among the record numbers of entrants, with Baz Hipwell completing his 300th park run and Ronnie Mount reaching his century.

Jack Gillick of Wymondham Athletic Club ran the fastest time on the day, completing the five km course in 16 minutes and 24 seconds, while Michael Eccles and Alan Hume of Norfolk Gazelles took second and third respectively.

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian

Runners from Wymondham Athletic Club and Norfolk Gazelles compete in Mulbarton parkrun. Picture: Ian Condron. - Credit: Archant

For a full list of individual times and further information, visit www.parkrun.org.uk/mulbarton/


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