Respects paid to Thetford Parkrun volunteer Jason Vince

A previous Thetford Parkrun. Picture: Sonya Duncan

A previous Thetford Parkrun. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan Photography � 2016

Respects have been paid to one of the Thetford Parkun's core volunteers who recently died.

A minutes applause was held by 232 runners to remember Jason Vince, 42, who was from Thetford and was well-known on the running circuit.

Thetford Parkrun director Melanie Sturman said Mr Vince was a 'really supportive' member of the volunteer team.

She said: 'He volunteered at a lot of different running events. He was really supportive and he was always positive. We had 232 people who paid their tributes to him which was really nice.'

Ms Sturman said she is currently looking to install a defibrillator on the course and it will now be done so in Mr Vince's memory. It will be placed at the part of the on Abbey Meadows course where Mr Vince stood.

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A quiz night will be held at the Charles Burrell Centre on June 16 which will be split between a mental health charity and the defibrillator.

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