parkrun focus: Lowestoft, King's Lynn and Gorleston Cliffs all featured
PUBLISHED: 13:39 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:39 05 December 2017
Rock Estate member within a second of his personal best at Lowestoft parkrun
Christopher Withey was the first finisher at Lowestoft parkrun at the weekend and was just a second outside of his personal best.
A total of 161 runners took part as the Rock Estate member was first home in 19:02 ahead of youngster Laurie Woods, who set a new personal best of 19:35 on his 206th parkrun. Lowestoft Road Runners’ Tom Galley was third home in 19:45 whilst visiting runner Matt Porter (Norwich Road Runners) set a new best of 20:02.
Vickie Grice (Lowestoft Road Runners) was the first female with a new PB of 22:31 whilst Emma Bromley (23:22) and Danielle Paisley (23:22) came second and third respectively with new PBs.
Kevan Bird enjoyed his first ever parkrun, coming home in 24:29 whilst Yvette Redpath was also taking part in her first ever event and posted a time of 24:52. Richard Daws (29:13) broke the 30-minute mark, as did youngster Harry Ellis (29:46).
Volunteers: Lynette CULVERWELL, Rob FAWCETT, John FAWCETT, Janet HITCHAM, Nikki MACDONALD, Charlie MARSH, Chris MATTHEWS, Gary PEMBROKE, Trevor RAWSON, Alan RICHARDSON
King’s Lynn parkrun
Over at King’s Lynn Matt Pyatt (Renegade Runners) was first home in 16:22 with Ryston Runners’ Adam Matthews second in 16:37. Visiting runner Lee Tatum (Ely Runners) was third in 17:30, setting a new personal best in the process.
Sally Lynn Hurst set a new personal best as first female in 20:14 whilst Geraldine Larham (Vegan Runners) was just behind in 20:39. West Norfolk AC’s Debbie Schwarz was third in 20:59.
Dan Pryatt ran his 50th parkrun in 19:52 whilst youngster Jack Skinner set a new PB in his second parkrun (28:42).
Kathy Littler was among the 229 runners that completed the event as she came home in 34:27 in her first taste of the event.
Volunteers: Beryl BARBER, Jon BENSTEAD, Kyle BERRY, Judith BERRY, Noah COOPER, Graeme COOPER, Salina CUMBRIDGE, Dave CUMBRIDGE, Debbie ELSEGOOD, Martin ELSEGOOD, Michael ENNIS, Hannah FISHER, Terence GAMBLE, Jane HIPPERSON, Andrew KELMAN, Fabia POLLARD, Helen PROCTER, Charlie PYATT, Charlie TAYLOR, Gary WALKER, Reuben WEBSTER, Gemma WHILEY, Stuart WIGHTMAN, Shelley YEAMAN
Gorleston Cliffs parkrun
At Gorleston Cliffs Marc Evans (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was first home in 17:45 ahead of Beccles & Bungay Harrier William Simm in 17:54. Darren Barnes was third in 18:42.
Louise Bernasconi set a new PB as first female in 21:46 with May Wong second woman in 22:51 (a new PB). Great Yarmouth & District’s Ella Wakeley was third (22:37).
Andrew Buck enjoyed his first experience at Gorleston with the Beccles and Bungay Harrier coming home in 20:47. A total of 225 runners took part in the event - Gorleston’s 450th.
Volunteers: Darren ADAMS, Roger ANDREWS, Bob ARNELL, Rosemarie BALL, Anthony BLAKEMORE, Lorna BOWLES, Pamela BROWN, Vikki BROWNSELL, Karen GEDGE, Jamie GOLLINS, Annie HALL, Chris HARBORD, Anthony HARRIS, Richard KNIBB, Phillip LAURIER, Sean NEWBURY, Rachel OLLETT, Nick OVERY, Tom PULLINGER, Albert William James SPONG, Carole SPONG, Penny STUDLEY, Chuck WEIGAND, Sarah WITHINGTON, Jean WITHINGTON