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Parkrun round-up: Craig’s only 12 but he’s a ton-up boy at King’s Lynn!

PUBLISHED: 07:18 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 April 2018

Craig Ward, who completed his 100th run milestone, at King's Lynn parkrun on Saturday. Picture: Gary Ward

Craig Ward, who completed his 100th run milestone, at King's Lynn parkrun on Saturday. Picture: Gary Ward

Gary Ward

Craig Ward completed his 100th parkrun at King’s Lynn – and he is just 12 years old!

Craig Ward, who completed his 100th run at King's Lynn. Picture: Gary WardCraig Ward, who completed his 100th run at King's Lynn. Picture: Gary Ward

It was a day to remember for the youngster, and also for Adam Matthews of Ryston Runners, who was first over the line in 16:58, followed by Daniel Guppy, of King’s Lynn Triathlon Club 22 seconds back. Third was Ely Runners’ Peter Holmes in 17:30.

First lady finisher, in her 50th parkrun, was Debbie Schwarz of West Norfolk AC, in 20:37, followed by Zoe Webster, of West End Runners, in 21:25 and Claudia Milburn, from the Fenland Running Club, in 21:56.

Next week, King’s Lynn parkrun will remember stalwart runner, Julie Lithe, who lost her battle with cancer a few years ago – runners will wear red so if you knew Julie please join in, even if its just red socks!

Sean Palfrey celebrated his 100th parkrun at Thetford at the weekend.

King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma RedKing's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma Red

He was among a field that included visitors from as far afield as Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Hadleigh and Porthcawl.

Romas Bleda, in only his third parkrun, was first across the line in a personal best time of 19:11, followed by a pair of first-timers, Charles Stephen in 19:34 and Clint Williams eight seconds back. Thetford AC’s pair Sam Bellotto and Karl Wright were fourth and fifth respectively in 20:023 and 20:04. For Bellotto it was parkrun number 99.

First female runner across the line and sixth overall was Sarah Imbush, from Southend-on-Sea AC, in 20:11. Lucy Wallace, of Bitton Road Runners, was eighth in 20:26 followed just three seconds behind by Thetford AC’s Sabine Schaefer.

At Lowestoft, visitors came from Wisbech, Derby, Beccles, Bedford, Fritton, Newark, Kent, Newcastle, Nottingham, Christchuch – and Alicante. A total of 233 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 17 were first timers and 49 recorded PBs with 19 clubs represented.

It was a busy day at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma RedIt was a busy day at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma Red

Samuel Stevens, of Ipswich Harriers, crossed the line first in 17:31, followed by Bungay Black Dog Nick Roper – running his 25th event – in 17:33 and Clive Mason in 19:07. First lady home was Kathryn Skazick in 23:03, followed by Rebecca Lawler, of Lowestoft Road Runners, in 23:38 and Hannah Cook in 24 minutes flat.

Harvey Bradley was taking part in his 75th event.

Plenty of colour at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma RedPlenty of colour at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma Red

King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma RedKing's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Jemma Red

King's Lynn parkrun gets a thumbs up! Picture: Salina CumbridgeKing's Lynn parkrun gets a thumbs up! Picture: Salina Cumbridge

In the pink at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina CumbridgeIn the pink at King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina Cumbridge

King's Lynn parkrun - all ages catered for. Picture: Salina CumbridgeKing's Lynn parkrun - all ages catered for. Picture: Salina Cumbridge

King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina CumbridgeKing's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina Cumbridge

King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina CumbridgeKing's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina Cumbridge

Playing to the camera at King's Lynn parkrun! Picture: Salina CumbridgePlaying to the camera at King's Lynn parkrun! Picture: Salina Cumbridge

From Barcelona to King's Lynn parkrun?! Picture: Salina CumbridgeFrom Barcelona to King's Lynn parkrun?! Picture: Salina Cumbridge

King's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina CumbridgeKing's Lynn parkrun. Picture: Salina Cumbridge

Taking it in their stride at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellTaking it in their stride at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellThetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

The chase is on at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellThe chase is on at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellThetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellThetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

Treading a well-worn path at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey HerschellTreading a well-worn path at Thetford parkrun. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell

One man and his dog - Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary PembrokeOne man and his dog - Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary Pembroke

All the fun of the Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary PembrokeAll the fun of the Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary Pembroke

Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary PembrokeLowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary Pembroke

Framed at Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary PembrokeFramed at Lowestoft parkrun. Picture: Gary Pembroke

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