Parkrun: Danielle’s national best smashes her way into Gorleston record books
- Credit: Richard Knibb
Parkruns are all about fun and enjoyment, but there's a new course record holder at Gorleston who made it to the top of the national listings at the weekend.
Danielle Nimmock ran a superb 16:46 at the Gorleston Cliffs parkrun – the best women's time in the UK at the weekend. It was the City of Norwich runner's 18th parkrun and follows a half marathon personal best of 74:13 at the Big Half earlier this month.
Kevin Holland (Crawley AC) is also worthy of a mention as he finished in Gorleston's sixth fastest time ever – 16:16.
Following Holland and Dimmock across the line was Simon Partridge, of the Bure Valley Harriers, in a new PB of 17:02. Great Yarmouth and District AC's Tyler Bilyard also set a PB, finishing in 17:32.
Second female runner over the line was Bungay Black Dogs' Justine Fawcett in 20:38 followed by Esme Abbott (City of Norwich) in 20:54.
Volunteers: Albert Spong, Beverley Childs, Bob Arnell, Brenda Wilkinson, Carole Spong, Chris Harbord, Christine Head, Chuck Weigand, Darren Adams, Darren Honour, Jamie Gollins, Jan Davis, Karen Gedge, Larli Smith, Lorna Bowles, Nick Overy, Pat Arnell, Peter Bannatyne, Phillip Laurier, Richard Knibb, Roger Andrews, Sue Hurst.
At King's Lynn, Ryston Runners' Nicholas Bensley was first home in 17:08 – in his 199th parkrun – just five seconds ahead of Peter Holmes (Ely Runners). First female over the line was March AC's Melissa Neal, completing her 30th parkrun in 20:03, with Renegade Runenrs' Sally Lynn Hurst second in 20:30 and Debbie Schwarz, of West Norfolk AC, third in 20:44
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Volunteers: Andrew Green, Anna Louisa Seaman, Charles Napolitano, Chris Playford, Felix Young, Ian Kidman, Ian Todd, Jean Street, Jenna Gotts, Jess Cunningham, Keith Doughty, Mark Collins, Matthew Allen, Maureen Wolfe, Neil Gayton, Paul Carrion, Simon Hardy, Steve Bowdery.
Lowestoft had 262 people taking part, with 23 first timers, with 52 PBs, including John Cox (Kent AC) who was first over the line, in 17:43, followed by the home club's Christopher Haylock in 18:03 and club-mate Tom Galley, 11 seconds back. Top female was Tia Gibson (21:42), followed by Jenny Sheahan (23:10) and Anna Cue (23:26).