parkrun round-up: Tony Witmond leads parkrunners home at Blickling
- Credit: Lee Anderton
Our weekly parkrun focus turns on Thetford, Blickling, Lowestoft and Gorleston Cliffs.
North Norfolk Beach Runners' Tony Witmond took first place at Blickling in 18:37.
He was followed by Tony McCallum (19:01) and Daniel Campbell in third place in 19:07 - a new personal best.
Junior runner Grace Buchanan (North Norfolk Harriers AC) was first female in 22:25 whilst Lisa Appleton set a new personal best in second place with 23:08. Ruth Pilch (Coltishall Jaguars) was third in 24:01 (new PB).
Youngster Lily Showers (North Norfolk Beach Runners) celebrated her 50th parkrun in 27:21.
Volunteers: Lee ANDERTON, Emma BLAKE, Leona BROUGHTON, Christine HERRING, Sarah LANCHBURY, Billy LIFE, Stewart LIFE, Tanya MANSER, Linda MELTON, Sarah MORTER, Emma MORTIMER, Isabelle MORTIMER, Greg PEARSON, Claire RICHES, Paul ROGERS, Tracey SHOWERS, Lily SHOWERS, Chloe SHOWERS, Tracy SHUREY, Mal TAYLOR
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Scott Hill led the 211 parkrunners home at Thetford in 17:46.
An unknown runner was just behind Hill, who was 43 seconds outside his personal best whilst Luyuyo Mfazwe took third in 18:36 (new PB).
Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) was first female in her 199th parkrun in a time of 20:18 with Nicola Lambert-John (Coltishall Jaguars) second in 21:08 in her first taste of the Thetford event. Natalie King was third in 22:04.
Myra Day celebrated her 200th parkrun in 25:41 whilst Tina Bloomfield notched up her 100th in 44:26. Malcolm Duncan set a time of 23:43 in his 50th event.
Volunteers: Chris BARTON, Lucy BELLOTTI, Sam BELLOTTI, Marilyn Dawn COLE, Mick COLLEDGE, Graham COLLIS, John FISH, Sean HASSEY, Geoffrey HERSCHELL, Alison MORTON, Sharon NASH, Vasanti PATEL, Terry PATRICK, Luciana SANTOS, Hayley SMITH, Rita SMITH, Melanie STURMAN, Robert WHITTAKER, Trish WILLIAMS
Carl Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) claimed first place at Lowestoft in 17:47 on Saturday.
Youngster Josh Barnard wasn't far behind in second place, coming home in 18:04 with Ben Le Compte third in 18:38 - his first time at Lowestoft.
Nicola Jones (Bingley Harriers AC) was first female in 21:50 on her first Lowestoft experience whilst Tracy Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) was second in 23:03. Vicki Grice (Lowestoft Road Runners) was third in 24:09.
Daniel Sayer certainly made his 50th parkrun one to remember as he set a new PB of 25:04.
Volunteers: Jay BUTCHER, Daren COULTER, Lynette CULVERWELL, John FAWCETT, Rob FAWCETT, Kieran FREETH, Janet HITCHAM, Robin JONES, Chris MATTHEWS, Arron MCKOY, Colin MULLEN, Gary PEMBROKE, Kerry SAUNDERS, Samuel STEVENS, Joanne TIMMS
Youngster Abdu Hassan equalled his personal best at Gorleston as the first runner home in 18:03.
Dean Bain (Waveney Valley AC) was second in 18:12 with Samantha Lines (Waveney Valley AC) third overall as first female in 18:20. Bill Heseltine (Bloodline runners) was third male in 18:35.
Colleen Mukuya, fresh from her win at the Milton Keynes Marathon earlier this month, was second female in 21:03 with Anna Kirkham (Norwich Road Runners) third in 21:35.
Terry Hubbard notched up his 200th parkun in 20:45 with both Eirrin Thompson and Linda Carter celebrating their 100th events in 22:33 and 30:52 respectively.
Volunteers: Julian ABBOTTS, Darren ADAMS, Roger ANDREWS, Peter BANNATYNE, Lorna BOWLES, Pamela BROWN, Karen GEDGE, Jamie GOLLINS, Chris HARBORD, Richard KNIBB, Phillip LAURIER, Nick OVERY, Ira Albert SMITH, Larli SMITH, Lyn SNOWLING, Albert William James SPONG, Carole SPONG, Paul WESTGATE, Brenda WILKINSON, Jean WITHINGTON