parkrun round-up: Brundall runners celebrate with Flower Power
- Credit: Phil Henry
Brundall Countryside Park echoed to the sounds of the Beach Boys as runners celebrated a birthday at the weekend. Chris Lakey rounds up the best of the local action
Flowery costumes and grass skirts were the order of the day as Brundall enjoyed an Hawaiian-themed third birthday party event.
Nick Eley was running for the 100th time and Alan Parsons and Katharine Bartram for the 50th.
Patrick Alderson was first in a PB 19:30. Next came Norwich Road Runner Carl White, Paul Oakley and Carl Marston, all making their Brundall debuts. For the females, Bex Pountain recorded her 24th first finish in 21:48, just outside her PB.
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Matt Pyatt (Renegade Runners) was first home in 16:54, followed by Ryston Runners' Shaun Mann in a PB 17:53. Top-10 finishers Matthew Thrower – in his 50th parkrun – Lynton Battrick and Andrew Black also record PBs. First female home was 17th-placed Debbie Schwarz in a PB 20:10.
Volunteers: Andy WICKLEN, Benjamin COLLISON, Carl TIPLING, Claire GAYTON, Claudia MILBURN, Fabia POLLARD, Felix YOUNG, Gary WALKER, Hannah FISHER, Helen WEST, Ian MILBURN, Jane GREENWOOD, Lynn MARRIOTT, Neil HARRIES, Nick MACKAY, Pablo WALSINGHAM, Paul MACLEAN, Tom RICHARDS.
There were strangers in the mist at Lowestoft, a pair of 'unknown' runners taking the leading places. Waveney Valley's Jim Burgess was third in 17:28 with female runner Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers runner Nicola Rogers fourth in a PB 18:40.
Volunteers: Adrian KING, Alan RICHARDSON, Chris MATTHEWS, Christopher WOODCOCK, Gary PEMBROKE, Janet HITCHAM, Jessica MILNER, Kieran FREETH, Lynette CULVERWELL, Nikki MACDONALD, Patrica CRITCHLOW, Phoebe GREEN, Rob FAWCETT, Steven ROFFE, Susan PERRY.
First-timer Richard Park, from Cambridge and Coleridge AC, was first across the line in 17:38, followed by Kevin Armstrong (18:25) and another first-timer, Sara Bird, in 19:03. Second female finisher was Thetford's Sabine Schaefer who was 14th in 20:36.
Diss & District AC's Ben Dean has a new PB time of 20:13.
Volunteers: Alison MORTON, Andrea RUSSELL, Ann ELRICK, Daniel ROUTLEDGE, Dave SANDERS, Donna FINNEY, Giles MACROW, Gill MUNDAY, Graham COLLIS, Graham WILLIAMS, James WOOLER, Jim MOCKFORD, John BELLOTTI, Kate V MEASURES, Lucy CUTLER, Maureen BELLOTTI, Melanie STURMAN, Michael HILL, Mick COLLEDGE, Natalie KING, Richard TAYLOR, Sharon NASH, Stacey Daniele OWEN, Tom HOLLAND, Tracey CADY, Trish WILLIAMS, Vasanti PATEL.
Lorainne Reeves became the first member of Brandon parkrun to break the 250 barrier, having started five years ago. Lorainne has been involved at Brandon from the start,
Volunteers: Alan STEWART, Ausra GUDELIAUSKAITE, Cathryn MELLERSH, Colin WEIGHT, Corrina TURNER, David CORDNER, Elisabeth PECK, Iain DAWSON, Jill DAWSON, Mark GIBBS, Matt OXBORROW, Molly BUNNING, Peter TURNER, Rebecca SILKSTONE, Robert WAPLE.