parkrun round-up: Bungay Black Dog runner breaks 17-minute barrier at Lowestoft
- Credit: Richard Knibb
Weekly parkrun round-up focusing on Lowestoft, Gorleston, King's Lynn and Thetford
More than 300 parkrunners took part at Lowestoft on Saturday as they were led home by Bungay Black Dog runner Kieran McMorran in an impressive time of 16:34.
It didn't beat his personal best of 16:27 but it was enough to put him at the front of the field ahead of Joshua Clark in second place (17:07). Jim Burgess (Waveney Valley AC) was third as he equalled his personal best of 17:22.
Junior runner Grace Forster (City of Norwich AC) was first female in 21:34 with Tracy Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) second in 22:49. Louise White was third in 23:05.
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The sun graced Gorleston on Saturday as the 300 plus field were once again led home by Ipswich JAFFA member Robert Chenery in 17:00.
Lawrence Wade (City of Norwich AC) was second with Tyler Bilyard (Great Yarmouth & District AC) third male overall in 18:37.
Colleen Mukuya was first female, and third overall, in 17:50 with her daughter Allyna (Great Yarmouth & District AC) second in 22:18. Jo Lockhart (Bungay Black Dog) was third in 22:31.
Shaun Long notched up his 100th event in 20:23 whilst Neville Draper celebrated his 50th in 30:27.
Volunteers: Roger ANDREWS, Pat ARNELL, Bob ARNELL, Peter BANNATYNE, Kevin BARNES, James BOOL, Karen GEDGE, Martin HACON, Chris HARBORD, Richard KNIBB, Phillip LAURIER, Nick OVERY, Debra PAINE, Ira Albert SMITH, Larli SMITH, Albert William James SPONG, Carole SPONG, Chuck WEIGAND, Brenda WILKINSON, Jean WITHINGTON
Daniel Guppy (King's Lynn Triathlon Club) was the first runner home at King's Lynn in 17:25.
Ryston Runners' John Hopgood was the runner-up in 17:45 with Ryan Jones (Fenland Running Club) just behind in 17:54.
Bethan Everson (Fenland Running Club) was the first female in 19:31 with Debbie Schwarz just behind in 20:50. Sally Lynn Hurst (Renegade Runners) was third in 20:58.
Both Darren Smith (20:25) and Clare Mallet (30:02) celebrated their 50th parkruns.
Volunteers: Amy ANDERSON, Amanda BARNES, Vicki BLACKSHAW, Peter BRANTOM, Dave CUMBRIDGE, Salina CUMBRIDGE, Wobine DE SITTER, Debbie ELSEGOOD, Michael ENNIS, Hannah FISHER, Kathryn LITTLEWOOD, Gordon PEARSON, Fabia POLLARD, Matt PYATT, Tom RICHARDS, Jennie SHINGFIELD, Carl TIPLING, Pablo WALSINGHAM, Nicola WARD, Barbara WELBOURN, Andy WICKLEN, Felix YOUNG
William Laye took first place as 246 runners took part in the Thetford parkrun on Saturday.
The Bridgnorth Running Club member was more than a minute ahead of his closest rival, coming through the finishers' funnel in 17:03. Ben Churchman (Diss & District AC) was second in 18:26 with Ian Henderson third in 19:19.
Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) was first female in 20:20 and Natalie King was second in 21:08 - a new personal best. Charlotte Smith (Thetford AC) was third in 21:54.
Alison Morton notched up her 100th parkrun in 28:46.
Volunteers: Louise ARMSTRONG, Mick COLLEDGE, Louise COOK, Becky CUZNER, John DABBS, Steve DICKENS, Poppy HUDSON, Jude HUDSON, Guy HUDSON, Stephanie HUDSON, Emma JENNINGS, Laura LAWRENCE, Lucas MEASURES, Benedict MEASURES, Max MEASURES, Chris MEASURES, Sharon NASH, Mason PARI, Luciana SANTOS, Hayley SMITH, Rita SMITH, Jean STEWART, Melanie STURMAN, Graham WILLIAMS, Trish WILLIAMS