parkrun round-up: Todd Davidson leads parkrunners home at Lowestoft in scorching conditions
- Credit: Richard Knibb
The weekly parkrun round-up looks at all the action from Lowestoft, King's Lynn, Thetford, Gorleston and Swaffham. Mark Armstrong reports
Todd Davidson led the 327 parkrunners home at Lowestoft on Saturday.
Davidson was first through the finishers' funnel in 18:50 with Roi Martinez not far behind in second place (18:55). Tom Galley (Lowestoft Road Runners) was third in 19:17.
Tracy Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) was first female in 22:28 with youngster Kathryn Skazick in second (22:57). Amy Vallis was third in 23:26, celebrating her 50th event in the process.
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Lee Gooderham (Lowestoft Road Runners) and Alison Flint (Redway Runners) also celebrated their 50th parkruns in 19:37 and 28:55 respectively.
Volunteers: Patrica CRITCHLOW, Lynette CULVERWELL, Rob DAWSON, Rob FAWCETT, John FAWCETT, Janet HITCHAM, Nikki MACDONALD, Chris MATTHEWS, Colin MULLEN, Gary PEMBROKE, Alan RICHARDSON, Steven ROFFE
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Fenland Running Club's Ryan Jones broke the 18-minute barrier as the first runner at King's Lynn.
Jones clocked in at 17:50, more than a minute ahead of his nearest rival, Andrew Black, who set a new personal best of 18:52. Stephen Harrington was third in 18:59.
Debbie Schwarz (West Norfolk AC) was first female in 20:56 ahead of Claudia Milburn (Fenland Running Club) in 21:41. Junior runner Lara Hindmarsh (Ryston Runners AC) was third in 23:10.
Anthony Savage (Ryston Runners AC) and Jane Greenwood (Fenland RC) clocked up their 100th events in 21:04 and 24:31 respectively.
Volunteers: Amy ANDERSON, Rebecca BAKER, Judith BERRY, Keith DOUGHTY, Debbie ELSEGOOD, Wendy FISHER, Jerry GREEN, Tony LAMB, Sarah LAMB, Paul MACLEAN, Janet MOYLE, Andy MOYLE, Joseph PEMBERY, Suzanne PEMBERY, Mike PEMBERY, Ashish RASTOGI, Helen. SEWELL, Stewart SOUTH, Pauline SPARROW, Catherine TIPLING, Gary WALKER, Gary WHITBY
Matthew Thrower (Renegade Runners) set a new personal best of 18:10 as the first runner at Thetford.
Thetford AC's Kevin Vaughan was second in 18:31 ahead of an unknown runner in third.
Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) was first female in 20:53 ahead of Natalie King in 22:52. Lorrain Dawson (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was third in 25:52.
Katherine Jones celebrated her 200th event in 27:56.
Volunteers: Sue COLLEDGE, Mick COLLEDGE, Becky CUZNER, Malcolm DUNCAN, Ann ELRICK, Jason ELRICK, Wendy FRENCH, Adam HAYLETT, Ian HENDERSON, Giles MACROW, Kate V MEASURES, Gill MUNDAY, Sharon NASH, Hugo NUGENT, Belen REPISO, Yvette STALLWOOD, Lisa STONE, Graham WADE, James WOOLER, Lisa WORSNOP, Hugh WORSNOP, Meggie WORSNOP
Robert Chenery (Ipswich Jaffa) led the 287 runners home at Gorleston on Saturday, breaking the 17-minute barrier in 16:58.
Dean Bain (Waveney Valley AC) was second in 17:31, notching a new personal best in the process, whilst Nick Roper (Bungay Black Dog RC) was third in 17:45.
Louise Bernasconi was first female in 21:32 (new PB) followed by Penny Studley (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) in second in 22:36. Angela Carson (Bellahouston Harriers) was third in 23:01.
Junior runner Jasmin Honour celebrated her 100th parkrun in 24:16 along with Lee Harvey (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), who clocked 33:27.
Volunteers: Roger ANDREWS, Jo ANVERALI, Peter BANNATYNE, Kevin BAYES, Lorna BOWLES, Pamela BROWN, Linda CARTER, Jennie CRAIG, Neil FARROW, Karen GEDGE, Dave GIRLING, Chris HARBORD, Richard KNIBB, Phillip LAURIER, Rachel OLLETT, Nick OVERY, Claire RAWLINSON, Ira Albert SMITH, Albert William James SPONG, Carole SPONG, Tony John WELLS, Paul WESTGATE, Simon WHEATMAN, Brenda WILKINSON, Jean WITHINGTON
Tri-Anglia member David Asker was first at Swaffham in a time of 18:42.
David Thomson was just behind Asker in 19:10 whilst Dereham Runners AC member Ashley Gilbert was third in 19:19.
Kate Penn (Ryston Runners AC) was first female in 23:53 with Alison Wright second in 24:08. Lydia Holmes set a new PB of 25:55 to take third.
Volunteers: Lacey BAREHAM, Steven BOWERMAN, Hazel Ann CASON, Todd LAKE, Jim MORIARTY, Keith RIX, Craig ROGERS, Les SCOTT, Stanley SOLE, Amy STORY, Mandie THORPE, Joanna TOWNS, Carolyn WATTS, Cicely WHITE, Theodore WHITE, Andrew WHITE