parkrun round-up: Blanket finish at Lowestoft sees Harris take honours
- Credit: Gary Walker
There was some excellent running this week as Mark Armstrong rounds up the latest events at Lowestoft, Gorleston, Swaffham, King's Lynn and Thetford
Ben Harris was the first runner home at a very well contested event at Lowestoft.
Only seven seconds separated the top three runners with Harris (Retford AC) the first through the finishers' funnel in 17:22. Youngster Sam Stevens (Ipswich Harriers) was second in 17:27 with Nick Roper (Bungay Black Dog RC) third in 17:29.
Jane Davies was the first female in 20:45 with Tracy Prewer (Lowestoft Road Runners) second in 22:13. Zoe Chase (Waveney Valley AC) was third in 22:21.
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Fenland Running Club's Ryan Jones set a new personal best of 17:29 as the first runner home at King's Lynn where there was a bumper field of 339 runners.
Morgan Harrison (Three Counties RC) set a new PB of 17:43 in second place with Matthew Thrower also breaking the 18-minute barrier in third place with a time of 17:51.
Sally Lynn Hurst (Renegade Runners) was the first female in a time of 20:36 with Claudia Milburn (Fenland Running Club) second in 22:14. Hayley Hawes (Ryston Runners AC) was third in 22:17.
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Thetford AC's Kevin Vaughan saw off the challenge of club-mate David Loomes by a second at Thetford.
Vaughan took the first token in 18:34 with Loomes a single second behind as he set a new personal best in the process. Charlie Read was third in 18:52.
Mikaela Gates was first female in 21:57 with Charlotte Smith (Thetford AC) just behind in 21:59. Stacey Owen (Thetford AC) was third in 22:44.
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It was a slightly quieter week at Swaffham this week but some amazing times were posted.
First finishers were Wayne Lathwell for the boys in a time of 17:34 whilst Tia-Lily Crane, in the 11-14 age group, was first lady (seventh overall) in a time of 19:45 smashing the female course record by 19 seconds and Tia's overall PB for any parkrun.
Congratulations also go to Naomi Stanford for a new age graded record of 84.62 percent in a time of 25:28.
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Harry Allcock enjoyed his first taste of Gorleston Cliffs parkrun as the Bungay Black Dog member was the first runner home in 17:36.
Alex Griffiths (Dacorum & Tring AC) set a new personal best of 18:01 in second place with Warren Armstrong (Ryston Runners AC) third in 18:28.
Emma Layton was first female in 20:36 with Tanya Cronin (Buckingham & Stowe RC) second in 21:29. Chrissi Head was third in 21:48.
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