parkrun round-up: Tom Galley sets new personal best as first runner at Lowestoft
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Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Lowestoft, King's Lynn, Gorleston, Thetford and Loch Neaton
Lowestoft Road Runners' Tom Galley set a new personal best of 17:42 as first runner home out of the 371 runners at Lowestoft on Saturday.
Club mate Carl Prewer was in second place in 18:51 with Nathan Woods third in 19:08.
Olivia Harrod set a new personal best of 21:37 as first female with City of Norwich AC athlete Alice Atkins not far behind in second in 21:43 (new PB). Emma Walker was third on her first visit to the Lowestoft event.
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An impressive 397 runners tackled King's Lynn on Saturday as they were led home by John Hopgood in 17:33.
John Hudson (Norwich Road Runners) was second in 17:38 on his first taste of the Lynn event whilst youngster James Peck was third in 17:46 - a new personal best.
Kate Peacock was first female through the finishers' funnel in 21:04 with youngster Lola Kidman (King's Lynn Triathlon Club) second in 22:12. Linda Marshall (CSSC Sports & Leisure) was third in 23:27.
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Young Great Yarmouth & District athlete Tyler Bilyard led the 361-strong field of runners home at Gorleston in 17:39.
Junior runner Billy Girling set a new personal best of 17:44 in second place with Shaun Long third in 19:07.
Sarah Norman (Waveney Valley AC) was first female in 21:52 with Sarah Lauchlan second in 23:37. Gemma Hurren was third in 23:49.
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Young runner Nathan Wright enjoyed his first taste of Thetford parkrun as he was first home in 18:14.
Stuart Farmer equalled his personal best of 19:01 in second place with Darren Cook (Felixstowe RRC) third in 19:17.
Jo Wilkinson (Bedford & County AC) was first female in 19:49 with Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) second in 20:33. Heidi Teixera was third in 22:08.
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Alan Hume (Norfolk Gazelles AC) took the first finisher's token at Loch Neaton in 18:24.
Kevin Vaughan (Thetford AC) was second in 19:01 with William Bartram third in 19:31.
Sam Ashford-Thomas was first female in 21:15 with youngster Billie-Jordan Butler second in 22:36. Madison Kelly (City of Norwich AC) was third in 22:54.
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