parkrun round-up: Samantha Lines in a class of her own as first runner home at Lowestoft
- Credit: Jessica Milner
Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong rounds up the parkrun events at Lowestoft, Thetford, King's Lynn, Loch Neaton and Gorleston
Samantha Lines led a bumper field of 561 parkrunners home at Lowestoft on Saturday in 18:09.
The Waveney Valley AC member was in a class of her own in the female field with Polly Davies (Chapel Allerton Runners) in second place in 20:43 and Jessica Hall (Waveney Valley AC) third in 21:13.
Dylan Neeve (Waveney Valley AC) was first male in 18:33 with Jim Burgess (Waveney Valley AC) just behind in 18:46. Oliver Jones (Norfolk Gazelles AC) was third but given the same time of 18:46.
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Andrew Buckley set a new personal best of 17:40 to take the first finisher's token at Thetford in 17:40.
Youngster Rowan Shearer (West Suffolk AC) also recorded a new PB of 18:24 in second with Charlie Stone (Thetford AC) third in 19:16.
Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) was first female in 21:13 with Heidi Teixeira second in 21:35 - a new PB. Lauren Goldsmith (Thetford AC) was third in 22:36 - just three seconds outside her parkrun best.
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Matt Pyatt (Renegade Runners) dipped under the 17-minute mark as the first runner home at King's Lynn in 16:59.
Jesse Tierney set a new PB in second place of 18:44 with Dominic Hughes (Ryston Runners AC) just behind in 18:46.
Sally Lynn Hurst (Renegade Runners) was first female in 20:47 with Debbie Schwarz second in 22:38. Lisa Pyatt (Renegade Runners) was third in 22:51.
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Kevin Vaughan (Thetford AC) was first through the finishers' funnel at Loch Neaton in 19:50.
Alex George was second in 20:42 with Matt Nelson third in 20:55.
Youngster Madison Kelly (City of Norwich AC) was first female in 21:19 with Zoe Jones (Wymondham AC) second in 22:44. Libby Ong (City of Norwich AC) was third in 23:12.
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Carl White set a new PB of 17:25 as first parkrunner home at Gorleston in 17:25.
Matt Howard (Norwich Road Runners) was next as he also set a new best of 18:17 whilst Laurie Woods (Bure Valley Harriers) was third in 18:37 (new PB).
Colleen Mukuya (Great Yarmouth & District AC) was first female in 19:03 with Anna Kirkham (Norwich Road Runners) second in a new PB of 19:44. Youngster Holly Bunn (City of Norwich AC) was third in 19:47.
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