parkrun round-up: Bumper field turns out for Gorleston’s 500th event
- Credit: Richard Knibb
Gorleston celebrates milestone as Run Anglia editor Mark Armstrong also rounds up the parkrun scene at Lowestoft, King's Lynn and Thetford
Gorleston celebrated its 500th parkrun in style at the weekend with a bumper field of 349 runners.
Perennial winner Robert Chenery (Ipswich Jaffa) was first home in 16:50 ahead of junior Tyler Bilyard (Great Yarmouth & District AC). Marc Evans (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was third in 17:53.
City of Norwich AC athlete Holly Bunn was first female in 20:13 with Vicki Grice (Lowestoft Road Runners) second in 21:07. Nadine Heseltine (Bloodhill Runners) was third in 21:40.
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Christopher Meadows (Waveney Valley AC) was first through the finishers' funnel at Lowestoft in 19:42.
He was followed home by Matt Woodward in 19:48 - his first taste of the Lowestoft event – whilst Rob Naunton was third in 20:17.
Zoe Chase (Waveney Valley AC) was first female in 22:47 with Kathryn Skazick second in 23:16. Jessica Hall (Waveney Valley AC) was third in 23:27.
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Matt Pyatt (Renegade Runners) was in a class of his own at King's Lynn as he came home in 16:30, well ahead of the rest of the 288 runners.
Ryston Runners' Adam Matthews was second in 17:17 with Matthew Thrower (Renegade Runners) third in 18:05.
Claudia Milburn (Fenland Running Club) was first female in 21:51 with Charlotte Barrett (Renegade Runners) just behind in 21:54. Youngster Amberly Wright set a new personal best of 22:53 in third.
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Andrew Buckley (Thetford AC) took the first finishers' token at Thetford in 18:35.
Stuart Farmer set a new personal best of 19:15 in second place with Simon Smith (British Army) third in 19:29.
Louise White (Vegan Runners) set a new PB of 19:48 as first female with Heidi Teixera second in 22:42. Natalie King was third in 23:25.
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