parkrun round-up: Brett takes the first finishers’ token thanks to new PB
- Credit: Richard Knibb
Runners out in force around the local parkrun scene as Mark Armstrong rounds up the events at Gorleston, Lowestoft, King's Lynn and Thetford
Robert Chenery led the 337-strong field home at Lowestoft in 16:51 at the weekend.
The Ipswich JAFFA runner was just four seconds ahead of youngster Samuel Stevens (Ipswich Harriers), who set a new personal best of 16:55. Tyler Bilyard (Great Yarmouth & District AC) in 18:02.
Colleen Mukuya (Great Yarmouth & District AC) was first female in 18:06 whilst junior runner Holly Bunn (City of Norwich AC) was second with a new personal best of 19:47. Zoe Chase (Waveney Valley AC) equalled her personal best of 21:10 in third place.
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Cameron Brett (Rolls Royce Harriers) set a new personal best of 17:07 on his way to being first through the finishers' funnel at Gorleston.
Harry Allcock (Bungay Black Dog RC) was second in 17:43 whilst Matthew Catchpole was third in 18:27 in his first time at Gorleston.
Alice Bates (Rugby & Northampton AC) set a new personal best of 20:01 as first female whilst Justine Fawcett (Bungay Black Dog RC) was second in 21:02. Penny Studley (Great Yarmouth Road Runners) was third in 21:32.
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Charlie Wakefield (Ryston Runners AC) set an impressive personal best of 16:29 on his way to taking the first finisher's token at King's Lynn.
Ryan Jones (Fenland Running Club) was second in 17:55 with junior runner Toby Hayton (Ryston Runners AC) third in 18:02.
Sally Lynn Hurst (Renegade Runners) was first female in 20:26 with Katrina Wasteney (West Norfolk AC) second in 21:45. Hayley Hawes (Ryston Runners AC) was third in 22:27.
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Robert Smith (Sutton Runners) enjoyed his first experience of Thetford as he was the first runner home in 18:02.
David Loomes (Thetford AC) was just behind in 18:39 whilst Kevin Vaughan was third in 18:49.
Natalie King was the first female in 21:16 with Sabine Schaefer (Thetford AC) second in 21:29. Abbie Ruggles was third in 24:50.
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