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Hughes makes experience count for 21st Gorleston Parkrun win

PUBLISHED: 16:15 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 16:35 20 December 2012

Experience told and David Hughes paced himself into third place before taking the lead on the last Gorleston Parkrun lap to win for the 21st time in 18:54.

Second was Darren Barnes in 19:14 and third Kane Simmonds in 20:39. Nick Overy retains leading position in the points table. In the ladies race Claire Davey won in an excellent time of 21:09 followed by Tamsin Desborough of GYRR in 24:24 and Janina Domiczew in 24:49. Simon Eastleigh’s improvement has been remarkable lately. He finished fourth this week in 21:00. Young Jed Knights achieved an excellent PB of 21:21 in seventh place. There were 84 runners taking the fresh seaside air. For the pre-Christmas run on Saturday, December 22 John Taylor of Bungay Black Dog RC will be tackling his 100th run and invitations are out to join him. Traditionally this is the day to dress up a little – so tinsel and Santa hats are recommended, especially for the volunteers.

1 David R Hughes 18:54 VM45-49, 2 Darren Barnes 19:14 SM35-39, 3 Kane Simmonds 20:39 JM15-19, 4 Simon Eastleigh 21:00 SM25-29, 5 Claire Davey 21:09 SW30-34, 6 Adrian Richard Simmonds 21:17 VM40-44, 7 Jed Knights 21:21 JM15-19 PB, 8 Harry Greensides 21:29 JM14, 9 Mark Stone 21:33 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 10 Simon Bekker 21:34 SM35-39, 11 Andrew Neil Baker 21:50 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 12 Michael Paul Swann 22:12 VM45-49, 13 Nick Overy 22:12 VM45-49, 14 Wayne Freeman 22:14 VM50-54, 15 Mark Womack 22:15 VM40-44, 16 William Simm 22:22 JM14, 17 Vinny Jones 22:27 SM30-34, 18 James Donnelly 22:40 VM40-44, 19 Darrell Oldman 22:51 VM45-49 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 20 Jason Townley 22:56 VM40-44

21 Paul Greensides 23:00 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 22 Paul Westgate 23:02 VM55-59 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 23 Vince Smith 23:04 SM35-39 PB, 24 John Figiel 23:09 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 25 Jack Townley 23:14 JM14, 26 Martin Hazell 23:17 VM45-49, 27 Steve Stringer 23:40 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 28 Neil Leeds 23:51 SM30-34, 29 Matthew Sutton 23:53 SM25-29 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 30 Dale Bullock 23:56 VM45-49, 31 Grant Baxter 24:09 SM30-34, 32 Tamsin Desborough 24:24 JW15-19 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 33 Graham Roberts 24:36 VM60-64 PB, 34 William Delf 24:41 VM50-54 (City of Norwich AC), 35 Janina Domiczew 24:49 SW30-34, 36 Richard Farrar 24:55 VM40-44, 37 Sue Fraser 25:06 VW50-54 Great Yarmouth & District AC, 38 Jamie Freeman 25:14 JM15-19, 39 Dom Winney 25:22 JM15-19, 40 Mark Leon Garrod 25:25 VM50-54

41 Michael Childs 25:34 VM60-64, 42 Dave Girling 25:38 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 43 Howard Wilcox 25:58 VM55-59, 44 Rhys Patterson 26:37 JM14, 45 Maria Ball 26:37 VW40-44, 46 Michael Dale 26:49 VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 47 Victoria Swanston 26:51 SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 48 Hayley Donnelly 26:52 VW35-39, 49 Peter Allen 26:55 VM40-44, 50 Elaine Stone 26:55 VW50-54, 51 John Robert Richardson 27:00 VM55-59 (Dereham Runners AC), 52 Julie Ann Webster 27:01 VW40-44, 53 David Drew 27:14 SM25-29, 54 Paul Ferrow 27:21 VM50-54, 55 Kerstin Langer 27:23 VW45-49, 56 Graham Sampson 27:24 VM65-69 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 57 John Kenneth Wray 27:25 VM45-49 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 58 David Batterbee 27:37 SM30-34, 59 Lisa Cutter 27:38 VW40-44, 60 Neil Winney 27:43 VM40-44

61 Karen Gedge 27:45 VW45-49 (Bungay Black Dog RC), 62 Tony John Wells 27:46 VM50-54, 63 Anthony Charles Henry 27:49 VM55-59 PB, 64 Janet Sanderson 27:50 VW60-64, 65 Sarah Simm 27:58 VW45-49, 66 Phillip Laurier 28:04 VM60-64 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 67 Gary Brown 28:40 VM55-59, 68 Haydn Patterson 29:14 JM14, 69 Laura Jenner 29:14 SW20-24, 70 Peter Spandler 29:40 VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 71 Harry Smith 29:49 JM14, 72 Gary David Newman 29:51 VM40-44, 73 Joshua Perry 29:52 SM20-24, 74 Tony Ellis 30:04 VM45-49, 75 Louisa Walker 30:22 VW40-44, 76 Helen Louise Swann 30:47 VW40-44, 77 Carla Potter 32:02 SW30-34, 78 Julie Fletcher 32:54 VW45-49, 79 Nicholas Dyer 33:20 VM50-54, 80 Wendy Sutton 33:50 VW50-54

81 Peter John Westgate 34:03 VM60-64, 82 Linda Phillips 38:14 VW55-59, 83 Anita Elizabeth Betts 40:42 VW60-64, 84 Pat Bound 41:50 VW55-59


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