Parkrun now 1,000 strong

THE weekend saw the 1,000th registered Gorleston Cliffs parkrun entrant, David Oliver, who received a mighty cheer at the start.

Young Dominic Oliver of GYDAC, 15, led from the start (see picture) and finished in a brilliant 18:10. Second was regular David Hughes in 18:22 and third Chris Scott of Lowestoft RR in 18:43.

In the ladies’ race, visiting runner Laura Odell from Farnham and District AC won in 19:21. Donna Jones was second in 25:05 with Lorraine Dawson of GYRR third in 24:14.

In the points tables Darren Cains has a lead of 37 over David Hughes and Tabatha Sims a lead of 70 over Elaine Stone.

Elaine Stone received her 100 parkrun jacket and Nicholas Dyer his 50 T-shirt.


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Last week, on the parkrun free run day, Vinney Jones completed 8.5 x 5k runs between 9am and 5pm. His split times were 20:40, 21:40, 21:44, 21:39, 22:17, 22:23, 22:19, 22:53 and 11:24 giving a total marathon running time of 3-07:02. These times are recorded on the back of Vinney’s orange T-shirt. Congratulations went to Vinney and to all those who ran more than one parkrun, raised �77 for the Active Children charity, supplied refreshments and volunteered to support the runs.

Special thanks went to Chris Harbord for directing the whole day.

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1 Dominic David Neil Oliver, M, 18:10, 76.61pc, JM15-19 (Great Yarmouth & District AC), New PB by 5 secs, 2 David R Hughes, M, 18:22, 78.40pc, VM45-49, New PB by 4 secs, 3 Chris Scott, M, 18:43, 70.44pc, SM35-39 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 4 Paul James Smith, M, 18:57, 70.01pc, SM35-39 (Norwich Road Runners), New PB by 6 secs, 5 Laura Katy Odell, F, 19:21, 76.49pc, SW25-29 (Aldershot, Farnham and District AC), 1st run, 6 Neil Farrow, M, 20:11, 69.20pc, VM40-44, New PB by 41 secs, 7 Vinny Jones, M, 20:41, 62.69pc, SM30-34, 8 Darren Cains, M, 20:43, 62.99pc, SM30-34, 9 Mark Womack, M, 20:47, 66.16pc, VM40-44, 10 Stephen Leeves, M, 20:53, 72.39pc, VM50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 11, Matthew Fennell, M, 21:36, 60.19pc, SM30-34, 12 Paul Timms, M, 21:40, 60.54pc, SM30-34, 13 Nick Overy, M, 21:45, 64.21pc, VM40-44, 14 Luke Blackwell, M, 21:51, 59.04pc, SM25-29, 15 Glenn Ellis, M, 21:58, 61.68pc, SM35-39, 16 Alan Churchman, M, 22:01, 60.64pc, SM35-39, New PB by 84 secs, 17 Chris Duffy, M, 22:09, 58.24pc, SM25-29, 1st run, 18 David Oliver, M, 22:12, 62.91pc, VM40-44, 1st run, 19 Martin Hazell, M, 22:19, 63.03pc, VM40-44, 20 Duncan Harrison, M, 22:56, 57.85pc, SM35-39.

21 Philip Harvey, M, 23:13, 58.79pc, VM40-44, New PB by 58 secs, 22 Leslie Slater, M, 23:17, 64.92pc, VM50-54, 23 Chris Dye, M, 23:22, 60.20pc, VM40-44, New PB by 35 secs, 24 Simon Ruddick, M, 23:38, 55.01pc, SM30-34, 1st run, 25 Sidney Overy, M, 23:39, 59.97pc, JM14, 26 Donna Suzanne Jones, F, 24:05, 61.87pc, SW30-34, New PB by 65 secs, 27 Matt Beckett, M, 24:11, 53.48pc, SM30-34, 28 Lorrain Dawson, F, 24:14, 70.70pc, VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 29 Dan Hurren, M, 24:19, 53.32pc, SM30-34, 30 Neil Thomas, M, 24:23, 57.28pc, VM40-44 (Bungay Black Dog RC), New PB by 21 secs, 31 Michael Dale, M, 24:30, 57.01pc, VM40-44 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 32, Rye Bilyard, M, 24:32, 53.74pc, SM35-39, 1st run, 33 Shaun Taylor, M, 24:38, 59.88pc, VM50-54, 34 Howard Wilcox, M, 24:44, 62.13pc, VM55-59, 35 Elayne Hilton, F, 24:52, 63.61pc, VW40-44 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 36 Celia Odell, F, 25:00, 68.53pc, VW50-54, New PB by 29 secs, 37 Tommy Simmons, M, 25:07, 51.36pc, SM25-29, 1st run, 38 William Delf, M, 25:10, 59.54pc, VM50-54, New PB by 31 secs, 39 Paul Ferrow, M, 25:13, 59.95pc, VM50-54, 40 Conner Churchman, M, 25:15, 57.43pc, JM14, New PB by 99 seconds.

41 Dale Bullock, M, 25:18, 56.06pc, VM45-49, 42, Alwyn Davies, M, 25:31, 63.95pc, VM60-64, New PB by 67 secs, 43 Pauline Richardson, F, 25:57, 66.02pc, VW50-54 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 44 Tabatha Sims, F, 26:16, 59.71pc, VW40-44, 45 Michael Childs, M, 26:54, 60.16pc, VM60-64, New PB by 109 secs, 46 Michael Paul Swann, M, 26:57, 52.63pc, VM45-49, 47 Sarah Parkes, F, 27:36, 54.65pc, VW35-39, 48 Phillip Laurier, M, 27:38, 59.05pc, VM60-64 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 49 Kerstin Langer, F, 28:05, 56.85pc, VW45-49, New PB by 28 secs, 50 Helen Horn, F, 28:13, 59.24pc, VW45-49, 51 Estella Susan Smith, F, 28:13, 62.20pc, JW14, 1st run, 52 Elaine Stone, F, 28:17, 61.34pc, VW50-54, New PB by 21 secs, 53 Niki Davies, F, 28:19, 52.27pc, SW25-29, New PB by 50 secs, 54 Alison Ayers, F, 28:20, 56.35pc, VW45-49, New PB by 28 secs, 55 Liz Battle, F, 28:25, 56.77pc, VW45-49, New PB by 24 secs, 56 Jayne Richardson, F, 28:52, 57.91pc, VW45-49, New PB by 49 secs, 57 Alan Richardson, M, 28:53, 57.01pc, VM60-64, 58 Gary David Newman, M, 29:04, 47.31pc, VM40-44, 59 Mark Barber, M, 29:05, 47.62pc, VM40-44, 60 Karen Haughton, F, 29:08, 60.35pc, VW50-54, New PB by 6 secs.

61 Tony Ludlam, M, 29:18, 48.41pc, VM45-49, 62 Sally Davies, F, 29:36, 63.51pc, VW55-59, New PB by 58 secs, 63 Lynn Stringer, F, 29:51, 54. 05pc, VW45-49, 64 Julie Ann Webster, F, 29:51, 51.70pc, VW40-44, 1st run, 65 John Bound, M, 30:03, 55.30pc, VM60-64 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), New PB by 6 secs, 66 Linda Allen, F, 31:11, 62.85pc, VW60-64, New PB by 29 secs, 67 Denise Prow, F, 31:22, 53.29pc, VW45-49, 68 Elaine Haggarty, F, 32:08, 56.17pc, VW55-59 (Great Yarmouth & District AC), 69, Charlotte Nicholls, F, 32:09, 50.65pc, JW14, 70 Louise Farrar, F, 32:10, 48.34pc, VW 40-44, 71 Christopher Sofokleous, M, 32:19, 46.00pc, JM14, 72 Rachel Allen, F, 32:52, 45.13pc, SW30-34, 73 Jean Withington, F, 34:13, 55.67pc, VW55-59, New PB by 21 secs, 74 Maddy Battle, F, 34:17, 43.66pc, JW15-19, 75 Matthew Sutton, M, 34:22, 37.54pc, SM20-24 (Great Yarmouth Road Runners), 76, Wendy Sutton, F, 34:23, 49.20pc, VW50-54, 77 Karen McGovern, F, 34:25, 53.12pc, VW55-59, New PB by 81 secs, 78 Helen Louise Swann, F, 34:27, 44.51pc, VW40-44, 79 Elaine Penswick, F, 34:40, 52.07pc, VW55-59, New PB by 108 secs, 80 John Allen, M, 35:31, 47.21pc, VM65-69.

81 Nicholas Dyer, M, 35:54, 40.76pc, VM45-49, 82 Anita Elizabeth Betts, F, 36:10, 53.46pc, VW60-64, New PB by 10 secs, 83 Wendy Long, F, 36:34, 40.47pc, SW25-29, 1st run, 84 Davina Balls, F, 36:59, 46.91pc, VW50-54, New PB by 96 secs, 85, 85 Anthony Harris, M, 37.53, 40.92pc, VM55-59, 86 Elizabeth Allen, F, 39:20, 37.71pc, SW30-34 (Lowestoft Road Runners), 87, Martha Farey, F, 40:22, 40.34pc, JW14, New PB by 177 secs, 88 Janette Farey, F, 40:43, 39.21pc, VW45-49, 1st run.

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