On the run: focus on the Ipswich parkrun

Action from Saturday's Ipswich parkun, at Chantry Park. It was hot work for a field of 263 runners,

Action from Saturday's Ipswich parkun, at Chantry Park. It was hot work for a field of 263 runners, joggers and walkers at Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

A field of 263 braved the very warm conditions to take part in the 305th staging of the Ipswich parkrun, held at Chantry Park on Saturday morning.

Runners set off at the start of the 305th Ipswich parkrun on Saturday. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACE

Runners set off at the start of the 305th Ipswich parkrun on Saturday. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Andrew Hennessy, a member of Wells City Harriers, led home the field in a time of 17mins 42secs, although this was nearly a minute behind the over-40 veteran’s PB of 16:51 for the Ipswich event. It was his 36th parkrun.

Adam Howlett, of Framlingham Flyers, was second in 18:23, with Ipswich JAFFA’s Geraint White third with 19:00, which was a PB.

Neil Parry was fourth in 19:16, and there was an impressive debut from young Ewan Anderson, who celebrated his first-ever parkrun with a 19:20 clocking in the 11-14 year-old age group.

Carys Durie was the first female finisher in a time of 21:59 for the 5K test, which was only two seconds adrift of her PB.

It was hot work for a field of 263 runners, joggers and walkers at Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH P

It was hot work for a field of 263 runners, joggers and walkers at Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

JAFFA teenager Shannon MacSephney was second in 24:47 in what was her 171st parkrun.

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