Ipswich JAFFA duo of Spencer and Hamblyn lead the way at Sizewell parkrun

All ages took part in the inaugural Sizewell parkrun, with the nuclear power station in the backgrou

All ages took part in the inaugural Sizewell parkrun, with the nuclear power station in the background. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

The inaugural Sizewell parkrun was a big success on Saturday, with a field of 214 runners, joggers and walkers tackling a 5K course near the nuclear power station.

Taking part in parkrun is fun! It's all smiles at Saturday's first-ever Sizewell parkrun. Picture:

Taking part in parkrun is fun! It's all smiles at Saturday's first-ever Sizewell parkrun. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

There was a strong presence from Ipswich JAFFA, with club member Matt Spencer leading home the field in a time of 17mins 28secs for the one-lap route.

Scott Manning, of Framlingham Flyers, chalked up his 101st parkrun with 17:52 in second spot, ahead of Jason Marter, who ran his 112th parkrun in 18:16 for third. Marter has run most of his parkruns at Kesgrave.

Lowestoft Road Runners’ Tom Galley was fourth home in 18:39, at what was his 115th parkrun. Another regular parkrunner, Diss & District’s Ben Churchman, was fifth in 18:47 (at his 50th parkrun).

Meanwhile, JAFFA’s Rachel Hamblyn was the first female finisher and 14th overall in a time of 21:26. It was her 98th parkrun.

Runners set off at the start of Saturday morning's Sizewell parkrun, which attracted a field of more

Runners set off at the start of Saturday morning's Sizewell parkrun, which attracted a field of more than 200. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher


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Nicola Wadland, representing Rayleigh RAT Runners, was second female in 23:06.

Ipswich JAFFA's Matt Spencer, from Saxmundham, who was first home at the Sizewell parkrun. Picture:

Ipswich JAFFA's Matt Spencer, from Saxmundham, who was first home at the Sizewell parkrun. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

Runners tackling the 5K course at the Sizewell parkrun, the 10th parkrun to be established in Suffol

Runners tackling the 5K course at the Sizewell parkrun, the 10th parkrun to be established in Suffolk.. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

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