Focus on the Ipswich parkrun

Runners taking part in the 307th staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK P

Runners taking part in the 307th staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Paul Wain led home a good field of 261 at the latest Ipswich parkrun, the 307th staging of this weekly 5K event, held over a multi-terrain course at Chantry Park.

Paul Wain, on his way to first place at the Ipswich parkrun, which attracted a field of 261. Picture

Paul Wain, on his way to first place at the Ipswich parkrun, which attracted a field of 261. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

As always, runners, joggers and walkers of all ages embraced the challenge, with the trio of Lynn Jacobs, Adam Glading and Audra Hogg all enjoying their first-ever experience of doing parkrun.

Further up the field, Wain, of Ipswich JAFFA, was first home in 18mins 02secs, some way adrift of his personal best of 16:57. He was chased by Gary Taylor, of Felixstowe Road Runners, who was second in 18:34, and Austin Vidal-Cocker (18:40) and Ipswich JAFFA veteran Steve Langley (18:43).

Laura Thomas was the first female finisher and seventh overall. She clocked 19:27 at what was her 50th Ipswich parkrun, and her 82nd parkrun in total.

Teenager Georgina Russell, of Ipswich Harriers, was second in 22:39 and Felixstowe RR’s Victoria Breadman third with 23:29.

Steve Langley, on his way to fourth spot at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FAC

Steve Langley, on his way to fourth spot at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Gary Taylor, of Felixstowe Road Runners, finishing second at the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH

Gary Taylor, of Felixstowe Road Runners, finishing second at the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Phil Nutley, right, and his wife Valerie, tackling the 5K course at Chantry Park. Former marathon gu

Phil Nutley, right, and his wife Valerie, tackling the 5K course at Chantry Park. Former marathon guru Nutley is an over-70 veteran. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant


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