Focus on the Ipswich parkrun
- 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.
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.