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PUBLISHED: 11:05 29 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:05 29 July 2018

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

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

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

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.


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