Spotlight on the Ipswich parkrun

Runners enjoying the bright conditions at the 322nd staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH

Runners enjoying the bright conditions at the 322nd staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

s always, first-time novices mixed with experienced athletes to run parkrun on Saturday morning, none more so than at the weekly Ipswich parkrun at Chantry Park.

A colourful group of runners in action at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun, in Chantry Park. Picture: IPSW

A colourful group of runners in action at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun, in Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Many of a bumper field of 334 were running parkrun for the first time, and this distinguished group included Callum Coomber, Chris Rice, Tomascz Buczek, Georgina Edwards, Jenny Lamb, Joyce Mlambo, Ella Evans, Thomas Diduca andAndy Palmer.

At the head of the field, Adam Howlett, of Framlingham Flyers, finished first in 17mins 48secs, exactly one minute adrift of his personal best for this 5K course. It was his 205th parkrun.

Kieran Hayles, of Sudbury Joggers, celebrated a course PB of 17:59 in second, while Freddie Adams, a teenager from Ipswich Harriers, also set a PB with 18:16.

Louise Farrell was first lady on her first visit to the Ipswich parkrun in 22:01, although junior Chloe Gilbert (Ipswich Harriers), was only four seconds behind.

Approaching the finish of the 5K challenge at Ipswich parkrun on Saturday. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN

Approaching the finish of the 5K challenge at Ipswich parkrun on Saturday. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Female runners enjoying the Ipswich parkrun, on the cross country circuit at Chantry Park. Picture:

Female runners enjoying the Ipswich parkrun, on the cross country circuit at Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

A bumper field of 334 runners, joggers and walkers completed the latest Ipswich parkrun. Picture: I

A bumper field of 334 runners, joggers and walkers completed the latest Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

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