On the run: normal service resumes at Great Cornard parkrun

Runners in action at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Pictures: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

Runners in action at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Pictures: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Like most of the parkruns across Suffolk and Essex, the previous weekend’s Great Cornard parkrun was cancelled due to the snow and ice from the fall-out of the ‘Beast from the East.’

It's all smiles at Saturday's 213th staging of the Great Cornard parkrun

It's all smiles at Saturday's 213th staging of the Great Cornard parkrun - Credit: Archant

But normal service resumed on Saturday, with the 213th staging of the Great Cornard parkrun taking place from Great Cornard Sports Centre.

There was a one-two for local club Sudbury Joggers, with Todd Lewis leading home a field of 114 in a time of 19mins 44secs, which was a little behind his personal best for the course of 19:08.

His Joggers’ club-mate, Charles Hann, finished second in a PB of 19:50, while third home was Anthony Rimmer, of Maiden Newton Runners, in 19:57.

The first female finisher was Rebecca Moore, of Chichester Runners, in 21:13, although she was well adrift of her PB of 17:26.

Runners make the most of the traditionally flat, grassy course from Great Cornard Sports Centre at S

Runners make the most of the traditionally flat, grassy course from Great Cornard Sports Centre at Saturday's parkrun - Credit: Archant


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Those runners enjoying their first taste of parkrun were James Firth, Claire Vaughan, Steve Vaughan, Simon Dales, Matthew Jordan and Danielle Golding.

Runners striding out across the grass over a 5K course at the Great Cornard parkrun

Runners striding out across the grass over a 5K course at the Great Cornard parkrun - Credit: Archant

A field of 114 runners, joggers and walkers turned up for Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun

A field of 114 runners, joggers and walkers turned up for Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun - Credit: Archant

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