On the run: spotlight on Felixstowe parkrun

Weather conditions were excellent for the latest Felixstowe parkrunm held on the promenade on Saturd

Weather conditions were excellent for the latest Felixstowe parkrunm held on the promenade on Saturday. Pictures: FELIXSTOWE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

The Felixstowe parkrun, the youngest parkrun in Suffolk, continues to go from strength to strength, as a field of 279 proved at Saturday’s sixth staging on the promenade.

A few runners from a field of 279 who successfuly completed the Felixstowe parkrun over the weekend

A few runners from a field of 279 who successfuly completed the Felixstowe parkrun over the weekend - Credit: Archant

Runners, joggers and walkers were greeted by early morning sunshine on the Suffolk coast, with participants of all ages tackling the flat 5K course.

There were a lot of smiling faces at Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun, held over the normal 5K course.

There were a lot of smiling faces at Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun, held over the normal 5K course. Picture: FELIXSTOWE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Since this event started, on April 7, there have been fields of 443, 320, 288, 267, 303 and now 279 running each Saturday morning.

Young and old took part in Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun. It was the sixth staging of the event. Pic

Young and old took part in Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun. It was the sixth staging of the event. Picture: FELIXSTOWE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Experienced runner, Malcolm Muir, an over-40 vetran from Ilford AC, was first home on Saturday in a time of 17mins 46secs, which was more than a minute off the curent course best set by Felixstowe Road Runners’ Danny Rock (16:31) on week four.

Runners, joggers and walkers were all welcome at Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun, held in warm sunshin

Runners, joggers and walkers were all welcome at Saturday's Felixstowe parkrun, held in warm sunshine. Picture: FELIXSTOWE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Felixstowe RR’s Jon Glanfield was second (18:14) and Joe Watts, of East End RR, was third (18:22). Emma Drury was the first lady in 20:24, some off the female course best of 18:47, posted by Laura Thomas, again on week four.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter