On the run: spotlight on Great Cornard parkrun

Runners enjoying the warm conditions at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Pictures: GREAT CORNARD PA

Runners enjoying the warm conditions at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Pictures: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Scott Manning led home a field of 113 as runners, joggers and walkers enjoyed the Spring sunshine at the 218th staging of the Great Cornard parkrun on Saturday morning.

Ian Ledieu, of the TRI Sudbury Club, who was sixth home at the Great Cornard parkrun, held every Sat

Ian Ledieu, of the TRI Sudbury Club, who was sixth home at the Great Cornard parkrun, held every Saturday from Great Cornard Sports Centre - Credit: Archant

A member of Framlingham Flyers, Manning covered the fast 5K course, from Great Cornard Sports Centre, in 18mins 11secs in what was his 86th parkrun.

Mark Smith was second home in 19:00, followed by third-placed Paul Preston, an over-45 veteran from Colchester Harriers, in 19:28. Over-50 veteran Todd Lewis, of Sudbury Joggers was fourth home in 20:03.

Lucy Cowlin, also of Sudbury Joggers, was the first female finisher in 22:07, while teenager Amelia Moule celebrated a personal best with 22:27 in second.

Elizabeth Cahill, of Braintree & Dustrict AC, was third female in 23:15. She is an over-50 veteran.

Three in the field were taking part in their first-ever parkruns. Ronnie Egan (30:12), Andy Brame (35:27) and Tony Fox (39:25) were the trio of ‘first timers.’

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