On the run: spotlight on Clacton Seafront parkrun

The start of the 77th Clacton Seafront parkrun on Saturday. Picture: PETE INMAN

The start of the 77th Clacton Seafront parkrun on Saturday. Picture: PETE INMAN - Credit: Archant

Young Milly Presland was the first female finisher at Saturday’s Clacton Seafront parkrun, held in warm conditions on the promenade.

The early leaders in Saturday's Clacton Seafront parkrun, which attracted a good field of 112. Pictu

The early leaders in Saturday's Clacton Seafront parkrun, which attracted a good field of 112. Picture PETE INMAN: - Credit: Archant

A member of Colchester Harriers, Presland was running the event for the first time, although this was her 43rd parkrun in total. She reached the finish of the fast 5K course in 20mins 38secs, competing in the 11-14 year-old age group.

Stacey Lane was second female in a personal best time of 23:56, while Gemma Cann was third in 24:33. Both represent Clacton Seafront Runners.

A good field of 112 runners, joggers and walkers took part, led home by Adam Smith, of the University of East Anglia Tri Club. He stopped the clock at 19:39. This was his first visit to Clacton, but his 33rd parkrun overall.

Barry Stoddart, an over-45 veteran, was second in 18:18, followed by Ray Baggs, of Great Bentley RC, who managed 19:41 in third slot.

Milly Presland, on her way to finishing first female at the Clacton Seafront parkrun. Picture: PETE

Milly Presland, on her way to finishing first female at the Clacton Seafront parkrun. Picture: PETE INMAN - Credit: Archant

Runners, joggers and walkers were treated to beautiful weather at Saturday's Clacton Seafront parkru

Runners, joggers and walkers were treated to beautiful weather at Saturday's Clacton Seafront parkrun. Picture; PETE INMAN - Credit: Archant


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