On the run: Big field at Kesgrave parkrun

Runners, joggers and walkers congregate for the start of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday. Pictures:

Runners, joggers and walkers congregate for the start of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday. Pictures: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

Scott Manning and Daisy Glover were first male and first female at the 188th staging of the Kesgrave parkrun, held over a flat 5K course at the Millennium Field in Kesgrave on Saturday.

Runners, joggers and even dogs conquered the five kilometres of the weekly Kesgrave parkrun on Satur

Runners, joggers and even dogs conquered the five kilometres of the weekly Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday. Pictures: KESGRAVE PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

A member of Framlingham Flyers, Manning marked his first appearance at the Kesgrave event with a time of 17mins 27secs, finishing just nine seconds clear of runner-up Matthew Snowdon, a junior from Ipswich Harriers.

Manning has now run 83 parkruns, 70 of these having been at Great Cornard.

Neil Turner was third in 17:39, and Ipswich JAFFA’s Tom Wake fourth in 18:20, before Glover arrived as the first lady in an excellent fifth overall in 18:32.

Teenager Rose Mortimer was second female with 21:27, just five seconds ahead of Jayne Chappels.

Runners going through Dobbs Wood during the later stages of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday.

Runners going through Dobbs Wood during the later stages of the Kesgrave parkrun on Saturday. - Credit: Archant


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A total of 332 completed the event, with parkrun ‘first timers’ including Mike Green, Lydia O’Hagan, Cheryl Pethybridge, Gavin Horrex, Bradley Borley, Nigel Goose, Karen Cosson, Steve Dean, Bella Lock, Emma Brown, Joseph Topple, Bethany Cotton, Kate O’Mahoney and Jamie Cragie.

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