Spotlight on Parkrun: Harwich Parkrun
- Credit: Archant
This week’s spotlight on Parkruns, in Suffolk and Essex, falls on the Harwich Parkrun:
Technically-speaking, first home at Saturday’s 125th staging of the Harwich Parkrun was one-year-old Leo Knott!
And that’s because baby Leo was being pushed by his Dad, Graeme Knott, who led home a field of 102 on a cold, crisp but fine morning for running on the promenade from Dovercourt Cliff Park.
An experienced member of Harwich Runners, Knott notched his 14th win at his local event in a swift 17mins 55secs, pushing his son’s buggy. He was not far adrift of his personal best of 17:31 for the course. Club-mates Simon Day (18:21), over-55 veteran Mark Rutter (19:06) and Ian Flook (PB of 19:20) filled the next three places.
Harwich Runners also provided the first three home in the ladies’ section, led by 55-59 year-old veteran Claudine Tisbury (20:54). Leo’s Mum, Kate Hodgkiss, was second (21:30) and Alison Evans (PB of 23:56) third. There were 23 PBs on the day, while the ever-improving Kim Pretty (over-60) managed to equal his PB (23:50).