‘SRF Takeover’ at weekly Great Cornard parkrun

Scott Manning, who was first home for the third week running at the Great Cornard parkrun. Picture:

Scott Manning, who was first home for the third week running at the Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

In the latest of our Series on the ever-popular parkruns across Suffolk and North-East Essex, we focus on the Great Cornard parkrun, which had a 100-plus field

They're off at the start of the 5K challenge at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT COR

They're off at the start of the 5K challenge at Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

The 251st Great Cornard parkrun was held on Saturday, from Great Cornard Sports Centre, and was billed as the ‘SRF Takeover,’ (‘Sunday, Runday, Funday’) to celebrate a local running group formed just under a year ago.

A field of 102 runners, joggers and walkers took part, over the usual fast and flat 5K course on school playing fields.

There were four ‘first timers,’ enjoying parkrun for the first time. These were Tom Parsons, Steve Bayly, Peter Richmond and Clara Ilazenko.

At the head of the field, Framlingham Flyers’ Scott Manning was first home in 17mins 48secs, just 28 seconds adrift of his personal best for the course. Piotr Bulacz, of Sudbury Joggers, was second in 18:43, followed by Kieran Hayes (19:16), Darren Judd (19:25) and Colchester Harriers’ teenager Drew Olley (19:40).

Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun was billed as a 'SRF Takeover,' in recognition of a local running

Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun was billed as a 'SRF Takeover,' in recognition of a local running group. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant


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Cariona Ward Sell was first female in 19:40. Teenager Amelia Moule was second with 23:14.

Runners approach the fnish of the Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAG

Runners approach the fnish of the Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

The run director addreses the field of runners and walkers before the start of Saturday's Great Corn

The run director addreses the field of runners and walkers before the start of Saturday's Great Cornard parkrun. Picture: GREAT CORNARD PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE - Credit: Archant

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