Four of the top-ten finishers in Saturday’s Clacton Seafront parkrun
had cause for celebration after setting impressive new PBs.
Ronan Edwards (second), Nigel Smith (sixth), Francis Turner (eighth)
and Jamie Williams (ninth) all clocked new best times – and it turned
out to be a day of double delight for Ronan.
Not only did his time of 19:05 set a new benchmark, he was also
running in his 50th parkrun. No mean feat for this talented JM15-17
Clacton Seafront Runner Nigel was taking part in his seventh parkrun
and managed a new PB of 21:34, while Francis, in his third parkrun,
reached the finish funnel in 22:01.
Wells City Harriers’ Jamie, another up-and-coming runner, this time
from the JM11-14 category, finished a couple of seconds behind in
As for the rest of the top ten, the consistent Mark Jasper was first
finisher once again, this time in another impressive time of 18:07.
Flynn Eyre was third with an excellent sub-20 time of 19:46, while
dad James followed him home in 20:34.
Isaac Moore, who recently clocked up his 100th parkrun, was fifth in
21:32 while another young gun, Jonathan Lower, was seventh in
With Francis eighth and Jamie ninth, William Haining completed the
top ten in 22:06, and also bagged himself an age grade record as well.
There were 11 other PBs, in addition to the four already mentioned,
with Carl Fenton-Jones (18th ) delighted to finish in 23:17.
Graham Underwood (24th ) stopped the clock in exactly 24 minutes
while Tracy Lee managed a new best of 26:08.
Lola Barnes was 63rd in 28:23 and Rick Robinson (65th ) celebrated his
tenth parkrun with a new best of 29:15.
Susan Edwards was 69th in 29:38 and the remaining PBs were
recorded by Steve Box (91st in 33:36),
Ben Hart (103rd in 36:49), Nicola Underwood (109th in 40:20), Alan
Platt (117th in 43:05) and Rita Platt (118th in 43:24).
Saturday’s parkrun – event number 221 – was enjoyed by 125 people,
of whom a dozen were first timers.
They were Adam Coleman (19th in 23:22), David Rogers (30th in
24:58), Joshua Sowman (48th in 26:50), Alan Fox (61st in 28:15),
Caroline Kuis (62nd in 28:17), Ellen Rogers (86th in 32:59), Peter Bates
(89th in 33:29), Jerry Buchanan (93rd in 34:01), James Buchanan (94th
in 34:02), Matthew Reggione (106th in 39:03), Jamie Taylor (114th in
41:48) and Lauren Rich (119th in 46:50).
Congratulations to Debbie Siggery who completed her 50th parkrun in an impressive 27:10 just 5 seconds shy of a PB.
Fourteen different clubs were represented and the event was made
possible by 18 volunteers - Lorraine Grindrod, Mark Grindrod, Eileen
Brady, Paul Crawford, Bee Harris, Matt Plummer, Shelley Smith,
Lydia Camilleri, Heidi Baker, Daniel Casey, Britteny Park, Mark
Jasper, Wojciech Walczuk, Linda Rowley, Rosalind Tracey, Rob
Thompson, Anne Jennings and Rick Robinson.
Remember next week is our 222nd so if you would like to wear a tutu to celebrate that would be wonderful, also Emma will be here from 8:30am to talk to you all about diabetes, have a great weekend stay safe and I will see you all very soon.
Clacton Seafront parkrun started on 15th October 2016.
Since then, 4,803 participants have completed 29,412 parkruns,
covering a total distance of 147,060 km, including 5,277 new PBs. A
total of 394 individuals have volunteered 3,207 times.
The male record is held by Ramadan Osman, who recorded a time of
16:07 on 1st January 2019. The female record was recorded on the
same day by Daisy Glover (18:32).
The age grade course record is held by Ros Tabor, who recorded
89.11% (24:11) on 4th August 2018.