Records broken at parkrun anniversary
PUBLISHED: 11:30 03 March 2015
A record-breaking number of runners celebrated the first anniversary of the Great Cornard parkrun at the weekend.
The highest number of people taking part in the weekly 5km run over the past year had been 91 runners but the birthday race saw 136 participants and a large number of spectators. Forty of the runners achieved new personal best times.
Mick Cornish and Pam White, previous and current chairs of Great Cornard Parish Council who were supportive when the event was set up, also attended.
To celebrate the first year, awards were made to regular runners and volunteers including female of the year Katrina Sparkes, male of the year Richard Flutter and volunteer of the year Robert Edge who has helped out at 48 of the 54 events throughout the year.