Williams marks 120th Parkrun with top-10 finish

Peterborough & Nene Valley runner James Sadlier was the fastest around Snowden Field’s 5K route in the latest Parkrun in Crowland.

He did it in a personal best time of 19 minutes 14 seconds, 54 seconds ahead of second-placed Ryan Anderson.
The highest-placed local club runner was Richard Williams, with the Halmer Harrier seventh in 23:18 in his 120th Parkrun.
Adam Caress finished just outside the top 10, 12th in 24:50, with clubmate Simon Eldridge 57th of the 62 finishers, 43:03, in his 60th Crowland Parkrun.
Two Halmer Harriers travelled across to Boston and finished with identical times of 36:56. Katherine Baxter crossed the line 148th, one place ahead of Kathryn Chapman.
A pair of their clubmates took on the Ferry Meadows run at Peterborough, where Janet Strickland clocked 31:14 for 329th place, 10 in front of Deborah Preston who was only 18 seconds slower.
Further afield, Steve Lane came 20th at the Clitheroe Castle Parkrun in the Pennine Hills of Lancashire in 24:49.
The Snowden Field event consists of four laps of the playing field in Thorney Road, Crowland, and is free to enter.
It is all on grass and starts and finishes at the pavilion.
All Parkruns start on Saturdays at 9am and are open to anyone – runners, joggers and walkers – and dogs are welcome (on short leads) as well as wheelchairs and buggies.
To register and for more details, visit the www.parkrun.org.uk website.
* Halmer Harriers Mike O’Connor, Sian Brown and Andy Hooker took on the Eye 10k on Sunday in hot conditions.
Veteran 60 runner O’Connor was first home in 99th place in 48:58, with Brown (V45) 268th, 1:03:35, and Hooker (V55) 312th, 1:08:47.
A total of 381 runners completed the race, which was won in 33:17 by Helpston Harriers’ Ben Heron.

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