Gallery: Havant parkrun event 300

Havant parkrun event 300. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Havant parkrun event 300. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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With 299 finishers it was a great turnout as people gathered to celebrate the 300th Havant parkrun at Staunton Country Park.

The popular 5k course always attracts a good crowd and has twice topped the 300 finishers.

It is a good test with nice trails and some steep hill sections, as well as plenty of mud during the winter months.

Tom Hoskinson has been running well this year and he finished in first place for the second time in three weeks on Saturday.

He has completed 102 of his 113 parkruns at Havant and it was nice for him to lead the way for such a good occasion.

Andrea Kerage was the first female finisher with Zoe Gill next, followed by Joanne Stanford and junior runner Harriet Burr.

Conrad Buttery completed his 100th parkrun to join the milestone club.

Julian Middlewick and Bruce Corney both joined the 50 milestone club.

Havant parkrun started on June 16, 2012. The first finisher was Danny Norman and Jo Fleming was the first female finisher.

They had 85 people for that event and topped 100 for the first time when 101 finished on November 3, 2012.

James Baker holds the course record of 15.56 while Jane Harrop has achieved the highest age grade score at the event of 89.68 per cent.

All parkruns are free events and rely on volunteers to make them happen each week. There are many different roles for people to take on.

It is a great way to be part of the event and give something back to the parkrun community.

The volunteer roles include marshal, timekeeper, barcode scanner, course set up, photographer and report writer among others.