Jonny Langley crowns century in style at Havant parkrun

Havant parkrun in Staunton Country Park. Jonny Langley, with Molly the dog, was running his 100th parkrun along with his club-mates from Portsmouth Joggers. Picture: Vernon Nash (180687-005)
Havant parkrun in Staunton Country Park. Jonny Langley, with Molly the dog, was running his 100th parkrun along with his club-mates from Portsmouth Joggers. Picture: Vernon Nash (180687-005)
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Jonny Langley celebrated his century in style with a new personal best in the rain at Havant parkrun on Saturday.

He was joined by family, friends and club-mates from Portsmouth Joggers as they turned out to herald the milestone.

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It was an excellent morning despite the conditions with a 20min 09sec new best recorded.

Will Taylor also beat his personal best at Havant with a time of 19.48.

Ian Gregory continued his run of form with a 23.46 clocking for a new course best for him at Havant with Victory’s Hannah Lowry helping with setting the pace.

Del Roberts was another Portsmouth Joggers runner to set a new personal best on the day as he recorded a time of 25.26.

In total 154 people turned out for the 5k and were well supported by the excellent volunteers who got soaked in the heavy rain but still ensured everyone was able to get their time and position.

It was event number 341 at Staunton Country Park.

James Johnson finished first at Southsea parkrun on Saturday as 176 people completed the seafront event.

Hayley Newell was the first female finisher.

It wasn’t really a day for personal bests with the rain lashing down and the strong sea breeze.

Only four finishers managed it.

Laura Wetherall, Charlie Beasy, Luke Stafford and Austin-Slade Jeffery all set their quickest times for the 5k along the promenade.

Max Costley finished in first position with a time of 16.33 at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun.

Abby Ross was the first female as she ran 21.52 and in total 138 people completed the course.

There was a very wet Whiteley parkrun number 86 and 139 people took part in the 5k.

Sophie Stoneham as the first female with Simon Bittlestone first overall.

David Mallard led the way for the 142nd Fareham parkrun.

Juliet Coutts, of Kent, finished first lady.

Gosport’s Lee Westwood braved the weather to complete his 100th parkrun.

He ran the 5k at Lee-on-the-Solent.

Lisa Young and Helen Horscroft both joined the 50 milestone club.

Simon Kolstoe was the first finisher in the 294th Queen Elizabeth parkrun.

Marie Pollitt finished first lady.

In total 66 people completed the 5k and were supported by the excellent volunteer team.

The event takes place in Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, Horndean.

All the parkruns are on Saturdays at 9am and are free events.

They rely on volunteers to ensure they can take place each weekend.