Frighteningly good Havant parkrun Halloween fun

The excellent Havant parkrun Halloween edition saw 274 people complete the 5k at Staunton Country Park.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 9:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 11:00 am
Bridget Main of Victory Athletics Club with Beth Hall at Havant parkrun. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Of the finishers, 27 were first timers and 26 people recorded new personal bests for the course.

The volunteers ensured it was a great event and lots of people took part in scary fancy dress costumes.

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Alex Hall completed his 250th parkrun. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Alex Hall completed his 250th parkrun.

Simon Gill finished in first position with a time of 18min 15sec.

Second was Kevin McClarty with a time of 19.37 and third was Alex Newton in 19.53.

Ellie Farrow was the first female finisher as she completed the course in a time of 20.36.

The City of Portsmouth junior runner who has represented England this year has a personal best of 19.40 at Havant parkrun.

She is the equal eighth fastest female in the history of the event with the course record held by Rebecca Moore (18.36).

Hedge End's Anna Smith-James finished second with a new personal best for the course of 22.20.

Third was Hannah Lowry with a time of 22.22.

Victory's Alabama Pirie got a new personal best of 23.17.

Paul Mitchinson led the way in the 289th Queen Elizabeth parkrun.

Denmead's Kirsty Aked was the first female finisher as she completed the parkrun with a new personal best time of 22.29.

Baffins Fitclub runner Louise Griffin was second and she also set her fastest time for the course, finishing in 23.38.

Dawn Renton completed her 100th parkrun on Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Dave Smith joined the 50 milestone club.

City of Portsmouth's Emma Montiel was the first female finisher at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun.

She completed the 5k in 19.51. Her best time for the course is 19.02.

Patryk Huczkowski had a strong run as he finished in fourth place overall with a new personal best of 18.46.

It was the 130th event at Lakeside and 286 people completed the 5k.

Steve Searle did his 100th parkrun and Denmead's George Sutherland joined the 50 milestone club.

Denmead Striders runner Tillie Johnston had a good run. She finished with a personal best of 21.43 and was the second female.

Next was junior runner Annabelle Sibley who ran a personal best time of 22.25 and completed her seventh parkrun. 

It was a great day for quick times with personal bests also recorded by Serena Porter, Denmead duo Jessica Brimecome and Amy Gaunt as well as City of Portsmouth junior Hattie Bond who were all in the top-10 female finishers.