Milestones for Howard and Williams at Havant

Damon Howard and Colin Williams completed their 50th parkruns on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 7:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 4:40 pm
Havant parkrun takes place every Saturday
Havant parkrun takes place every Saturday

They were among a total of 218 runners at Havant parkrun who enjoyed the Saturday morning 5k in Staunton Country Park.

City of Portsmouth runner Howard crowned his milestone day with a new personal best time of 18.33 and he was second to finish.

Howard Clark, who runs for Royal Navy AC, was first over the line with a time of 18min 24sec.

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It was his eighth first place at Havant parkrun in 64 appearances.

Tom Hoskinson, 15, finished third with an excellent new personal best time of 19.35.

He has recently joined City of Portsmouth and is running very well, taking eight seconds off his previous course best set in September.

Hannah Lowry, of Victory AC, was first female over the line in 22.19 – her 14th time in 50 Havant appearances.

Club-mate Zoe Gill, of Victory AC, was second in 22.54.

And Joanne Stanford was third over the line in 23.25.

Phil Guest achieved the best age-grading of 79.64 per cent for the time 20.08 as he finished fifth.

Havant welcomed 17 first timers on Saturday and 57 runners recorded new personal bests.

Queen Elizabeth parkrun

Junior runner James Porter, of Farnham Triathlon Club, was first to finish at QE with a superb time of 19.02.

It was event number 180 and there were 70 runners, including five first timers.

Fay Cripps, who runs for Chichester, finished first lady for the 17th time in 17 appearances.

She recorded a time of 20.53 and crossed the line sixth overall.

James Vann, of Alton Runners, was second over the line in 20.09.

He has been first to finish on three occasions at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

Chris Smart was third over the line in 20.39.

He has been first to finish on six previous occasions.

Naomi Shaylor, of Cani-Cross, was second female finisher, as she recorded a time of 24.40.

Helen Boiling, of Victory, was third in a time of 26.15.

Chichester parkrun

Peter Bird was to finish the 114th event at Oaklands Park on Saturday.

The Wallasey runner was first over the line out of the 166 runners who finished the Chichester parkrun.

He recorded a time of 18.06, with Matt Jolly, of Portsmouth Triathletes, finishing second in 18.21.

Gina Galbraith was first female and fifth overall as she finished in 19.59.

Sarah Loy was second lady, recording a time of 20.19.