Martin Stockley is the star as Whiteley parkrun 150 is brought up

There was another landmark reached in the latest Whiteley parkrun.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 11:28 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 11:37 am
Martin Stockley made it home first in the 150th Whiteley parkrun. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

For each of the 431 finishers that completed the course were part of the milestone 150th event.

A new record attendance was nearly set, but the field just short of the course record of 460.

Martin Stockley (Eastleigh RC) was the first runner home in 17:12.

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Patrick Stephenson (Denmead Striders) was three seconds adrift in second place.

It was the 49th parkrun he had completed, but his first-ever at Whiteley.

Joshua Goldfinch was third in 17:21.

Charlotte Chalwin (Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC) was eighth overall and first female to finish in 18:18,

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Lewis Banner continued his fine record in the Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun.

The Stubbington Green Runner has now been first home on each of his past six visits to the course.

This time he clocked 16:26 - a personal best at Lee-on-the-Solent.

Banner’s club-mate, Phil Morgan, was second in 18:35.

In total, five Stubbington Green Runners made up the top 10, with Mark Westbrook (fifth; 19:29), Graham Martin (sixth; 19:31) and Josh Cullen (10th; 20:07).

Gosport Road Runner Nikki Moxham was ninth overall and first woman to finish in 19:47.

Teenager Grace Park (31st) was second in 21:45.

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Zippy Grice’s persistence finally paid off in the Fareham parkrun.

The Portsmouth Triathletes member had finished as runner-up on each of his past four visits to the course.

But in the latest event he was first home in 18:31.

Zara Scrivens (junior female 11-14) was 44th and first female to finish, with Fareham Crusaders’

Debbie Taylor (W50-54) second in 61st in 25:19.