Southsea parkrun celebrations as Costley takes it to the Max

It was a fantastic morning for the 262nd Southsea parkrun with Max Costley launching himself into the top 10 of quickest times for the course.

The dash to the finish line during Southsea parkrun. Gemma Brookes and Julie Allan on the charge. Picture: Keith Woodland
The dash to the finish line during Southsea parkrun. Gemma Brookes and Julie Allan on the charge. Picture: Keith Woodland

He ran the fast 5k along the promenade in a time of 15min 46sec.

It was the joint sixth quickest so far in the near five years of Southsea parkrun.

All the volunteers cheered and supported everyone to the finish.

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Alex Teuten has the fastest time of 14.50.

Ashley Leigh was second on Saturday with a quick time of 17.18 and third was Dan Slayford who was only seven seconds outside his course best with 17.38. 

City of Portsmouth duo Emma Jolley and Emma Montiel finished first and second lady with times of 18.35 and 18.36 respectively.

Rachel Sergison was third as she ran a new personal best of 19.00.

Steven Clark completed his 100th parkrun.

Paul Griffin also achieved a new milestone.

The Baffins Fitclub runner did his 50th while Gary Spencer-Humphrey also joined the 50 club.

Helen Hitchings, of Portsmouth Triathletes, had a good morning run. She managed to set a new personal best of 24.00.

Jonathan Osborne beat his personal best as well with a time of 27.27.

Portsmouth Triathletes had a good meet up with lots of members doing the parkrun.

It was also a big turnout for Portsmouth Joggers.

Emma Bird continued her excellent running with a new personal best of 22.42 and Natasha Armstrong ran strongly with her fastest of 24.16.

Alex Radice-Gomm managed to equal his personal best of 18.53 while there was a new fastest time for James Castle (21.58).

Sarah Fiddes, Ben Fiddes and Shaun Cregeen all came down from Guildford to run the parkrun.

They enjoyed the fast, flat course. Ben ran 19.25 and was in 27th place, with Shaun 64th (22.04) and Sarah 112th (23.46). They are members of Guildford & Godalming AC.

Baffins Fitclub had a big turnout and celebrated lots of new personal best times.

Nikki Tout, Richard Harris, Louise Whitehead, Paul Norris, James Yorke and Liam Bradshaw all set their fastest times for the course.

In total 404 people completed the parkrun.

This Saturday will be parkrun's 14th anniversary and it is also Southsea parkrun's fifth birthday event.

So far in Southsea 11,165 different participants have completed 74,776 parkruns, covering a total distance of 373,880k, including 12,600 new personal bests.