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Spotlight on the Ipswich parkrun

PUBLISHED: 16:13 11 November 2018

Runners enjoying the bright conditions at the 322nd staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

Runners enjoying the bright conditions at the 322nd staging of the Ipswich parkrun. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

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s always, first-time novices mixed with experienced athletes to run parkrun on Saturday morning, none more so than at the weekly Ipswich parkrun at Chantry Park.

A colourful group of runners in action at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun, in Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGEA colourful group of runners in action at Saturday's Ipswich parkrun, in Chantry Park. Picture: IPSWICH PARKRUN FACEBOOK PAGE

Many of a bumper field of 334 were running parkrun for the first time, and this distinguished group included Callum Coomber, Chris Rice, Tomascz Buczek, Georgina Edwards, Jenny Lamb, Joyce Mlambo, Ella Evans, Thomas Diduca andAndy Palmer.

At the head of the field, Adam Howlett, of Framlingham Flyers, finished first in 17mins 48secs, exactly one minute adrift of his personal best for this 5K course. It was his 205th parkrun.

Kieran Hayles, of Sudbury Joggers, celebrated a course PB of 17:59 in second, while Freddie Adams, a teenager from Ipswich Harriers, also set a PB with 18:16.

Louise Farrell was first lady on her first visit to the Ipswich parkrun in 22:01, although junior Chloe Gilbert (Ipswich Harriers), was only four seconds behind.

Detectives investigating reports of an attack outside an Ipswich restaurant have arrested two people.

The prime minister might have won a confidence vote but, asks political editor RICHARD PORRITT, what now for her leadership, Brexit and the country?

Theresa May has won the confidence vote on her leadership of the Conservatives – but has promised MPs she will not lead the party into the next General Election.

A powerhouse supermum from Melton has been crowned the World’s Strongest Woman – having only taken up the sport three-and-a-half years ago.

The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich is set for a radical makeover after planning permission was approved for the development of the old borough council site and spiral carpark.

The step-sister of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens held his hand as he struggled to breathe following a knife attack near his father’s home, a court heard.

Police calling on the public for help locating a 51-year-old man from Ipswich.

Forecasters are warning Suffolk and north Essex could see a sprinkling of sleet over the next few days – as overnight temperatures look set to plummet.

Five young Ipswich Town stars visited West Suffolk Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer and hand out presents to children.

Questions are being asked over the nature of Huawei’s operations in Ipswich. The telecoms company Huawei, which is currently embroiled in political controversy, is believed to employ around 100 people at its Martlesham base.

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