16-year-old Three Counties runner smashes 5k personal best at King’s Lynn Parkrun with sub 18 minute finish

PUBLISHED: 15:16 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:16 11 September 2018

16-year-old Morgan Harrison (pictured with the Three Counties group) smashed his personal 5k best at the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED

16-year-old Morgan Harrison (pictured with the Three Counties group) smashed his personal 5k best at the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED

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A junior Three Counties Running Club member smashed his personal 5k record at the King’s Lynn Parkrun last week with a sub 18 minute finish.

Report from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED Report from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED

16-year-old Morgan Harrison not only finished with a fantastic personal best (PB) but also 1st in age and 2nd overall out of 339 runners.

Along with Morgan, Three Counties Running Club (TCRC) had another 15 members running, finishing with various other PBs.

The results:

Morgan Harrison 17:43PB, Gary Bligh 20:44(1st in age), Richard Betts 21:20PB(2nd in age), Matt Hunter 22:57, Sarah Clark 23:05PB, Vicki Drake 24:02PB, Dawn Ball 24:27PB, Gary Ingrey 25:18PB, Tracy Pratt 25:24, Sarah-Jane Macdonald 25:52 PB, Keith White 25:56, Marc Martin 26:11, Alice Ingman 27:32, Heidi Chapman 28:22, Jennie Sinclair 32:58PB and Lou Crane 37:48.

Report from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED Report from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sarah-jane Macdonald, of the club, said: “Sandra Rhodes took part in her first ever 23 mile hike raising money for Cancer Research.

“The North Norfolk hike started from Wells-next-to-the Sea travelling through Holkham, Burnham, Brancaster and finishing on the cliff tops at Hunstanton.

“Zoe Gourley took to the streets of Leicester Running in the 10k Run for all Event. Zoe finished with a great time of 55:10.

“Junior Parkrun had a good turnout of 32 runners this week with seven TCRC junior members taking part.

Report from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTEDReport from the Three Counties Running Club who have returned from the King’s Lynn Parkrun. Picture: SUBMITTED

“First club runner home in the 2k event was Maisie Macdonald finishing 4th overall and 1st in age.

“Maisie not only collected her half marathon wristband for completing 11 races but also got her PB finishing in 8:58.

“Casey Grange was the next club member to finish as 3rd female, 2nd in age and with a new PB 10:45.

“Rebekah Clough 11:06, Sarah Clough 11:08, Stephanie Harbord 13:05, Rio Drake 13:07PB and Jack Petts 18:27.

“Joely Apps ran her 150th Parkrun which is quite an achievement at such a young age running at Heartwood Forest finishing in 33:48.”

Other parkrun results:

March

Melvin Green 30:42 PB

Manor Fields

Victoria May 29:07CPB

Gorleston Cliffs

Tracey Else 24:25PB

Heartwood Forest

Colin Apps 23:12

TCRC are next flying the flag at the Rutland Half Marathon on September 16.

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