Evesham parkrun launched on Saturday (21 March) with a bumper turnout of 239. The new event was staged at Boat Lane (by Hampton Ferry) and runners enjoyed a scenic two-loop riverside course. Big contingents from Kings Heath RC, Evesham Vale RC, Stratford-upon-Avon AC and Pershore Plum Plodders boosted the attendance.
parkrun centurion Darren Hale, a regular at Cannon Hill, brought the field home in 17:15 ahead of Neil Wicks (17:32) and Simon Hall (18:04). Black Pear Jogger Emily Seward (20:48) was fastest lady ahead of Mary Higgs. Emma Evans was the midpoint runner on 30:32 and the field closed on 52:09.
Warren Mantle reported on Facebook: "I was so excited about this run I forgot to start my GPS. Really enjoyed it. Good cup of coffee from Raphael's too."
Find out more about this great new Worcestershire event at the parkrun website.