Another age group record fell beneath the running shoes of young Bea Wood at Salisbury parkrun when she broke her own previous best time over the 5k course in Churchill Gardens.
Contesting the lead all the way round the three laps with her equally competitive City of Salisbury clubmates Lee Syrett and Fabrice Webb, she completed the distance in a notably quick 17min 47sec for first place, setting a new 11-14 years age group record with an outstanding age grading of 89.78per cent.
In second spot among the field of over 400 on a damp but almost windless day, Syrett was close to his own personal best with 18.02 with Webb close behind in a pb 18.08.
Fourth place went to Gavin Mackay of Petts Wood Runners with 18.19 and fifth was Stonehenge Triathlon and Road Club’s Peter Newman in 18.26, representing two more of the 20 running clubs there in all.
Joanne Bailey from the Salisbury club was second female finisher in 21.24, age graded at a very good 83.49 and third was Polly Jacobs in 21.26
One of the most acclaimed of the 90 personal bests achieved on the day was by Kate Luter in the 45-49 age category. Taking part in nearly every parkrun since its launch in the city two years ago, she has shown huge resolve in reducing her time bit by bit from well outside 50 to under 40 minutes: Saturday saw yet another improvement to 39.41.