CLAUDINE Benstead was first lady home for Harwich Runners at their latest Parkrun.

The Harwich club member clocked a new personal best (PB) time of 20 minutes 48 seconds.

It was her 14th win at the event, out of 18 appearances.

Of the 98 finishers, 23 were members of Harwich Runners, a lower number than usual because of holidays.

Simon Harrison was first male home in 19m 18s.

He is nearly always one of the top-three finishers and this was the fourth time he has finished in top spot.

Harwich Runners' Justin Cooper-Keeble continued his current run of good race performances to finish fourth in 20m 34s. Race organiser, Denis Warner, clocked 21m 53s for seventh position while Alan Gardner was ninth, finishing only five seconds off his best time set two weeks previously.

Eight-year-old Jamie Carter continues to impress, after finishing 12th in 22m 38s.

Nicola Flatt was fifth lady finisher in 24m 23s while Harwich Parkrun regular, Ann Piercy was sixth in 26m 01s closely followed by Claire Bransby (26m 13s), who was seventh.

This Saturday marks the second anniversary of the start of the Harwich parkrun.

The course has been altered since the original version to avoid using the grassy field, which makes it easier for those using push-chairs and accessible to wheelchairs.

It is a fast, flat course but sometimes affected by the prevailing wind conditions.

It is hoped anyone who has taken part since the event started will return this Saturday, as the local Parkrun marks its second birthday.