THE 346th running of Queen Elizabeth Country Park Parkrun on Saturday saw 95 people run, jog and walk the course.

Twenty-seven were first timers, four recorded new personal bests and representatives of 22 running clubs took part.

The parkrun golden baton went to Queen Elizabeth Country Park and was carried around the course and then handed on to a parkrun participant from Wales.

The 15 golden batons were created by parkrun sponsor Leeds Building Society, with the view of bringing communities together.

They all started at Woodhouse Moor Parkrun in Leeds, and each baton is fitted with a global positioning system location transmitter, allowing them to be tracked as they travel across the United Kingdom.

Helen Boiling completed the course at Queen Elizabeth Country Park with the golden baton before handing it over to Jon Martin from Wales.

The first runner home was Craig Hardwick, a first-timer at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, who crossed the line in a time of 20min 12secs.

The first female runner was Angela Pippard, a visitor from Wales, who finished in 17th place overall in 24min 25secs.

The first junior runner home was regular participant Thomas Briggs, who finished in sixth place overall in a time of 22min 01secs.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers who helped out on the day. They were Marie Wiles, Ivor McQuaid, Dwayne Bartram, Amelie Lewis, Harry Woodroof, Josephine Briggs, Tanya Roberts, Wendy Cooper, Max Becvar, Martin Groom, John Roberts, Donna Flannagan and Ben Riches.

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