IT WAS uncertain if Saturday’s Hallowe’en-themed event at Queen Elizabeth Country Park was going to take place because of the yellow weather warning, but the worst of the weather just about held off.

Sixty-eight brave souls ran, jogged and walked the course. Thirty were first timers, three recorded personal bests and representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The first male finisher was Thom Hammond, who crossed the line in 20min 59secs.

The first female runner home was Julie Barclay, who finished in ninth place overall in a time of 25min 21secs.

The first junior runner home was Joshua Hearne, a visitor from Hertfordshire, who finished in 12th place overall in 25min 41secs.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers who helped out on the day. They were Marie Wiles, Duncan Johnstone, Neil Store, Paul Wainwright, Wendy Cooper, Angharad Parry-Jones, Gillian Brooks, John Roberts, Jill Kaye, Lucy Ehrlich and Alexandra Nightingale.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park Parkrun started in May 2013. Anyone who would like more information should visit the website at