SOUTH Ockendon resident, Peter Perrin completed his first park run on his 83rd birthday.
Mr Perrin completed the 5K course in a very respectable 54.48 seconds, which was, unsurprisingly, firs place in his age category.
He was warmly congratulated before and after the run, which speaks volumes about the organisers of the Thurrock parkrun.
Results 20 Feb 16
Barry SMITH (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:15 – first appearance.
Toby DRAPER (VM40-44) of Thurrock Harriers AC, was second over the line in 19:29 – was first to finish once before.
Mason HAMBLETON (JM11-14) of Thurrock Harriers AC, was third over the line in 20:33.
Samantha MULLENDER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (11th overall) over the line in 22:33 – first appearance.
Suzanne SAVILLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (14th overall) over the line in 23:58 – has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions.
Simone COLLINS (VW45-49) of East Essex Triathlon Club, was third (27th overall) over the line in 28:15.