THE TEMPERATURE was touching 70 degrees by 9am and the Thurrock parkrun took place on Orsett Heath on Saturday.
47 runners ran the couple of laps round the Heath on a course that has no shelter from the sun.
First male over the line was Luboslav KRIVACKA in 18.29 just fourteen second outside his course best.
First female was Alexa Joel. The Havering AC athlete ran a very impressive 19.06.