Course record falls at latest Melton parkrun

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Near-perfect running conditions saw the male course record fall at Melton’s parkrun on Saturday.

The female course record at Melton Country Park was also only missed by a single second. Jason Barton clocked 17min 48secs, while Fern Harrison was home in 20.13.

They were joined on the course by another 145 runners, including 36 first-timers, who took advantage of the conditions to record 62 personal bests.

Organisers thanked the 16 volunteers who make the event possible each and every week.

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