There was a sea of yellow at Saturday’s Great Notley parkrun, as Halstead Road Runners attended en mass to celebrate long standing club member, Brian Collins’ 80th birthday.

Brian, a club member since the early 90’s has a London Marathon best time of 3:59:12 however, he now concentrates on the shorter distances that parkrun offers. The Great Notley event offers a testing 2 lap 5k course of the Discovery Centre at Great Notley.

A regular at the popular Saturday morning event, Brian usually completes the 5k course in around 30 mins, however Saturday’s event had a more relaxed party atmosphere as Brian lead a group of 20 fellow Halstead Road Runners home in 32:59.

The celebrations were captured by parkrun resident photographer Mike Eldred.