ROBERT Wood raced to victory in the latest edition of Basingstoke Parkrun.

Wood completed the 5km course around War Memorial Park in 18min 10sec, beating second-placed Tim Ellis, of Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC, by 36 seconds.

Ian Thompson (Basingstoke and Mid Hants) was two seconds further back in third place, while another Basingstoke runner, teenager Maddie Deadman, was the fastest woman, completing the course in 20:05.

Basingstoke Parkrun is a free timed 5km race that takes place at 9am every Saturday. For more information, visit