JAMES Griffiths (Neath Harriers) turned up in the Welfare Park for a first time, taking the seventh staging of Maesteg 5k Parkrun and in the process set a course record time.
He sliced six seconds off the previous best 18 minutes 8 seconds that Neil J Jones (Pontyclun Road Runners) recorded last month.
The latest four laps around the Welfare Park attracted 56 competitors with Adrian Pearce (unattached) next home in a time of 19:59.
The other top-10 finishers were Morgan Thomas 20:43, James Boulton 20:55, David Morgan personal best (pb) 21:53 (all unattached), Paul Winstanley (Run4AllNeath) 22:05, Sean G Thomas pb 22:39, Wayne Preece 23:18, Bobby Woolterton 23:45 and Philip Thomas (all unattached) 23:56.
First female home was Rachel Hopkins (unattached) 23:59 (12th) in front of Shelley Smithson pb 24:17 (16th), Emma Morris (both Ogmore Phoenix) 25:01 (17th), Victoria Hopkins 25:50 (19th) and Sophie Jones (both unattached) pb 26:59 (22nd).