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Results from Event #37, 30th January 2021

Wow what an amazing day – a new Fly 5K attendance record of 301 athletes.

A huge welcome to 59 athletes new to Fly 5K this week and a big well done to everybody who ran/jogged/walked their 5K today – each and every one of us can be proud of what we have achieved – individually and collectively.

Athletes representing 19 clubs new to Fly 5K joined us today making it a total of 70 clubs taking part including our ‘not in a running club’ club . Welcome to the following clubs: Bideford AAC, Bingley Harriers, Black Pear Joggers, Cardigan Running Club, City Of Salisbury AC, Enniskillen Running Club, Horsham Joggers, Kent AC, Oswestry Olympians, Porth Eirias Runners, Porthcawl Runners, Running Hoes, Southern Counties Vets AC, Springburn Harriers, St Peters AC Lurgan, Torfaen Runners, UK RunChat, Walsall Arboretum RC and Winterton RC.

For some of us today was made an even bigger challenge by the weather conditions that we faced but with words of encouragement and support from the Fly 5K community we took that step outside of our front doors. So many said they wouldn’t have done so if it wasn’t for Fly 5K and were so pleased that they did so this is the perfect opportunity to once again thank Graham Smith for setting up Fly 5K and for his hard work behind the scenes.

Thanks also go to Ruth Holroyd for her excellent co-hosting today and for a new set of challenges for Fly 5K Bingo. Speaking of which well done to everyone who took part in the bingo today – the top scores were 175 points each by Susan Mansfield and Mike Bullock running together and very closely followed by Becky Vernon-Clinch on 170 points – amazing!

Despite the snow, sleet, wind and gigantic puddles - some of which were definitely deep enough for swimming - we clocked up a total of more than 1,500 KM this morning which means that we covered more than the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats in the UK. Incredible.

The photos and personal challenges and successes shared with everyone here on Facebook are definitely a highlight of hosting and the encouragement and positivity generated within the community contribute directly to both health and mental wellbeing.

And onto the results.

Congratulations to the 33 of you who achieved a Fly 5K PB today.

The following athletes reached their 10th Fly 5K milestone today:

Anne-Louise COLLINS, Mike DANDO, Michael DIXON, Caroline HEATH, Johanna HOULAHAN, Nigel MARRIOTT, Sam MELDRUM, Ben SCOTT, Barry SMITH, Richard WEBER

The following athletes reached their 20th Fly 5K milestone today:

Andy HOLT, Sylvia MOSS, Mairead O'ROURKE, Wendy WALSH

And the following athletes reached their 30th Fly 5K milestone today:

Cathy LEAHY, Errol MAGINLEY, Elaine TUIT

Congratulations to the athletes on the podiums today:


  1. Lesley LOCKS, Aldershot, Farnham & District (18:08)

  2. Lucy JONES, St Albans Striders (19:57)

  3. Joanna PARKER, (20:27)

The 17th podium victory for Lesley and the 3rd time she's won in a time of 18:08. How's that for consistency?


  1. Ross JARMAN, Chiltern Harriers (17:03)

  2. Phillip YOUNG, Aldershot, Farnham & District (17:12)

  3. Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (17:14)

Age Graded

  1. Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (89.08%)

  2. Pamela WHITTER, Stragglers Running Club (88.38%)

  3. Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (87.62%)

The full results are attached and also at (best viewed on a laptop / desktop):

Fly 5k results 2021-01-30
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Report by Steve Bowran.

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