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Results from Event #33, 2nd January 2021

After an epic New Years Day Special yesterday I did, in the early part of this morning, wonder how many people would fancy another Fly 5k so soon. Well it seems like lots of us did!


We had 182 runners in total, which included 15 first timers, and 22 Fly 5k PBs were won today.

Digging into that a little, and Lia Stubbings managed to break 30 minutes for the first time in her life on her first ever Fly 5k with 29:40! Liam Casson smashed through the 19 minute barrier with 18:54 for his PB. Katie Swainsbury of Athena St Albans got a lifetime PB of 25:27, and Pat Higgins, who's been a part of all 33 Fly 5k events, got a PB today too with his dog Sally as pacemaker!


As ever it's been a fantastic mix not just of those types of success, but also just getting out there and enjoying the outdoors and a run, jog or walk, and sharing it with the rest of us. Best wishes to those currently injured or unable to run, of which there seem to be a few right now - rest up well!


The full results are on the website at www.runfly5k.com/latest-results (best viewed on a laptop/desktop). The individual results pages on the website will be updated shortly.


Congratulations to everyone on our podiums today, and a particular well done to Pamela Whitter (VW60-64) who joined us for the first time today from Stragglers Running Club, based in South West London. Pamela's time of 20:47 puts her right up near the top of our best ever age graded scores with over 90%!


A great result from Lee Murphy (Dunstable Road Runners) to take the men's win in 17:28, and from Hannah Turner (Harpenden Arrows) winning the women's race with 19:32.


Men 1) Lee MURPHY, Dunstable Road Runners (17:28) 2) Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (17:32) 3) Kieran O’HARA, Havering AC (17:42)


Women 1) Hannah TURNER, Harpenden Arrows (19:32) 2) Joanna PARKER, Unattached (20:17) 3) Jenny MAGINLEY, St Albans Striders (20:35)


Age Graded 1) Pamela WHITTER, Stragglers Running Club (90.30%) 2) Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (86.12%) 3) Gary WARREN, St Albans Striders (83.40%)


A big hand to our regular Fly 5kers, including these people who did their 30th Fly 5k today:

Justine ANDERSON Philip DEAN Ruth HOLROYD Lionel MANN Denise TINANT


The following celebrated their 20th Fly 5k:

Xanthe MAINWARING Tess OSBORN Marc PHILLIPS John ROWLANDS Julie TRIBE Edric WILLIAMS


And finally, the landmark 10th Fly 5k for:

Gary FLINT James GILL Nina HOBART-WEST Lee MURPHY Jeremy WEIGHTMAN Paul WHEAR


So that wraps up our Festive Season of Fly 5k fun! It seems a long time now until next Saturday, but it will come around soon enough I'm sure! In the meantime enjoy the rest of your Christmas break and/or your weekend. Quiz winner to be announced shortly!


All the best for now, take care. Graham


Runners from 35 different running clubs took part today, including:


Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Athena St Albans Body Health Fitness Cherwell Runners & Joggers Chiltern Harriers Cornwall AC Dacorum & Tring AC Dunstable Road Runners Edmonton Running Club Fairlands Valley Spartans Fareham Crusader Running Club Garden City Runners Handy Cross Runners Harpenden Arrows Havering 90 Joggers Havering AC Herts Phoenix HLB Runners Lonely Goat Running Club Lordshill Road Runners North Herts Road Runners RbR Club Run Harpenden Run Redbourn! St Albans Striders St Austell Running Club Staple Hill Runners Stopsley Striders Stragglers Running Club Sydney Striders Tri-Force Vegan Runners Watford Joggers Wheathampstead Warriors Wolverhampton & Bilston AC

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