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Results from Event #41, 27th February 2021

Updated: Feb 28

Happy Fly 5k evening. I have my celebratory beer in hand. What a gorgeous day The themes of the day were 1. Sunshine 2. PBs 3. Doing your Fly 5k as part of a longer run. Including quite incredibly Mike Bullock and Susan Mansfield doing it as part of a 100km run. They may be still going…..

It was a record attendance with 432 of you taking part, from 75 clubs. Smashing the records again. And there were 60 first timers. And 84 Fly 5k PBs. Awesome!

Cat Burgess set a new PB on her birthday, and two age category records were also broken today. Janice Nisbet beating her own record in the VW 65-69 category, and Sue James taking the VW 70-74 record.

Podium positions this week:

Women 1) Lean NI CHIOBHAIN, Chiltern Harriers (19:24) 2) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (19:26) 3) Joanna PARKER, Unattached (19:32)

Men 1) Will BOWRAN, St Albans AC (15:49) 2) Keith SHAPLAND, Bideford AAC (16:10) 3) Chris WRIGHTON, St Albans Striders (16:38)

Age Graded 1) Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (91.32%) 2) Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (87.96%) 3) Keith SHAPLAND, Bideford AAC (85.36%)

And a massive congrats to the following for completing their 30th Fly 5k: Julianne Nightingale; for completing their 20th Fly 5k: Peter Blackaller, Will Bowran, Chiltra Dunn, James Giffen, Isabelle Head, Sara Head, Justin James, Jane Johnstone, Ali Massey and Michelle Wellsbury; and for completing their 10th Fly 5k: Ione Brown, Helen Gill, Stephen Hosty, Maxine Slade, Eddie Sycamore, Simon Townsend and Nina Ziaullah.

Full results are attached and can also be found at the website at (best viewed on a laptop/desktop):

Fly 5k results 2021-02-27
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Inter-club competition results are in a separate report here.

Thanks as always to the very magic Graham Smith for setting up Fly 5k, for his wizardry on the results, and for keeping us going week on week. I got the absolute pleasure of bumping into Graham today for the first time ever as he was back in St Albans. On the Alban Way of course – it’s my second home.

And thank you to you all for being so supportive to each other week on week. It's what makes Fly 5k so very special.

And to the question of shall we carry on after parkrun comes back, the answer seemed to be a resounding YES PLEASE!

Have lovely evenings all.

Report by Kate Dixon.

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