Results from Event #48, 17th April 2021
A milestone weekend for Fly 5K! Read more below…
Fly 5k event #48 was met by beautiful blue sky and sunny cool conditions – at least in many parts of the UK – making it near perfect for running/jogging/walking.
258 athletes recorded results today including 6 athletes new to Fly 5K today and representing 57 running clubs and teams – a warm Fly 5K welcome to you all.
The clubs represented this week were as follows: Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers, Athena St Albans, Bodmin Road Runners, Body Health Fitness, Bournemouth AC, British Airways AC, Bury Pacers, Cardigan Running Club, Carn Runners, Chiltern Harriers, Colchester Harriers AC, Cornwall AC, Dacorum & Tring AC, Edmonton Running Club, Exmouth Harriers, Fairlands Valley Spartans, Garden City Runners, Harpenden Arrows, Havering 90 Joggers, Havering AC, Hedge End Running Club, Herne Hill Harriers, Herts Phoenix, HLB Runners, Horsham Joggers, Lonely Goat Running Club, Lordshill Road Runners, Mid Atlantic Athletics Club, North Herts Road Runners, Okehampton RC, Phoenix Striders, Pickering Running Club, Pitsea Running Club, Porth Eirias Runners, Porthcawl Runners, Reading Joggers, Rhyl Runners, Romsey Road Runners, Run Harpenden, Run Redbourn!, Rushcliffe AC, Saffron Striders, South Kent Harriers, Southern Counties Vets AC, St Albans AC, St Albans Striders, St Austell Running Club, Staple Hill Runners, Stopsley Striders, Sydney Striders, Tonbridge AC, Truro Running Club, UK RunChat, Wheathampstead Warriors, Winterton RC, York Tri Club, Your Town Runners
and of course our popular “not in a running club” club.
So many great results and so many great photos were shared on our Facebook feed providing just the inspiration some of us needed to get outdoors, and so many positive and supportive comments. What a fantastic community this is.
There were an amazing 42 Fly 5K PBs today – all listed in the attached results PDF document and also uploaded on the Fly 5K website https://www.runfly5k.com/latest-results (best viewed on a desktop / laptop).
Well done to each and everyone of you on your own personal Fly 5K challenge today be that the many of us forced to walk our Fly 5K due to injury, those doing Fly 5K as part of longer runs and real races, a few who still got out there for their Fly 5K despite a first visit to a pub on Friday and the many who simply enjoyed their Fly 5K in fabulous conditions.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have achieved the milestone of 10 Fly 5K events: Ralph BARTHOLOMEW, Andrew BATES, Jo BROWN, Monica CULLIN, Richard DIGBY, Anni GIBEIF, Andrew HEAD, Nicola HEADLAND, Ali HILLS, Rob HUMPHRIES, Keith JOHNSON, Andrea JOHNSTON, Nick MALPELI, Shona MCCORMACK, Sam MULDOON, Rebecca NAPOLITANO-CREMIN, Katie Marie NEWE, Michael NORTHFIELD, Laura RICHARDS, David SMITH, Tim TATE, Niki WARD.
The following athletes who have achieved the milestone of 20 Fly 5K events: Nigel MARRIOTT.
And the following athletes who have achieved the milestone of 30 Fly 5K events: Jim BROWN, Phyllida JONES, Damon LYNCH
Onto the individual podiums:
Men 1) Dan MORRIS, Unattached (16:56) 2) James CHASEN, Harpenden Arrows (17:17) 3) Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (17:21)
Women 1) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (19:18) 2) Joanna PARKER, Unattached (19:36) 3) Ali YOUNG, Chiltern Harriers (19:51)
Age Graded 1) Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (90.81%) 2) Paul WHEAR, Cornwall AC (87.03%) 3) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (86.53%)
So why was it a milestone weekend for Fly 5K?
Congratulations to GIllian Onley of Cornwall AC who became our 10,000th athlete to record a Fly 5K result. The maths is easy: that’s 50,000 km covered by our Fly 5K community which is enough to get you a long way!
Well done to Graham Smith firstly just for Fly 5K itself, but today for fast and efficient results processing.
See you next week for Fly 5K event #49.
Report by Steve Bowran.