Results from Event #56, 12th June 2021
It was yet another fantastic day for Fly 5k.
217 of you ran, from 48 clubs, including our infamous ‘not in a running club’, with 3 first timers, and 20 PBs, including Laura Lane who did hers before most of us had even got out of bed.
The Fly 5k community spirit was summed up brilliantly by Catherine McIver – ‘You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go’.
Sadly Colin Braybrook – one of the ever presents who has done every week since Fly 5k started – was in hospital this week and unable to continue his unbroken attendance streak. Get well soon Colin. Thanks for sending us a photo from your chair.
Having been challenged last week by Mike Bullock and Susan Mansfield to run in speedos in return for their attendance at the real life Fly 5k event planned for 22nd August, magic Graham did a charity run this morning, with a group of supporters in St Albans, and raised over £1000 for Mind.
And Fergus Dalton was so keen he ran twice today!
It was noticeable that several of you have started running in groups now that is possible, and there were many, many smiles, however you ran, jogged or walked.
Here are the podium results for today. Congratulations to Keith Shapland and to Emma Stepto for their top of the podium positions, and to Claudine Benstead for her top age graded run.
Men 1) Keith SHAPLAND, Bideford AAC (16:14) 2) Peter COLE, Edmonton Running Club (16:32) 3) Stuart NICHOLAS, Bournemouth AC (17:30)
Women 1) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (18:49) 2) Hannah TURNER, Harpenden Arrows (19:28) 3) Rosie GIBBONS, Cornwall AC (20:00)
Age Graded 1) Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (92.07%) 2) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (88.75%) 3) Keith SHAPLAND, Bideford AAC (85.01%)
Good luck to those running, walking, or marshalling the St Albans half marathon tomorrow. It’s going to be a warm one, so take care of yourselves. I’ll be running too, and definitely people spotting. Spotting more people as I get to meet more of you in real life. I can’t imagine how excited I will be at Bovingdon.
Have lovely evenings, and enjoy browsing the full results attached – also on the website.
Report by Kate Dixon.