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Results from Event #60, 10th July 2021

A big well done to all 164 runners who took part in today's Fly 5k. We had times coming in from all over the world again today with 11 people recording Fly 5k pbs also. Congrats to Fay Hope, Jackie Jenkin, Richard Jenkin, Sam Muldoon, Liam Casson, Calum Latham, William Haining, Dave G, Jenny Morgan, Mark Faughnan and Sarah Milne for achieving their best Fly 5ks to date and a few of these were actually lifetime PBs as well. Richard Jenkin broke his own age category record by 1 second.

Age Category Records: VM75-79 Richard JENKIN Cornwall AC 25:40

So regarding the results congratulations to Joanna Parker for her Fly 5k win for the women in an impressive 19:19 and to our men's winner Steven Wherry with our quickest time of the day in 18:02 on his debut Fly 5k, a great way to get involved. Claudine Benstead was yet again the age graded winner with her impressive time being at 91.03% and making the top 3 overall with the top 3 results as follows:

Women 1) Joanna PARKER, Unattached (19:19) 2) Ali YOUNG, Chiltern Harriers (19:59) 3) Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (20:37)

Men 1) Steven WHERRY, Hayle Runners (18:02) 2) Sam MULDOON, St Albans AC (18:16) 3) Liam CASSON, Cherwell Runners & Joggers (18:37)

Age Graded 1) Claudine BENSTEAD, Okehampton RC (91.03%) 2) Jenny MORGAN, St Edmunds Pacers (87.51%) 3) Joanna PARKER, Unattached (85.50%)

Various runners reached different milestones today with 3 new entry's to the Fly 5k 50 club, then those hitting 30, 20 and 10 all listed below:

50 Fly 5ks Martin MEDFORTH Bernadette NEWBY Craig ROWAND

30 Fly 5ks Nigel MARRIOTT Zelah MORRALL Wendy WALSH

20 Fly 5ks Richard DIGBY Laurance DINE Michael NORTHFIELD Jethro OFFEMARIA Carole PUGH

10 Fly 5ks William HAINING Fay HOPE Jackie JENKIN Jacqueline SAVILL Simon WALLACE

There were 2 first timers today, welcome to both Steven Wherry and Beckie Cray, hopefully you get the bug for it now.

Finally there were 43 participating clubs today, all listed here below:

Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Bodmin Road Runners British Airways AC Bury Pacers Cherwell Runners & Joggers Chiltern Harriers Colchester Harriers AC Cornwall AC Dacorum & Tring AC Dunstable Road Runners Edmonton Running Club Exmouth Harriers Fairlands Valley Spartans Garden City Runners Handy Cross Runners Harpenden Arrows Hayle Runners (for the first time) Herts Phoenix Horsham Joggers Lonely Goat Running Club Mid Atlantic Athletics Club North Herts Road Runners Okehampton RC Pickering Running Club Plymouth Musketeers RbR Club Reading Joggers Romsey Road Runners Run Harpenden Run Redbourn! Rushcliffe AC Southern Counties Vets AC St Albans AC St Albans Striders St Austell Running Club St Edmunds Pacers Staple Hill Runners Sydney Striders UK RunChat Wheathampstead Warriors Winterton RC York Tri Club Your Town Runners

Congratulations to everyone who got out there today, it was nice to finally join in again, albeit running through pain with my slowest time by about 2 minutes 40 it is some weeks all about getting out there and starting the long road to recovery with small steps, I hope anyone else injured right now or returning from injury slowly all have speedy recoveries. Enjoy the rest of your weekends.

The full results are attached here and also published on the website:

Fly 5k results 2021-07-10
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Report by Dom Reed.

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