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Results from Event #9, 1st August 2020

So that was the ninth Fly 5k, possibly the sunniest on record so far, depending on where you ran! Thank you to all 168 runners who took part this weekend and especially our regulars, an impressive group of 19 ‘fly fans’ who have made it out every Saturday so far!


The group continues to grow in popularity with 32 newbie flyers this weekend and proving that Fly 5k is good for your performance, 27 runners recorded Fly 5k PBs today, and a handful of lifetime PBs too.


The gender equality in Fly 5k is staggering, nearly always 50/50 every weekend and this Saturday was no exception with 84 men and 84 women running!


We had some record breaking age category results:


  • Lesley Locks of Aldershot, Farnham & District not only stole the VW40-44 record by a whopping 28 seconds with a time of 18:18 but was also the first female finisher and took the Fly 5k women's record by 18 seconds too.

  • St Albans AC runner Will Bowran, who was first male and overall, broke his previous record again by just one second to finish in 15:43 (SM18-19).

  • VW45-49- Rebecca Nkoane beat fellow Chiltern Harrier Ali Young’s previous record by 23 seconds, coming home in 19:01.

  • VW70-74 - Patricia Godfrey of Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers beat her own record this week in 32:59.


It’s great to see so many race selfies. Keep sharing those. It’s so encouraging to see your smiling faces and to give encouragement to each other.


Whether you’re aiming for speed or just getting those miles in, you’re welcome at Fly 5k.


Once again, great effort everyone. The full results are here:


https://www.runfly5k.com/latest-results


Please help us spread the word by telling your fellow running buddies about Fly 5k. We’ve reached 770 members including those not on Facebook, and still growing.


Well done to all who ran, and here are the top three:


Men


1) Will BOWRAN, St Albans AC (15:43)


2) Tom HALLING, St Albans AC (16:25)


3) Oscar LOVEDAY, St Albans AC (16:59)


Women


1) Lesley LOCKS, Aldershot, Farnham & District (18:18)


2) Sarah McGRATH, St Albans AC (18:59)


3) Rebecca NKOANE, Chiltern Harriers (19:01)


Age-Graded


1) Emma STEPTO, Cornwall AC (86.32%)


2) Lesley LOCKS, Aldershot, Farnham & District (84.52%)


3) Gary WARREN, St Albans Striders (83.36%)


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