Testimonials

A selection of comments from Fly 5k runners, mostly from the form that people use to submit their times:

  • Really enjoyed this, would definitely encourage people to get involved in future weeks!

  • 135 runners from 25 different running clubs took part. There were some really high calibre runners there (the winner ran it in 16:05) but also leisurely ones like myself. Your result is posted along with others by the afternoon on the same day ( just like parkrun) and you can pitch yourself against other club runners or just yourself! And it’s free.

  • Thank you! And thank you for suggesting it, really glad I took part 😊

  • Thanks for pushing me! My PB in the UK

  • It’s the most fun and the fastest I’ve run since Parkrun stopped

  • It was nice to take part in a timed event. I really enjoyed it after it was over!

  • Loved this, really made me try for speed. Hope there will be more.

  • Great motivation!

  • SUCH a good idea - thank you for organising!!

  • PB! Thanks for providing race motivation!

  • Loving the Saturday morning motivation!

  • Great idea to keep people motivated in strange times

  • Course and all-time PB. Great motivation!

  • This is great for getting you out and seeing others out doing the same!

  • Fly 5k has encouraged me to PB a week after my 53rd birthday. Life in the old dog yet

  • An impressive way of giving people a piece of the action on a Saturday morning.

  • Wet, windy and horrible - but thanks for motivating us to get out there!

  • Thank you for setting this up, it’s been my best run since my last parkrun by over 5 minutes

  • I would probably never have achieved this time had Fly 5k not existed. So pleased to have pushed myself

  • Wasn’t gonna to run but felt inspired by others. Thanks!

  • This is my best time in a long time!

  • Fastest 5k in years! 

  • First time under 21 minutes this century!

  • PB!! Whoaa!

  • I would have had a lie in this morning to nurse a hangover. But no, I got up and ran a 5k as fast as I could. Thanks for the motivation

  • Thanks again for the motivation. Making a big difference to people’s lives around the world

  • Lifetime PB!!

  • Absolutely amazed I got a lifetime 5k PB! Would never have done this without the buzz of Fly 5k and my friend keeping me going

  • Really enjoyed my first fly 5k. 

  • Far too much wine last night! But thanks for motivating us to get out there anyway!

  • So chuffed to have run my fastest 5k time since 2013 and also my fastest since knee operations in both 2015 and 2016 by 18 seconds! Only started pushing myself to run more quickly with Fly 5k, so huge thanks to everyone in this community! 

  • Really chuffed with my time this morning; was looking forward to it all week.

  • I haven’t run a sub 20 5k for several years and I thought I never would again. And to put it simply it is purely Fly 5k which has turned it round! 

  • Best organised event ever!

  • Thanks so much for starting this virtual 5k. Finally found my speed 😊

  • Wow! I was trying to break 17 and ended up breaking 16 which I never thought I’d do. All-time PB! Ecstatic! Thank you for creating this event!

  • #officiallyaddictedtofly5k !

  • Congratulations on creating such a positive running community. Global too! May it continue to grow from strength to strength.

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