Albon clinches second success in Gladstone parkrun

PUBLISHED: 12:30 14 November 2012

Ben Albon

Ben Albon


Ben Albon recorded his second win at Gladstone parkrun on Saturday, heading a field of 45 runners in a time of 19 minutes 22 seconds.

Albon, who began running the free weekly event in September, has reduced his time over the 5km Dollis Hill course by 25 seconds since then.

“My times have dropped and I have developed a better idea of how to pace myself over the distance,” he said. “I like to have a sprint finish as well – it’s a nice feeling crossing the line at a good pace.

“I can wake up at 8.30am and have done a good amount of exercise by 9.30am to set me up for the day.”

Graham Henry equalled his personal best to finish second in 19:30, while Alex Taylor (19:59) broke the 20-minute barrier for the first time to claim third, ahead of Adam Turnbull in 20:36.

Fifth-placed Kemuel Solomon (20:39) recorded the highest ranking on the day using parkun’s unique age and gender grading system.

Ellie McNamara (23:49) took the honours in the women’s division, ahead of Alison Haan (23:51) and debutant Marie-Gabrielle Wick (26:36).

Johnny O’Flynn was the first junior to finish in 21:00, followed by Aurel Sinko-Uribe (23:44) and James Petignat (24:16).

Gladstone parkrun takes place each Saturday at 9am and is open to all ages and abilities. Registration is free at and you can email for further information.

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