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Bride-to-be feels the benefits of Gladstone parkrun

PUBLISHED: 15:12 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:12 19 June 2013

Eleanor Keating

Eleanor Keating

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Cricklewood's Eleanor Keating continued her impressive form at Gladstone parkrun on Saturday by recording her seventh personal best in just two months.

Keating was the sixth woman to finish the 5km Dollis Hill circuit in a time of 25 minutes 33 seconds, having clocked 31:05 when she completed her first event in April.

“I was looking for a way to get fitter, having been travelling and not really doing any exercise for several months,” said Keating.

“I would like to get a sub-25 minute time this year and am planning to do a half marathon in September.

“I’m getting married in October and have a dress to fit into, so doing parkrun is a great way to stay motivated.

“I take part with my fiancé, so usually one of us will drag the other one out of bed on Saturday morning.”

Sarah Bailey was the first woman to complete the course in 20:50, ahead of Alexandra Corbett (22:02) and Sophie Barnard (22:33). Melanie Mead (23:55) was fourth across the line, with Siobhan Carleton-Green fifth in 24:42.

Ryan Yoruk and Danny Skeffington led the field of 89 runners overall, stopping the clock in a dead heat at 17:51.

Skeffington recorded the highest ranking on the day using parkrun’s age and gender grading system.

Gavin Brown was third in 19:04, followed by Aurel Sinko-Uribe, who was the fastest junior in a personal best of 19:34. Arun Whittle-Provenzano was the next junior in 20:59, ahead of Abel Sinko-Uribe (21:56).

Gladstone parkrun takes place at 9am every Saturday and is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Registration is free at www.parkrun.org.uk/gladstone or email gladstoneoffice@parkrun.com for more information.

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