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Dollis Hill runner wins Gladstone parkrun event

PUBLISHED: 10:44 01 August 2012

Siobhan Carleton-Green

Siobhan Carleton-Green

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Dollis Hill resident Siobhan Carleton-Green registered a personal best as she triumphed in the women’s division at Saturday’s Gladstone parkrun event.

Carleton-Green slashed 27 seconds off her previous best performance over the undulating 5km course, crossing the line in 24:17.

David Craddock took the honours again in the men’s event with a time of 17:47, ahead of Ciprian Diaconita in 21:53 and Joe Keating (22:07).

Sixty-three year-old Keating, from Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC, recorded the highest overall ranking this week under the unique parkrun grading system that rates runners according to age and gender.

Sudbury Court runner Martin Garrett finished fourth in 23:57, with Mike Baker sixth in 25:29 and John Walerych seventh in 31:12.

Carleton-Green, a regular runner and volunteer at the Gladstone parkrun, said: “I heard about this event from a colleague at work who had been going to a parkrun in Richmond and really enjoying it.

“When I discovered a parkrun was starting on my doorstop it was great, as I am currently training for the London duathlon and these runs have become a key part of my training.

“I really enjoy volunteering as well because I get to socialise and cheer on the runners without the pressure of running myself, and I meet a wide variety of people.”

Gladstone parkrun is held each Saturday at 9am and is open to runners of all abilities. Registration is free on the parkrun website at www.parkrun.org.uk. For further information, email gladstoneoffice@parkrun.com


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