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Evans claims course record at Gladstone parkrun

PUBLISHED: 13:02 21 November 2012

Dominic Evans

Dominic Evans

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Chiltern Harriers athlete Dominic Evans set a junior course record at Gladstone parkrun on Saturday, completing the 5km circuit in 20 minutes 34 seconds.

The 14-year-old stopped the clock just one second inside the previous fastest time on the Dollis Hill course to finish fourth overall in a field of 51 runners.

“I like parkrun because it is a weekly event and your times are recorded,” said Evans.

“I enjoy running with people of all age groups because this is different to club and school running. Parkrun is an easy way to improve your fitness.

“You are only competing against yourself and the clock, and it feels great when you get a personal best.”

Johnny O’Flynn was the second fastest junior with a time of 21:46, with Kieran Lyons third in 23:44.

Ben Albon took the overall honours to lead the field home in a personal best of 19:02, followed by Adam Turnbull (20:29) and Sean Thomas (20:32).

Kemuel Solomon, who finished sixth overall, achieved the highest ranking using parkrun’s unique age and gender grading system.

In the women’s division, Georgie Kennedy (23:24) was first across the line, with Siobhan Carleton-Green second (23:49). Third-placed Sophie Evans was the first junior female in 24:23, ahead of Ella Taibel (38:12) and Amy Howell (41:52).

The free event, which takes place each Saturday at 9am, is open to all ages and abilities. Registration is free at www.parkrun.org.uk/gladstone and you can email gladstoneoffice@parkrun.com for more information.


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