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Gladstone parkrun record smashed by student Cullen

PUBLISHED: 11:23 07 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:23 07 August 2013

Will Cullen

Will Cullen

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Will Cullen slashed 17 seconds off the Gladstone parkrun record on Saturday.

The 23-year-old masters student, who studies at Exeter University, completed the 5km course in 16 minutes and 29 seconds.

He said: “The course is great. It has nice surfaces to run on, it is really well marshalled and you get great views of the park as you run around. It is a brilliant event because it is free and a great way to motivate yourself to run.”

Ryan Yoruk followed Cullen across the line in 18:07, with debutant John Pryor clocking 18:08. Dave Chesterman was next in 18:32, ahead of Dan Williams in 18:46 and Ken Mortimer in 19:43. Next home was the fastest junior on the day, Nick Mortimer, in 19:56.

Alexandra O’Donovan was the first female in 22:58. Katy Leahy was second in 25:59, with Joanne Braine third in 25:33. Eleanor Lincoln-Antoniou claimed fourth in 25:50, ahead of first-timer Alison Franklin (25:58) and Sapna Swaly (26:51).

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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