Newcomer Becki’s a good Brett at Gladstone parkrun
PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 November 2012
Becki Brett marked an impressive Gladstone parkrun debut by taking the honours in the women’s division as she crossed the line in 23 minutes seven seconds.
Brett, who is a regular runner at a parkrun event in Brighton, encouraged other women to come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the free Dollis Hill 5km event.
“I love parkrun because it is sociable, and anyone from kids to grannies can take part. It is a great way of enjoying our local parks and keeping active,” she said.
“If 5km seems too far at first, you can walk bits – it’s surprising how quickly you will be able to run the whole course.”
Georgie Kennedy was the second woman to complete the circuit, crossing the line in 23:21, while Sophie Evans, the leading junior girl, took third place in a time of 23:42.
Debutant Melissa Milner (24:02) took fourth place, ahead of Alison Haan (25:12) and Tammy Stillwell (25:18).
Ben Albon broke the 19-minute barrier for the first time as he led the field of 71 runners home in 18:49, while Adam Turnbull edged Sean Thomas out for second as both runners crossed the line in a personal best of 20:21.
Fourth-placed Kemuel Solomon (20:43) recorded the highest ranking under parkrun’s unique age and gender grading system.
Alexander Khlaf was the first junior runner to finish in 20:55, ahead of Johnny O’Flynn (20:58) and Kieran Lyons (23:35).
Gladstone parkrun takes place each Saturday at 9am and is open to runners of all ages and abilities.
Registration is free at www.parkrun.org.uk/gladstone and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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