Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Galbraith wins the battle of the clubmates... by one second

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Hercules Wimbledon AC's veteran women's road runner Gina Galbraith clocked her best time for two years when she headed home the women's field in Saturday's Wimbledon Common 5km parkrun.

She clocked 20 minutes 42 seconds to win a personal battle with clubmate Lisa Thomas by just one second.

Galbraith, 37, was 25 seconds faster than she managed in winning the women's event in the Wimbledon Common parkrun on January 25, but was 15 seconds slower than her best time for the course set in October 2012.

There was some consolation for Thomas who set a Hercules Wimbledon veteran women's over-45 record and posted the event's top age-graded performance.

Top Hercules Wimbledon finisher in the Wimbledon Common event was Peter Collins, who was second veteran over-40 finisher taking fifth place out of 252 finishers in 18:43.

Adam Harwood was ninth in 19:17, Charles Hampden-Smith was third veteran over-50 finisher in 21:12 and Charles Lawrie top veteran over-60 finisher in 23:31.

Over-45 veteran marathon runner, Tom Cheetham, had a successful weekend when he was the first over-40 veteran in the Capital Runners 10km event in Richmond Park on Sunday in 40:33.

Overall, he was fifth out of almost 350 runners.

The previous day, he clocked a personal best time in the Bishop's park, Fulham, parkrun where he was 12th out of almost 200 runners in 18:57.

His time was 16 seconds faster than his previous best set when finishing 16th at the beginning of February.

Also on the road, Hercules Wimbledon's over-35 veteran Oliver Evans was 67th out of 1,285 runners in the Old Deer Park half-marathon in 1.26:11.

In the Richmond Park parkrun, teenager Jack Collins finished fifth out of 340 runners in 18:41. He was the top U19 in the event.

In nearby Old Deer Park parkrun, teenager Daniel Illis was the top 14-year-old to finish in 21:41, where he was seventh out of 45 finishers.

 

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