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Carnival 5km Run and Junior Carnival Run 2018

Race Report

Laurie Hogan wins junior 1 mile run

This year's junior 1 mile race was won by Laurie Hogan. The runner from Corfe Mullen crossed the line in a time of 5 minutes and 45 seconds, improving his time from last year by a full 15 seconds. Second and third to finish in the boy's race were Winborne AC club mates Matthew Menauld-Lissenburg and Jack Wrann respectively. Neck and neck as the pair approached the finish, Matthew just edging out Jack on the line to claim the second slot. Unable the split the pair on the clock the time keeper awarded them the same time of 6 minutes and 4 seconds.

In the girls event it was Georgina Stokes who was first across the line, running for Poole Runners she completed the course in 6 minutes and 27 seconds. Second and third to finish were Corfe Mullen villagers Molly Gladwell and Kaitlyn Elliott in times of 6 minutes and 37 seconds and 6 minutes and 39 seconds respectively. Their times helped the girls claim three out of the top twelve positions in this year's junior race.

Dominic Willmore wins 5km for Poole Runners

It was history repeating itself in the 5km as the same three runners battled to retain the honours they won in last year's race. This time, however, it was Poole Runners Dominic Willmore who was able to get the better of last year's winners David Broadley. Dominic, who was second behind David last year, finished in 16 minutes and 14 seconds. Davids time was 16 minutes and 51 seconds. John Llewelyn from Poole Runners retained his third position in a time of 17 minutes and 1 second.

In the ladies race it was Serena O'Connor finishing in a time of 18 minutes and 40 seconds that took the top spot, with last year's winner Fern Kimber finishing a short distance behind in 19 minutes and 9 seconds. These times were good enough to secured the top two positions for Poole Runners on this occasion. In third place, and claiming the final podium position, was Poole A C's Becky Randell finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 57 seconds.

Many thanks to you all

The Carnival Committee would like to say a big "thank you" to all the runners who turned out to compete in this year's Carnival Run. The support for our race from the local running community is truly outstanding and has already helped us raise a considerable amount of money for local charities and good causes. Your support is very much appreciated.

Our thanks also goes out to the many race stewards and officials who have given up their time freely, and have contributed immensely to the smooth running of the event. Once again, our special thanks go to the members of Poole Runners - your help and support is invaluable.