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Women's 5km Run - Hyde Park, London.

7th September 2008

Thank you Judy, Anne-Marie (Chair ) , Julia and Jenny (Trustee) for participating in this fundraising event for us. Jenny completed the run in 36 minutes 52 seconds. It took a little longer for the rest of others but it's the taking part that counts. The fun atmosphere was enjoyed by all of us and we met some of our Olympians including Liz Yelling, a marathon runner who trains in the local area. The event was broadcast on BBC2 in the afternoon.

Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) defended her adidas Women's 5k Challenge, but failed to break Paula Radcliffe's 14.51 course record. Defar, led from the start, and finished in 15.01 ahead of world junior 10,000m record holder Linet Masai (Kenya) in 15.31 and Britain's Jo Pavey (15.32).

Many thanks to everyone who sponsored us.

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