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Carnival 5km Run and Junior Carnival Run 2019

Race Report

Lawrie Hogan retains junior 1 mile race title

Lawrie Hogan, the young runner from Corfe Mullen, finished first in this year's race retaining his junior 1 mile title in the process. This year's winning time of 5 minutes and 45 seconds matched exactly the time he recorded 12 months ago. Second over the line was Freddie Kimber running for Poole Runners in a time of 6 minutes and 16 seconds. Third boy was Josef Prantl who came in fourth overall, just behind the first girl, in 6 minute and 31 seconds.

In the girls race it was Emily Trent who was first across the line, running for Poole Runners she completed the course in 6 minutes and 24 seconds. Second and third to finish were unattached runners Molly Gladwell and Polly Overton in times of 6 minutes and 34 seconds, and 6 minutes and 35 seconds respectively. Interestingly, the first three girls finished in the top nine positions in this year's junior race.

Dominic Willmore retains 5km race title

Under twenty runner Dominic Willmore retained his 5km crown by finishing first in this year's 5km race. The popular Poole Runner shaved just 1 second off of his 2018 time to stop the clock at 16 minutes and 13 seconds as he crossed the line in first place. Second to finish was Lee Dempster, the Lytchett Manor Strider finished in a time of 16 second and 40 seconds with Poole Runner Nathaniel Willmore finishing some distance behind in a time of 17 minutes and 51 seconds.

In the ladies race it was Caroline Stanzel finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 44 seconds that took the top spot for Poole Runners, with unattached Corfe Mullen runner Rachel Clarkson finishing second in a time of 20 minutes and 30 seconds. In third place, and claiming the final podium position for Poole Runners, was 2017 winner Fern Kimber finishing in a time of 20 minutes and 49 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.