International success for Elizabeth Driscoll who was 1st lady at Falkland Islands parkrun.

Road Runner Elizabeth Driscoll was 1st lady at Falkland Islands parkrun.

Report by Don Hale. Photos by Elizabeth Driscoll.

 

NWRRC athlete Elizabeth Driscoll competed in her first parkrun of the year, this time many thousands of miles away from her home patch in Conwy, when she took part in the rather bleak and windswept Falkland Islands event last Saturday.


The experienced runner, who is also an Air Traffic Control officer at RAF Valley on Anglesey, is currently on secondment overseas, and finished 5th overall in the 5k event from a field of twenty-one other runners and she was the 1st female finisher. Afterwards, Elizabeth said: ‘Not wishing to make any of you jealous but I have done my first parkrun of the year at the most southerly in the world! Cape Pembroke Lighthouse Parkrun, Stanley, on the Falkland Islands.

‘Not the quickest course, very rough ground, and extremely windy (+40 mph) but I came 5th overall, 1st lady in 27.04 (there were only twenty-one runners, but you have to be in it to win it!)

‘Amazing scenery and a lovely run. Now to start some serious training for a half marathon in February and a full marathon in March!’ 


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