On 13 June some 160 runners came together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London for the 2019 FFK Fun Run. After a somewhat wet and windy day, the runners set off for a 5k or 10k race organised by Innovation Sports, in memory of Bernie Connolly, a trustee of FFK, colleague to many at FIA.
We were very fortunate to have the multi Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Christine Ohuruogu in attendance to present the trophies and also preside over the mass warm up. The winners of the two races were:
Women’s 10k: Hana Evans from FIS
Men’s 10k: Ian Firla, from OSTC
Women’s 5k: Emma Hatto, Bowers Talent
Men’s 5k: Guillaume Battini, Euronext
Full results are available here:
The special prize for best fancy dress went to the team from insurance broker Ardonagh Speciality.
An additional ‘novelty’ entertainment to this year’s run were former trustee Dave Setters and current trustee, Patrick Thornton-Smith, joining ‘as one’ with Patrick pushing Dave around the 5k course in his wheelchair. With a combined weight of over 220 kilos and collective age of 120, the two of them crossed the line in 43 minutes with both complaining of a wobbly wheel.
Photos from the day can be found here
FFK would like to thank all runners, supporters, marshals and sponsors: