Ipswich Twilight 5k: Nick Goolab wins National 5k champs, goes 7th all-time

Ipswich Twilight 5k: Nick Goolab wins National 5k champs, goes 7th all-time

Nick Goolab won the Ipswich Twilight 5k for the second consecutive year to come within four seconds of the all-time British record over 5k on the road.

In doing so he added the England Athletics National 5k title to the English 10k title he won in Brighton last month.

His time of 13:34 puts him equal 7th on the all-time British 5k record list, within touching distance of the 13:30 national record shared by Mo Farah and Rob Denmark.

All time fastest British road 5k performances

RankGunNameClubVenueDate
113:30Rob DenmarkBasildonDublin4 May 96
113:30Mo FarahNEBStranorlar26 Dec 06
313:31Mike McLeodElswickNewcastle4 Apr 84
313:31Keith CullenChelmsfordDublin4 May 96
513:32David LewisRossendaleNewcastle4 Apr 84
613:33Eamonn MartinBasildonNewcastle27 Mar 85
713:34NICK GOOLABBELGRAVEIpswich11 May 19
713:34Nat MuirShettlestonNewcastle27 Mar 85
713:34Paul Davies-HaleCannockNewcastle27 Mar 85
1013:35Steve HarrisShaftesburyNewcastle26 Mar 86

Club record broken after 23 years

Nick’s 16-second PB also means a new club record, previously held for 23 years by Paul Evans, who ran 13:48 in Portsmouth in April 1996.

“The course is flat, and there wasn’t much wind at all. I’m happy with my time,” a beaming Nick told the Eastern Daily Press.

Ipswich Twilight 5k, May 11th – top 5

RankGunNameClub
113:34Nick GoolabBelgrave
213:43Phil SessemanLeeds
313:46Adam HickeySouthen
413:47Jack GrayCambridge
513:47Matt BerginBedford
Nick Goolab with a commanding lead in Ipswich. Photo: Carl Marston
Nick’s race begins at 10:10 in this video

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