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Dynamo 5K Challenge 2021

The Dynamo 5K challenge was yet again a success for 2021.

In 2020, we made it virtual and this year we went ‘hybrid’ adapting the best bits from both, with the original 5k being a local event in London, evolved now to a global event seeing our colleagues and friends get involved, don the Dynamo t-shirt and take a break from the day to day.

This year on the week commencing 22nd November, we again, offered out the 5K challenge, and we were not disappointed. With t-shirts delivered, the 5K challenge commenced, with over 62 participants and 2 Dynamite dogs. Throughout the week we had runners and walkers send through their times and photos, from Australia, Norway, Mauritius, South Africa, Bermuda, France, the UK and the USA.

Renee was the first person to pass the virtual finish line with a time of 26 minutes and 7 seconds, also beating her time from last year by 52 seconds. 

In the UK, we had the opportunity to meet with some clients and friends of Dynamo in Battersea Park for an in-person race.  Albeit cold, there were some incredible run times that evening.  A special shoutout goes to Simon who completed the 5K in 16 minutes 46 seconds and came 5th out of 118 runners.

A few stats to share:

  • We covered less ground in 2021 but on average we were faster than 2020.
  • Dynamites are on average 1 minute 21 seconds faster than Friends of Dynamo.
  • Across all participants, we ran and walked a total of 31 hours, 35 minutes and 14 seconds with an average pace of 6 minutes 7 seconds.
  • Overall, 16 runners beat their 2020 time, shaving off a total of 35 minutes 51 seconds! 

Everyone did a fantastic job completing the Dynamo 5K Challenge and we hope it encourages everyone to continue to go outside for some fresh air during the day, with the positive impact this has on our health and mental wellbeing. 

Thank you to all those who got involved and we look forward to the 2022 challenge!