Jonathan Bradley in the men’s race was our performance of the day (see also runner of the quarter). He finished first in a time of 1:32:17, whilst the time was not his best by his own admission, what impressed us was that he finished first, as a age 50 – 59 category runner, beating everyone in the over 40 and under 40 age groups. system. In addition we also had our Shanghai Running shop where runners were also able to purchase the Shanghai Running branded running apparel. As well as the new Shanghai Running Wild Card. Once again we would like to thank the management at Gucun Park for their co-operation and help with the race organisation. We would like to thank all our sponsors and race partners. We would like to thank the schools who attended for their continued support in the school race. Huuphoc Nguy finished second in a time of 1:35:56 and what impressed us about Huuphoc performance was that he completed race wearing a pair of croc shoes. Jacopo Majocchi finished third in a respectable time of 1:36:26. Presentation We would like to thank Audrey Gordon for the warm up routine and also the Japanese Taeko band for the atmospheric drumming experience. We would especially like to thank again all our volunteers who without their help these races would not be possible to organise. Finally, we would like to thank all of you runners who take part and also Ceremony The top three male and female runners in each race won trophies. The awards ceremony was dominated by that Finnish running dynasty that is the Kauri family; with each family member winning a trophy. We also welcomed a contingent of runners from the Flying Finns club in Suzhou. We hope you enjoyed the cold post race beer! Post race food was again provided by FG Foods and another popular addition was the draught craft beer. This ensured that runners were able to have an ample post race refuelling 8 © Shanghai Running 2014 welcome all the new runners. We hope you enjoyed the race and we look forward to seeing you at the 3rd race in the Park Race Series on 20th September (details to be announced) and the 4th race to be held on 22nd November. N.B.: After the first two races in the Park Race Series everyone can still qualify for the Park Race Grand Prix Series if you choose. Remember for the Grand Prix series you need to complete at least one 5km, 10km and half marathon. Alternatively, you may wish to continue competing for the 5km or 10km series.