Elsey Davis and Paul Martelletti were the quickest on the day and standards improve across the board. Here are the fastest parkrun times across the UK on Saturday (October 20).
Exactly a minute quicker than Jo Williams was in top spot last week, Elsey Davis ran a fine 16:54 at Wolverhampton parkrun. In true parkrun tourist style the Cornish athlete was returning home to the southwest and couldn’t resist a quick blast in the Wets Midlands.
Next up for the Helen Clitheroe coached athlete is the Cross Country relays for Preston Harriers and we expect Davis to continue her fine 2018 form.
Paul Martelletti is no stranger to the parkrun rankings and regularly includes the five kilometre time trials as part of his high mileage training. His 15:02 at Victoria Dock parkrun was quick enough to hold off second place by eight seconds and may put him atop the global rankings this weekend
Special mention to Paul Navesey of Crawley AC. This is the first week that the former British 100km champion has remembered to bring his barcode to parkrun and an excellent 15:21 put him in fourth place. Coached by Alison Benton, Navesey is preparing for a PB attempt at Frankfurt marathon.
It seems there was a canicross race at Brockenhurst parkrun as Sharon Singer and Alice Rudd were just one second apart at the finish. 16:58 and 16:59 times were still piped by Davis in first place, but that’s some fast running even for canicross.
Canicross results are not included in the top ten, but Jason Pascoe’s 13:51 at Penrose parkrun is also well worth a mention. It’s the super quick time and the ‘Active Dog Cornwall’ club name that gives it away.
Molly Renfer and Kim Fawke both ran 45 seconds quicker this week than last. But as the standards rose it was only good enough to hold fifth and sixth place respectively for two consecutive weeks. Hats off to both athletes for bringing their A game to parkrun this week!
It was a day of nation-wide sprint finishes for the men as fifth, seventh and ninth were all tied by two athletes. Yet all were at different parkruns across the United Kingdom.
Bushy parkrun was the most featured with two males and one female gracing the rankings. If you’re looking for a parkrun PB then it’s a great place to go visit one Saturday morning.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Victoria Dock
Paul Martelletti, 15:02, Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
2) parkrun: Albert, Middlesborough
Gregory Jayasuriya, 15:08, Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers
3) parkrun: Bushy
Allan James Stewart, 15:14, Chiltern Harriers AC
4) parkrun: Worthing
Paul Navesey, 15:21, Crawley AC
5=) parkrun: Long Eaton
Alex Ediker, 15:23, Chesterfield & District AC
5=) parkrun: Penrose
Finn Birnie, 15:23, Newquay & Par AC
7=) parkrun: Camperdown, Dundee
Kristian Jones, 15:31, Swansea Harriers AC
7=) parkrun: Bushy
Harvey Dixon, 15:31, Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
9=) parkrun: Riverfront
Christopher Carpanini, 15:33, Swansea Harriers AC
9=) parkrun: Coventry
Mohamed Daud Mohamed, 15:33, Coventry Godiva Harriers
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Wolverhampton
Elsey Davis, 16:54, Newquay Road Runners
2) parkrun: Heslington
Emma Waudby, 17:09, Pocklington Runners
3) parkrun: Ellenbrook Fields
Annabel Gummow, 17:11, Winchester and District AC
4) parkrun: Woodley
Kirsty Walker, 17:30, Reading AC
5) parkrun: Bushy
Molly Renfer, 17:44, Core Active Triathlon Club
6) parkrun: Telford
Kim Fawke, 17:51, Lawley Running Club
7) parkrun: Bakewell
Rebecca Robinson, 17:54, Kendal AAC
8) parkrun: Woodhouse Moor
Elizabeth Davies, 17:59, Springfield Striders RC
9=) parkrun: Troon
Jennifer Wetton, 18:00, Central AC
9=) parkrun: Felixstowe
Philippa Unthank, 18:00, Ipswich Harriers
Would you like to run faster at parkrun? Top tips to help runners of all abilities hit a parkrun best can be found here.
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