The UK’s Adam Clarke and Emma Pallant top the world parkrun rankings this week with respective sub 15 and 17 minute times. Here are the 10 fastest parkrun times on Saturday (November 10).
Multi-sport athlete Emma Pallant ran 16:49 at the fast Bushy parkrun, where it all started, this weekend and it was enough to hold off the competition from the rest of the world this time. The top six times are all from the UK and Ireland this weekend, so expect a backlash from the southern hemisphere next weekend.
Adam Clarke posted 14:39 and that kind of speed ins’t a surprise from the 13:39.21 5000m man. The Aldershot, Farnham and District runner also ran 13:57 on the roads at the Ipswich Twilight 5k earlier this year too.
Brendan Press, of Australia, had to settle for second fastest for the second week in a row. Always the bridesmaid for the middle distance athlete for InTraining, although at the New Farm parkrun this time, instead of the Kedron parkrun from the week before.
Press seems to thrive on competition as once again an athlete from the same event features in the top 10 as well. John Polson was 22 seconds back in 15:31 also at the New Farm parkrun.
Third quickest male was British Olympian Jake Wightman, leading the way at Bushy parkrun 90 seconds ahead of women’s quickest Pallant. Wightman actually has a parkrun best of 15:04 from New Year’s Eve in 2016 and seems to fit the community event into his schedule a few times a year.
Russian Olympic marathoner Grigoriy Andreyev features in tenth place this week, but it is usually his wife Yuliya Andreyeva who features in the top 1o. Maybe they take it in turn to look after their daughter whilst the other goes to the Moscow parkrun?
Great to see British international 800m runner Adelle Tracey make her parkrun PB at Gloucester North. The track star was only two seconds behind the first male at the event that is run completely on grass and set a new course record for the event in 17:13.
Both Bushy parkrun, UK and New Farm, Australia feature twice in the rankings, but with first female and third male, Bushy is the fastest on a count back. Maybe Brendan can pop over to south west London for a race next week and top the rankings?
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Hastings, UK
Adam Clarke, 14:39, Aldershot, Farnham & District
2) parkrun: New Farm, Australia
Brendan Press, 15:09, InTraining
2) parkrun: Bushy, UK
Jake Wightman, 15:14, Edinburgh AC
3) parkrun: York, UK
William Strangeway, 15:28, Lincoln Wellington
4) parkrun: Long Eaton, UK
Stuart Spencer, 15:30, Notts AC
6) parkrun: New Farm, Australia
John Polson, 15:31
7) parkrun: Great Denham, UK
Jono Janes, 15:32, Bedford & County
8) parkrun: Worthing, UK
Jack Woods, 15:34, Worthing & District Harriers
9) parkrun: Newry, Australia
Nick Earl, 15:35, City of Norwich AC
10) parkrun: Ufa Botanichesky Sad, Russia
Grigoriy Andreyev, 15:45
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Bushy, UK
Emma Pallant, 16:49, Aldershot, Farnham & District
2) parkrun: Braunstone, UK
Hannah Doran, 17:04, Charnwood AC
3) parkrun: Gloucester North, UK
Adelle Tracey, 17:13, Guildford & Godalming AC
4) parkrun: Marlay, Ireland
Úna Britton, 17:14, Kilcoole AC
5) parkrun: Newbury, UK
Georgia Hayes, 17:28, Reading AC
6) parkrun: Cropteth Hall, UK
Tiffany Penfold, 17:32, Copeland AC
7) parkrun: Varsity Lakes, Australia
Reagan Ellis, 17:36
8) parkrun: Newborough Forest, UK
Claire Louise Spencer, 17:40, Overton Harriers
9) parkrun: Foster, New Zealand
Hannah Oldroyd, 17:48, Airedale Dodgers
10) parkrun: Curl Curl, Australia
Emma Collyer, 17:49, Sydney Pacific AC
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