Elsey Davis and Paul Martelletti were the quickest around the world. Here are the fastest parkrun times across the globe on Saturday (October 20).
After the previous weekend of other nations dominating the global parkrun rankings, British athletes decided to fight back. Elsey Davis and Paul Martelletti topped both the UK and Global rankings with lightening quick times for the 5k time trail.
Davis, building up to cross country relays for Preston Harriers, only added Wolverhampton parkrun into her week on a drive across the UK. Such is the class of the Helen Clithroe coached runner that the 16:54 posted was good enough to list as the fastest in the UK and overseas.
Emma Waudby, a top ten regular, also ran an excellent 17:09 to secure second spot globally, albeit joined by Ireland’s Catherina McKiernan who regularly tops the Irish parkrun list.
Paul Martelletti often includes parkrun with his high mileage training and the 2:16 marathoner has been the number one runner on numerous occasions. This was only one week after running 2:27:02 to win the Yorkshire marathon.
Matthew Cox, of the Australian Run Crew, was only two seconds behind, running a fine 15:04 at the Panania parkrun in Sydney. This also comes a week after a marathon where Cox ran 2:21:34 at the Melbourne marathon.
Third placed Gregory Jayasuriya only ran a 10km cross country race the weekend before, finishing second in 33:13 at the 10km North Yorkshire & South Durham League meet.
Featuring three times Bushy parkrun was once again the fastest course for the top ten listings.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Victoria Dock
Paul Martelletti, 15:02, Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
2) parkrun: Panania, Australia
Matthew Cox, 15:04, Run Crew
2) parkrun: Albert, Middlesborough, UK
Gregory Jayasuriya, 15:08, Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers
3) parkrun: Bushy, UK
Allan James Stewart, 15:14, Chiltern Harriers AC
4) parkrun: Worthing, UK
Paul Navesey, 15:21, Crawley AC
6=) parkrun: Long Eaton, UK
Alex Ediker, 15:23, Chesterfield & District AC
6=) parkrun: Penrose, UK
Finn Birnie, 15:23, Newquay & Par AC
8) parkrun: Lake Joondalup, Australia
Brandon Ford, 15:24
9=) parkrun: Camperdown, Dundee
Kristian Jones, 15:31, Swansea Harriers AC
9=) parkrun: Bushy, UK
Harvey Dixon, 15:31, Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Wolverhampton, UK
Elsey Davis, 16:54, Newquay Road Runners
2=) parkrun: Heslington, UK
Emma Waudby, 17:09, Pocklington Runners
2=) parkrun: Malahide, Ireland
Catherina McKiernan, 17:09
4) parkrun: Gatton, Australia
Tamara Louise Carvolth, 17:11
3) parkrun: Ellenbrook Fields
Annabel Gummow, 17:11, Winchester and District AC
6) parkrun: Yamba, Australia
Jenny Blundell, 17:21, Sydney University AC
4) parkrun: Woodley
Kirsty Walker, 17:30, Reading AC
8) parkrun: Blenheim, New Zealand
Hannah Oldroyd, 17:36, Airedale Dodgers
5) parkrun: Bushy
Molly Renfer, 17:44, Core Active Triathlon Club
9=) parkrun: Willoughby, Australia
Fiona Yates, 17:45, Sydney Striders
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