Adam Hickey and Khai Amelie Mhlanga post the fastest runs at UK parkrun this weekend. Here are the quickest times on Saturday (September 1).
Adam Hickey was running at his local Southend parkrun and set a 14:40 time for the 5km to record the fastest men’s time across the UK. Although way slower than the speedster’s 13:41.66 5000m PB, it is a regular training run at the windy parkrun.
Khai Amelie Mhlanga of Herts Phoenix ran the fastest female time clocking 17:00 at the Exeter Riverside event. The U20 improved on her previous parkrun best of 18:06 and brings the mark in line with her 4:18.83 and 9.33.35 1500m and 3000m times.
Preston’s Joseph Monk clocked a new parkrun best of 15:22 to take the men’s number two spot this week. The Preston Harrier has a 5k PB of 15:18, which was set at the Christleton 5k in May 2017.
Anti-Doping PhD student Jake Shelley ran 15:36 alongside Allan James Stewart at Bushy Park. One might think it was a training effort for the two, rather than an out and out sprint finish as it was over both runner’s PBs.
Jessica Gibbon made the journey from Whitstable to Maidenhead this week and jumped up one place in the rankings to number two after running three seconds quicker in a time of 17:19. Lauren Hall also featured for the second week running and was one place higher in eighth with 17:52.
Hayley Carruthers regularly features on the parkrun top 10 and was a solid third place with 17:22. The Rotherham Harrier continues to have a great 2018.
Commonwealth bronze medallist Robbie Simpson ran 15:38 to get eighth place in the men’s rankings fresh from a 10k victory in Aberdeen last weekend. The Scot will be running the Jungfrau marathon later this month.
Mike Christoforou, who placed 10th said he was “just blowing away some cobwebs before Stirling 10k next week”. All the best Mike.
Exeter Riverside had a runner in both the top ten male and female rankings, but Shelley and Stewart’s joint first in Bushy Park means the two parkrun events share the fastest honours this week.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Southend
Adam Hickey, 14:40, Southend-on-Sea
2) parkrun: Exeter Riverside
Joseph Monk, 15:22, Preston Harriers
3) parkrun: Albert, Middlesborough
Kieran Walker, 15:30, Sedgefield Harriers
4) parkrun: Hackney Marshes
Euan Brown, 15:35, East London Runners
5) parkrun: Bushy
Jake Shelley, 15:36, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
6) parkrun: Bushy
Allan James Stewart, 15:36, Chiltern Harriers AC
7) parkrun: Dulwich
Edward Chuck, 15:37, Dulwich Harriers
8) parkrun: Aberdeen
Robbie Simpson, 15:38, Deeside Runners
9) parkrun: Southampton
Jonathan Roberts, 15:39, Reading AC
10) parkrun: Edinburgh
Mike Christoforou, 15:47, Edinburgh AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Exeter Riverside
Khai Amelie Mhlanga, 17:00, Herts Phoenix
2) parkrun: Maidenhead
Jessica Gibbon, 17:19, Reading AC
3) parkrun: Keswick
Hayley Caruthers, 17:22, Rotherham Harriers & AC
4) parkrun: Inverness
Liz Abbott, 17:26, Lytham St. Annes RRC
5) parkrun: Telford
Kim Fawke, 17:43, Lawley Running Club
6) parkrun: Newborough Forest
Holly Weedall, 17:49, Vale Royal AC
7) parkrun: King’s Lynn
Colleen Nicole Mukuya, 17:51, Great Yarmouth & District AC
8) parkrun: Frimley Lodge
Lauren Hall, 17:52, Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
9) parkrun: Porthcrawl
Kate Roberts, 17:53, Bridgend AC
10) parkrun: Ellenbrook Fields
Victoria Pritchard, 17:55, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
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