Dani Chattenton and Finn McNally ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (11th February).

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Given that it’s the week of the wonderful extravaganza of fast running at Armagh International 5k we didn’t know what to expect this week at parkrun, but thankfully there were still some people left to fly around parkruns across the UK.

Dani Chattenton, of Medway & Maidstone AC, was the fastest of the bunch with 17:16 at Dulwich parkrun in south-east London. It’s the first outing of the year for the athlete who finished 2022 with a win at the Friday Under the Lights Christmas 5 miler in 27:45.

The quickest chap, in a time of 14:24, was Finn McNally on the Hove Promenade on the south coast.The Northern Irish athlete, who was a strong second at the Sussex County XC champs, has a 5k PB of 14:09 PB from February last year and took 12 seconds from his parkrun best today.

The podium

Sophie Wood and Daisy Glover are two names who feature regularly on our rankings and both were only a second apart today. Wood, at Birkenhead parkrun, which is a quick lapped course according to our Fastrunning informants, ran 17:30 around the park that was actually the inspiration for Central Park in New York, USA.

Glover, running at Thomas Mills parkrun in Framlingham, was just a second behind in 17:31 and wasn’t far off the new parkrun PB go 17:20 she ran on the first day of the year. 2023 is looking to be a strong year for the Framlingham Flyer.

The next two blokes

Charles Sandison was the only other runner under 15 minutes with 14:57 at Edinburgh parkrun, which is a solid parkrun PB and no surprise after a 10k best of 30:44 at the Serpentine New Years Day 10K.

At a round 15 minutes flat it was Conor Gallagher at Belfast Victoria parkrun in Northern Ireland. The St. Malachy’s AC athlete has already been in action this year with a 3rd place at Expleo Running Festival 10k with 31:56.

The fastest course

Three courses popped up twice, Dulwich, Belfast Victoria and Strathclyde, but Dulwich and Belfast has 8 points total each, although Dulwich had a win in there too so takes the biscuit.

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