Philippa Stone and Rowan Miell-Ingram ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this week (19th February).
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In the women’s top 10 there was one performance over a minute quicker than the chasing bunch for a clear win this week. Philippa Stone, a cross country stand-out who was seventh at the Northern XC Champs in January, ran 16:24 at Albert parkrun in Middlesbrough this morning.
It’s a new parkrun PB of eight seconds for Stone, and also quicker than her 5k road PB of 16:39 which was run recently at the Podium 5k in December last year. 2022 could be a big year for the athlete coached by Martin Peevor.
It was a family affair at Poole parkrun, with the Miell-Ingrams having a bit of a tear-up on the seafront. U20 Rowan Miell-Ingram ran an excellent 14:57 to top the men’s rankings and break 15 minutes for the first time over any distance of 5,000 consecutive metres, including 5k, 5000m and parkrun. Yes, they are all the same distance, but also different events right?
Anyway, a new parkrun PB for the Radley AC youth saw him get to the finish 25 seconds before Alexander Miell-Ingram, who actually broke 15 minutes for 5k for the first time at Friday Night Under Lights Meets Podium 5K, although he had already run 14:37.29 for 5000m on the track last year.
Storey’s Field on fire
Well not literally, as that would be awful, but certainly some scorch marks from the four runners who burned up the men’s top 10 this weekend. Enough fire puns already. Alex Melloy was the first of the four Cambridge & Coleridge AC athletes and finished in 15:11, just one and eight seconds ahead of club mates George Keen and Isaac Morris.
Over at Comber parkrun Rebecca Rossiter was only seven seconds away from her own course record for the event, set just a few weeks ago at the end of January. It’s been a busy 2022 so far for Rossiter, with the highlight being a 4th place at the World Athletics Northern Ireland International in the 4km U20 race.
Mile End is another parkrun that often pops up in the rankings and Beth Hawling is a name that appears regularly as well. 17:30 this weekend was enough for first female at the East London event and third in our weekly rankings (the same position that Hawling finished in the Southern XC Champs too).
No surprises that Storey’s Field, with four in the rankings, was our fastest event this week, but special mention to Bromley (three), Poole and Oak Hill (two) who all demonstrated the benefits of a bit of healthy competition for fast times.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Poole
Rowan Miell-Ingram, 14:57, Radley AC
2) parkrun: Storey’s Field
Alex Melloy, 15:11, Cambridge & Coleridge AC
3) parkrun: Storey’s Field
George Keen, 15:12, Cambridge & Coleridge AC
4) parkrun: Storey’s Field
Isaac Morris, 15:19, Cambridge & Coleridge AC
5) parkrun: Poole
Alexander Miell-Ingram, 15:22, Radley AC
6) parkrun: Oak Hill
Henry Cochrane, 15:31, Bristol & West AC
7=) parkrun: Preston Park, Brighton
Simon Heath, 15:33, Brighton Phoenix
7=) parkrun: Storey’s Field
Ben Jones, 15:33, Cambridge & Coleridge AC
9=) parkrun: Oak Hill
Oliver Newton, 15:39, Thames Valley Harriers
9=) parkrun: Pegwell Bay
Ben Burton, 15:39, Rotherham Harriers & AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Albert, Middlesbrough
Philippa Stone, 16:24, Middlesbrough AC
2) parkrun: Comber
Rebecca Rossiter, 17:26, Loughview AC
3) parkrun: Mile End
Beth Hawling, 17:30, London Heathside
4=) parkrun: Bromley
Niamh Bridson Hubbard, 17:36, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
4=) parkrun: Bromley
Morgan Squibb, 17:36, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
6) parkrun: Orangefield
Emer McKee, 17:46, Willowfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Luton Wardown
Holly Lathwell, 17:47, Luton AC
8) parkrun: Bromley
Hannah Clark, 17:49, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
9) parkrun: Hyde
Sophie Wood, 17:52, Sale Harriers Manchester
10) parkrun: Norwich
Mabel Beckett, 18:00, City of Norwich AC
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