A record breaking week again as we bring you the parkrun top 10s

Butchart sets world best

Andy Butchart set a world best time for parkrun with 13:45 at Edinburgh to break Andy Baddeley’s long-standing best of 13:48. Butchart, who holds the Scottish National Record for both 3000m and 5000m, boasts PBs of 27:36 at 10000m and 13:06 at 5000m. His most recent outing was 27:47.43 at Night of the 10000m PBs as he chased the standard for this Summer’s World Championships.

Such is the nature of the sport and parkrun globally that this parkrun best will likely receive more global attention than his national records but the 7th placed finisher at last summer’s Commonwealth Games and European Champs deserves all the plaudits for this running so we are happy to add to the praise, top work Andy!

He was no doubt pushed hard by Scottish 5km Champion Jamie Crowe who backed up Andy’s fantastic time with a fine 14:23 of his own. Crowe, who has represented Great Britain at the Euro Cross, was running his first parkrun since 2017, and saw a dramatic improvement on the 15:41 he set six years ago.

Maddie, leads the Jordan-Lee’s

The fastest woman this week was Maddie Jordan-Lee clocking 16:55 at Felixstowe. The AFD athlete has been in fine form over the last 12 months setting a 5km PB of 16:21 and finishing 5th at the BUCs 10000m this year.

Caroline Brenchley of Team Bath is 2nd on this week’s female rankings after running 17:06 at Alexandra parkrun. Brenchley is another athlete having a fine year with wins at both Liverpool and Great Manchester Half in 2023.

Notes on the top 10

Amongst the names to note on the female top 10 this week were GB triathlete Heather Townsend (Nee Sellers) running 17:24 at Penrith, the sister of Maddie, Millie Jordan-Lee running 17:30 also at Felixstowe and Under 18 cross country star Zoe Gilbody with 17:37 at Isabel Trail.

It was a family affair in the men’s top 10 as well as the Miell-Ingram’s were out in force at Poole parkrun. Rowan led the way with 15:01, Alex was next home in 15:02 with Quinn just four seconds back with 15:06. Also in this week’s top ten were GB athlete Sam Stabler who ran 15:13 at Long Eaton and former professional mountain biker Ian Leitch with 15:24 at Hove.

Men’s top 10

Women’s top 10