Hayley Carruthers and Paul Martelletti are your fastest athletes at UK parkruns this weekend (July 13th).
Hayley Carruthers runs under 16 minutes for parkrun again, taking a second off her best for the event. Once again at Walsall Arboretum the Birchfield Harrier followed the excellent pacing of coach Dan Robinson to equal the fourth fastest parkrun ever run.
Carruther’s 15:58 was almost a minute quicker than second place time and wasn’t far off making the men’s top ten.
Another parkrun regular, Paul Martelletti, went on holiday to Hove Prom to break 15 minutes on the fast south coast course. Not quite as speedy as Jake Wightman’s recent course record for the event, Martelletti is one of the most frequent names on the parkrun fastest times section.
Elizabeth Davies of Springfield Striders was second placed female with an excellent 16:49. Quicker than the athlete’s parkrun, 5000m and 5k best, it’s another 2019 mark set by Davies, who is having a fine year.
Kurt Taylor of Bristol & West AC ran 15:00 flat at Southsea parkrun in the same year as new personal bests in 1500m and 3000m of 3:54.52 and 8:26.47.
New tables at Eden parkrun could mean that faster times are due there in the future, but this weekend Emma Stepto chose Penrose parkrun 25 miles down the road to run a solid 17:58.
Once again Birchfield Harriers were out in force at parkrun with Carruthers leading three club mates to being the fastest club in our rankings. If that were a thing, I think they’d probably win it every week.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Hove Prom
Paul Martelletti, 14:57, Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
2) parkrun: Southsea
Kurt Taylor, 15:00, Bristol & West AC
3) parkrun: Porthcrawl
James Hunt, 15:08, Cardiff AAC
4) parkrun: Mansfield
Sam Johnson, 15:18, Birchfield Harriers
5) parkrun: Walsall Arboretum
Ed Banks, 15:24, Birchfield
6) parkrun: Woodley
Robert Corney, 15:24, Reading Roadrunners
7) parkrun: Cardiff
Daniel Hamilton, 15:27, Abingdon AC
8) parkrun: Rushcliffe
William Strangeway, 15:31, Lincoln Wellington AC
9=) parkrun: Milton Keynes
George Wheeler, 15:33
9=) parkrun: Wyre Forest
William Richardson, 15:33, Birchfield Harriers
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Walsall Arboretum
Hayley Carruthers, 15:58, Birchfield Harriers
2) parkrun: Chelmsfords Central
Elizabeth Davies, 16:49, Springfield Striders RC
3) parkrun: Morecambe Prom
Rebecca Robinson, 17:03, Kendal AAC
4) parkrun: Sheffield Hallam
Philippa Williams, 17:17, Elswick Harriers
5) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Bryony Haines, 17:33, Birchfield Harriers
6) parkrun: Exmouth
Hannah Taunton, 17:41, Taunton AC
7) parkrun: Strathclyde
Alison Rowatt, 17:44
8) parkrun: Penrose
Emma Stepto, 17:58, Cornwall AC
9) parkrun: Braunstone
Hannah Stroud, 18:01, University of Manchester Cross Country Club
10) parkrun: Dishley, Loughborough
Kate Drew, 18:03, Taunton AC
If you would like to run faster at parkrun, top tips to help runners of all abilities can be found here.
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