Kieran Clements and Kirsty Longley are your fastest athletes at UK parkruns this weekend (September 14th).
Speedster Kieran Clements showed up at Kesgrave parkrun this morning to run just three seconds off his own course record. The 13:53 5k runner nipped around in a quick 14:35 to be quickest this weekend by over 30 seconds. After running 14:31.33 for ninth at the British Championships earlier in August, Clements was in winning form at the Tonbridge Twilight Invitational when he ran 8:07.59 for a win in the 3000m.
Kirsty Longley ran a big new parkrun best of 16:46 at Croxteth Park this fine Saturday. The Merseyside V40 pushed the pace and was 30 seconds faster than the course record for the Merseyside event. It is only a few weeks after Longley ran 16:37 at the Ellesmere Port RC 5k for a new personal best. It goes alongside the 10k (34:29) and half marathon (78:07) Pbs from 2019 already.
Dani Nimmock of City of Norwich AC has only just recently been part of the British team that took gold at the World 50km Championships with a 3:30:22 and two weeks later the marathoner is already back in action at parkrun. We hope she’s had a couple easy weeks in between to let those hard working legs recover!
Nicholas Torry of Serpentine may have run his marathon best of 2:15:04 back in 2013, but the V40 athlete is showing no signs of slowing down yet. To add to his fantastic 14:34 5k PB ran in Battersea Park in July, the marathoner now has the honour of being second in our weekly parkrun rankings wth a 15:07 at Dulwich parkrun.
We wonder if it was a family feud at Wolverhampton parkrun with Ian and Martin Williams, both of Tipton Harriers, just two seconds apart at the finish for sixth and seventh place. There was even Peter Harry Brookes three seconds further back in 15:35 and 10th place in our rankings.
Ian ran 15:30 and Martin 15:32, as both Williams, who may not be related, made a good race of the non-race. Bragging rights might still lie with Martin as he has a 2:17:36 marathon best from 2010, whilst Ian is no slouch with his 2:24:49 from the 2015 London Marathon.
The two fastest parkruns this week were both in the Midlands, with three runners at Cannon Hill, Birmingham and three runners at Wolverhampton parkrun all making the weekly rankings.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Kesgrave
Kieran Clements, 14:35, Shaftesbury Barnet
2) parkrun: Dulwich
Nicolas Torry, 15:07, Serpentine RC
3) parkrun: Clapham Common
Seyfu Jamaal, 15:15, London Heathside
4) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
William Richardson, 15:19, Birchfield Harriers
5) parkrun: Bushy Park
Ellis Cross, 15:19, Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
6) parkrun: Wolverhampton
Ian Williams, 15:30, Tipton Harriers
7) parkrun: Wolverhampton
Martin Williams, 15:32, Tipton Harriers
8=) parkrun: Highbury Fields
Tom Aldred, 15:33, London Heathside
8=) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Andrew Peat, 15:33, Birchfield Harriers
10) parkrun: Wolverhampton
Peter Harry Brookes, 15:35, Tipton Harriers
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Croxteth Hall
Kirsty Longley, 16:46, Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers & AC
2) parkrun: Roding Valley
Dani Nimmock, 17:17, City of Norwich AC
3) parkrun: Tooting Common
Lucie Custance, 17:21, Clapham Chasers RC
4=) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Bryony Haines, 17:29, Birchfield Harriers
4=) parkrun: Hove Promenade
Almi Nerurkar, 17:29, Brighton Phoenix
6=) parkrun: Doncaster
Philippa Williams, 17:30, Elswick Harriers
6=) parkrun: Burnley
Laura Hesketh, 17:30, Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
8) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jessica Anne Craig, 17:41, North Down AC
9) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Chloe Richardson, 17:45, Birchfield Harriers
10) parkrun: Cheltenham
Beth Hawling, 17:47, Cheltenham & County Harriers
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