Hayley Carruthers takes the women’s honours as Thomas Beasley tops the men’s parkrun rankings.

Hayley Carruthers ran 16:21 at the Cannon Hill parkrun in Birmingham to record the fastest women’s time across the UK on Saturday (March 16).

The Birchfield Harriers athlete, who last weekend clocked a big half marathon best of 71:57, was running at parkrun for the 15th time.

At the end of last year, Carruthers ran 15:59 at the Walsall event to record one of the quickest times by a female runner at parkrun.

Cannon Hill parkrun was the place to be on Saturday with Thomas Beasley also running the fastest men’s time across the UK.

Beasley, also a Birchfield Harrier, posted a time of 15:39 on his 31st outing at parkrun.

The Birmingham event also hosted the second quickest man this weekend with Ed Banks running a time of 15:42.

Birchfield Harriers’ Banks, who ran a personal best of 69:38 over 13.1 miles at the Big Half last weekend, was 12 seconds outside his parkrun best on his 62nd outing.

Gemma Kersey took the women’s second spot after a 17:46 run at the Chelmsford Central parkrun.

The Basildon middle-distance specialist, who has a 1500m best of 4:13.54, was running at the parkrun for the 13th time.

One unknown male runner missed out on the top 10 after a 15:39 run at the York parkrun.

With seven runners among the top 10, it was certainly a big day at the Cannon Hill parkrun, which was the most represented event this weekend.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Thomas Beasley, 15:39, Birchfield Harriers
2) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Ed Banks, 15:42, Birchfield Harriers
3) parkrun: Telford
Matt Hall, 15:46, Shrewsbury AC
4) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Henry Brocklehurst, 15:46, Bournville Harriers
5) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Andrew Peat, 15:47, Birchfield Harriers
6) parkrun: York
Lewis Byram, 15:47, Holmfirth Harriers AC
7) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Peter Harry Brookes, 15:48, Tipton Harriers
8) parkrun: Bakewell
Samuel Moakes, 15:51, Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers
9) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Rory Grant, 15:54, Birchfield Harriers
10) parkrun: Sale Water
Nigel Martin, 15:54, Sale Harriers Manchester

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Hayley Carruthers, 16:21, Birchfield Harriers
2) parkrun: Chelmsford Central
Gemma Kersey, 17:46, Basildon
3) parkrun: St Albans
Annabel Gummow, 17:51, Winchester and District
4) parkrun: Cardiff
Carys Hughes, 17:55, Cardiff AAC
5) parkrun: Kingston
Gina Galbraith, 18:08, Hercules Wimbledon
6) parkrun: Tooting Common
Annie Byrne, 18:08
7) parkrun: Cardiff
Naomi Reid, 18:29, Cardiff AAC
8) parkrun: Black Park
Alice Hector, 18:31
9) parkrun: Long Eaton
Alice Murray-Gourlay, 18:33, Taunton AC
10) parkrun: Heslington
Nik Tarrega, 18:33, York Knavesmire Harriers

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