Naomi Taschimowitz and Kevin Quinn are your quickest parkrunners this weekend (May 18).
After Hackney Marshes results were updated on Sunday morning we can now confirm Naomi Taschimowitz as the fastest female athlete at parkrun this week with a course record 16:35 at Hackney Marshes. The Charlotte Fisher coached athlete was with a strong pack of male runners until all but one fell away as she finished 2nd overall to break her own course record on a happy hunting ground for the 15:54 5,000m runner.
Morag MacLarty makes a jump from further down the top ten rankings last week to a second place after running 17:05 at Aviemore parkrun. The Central AC athlete had some company from Jenny Bannerman, who also made our rankings with a 17:34 at Aviemore parkrun as well. Must be that fresh mountain air.
Kevin Quinn, of Real Runners, ran 15:08 at Riddlestown parkrun to grab the fastest parkrunner spot. The 2:24 marathoner has already run 14:39 for 5k this year at Armagh International 5k and his time today knocked one second from his parkrun best of 15:09 in 2016. That probably means more than the marathon PB at Frankfurt last year… maybe not though. Great running ahead of the summer season.
Surely just to try and outshine training mate Paul Navesey on his big day on Fast Running, Ben Savill ran the second quickest time at parkrun this week. The Croydon Harrier has returned from injury in fine form and looks to have a bright summer ahead of him. Hopefully there were pastries aplenty post parkrun after his 15:11 at Seaford Beach.
Molly Renfer was second fastest female this weekend with a 17:09 at the home of parkrun, Bushy Park. The Highgate Harrier might be preparing for her club’s marque Night of the 10,000m PBs and looks in good form if she is.
A dead heat at Fulham Palace saw two runners finish on exactly 15:25. Daniel Mulryan seems to have just pipped Will Woodcock to the line as first finisher so earns fifth place in the rankings.
A number of parkruns featured twice this week, including Aviemore, Albert Park Middlesborough and Fulham Palace, but Bushy park is once again our quickest with three runners featuring in the top ten. You know where to go if you want a parkrun PB.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Riddlestown
Kevin Quinn, 15:08, Real Runners
2) parkrun: Seaford Beach
Ben Savill, 15:11, Croydon Harriers
3) parkrun: MUSA Cookstown
Eoin Hughes, 15:17, Acorns AC
4) parkrun: Tewkesbury
Phil Beastall, 15:22, Cheltenham and County Harriers
5) parkrun: Fulham Palace
Daniel Mulryan, 15:25, Poole Runners
6) parkrun: Fulham Palace
Will Woodcock, 15:25, University of Wales Aberystwyth Harriers
7) parkrun: Cambridge
Joseph Smith, 15:28, Cambridge and Coleridge AC
8) parkrun: Albert Park, Middlesborough
Kieran Walker, 15:30, Sedgefield Harriers
9) parkrun: Bushy
Andrius Jaksevicius, 15:36, Belgrave Harriers
10) parkrun: Albert Park, Middlesborough
Archie Lowe, 15:38, Middlesborough AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Hackney Marshes
Naomi Taschimowitz, 17:05, Taunton AC
2) parkrun: Aviemore
Morag MacLarty, 17:05, Central AC
3) parkrun: Bushy
Molly Renfer, 17:09, Highgate Harriers
4) parkrun: Stretford
Laura Hesketh, 17:10, Calyton-le-Moors Harriers
5) parkrun: Woodley
Naomi Mitchell, 17:28, Reading AC
6) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Chloe Richardson, 17:31, Birchfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Aviemore
Jenny Bannerman, 17:34, Inverness Harriers AC
8) parkrun: Longrun Meadow
Hannah Taunton, 17:37, Taunton AC
9) parkrun: Lowestoft
Samantha Lines, 17:48, Waveney Valley AC
10) parkrun: Preston Park, Brighton
Emma Dixon, 17:50, Brighton & Hove City AC
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