Harvey Dixon takes the men’s honours in the UK as Sophie Coldwell tops this week’s women’s parkrun rankings.
Harvey Dixon ran 14:58 at the Bushy parkrun to record the fastest men’s time across the UK on Saturday (February 23).
It was a new best for Gibraltar’s Commonwealth Games athlete who was running at parkrun for the fourth time.
At the start of the year, Dixon ran a 3000m indoor best of 8:00.87 in Boston and most recently clocked 3:51.56 over 1500m at the Lee Valley Middle Distance Open.
Sophie Coldwell topped the women’s top 10 on Saturday after a 16:57 run at the Long Eaton parkrun.
The GB international triathlete, who was running at parkrun for the first time, competed for England at last year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Jamie Arnold took the men’s number two spot after a 15:24 run at the Isabel Trail parkrun. The City of Stoke runner was running at the event for the first time and it was his 11th parkrun in total.
Hannah Irwin, who is sharing her journey this year on Fast Running, ran a parkrun best 16:59 at the Bushy event to record the second quickest women’s time.
It was the Guildford & Godalming runner’s first time at the event and 15th parkrun in total.
There were two men without barcodes who missed out on the top 10 after 15:15 and 15:26 runs at the Rother Valley and Clapham Common events.
With two runners each, Bushy, Belfast Victoria and Long Eaton were the most represented events across the men’s and women’s top 10.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Bushy
Harvey Dixon, 14:58, Aldershot, Farnham & District
2) parkrun: Isabel Trail
Jamie Arnold, 15:24, City of Stoke
3) parkrun: Long Eaton
Daniel Maud, 15:27
4) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Conall McClean, 15:33, St Malachys
5=) parkrun: Eastbourne
Chris Dodd, 15:37, Eastbourne Rovers
5=) parkrun: Cardiff
Luke Williams, 15:37, San Domenico RC
7=) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Adam Ferris, 15:40, St Malachys
7=) parkrun: Dulwich
Charlie Eastaugh, 15:40, Hercules Wimbledon
9) parkrun: Norwich
Thomas William Lincoln Hook, 15:41, City of Norwich
10) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Eoin Hughes, 15:47 Acorns AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Long Eaton
Sophie Coldwell, 16:57, Charnwood AC
2) parkrun: Bushy
Hannah Irwin, 16:59, Guildford & Godalming
3) parkrun: Heslington
Emma Waudby, 17:00, Pocklington Runners
4) parkrun: Exmouth
Hannah Taunton, 17:40, Taunton AC
5) parkrun: Gunpowder
Lucy Charles, 17:41, Orion Harriers
6) parkrun: Rother Valley
Sarah Potter, 17:42, Victoria Park City of Glasgow
7) parkrun: Harrow Lodge
Lauren Deadman, 17:47, Havering AC
8) parkrun: Cambridge
Victoria Knight, 17:49, Cambridge & Coleridge
9=) parkrun: Henley on thames
Jessica Gibbon, 17:57, Reading AC
9=) parkrun: South Manchester
Emma Tilley, 17:57, Sale Harriers Manchester
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