Jonny Hay takes the men’s honours as Georgia Hayes tops the women’s list. Here are the fastest UK parkrun times on Saturday (December 8).
Jonny Hay ran 14:33 at the Bushy parkrun to record the men’s fastest time across the UK on Saturday. It was a parkrun best for the Aldershot, Farnham & District athlete who was running at the Bushy event for the first time.
Hay, who finished 16th at the Liverpool Cross Challenge last month, ran a 5k road personal best 14:12 at the beginning of the year in Armagh.
Georgia Hayes ran 17:43 at the Newbury parkrun to claim the women’s quickest honours this week. The Reading AC youngster was running in her 37th Saturday morning event and last month ran 17:28 on the same course.
Tom Horton took the men’s number two spot after running a parkrun best 15:28 at the Rother Valley event. Just last week Horton ran a 10k PB of 32:01 at the Percy Pud 10k in Sheffield.
Rebecca Murray was the second quickest woman on Saturday after running 18:08 at the Luton Wardown event. The Bedford & County AC, who ran 2:39:37 on her marathon debut in London this year, was taking part in her 13th parkrun.
Three unknown runners missed out on the men’s top 10 after runs of 15:47, 15:50 and 15:53 at the Warrington, Black Park and Hove Promenade parkruns respectively.
Bushy parkrun was the most represented event in the top 10 with three runners.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Bushy
Jonny Hay, 14:33, Aldershot, Farnham & District
2) parkrun: Rother Valley
Tom Horton, 15:28
3) parkrun: Bedford
Ben Davies, 15:33, Bedford & County AC
4) parkrun: Cambridge
Thomas Keen, 15:35, Cambridge and Coleridge
5) parkrun: Bushy
Andrius Jaksevicius, 15:45, Belgrave Harriers
6) parkrun: Tooting Common
Jack Hallas, 15:50, Wakefield District Harriers
7) parkrun: Dulwich
David Morgan, 15:52, Serpentine RC
8) parkrun: Wyre Forest
William Richardson, 15:54, Birchfield Harriers
9) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Jarlath Mckenna, 15:56, Bristol & West
10) parkrun: Coldham’s Common
Jonathan Escalante-Phillips, 15:59, Cambridge & Coleridge
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Newbury
Georgia Hayes, 17:43, Reading AC
2) parkrun: Luton Wardown
Rebecca Murray, 18:08, Bedford & County AC
3) parkrun: Heslington
Emma Waudby, 18:08, Pocklington Runners
4) parkrun: Bushy
Michelle Dillon, 18:11
5) parkrun: Luton Wardown
Rosie McNabola, 18:12, Luton AC
6) parkrun: Milton Keynes
Elle Roche, 18:15, Marshall Milton Keynes
7) parkrun: Dulwich
Katie Rowland, 18:15, Kent AC
8) parkrun: Longrun Meadow
Hannah Taunton, 18:19, Taunton AC
9) parkrun: Albert, Middlesbrough
Philippa Stone, 18:20, Middlesbrough AC
10) parkrun: Tooting Common
Jordan Foster, 18:23, Nene Valley Harriers
If you enjoy running at parkrun but want to develop and get a bit faster then find a running club near you. Clubs have all the social aspects of parkrun and cater for all levels to help you progress. More information can be found here.
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