Hayley Carruthers and Rob Corney are your quickest parkrunners this weekend (June 8).
After her heroics at the finish line of the London Marathon it is great to see Hayley Carruthers back at the top of the UK parkrun rankings. The Birchfield Harrier ran 16:30 at the Walsall Arboretum event this weekend. Hopefully there will be opportunities for other female athletes to top the rankings in the next few weeks, but chances have just been lowered with the marathon ace and parkrun fanatic back in action.
Rob Corney was the fastest male with 15:04 at Dulwich parkrun in South London. The Reading Roadrunner had a huge breakthrough marathon perfjoamcne at Brighton this year with 2:19:13 for fifth place, knocking eight minutes from his personal best. Actually Corney has smashed all of his bests this year and this is a new parkrun best as well. Just in May there was also a 2:29 win at Windermere marathon and if you’ve run that hilly loop in the Lakes, you’ll be impressed.
Birchfield Harriers’ siblings, Chloe and William Richardson, both feature again this week. Regulars in the rankings, normally if you see one name then you know the other will be there too. Running at Canon Hill, Birmingham Chloe ran 17:42 to make it a 1-2 in the female rankings for her club. William Richardson ran 15:29 which was good enough for fifth place in the men’s rankings.
Scottish athlete Sean Chalmers ran a new parkrun best of 15:05, which is actually quicker than his 5k and 5000m marks. The Inverness Harrier was at Aberdeen parkrun this weekend and has already been running well over with a 31:06 and a 31:17 for the distance at the Jim Dingwall Round the Houses 10K and Land O’Burns 10k respectively.
Courtesy of the Richardsons, Cannon Hill, Birmingham, was the one of the fastest parkrun in the UK this week. Along with Dulwich only two events featured twice in a weekend of fast running across the whole of the UK.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Dulwich
Rob Corney, 15:04, Reading Roadrunners
2) parkrun: Aberdeen
Sean Chalmers, 15:05, Inverness Harriers AAC
3) parkrun: Fountains Abbey
Kris Lecher, 15:17, City of Hull AC
4) parkrun: Edinburgh
Peter Avent, 15:26, Shettleston Harriers
5) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
William Richardson, 15:29, Birchfield Harriers
6) parkrun: Cardiff
Morgan James, 15:41, Cardiff AAC
7) parkrun: Brighton & Hove
Paul Navesey, 15:42, Crawley AC
8=) parkrun: Bushy
Elliot Dorey, 15:44
8=) parkrun: Albert Park, Middlesborough
Andrew Wiles, 15:44, New Marske Harriers AC
10) parkrun: Dulwich
Jack Gregory, 15:45, Reading Roadrunners
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Walsall Arboretum
Hayley Carruthers, 16:30, Birchfield Harriers
2) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Chloe Richardson, 17:42, Birchfield Harriers
3) parkrun: Llyn Llech Owain
Lucy Marland, 18:06, Cardiff AAC
4) parkrun: Victoria Park, Glasgow
Catrina Frances MacDonald, 18:07, Morpeth Harriers & AC
5) parkrun: Hackney Marshes
Emma Prideaux, 18:07, Billericay Striders RC
6) parkrun: Sale Water
Sophie Wood, 18:08, Salford Harriers and AC
7) parkrun: Penrose
Emma Stepto, 18:11, Cornwall AC
8) parkrun: Torbay Velopark
Siân Longthorpe, 18:14
9) parkrun: Swansea Bay
Vicky Jackson, 18:21, Run4All Neath
10) parkrun: Preston Park, Brighton
Emma Dixon, 18:21, Brighton & Hove AC
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