Adelle Tracey and Matthew Crehan ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (9th November).
GB athlete and 800m specialist Adelle Tracey showed her endurance this weekend to top the fastest UK parkrun times with 16:58 at Cheltenham – 15 seconds faster than her only previous parkrun outing. One of the most familiar names in UK middle distance running Tracey clocked a PB of 1:59.86 in the semi finals of last year’s European Championships before finishing 4th in the final. Her parkrun time was enough to break the course record at Cheltenham by 17 seconds.
There was only one sub 15 clocking in the men’s parkrun times this week at Hove Prom but that runner forgot their barcode so it’s Matthew Crehan who tops the list this week after his 15:14 at St Helens. The St Helens Sutton man is in excellent form after an October which saw him set a big PB at Manchester Half where he finished 8th in 65:33 and winning Rainford 10km.
Grace Carson was this week’s second fastest female running 17:11 at Braunstone. Carson has had a fantastic 2019 with a 3000m PB of 9:31.56 leaving her ranked 3rd u/20 in the UK. The Northern Irish athlete is no stranger to the longer distances though, also ranked 3rd u/20 at 5000m with her PB of 16:33.89 set in Loughborough in June.
Welsh international Michael Kallenberg ran 15:15 at Morecambe Prom to finish as this week’s 2nd fastest man. Kallenberg is a consistent performer from cross country to roads to mountains, from 5km up to the 50km. 2019 has seen him take victories at Cambridge Half Marathon and at the RAF XC Championships.
GB International Lauren Heyes was the third fastest female runner smashing the course record at Bakewell parkrun with 17:13. The winner of the 2018 Manchester Half Marathon has had another consistent year in 2019 with a 5th placed finish in Armagh clocking 9:16 and finishing 7th at Manchester 10km in 33:15.
Last week’s fastest parkrunner Gavin Hill of Sale Harriers ran 15:16 at Stretford to finished 3rd on the list this week despite running a couple of seconds quicker. Hill was another man who performed well at Manchester Half last month where he clocked a big PB of 66:29.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: St Helens
Matthew Crehan, 15:14, St Helens Sutton AC
2) parkrun: Morecambe Prom
Michael Kallenberg, 15:15, Carmarthen & District Harriers AC
3) parkrun: Stretford
Gavin Hill, 15:16, Sale Harriers Manchester
4) parkrun: Victoria, Glasgow
Thomas Cornthwaite, 15:21, Salford Harriers and AC
5) parkrun: Worthing
George Dollner, 15:26, Guildford & Godalming AC
6) parkrun: Stretford
Joseph Monk, 15:27, Preston Harriers
7) parkrun: Burnley
Chris Holdsworth, 15:29, Ribble Valley Harriers
8) parkrun: Wolverhampton
Ellis Garamszegi, 15:30
9) parkrun: Worthing
Paul Navesey, 15:31, Crawley AC
10) parkrun: Walsall Arboretum
Henry Brocklehurst, 15:39, BRAT
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Cheltenham
Adelle Tracey, 16:58, St Mary’s University College AC
2) parkrun: Braunstone
Grace Carson, 17:11
3) parkrun: Bakewell
Lauren Heyes, 17:13, Leigh Harriers & AC
4) parkrun: Penrose
Annabel Gummow, 17:32, Winchester and District AC
5) parkrun: Frickley Country
Emily Gelipter, 17:44
6) parkrun: Whitley Bay
Charlotte Penfold, 17:45, North Shields Polytechnic AC
7) parkrun: Stratford-upon-Avon
Georgie Campbell, 17:55, Stratford-upon-Avon AC
8) parkrun: Edinburgh
Chloe Cox, 18:02, Edinburgh AC
9) parkrun: Southampton
Orla Tuohy, 18:18, Eastleigh RC
10) parkrun: Felixstowe
Laura Thomas, 18:20, Ipswich Jaffa RC
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