The ethos of parkrun is not about fast times, however, that doesn’t stop plenty of runners chasing PB’s every week. Here are the top 10 men and women from Saturday’s (January 27 ) UK parkruns.
It was a tie for the quickest parkrunner this weekend, with Fergus Roberts and Ross Skelton both clocking 15:11 in Strathclyde, Glasgow and Preston Park, Brighton respectively.
Triathlete Roberts improved his parkrun best by four seconds and the impressive Richmond & Zetland Harrier also has a road 5k PB of 14:45.
Skelton time was outside his 14:53 best set last year when he joined the sub 15-minute parkrun club. Also in 2017, the Brighton Phoenix runner finished 11th at the Great South Run in Portsmouth.
Faye Fullerton was the fastest female parkrunner on Saturday, clocking 17:19 at the Valentines parkrun in East London. It was 19 seconds outside the Havering runner’s own course record.
Bryony Haines kept Birmingham’s Cannon Hill parkrun on the list after Toby Cooke clocked the fastest last week. The young Birchfield Harriers runner posted an impressive 17:34 to record the second fastest female time of the week.
Top 10 men
1) parkrun: Strathclyde, Glasgow
Fergus Roberts, 15:11, Richmond & Zetland Harriers
2) parkrun: Preston Park, Brighton
Ross Skelton, 15:11, Brighton Phoenix
3) parkrun: Cardiff
Stephen Mitchell, 15:30, Bristol and West AC
4) parkrun: Peterborough
Edgars Sumskis, 15:33, Unattached
5) parkrun: Dulwich
Simon Goldsworthy, 15:44, Guildford & Godalming AC
6) parkrun: Worthing
George Dollner, 15:55, Guildford & Godalming AC
7) parkrun: Bushy
Andrius Jaksevicius, 15:58, Belgrave Harriers
8) parkrun: Worcester Pitchcroft
Phil Beastall, 15:59, Cheltenham & County Harriers
9) parkrun: Druridge Bay
Ian Harding, 16:00, Morpeth Harriers & AC
10) parkrun: Dulwich
Edward Chuck, 16:00, Dulwich Runners AC
Top 10 women
1) parkrun: Valentines, Ilford
Faye Fullerton, 17:19, Havering AC
2) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Bryony Haines, 17:34, Birchfield Harriers
3) parkrun: St Albans
Stacey Ward, 17:42, Herne Hill Harriers
4) parkrun: Preston
Laura Hesketh, 17:44, Clayton-le-Moors Harriers
5) parkrun: Exmouth
Katie Synge, 17:45, Unattached
6) parkrun: Strathclyde
Sophia Green, 18:01, Moray Road Runners
7) parkrun: Hackney Marshes
Rachel Thomas, 18:06, Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC
8) parkrun: Norwich
Mabel Beckett, 18:09, City of Norwich AC
9) parkrun: Cambridge
Julia Paternain, 18:11, Cambridge and Coleridge AC
10) parkrun: Burgess
Alison Thomson, 18:18, Kent AC