Sophie Wallis and Seyfu Jamaal ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (15th July).
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Once again it’s been the ladies with the stellar running and three athletes under 17 minutes, whilst no chaps broke 15 minutes this week.
Sophie Wallis was the fastest female with a 16:30 at Doddington Hall and, although it’s not a parkrun PB (that’s 15:51) it comes in a year with a 32:35 10k PB at Trafford 10K and additional new marks over 3000 and 5000m on the track.
Seyfu Jamaal was the man to catch at Finsbury Park (and the whole of the UK) with a 15:02. Last weekend it was 14:45 at Highbury Fields and in June a mile PB of 4:13 at the The Tracksmith Amateur Mile. The summer of fun is just beginning.
The best of the rest
Kirsty Walker and Abbie Donnelly were the two other female athletes under 17 minutes with Walker running 16:45 at Edinburgh parkrun and Donnelly stopping the clock at Crewe parkrun in 16:50.
It was Joe Morrow and Daniel Bebbington for the men with 15:05 for Morrow just three seconds slower than Jamaal at University Parks parkrun (and only 15 seconds ahead of Naphtali Moulton at the same event) and at Sherwood Pines parkrun Daniel Bebbington said he just had to get through this 5k and ran 15:16.
The fastest event
University Parks parkrun were the quickest event with three athletes, including a second and fourth spot, so they win the virtual crown this week.