Natasha Phillips and Luca Fanottoli ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (18th May).

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First an apology for a lack of parkrun top 10 last weekend, we had a website outage that meant I got the weekend off (whilst crewing my wife at a 100km mountain race, so not just on the beach). But we’re back today.

Its was a Scottish double this weekend with the fastest women’s and men’s times coming at events in the north of the United Kingdom at West Links parkrun and Holyrood.

Natasha Philipps, a Dundee Hawkwill Harrier, had the quickest time by just one second with 16:32 enough for the top spot this week. It’s a great way to start your weekend, especially with Pleasureland Abroath a short jog away from the finishing chute. We don’t know how Sunday is going to measure up to today for Phillips.

Central AC’s Luca Fanottoli was the first finisher at Holyrood parkrun in 15:22 and it’s a big parkrun PB but not as fancy as his 5k PB of 14:30 and 10,000m PB of 30:08.81 in April this year. Blistering pace!

The best of the rest

At Sutcliffe parkrun it was Gemma Kersey who one only second behind behind Philipps, albeit it 450 miles apart. With 16:33 Kersey didn’t run a parkrun PB but it’s another high quality run for the Basildon AC athlete who ran 76:56 for her first half marathon just two weeks ago.

Also in second spot was Ethan Primett at Durham parkrun in the north east. The Herts Phoenix runner clocked 15:32, 10 seconds back from Fanottoli, and builds on a strong season that has already seen a 15:11 parkrun PB and 10th at the CAU Inter County Championships (inc British Athletics Cross Challenge).

Third on the women’s podium was mountain runner Sara Willhoit, who ran 17:38 at Shrewsbury parkrun and is preparing for the upcoming European Off Road Running Championships 2024 in Annecy, France where she is competing in the uphill only race.

Adam Hill completes our podium with a 15:42 at Walsall Arboretum, on the back of some strong 2024 performances including a 15:18 at Mid Cheshire 5K a few weeks back.

The fastest course?

Alexandra parkrun, Moss Side, was the only event to feature twice so takes the biscuit this weekend. Bravo!

Women’s Rankings

Men’s Rankings