Kate Holt and Ben Robinson ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (3rd June).

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Kate Holt, who was 2022 Midlands XC Champ and England Athletics Senior 5000m Champ, has already run a 10k PB at Trafford this year. After 32:36 in that race in March, it was clear big results would be coming and a 16:52 at Trentham Gardens parkrun, a big course record, is the first event since March. Still flying!

At Kingsway parkrun in Gloucester it was Ben Robinson who was first across the line in 15:12 to take the top spot in the West Country and the whole of the UK. With a 5000m and a 5k PB under 15 minutes it’s no surprise Robinson can run that fast, but it is a parkrun PB, which he will not doubt celebrate. Well we hope he does. The Bristol and West athlete has won seven different races this year (not including parkrun first finishes) so it’s been a good year so far!

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At Hasting parkrun it was Isabella Buchanan that finished first in 17:11 and it was a big parkrun PB for the U13! After a spring that saw a win at the Southerns XC and 2nd place at the London Mini Marathon and Inter-Counties it’s been a top notch year so far and that’s without mentioning the 3.68m long jump PB and win in April too.

Dean Williamson, who has already PB’d at parkrun this year, took another six seconds off with 15:15. The Colchester and Army athlete was at Markshall Estate parkrun and has done a parkrun or a race for the last six weekends in a row including a 30:46 at the Great Birmingham 10k and a 32:01 at the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run 10K.

Darcie Hey and Alex Milne were the third fastest this weekend with Hey running 17:22 at Pegwell Bay and Milne 15:17 at Richmond parkrun. Hey has already run a 5000m, 5k and parkrun PB this year, as well as a 80:21 half marathon PB, so it’s going pretty well.

Milne, who was 6th at the European 50k Championships last year with 2:54:33, ran a marathon PB of 2:16:30 at London in April. Quite astounding that they changed the standards for the World 50k qualifications so that an athlete of this calibre doesn’t have the individual mark.

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