Lucy Charles-Barclay and Paul Whittaker ran the quickest parkrun instances within the UK this week (nineteenth November).
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A fast reminder to start out this week. Every parkrun occasion is run by volunteers and it’s vital all of us do our half, so when you worth your native parkrun as an incredible exercise, a social begin to the weekend or simply wish to run in opposition to others to push your self bear in mind you’ll be able to volunteer some weeks too.
The quickest feminine this week is even sooner if you add a motorcycle and a swim, however I’m unsure parkTri is coming any time quickly. Not that it issues for Lucy Charles-Barclay, who ran 17:10 at Gunpowder parkrun only a month or so after taking a superb second place on the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
At Southend parkrun in Essex it was Paul Whittaker who ran the quickest male time of the weekend with a 15:06. The uncovered course will be actually windy at instances (it’s my parkrun PB course) and Whittaker, who has a 14:40 parkrun greatest, was a minute faster than his run at Valentine’s parkrun in July, which appears to be his solely different occasion in 2022.
The digital podium
Solely two seconds separated the subsequent three feminine runners with 17:14 for Alice Garner, 17:15 for Lauren Heyes and 17:16 for Annabel Gummow. All three of those athletes have one thing in frequent, not simply that includes on this week’s rankings, however all have run for Nice Britain and Northern Eire. Such is the calibre of parkrun first finishers as of late.
Garner, an beneath 20 athlete who competes on the monitor and cross nation, ran an excellent race on the Cardiff Cross Problem one month in the past ending sixth. This weekend at College Parks parkrun the AFD runner ran 17:14, a bit bit slower than her parkrun greatest however a superb effort all the identical.
Up at York parkrun Ed Bovingdon was just one second slower than our quickest time with 15:07. In March Bovingdon ran a brand new parkrun better of 14:50, however went even higher on the roads in July when he ran 14:31 in July at Podium 5k in Barrowford. Even this month the Leeds Metropolis athlete was on membership responsibility on the ECCA Saucony English Nationwide Relay Championships, ending ninth on on leg three.
Heyes and Wilson on the ultimate step
Lauren Heyes is on the hunt for parkrun course data and nabbed one other this weekend at Pavilion Gardens parkrun. An honest chunk faster than the earlier mark set by Sophie Woods, Heyes ran 17:15 and is hopefully warming up for an additional glorious season on the cross nation.
Michael Wilson was on the residence of parkrun Bushy park to place the third quickest male time within the combine. There’s fairly just a few Michael Wilsons on thePowerof10 and there’s no membership talked about on the parkrun web site however we’re having a guess on the reasonably faster center distance Sunderland runner coached by Geoff Wightman. Appears to suit the invoice.
The quickest course?
The quickest course this was at Bushy Park in London, with two runners moving into our rankings. It was a weekend for selection although with the entire of the UK sharing in some fast instances.