Ben Branagh and Lauren Hayes ran the quickest parkrun cases within the UK this weekend (31st December).
Our weekly parkrun high ten is sponsored by 1001 Running Solutions by our editor Robbie Britton. Would like to flee faster at parkrun in 2023 or your subsequent marathon then shriek your reproduction nowadays.(PBs no longer assured, however very likely).
A fast reminder to open this week. Every parkrun match is flee by volunteers and it’s critical we all fabricate our part, so whenever you price your native parkrun as a colossal workout, a social start to the weekend or proper must flee in opposition to others to push your self bear in mind you may perchance perchance well perchance presumably also volunteer some weeks too.
The front two male runners this week were so cease it isn’t till the third letter of their surname that you may perchance perchance well perchance presumably also separate them. In parkrun time it change into as soon as 12 seconds, however alphabetically it change into as soon as a characterize cease between Ben Brown and Ben Branagh.
Brown, entirely proper second alphabetically, change into as soon as the faster on the day with 14: 38 at Southampton parkrun on the south soar of England. After a stellar yr of PBs, it change into as soon as an equal ideal parkrun of the last 12 months, however equal to a flee on Christmas Day so very fixed… and it change into as soon as at this second the realisation that there may perchance be a possibility their cases haven’t been updated for our lists… Hmm…. Maybe we’ll wait till the next day and behold if this changes.
Initiating all as soon as more…(since the alphabetical bit change into as soon as too delightful)
So it change into as soon as Ben Branagh and Lauren Heyes who ran the quickest cases this week, without a Ben Browns in behold. Branagh change into as soon as enjoying per week at Belfast Victoria when his present “arch-nemesis” Gash Griggs change into as soon as in several places and came across the road faster than everyone else, and the relaxation of the UK, in 14: 50.
Heyes, who may perchance well luxuriate in dwelling bragging rights after husband Andrew may perchance well also “entirely” arrange third ideal time within the UK, ran 16: 53 at Stratford parkrun. Known to be a fan of a path myth, the Leigh Harrier change into as soon as 20 seconds reduction from Sophie Picket’s mark for this path, however feeble the last weekend of 2022 to proper measure to flee underneath 17 minutes for the second parkrun this yr (to boot to a 16: 13 for 5000m on the discover).
Beating Andrew Heyes to second change into as soon as somebody making their second look in two weeks, presumably so as to conquer the sector of UK parkrun, so that you can add to his true world-conquering at 1500m in 2022. Jake Wightman will not be any stranger to a scuttle cease and the Olympian it looks hit the valuable lap in 4: 40 at Dulwich park, however change into as soon as two seconds slower than Branagh at the cease line in 14: 52.
Any other sub 17 and a tie for third
Amelia Samuels change into as soon as the higher of the bunch at East Park and change into as soon as first across the road in a new path myth of 16: 59. The U23 also broke 16 minutes for the valuable time in 2022, with a new 5k PB of 15: 59 at Mid Cheshire 5k in April, so it change into as soon as a double whammy for the yr.
Apt twenty seconds reduction were Daisy Glover and Hannah Taunton at Kesgrave and Cardiff parkrun respectively. The Framlingham Flyer Glover broke her accept as true with parkrun ideal by a respectable chunk within the last flee of the yr and 2023 it will likely be off to a flying open. Taunton, a parkrun high 10 traditional, completed the yr with her joint sixth quickest parkrun. In the last 12 months a 16: 50 parkrun PB came alongside PBs at distances from 800m as much as 10okay.
Andrew Heyes, who ran for Wide Britain at the European Championships Marathon this summer, change into as soon as our third quickest male in 15: 14. Heyes, who’s Chairman of the UKA Athletes Price, is a 2: 13 marathoner who we comprise will proceed from strength to strength over the 26.2 mile distance in future.
The quickest match?
It appears to be like fancy the honours this week proceed to Ferry Meadows parkrun, cease to Peterborough. Isaac Ellard and Harry Hewitt were seventh and eight quickest, in 15: 29 each so perchance they crossed the road together, or battled teeth and nail down the funnel? Both arrangement, they took the glory for the park.