Natasha Phillips and George Ogden ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (15th June).

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There was a fill Scottish celebration on the podium for the women’s this week, whilst the men’s was a little further south. Natasha Phillips of Dundee Hawkhill Harriers ran 16:42 at Perth parkrun, one of Fast Running’s favourite events, to lock in the top spot.

It’s not quite a parkrun PB for the U20, but another fine weekend of training and on the back of some excellent 5k running in the last 18 months, with a PB on the road of 16:12 from last May and a 16:17 in 2024 as well.

George Ogden was the quickest chap with 15:09 for the South London Harrier at Storey’s Field parkrun. There is an excellent range of George Ogdens on Power of 10, with a U13, a V55 and our U23 George the one in the round-up today. There’s also a V80 Guy Ogden, if only he had been a George.

It’s a parkrun PB for Ogden today, but comes on the back of sterling work over 1500, 3000 and 5000 in 2024 already seeing PBs of 3:50, 8:12 and 14:30 respectively.

The best of the rest

Edinburgh parkrun saw a wonderful bit of racing between Nancy Scott and Jemima Farley to take the next two steps on the women’s podium. Scott has been flying on the cross country this year with second at the Lindsays Scottish National Championships and a sixth at the FISU World University Championship Cross Country in Oman. 16:50 is a two second parkrun PB to keep the good times rolling.

Farley, who we believe is based in Malta, has been flying over the marathon in the last few years and this week was over the line in Edinburgh after 17:18 on the clock. A win in 2:35:41 at the Lifestar Malta Marathon might be a highlight of the year so far, but that isn’t her first win at the event and there have also been victories at Loch Ness, Pisa and Edinburgh for the marathoner.

At Lowestoft parkrun it was Callum Hanlon who broke the tape in 15:26 (we do not believe this tape exists, just trying to mix up the wording a little). It was one second ahead of David McKinnon, who ran 15:27 at Selby parkrun in a virtual sprint finish that neither runner knew they were in.

The fastest course?

It looks like a 2-2 draw between Selby and Edinburgh parkrun for most featured, but with a second and third for Edinburgh they take the win this week.

Women’s Rankings

Men’s Rankings