Hannah Gilliland and John Bell ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (29th June).

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Normally you’d expect British Champs weekend to see things a little slower at the fast end, but the parkrun top 10 draws from such a big pool of athletes we’re still looking at some great times this weekend too.

There were two women under 17 minutes with Hannah Gilliland running an excellent 16:30 at Belfast Victoria parkrun the fastest of the two. The Annandale Strider is a U23 with a 16:18 5k best on the road ran earlier this year at the Deep RiverRock Queens 5K in March.

John Bell was fastest chap at Greenock parkrun with a 14:30 finish time for the Scot. It has been a PB filled year already with 30:04 for 10k and 65:34 for half marathon, so it’s possible his marathon PB of 2:47 could be in need of an update…

The best of the rest

Morag Millar, regular feature in this top 10, was the second woman under 17 minutes with 16:41 at Perth parkrun. It is actually a new one second parkrun PB for Millar, who has a 5k best of 15:49 from 2019. Always a good sign to be running well in North Inch park in June.

Rikki James was second on the men’s podium with a strong 14:48, just three seconds ahead of Joe Arundel in 14:51 both of whom were at Poole parkrun on the south coast. Will it be enough to grab the fastest course win for this weekend though?

Third fastest lady was Grace Baker at Hastings parkrun with 17:12, just ahead of a battle at Storey’s Field to decide the correct spelling of Katie/Katy, which was won by Katie Lowery with 17:48, just one second ahead of Katy Woodward in 17:49.

The fastest course?

An absolute bundle of races clocked two marks this weekend, with Hastings, Storey’s Field, Belfast Victoria, Alvaston and Poole all managing it. The seance and third at Poole means it’s a win for the south of England though.

Now, I’m going back to watching Western States 100 and hoping to get some sleep tonight.

Women’s Rankings

Men’s Rankings