Bryony Gunn and Jack Kavanagh ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (2nd March).

Our weekly parkrun top ten is now sponsored by Vertebrate Publishing (my publisher) and here’s a link to buy my book on their website. They actually have a bunch of great books to choose from, especially the mountaineering ones, so don’t feel like you have to buy 1001 Running Tips.

The parkrun top ten is a little later this week as one of our results pigeons had to make it back across the Irish Sea in rough conditions after excellent running at a few events in Northern Ireland today.

Bryony Gunn was fastest female this week with 16:42 at Cannon Hill parkrun in Birmingham. The Birchfield Harrier has already run a 10k PB of 33:02 this year at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja and was second at Midlands XC Champs as well. Add to that a six second parkrun PB and it bodes well for the season ahead.

It was a Jack at the top of the men’s rankings for second week in a row and if that wasn’t enough for all of Jackkind, there was another one in second, plus a bonus Jack in sixth. The top Jack, the Jack the Lad, was Jack Kavanagh at Dulwich parkrun in 14:42. But Jack Millar was only 14:47 for second at the same event, so five second behind. Don’t jack it in just yet Jacky Boy!

I can only apologise for the last paragraph. It got out of hand and I’ve had too much coffee today. You could say I was j…. no, no, I’ll stop there.

The best of the rest

Another athlete broke seventeen minutes in the women’s rankings at Blyth Links parkrun with 16:50 a parkrun PB for Stacey Smith, who was an excellent middle distance athlete as a junior and is finding some good form in the last few years, with parkrun clearly being a part of that, which is great to see.

Sophie Wood was just six second over 17 minutes but it was enough for the Sale Harrier to finish first at South Manchester parkrun and finish third in these rankings.

Cameron Stewart, also six seconds over the minute in 15:06, was third fastest male at Ormeau parkrun today. Stewart has already broken 15 minutes for the first time at Armagh International this February so we expect this isn’t the last parkrun PB of 2024.

The fastest course?

Its a 3-3 tie with two courses, Dulwich and Ormeau parkrun this week, bit it goes to Dulwich on the back of the double Jack 1-2 and a seventh for Isabella Harrison.

Women’s Rankings

Men’s Rankings