Ellie Baker and Cameron Ross Boyek ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (16th November).

Ellie Baker, of Shaftsbruy Barnet Harriers, ran 17:05 at Cassiobury parkrun to top the women’s rankings these week. The U23 has had an excellent 2019, with the highlight of a silver medal at the European U23 Championships in the 800m. The Jon Bigg coached runner also won the 800m at the Loughborough International and is certainly one to watch for the future.

Much further north at the regularly featuring Albert Park event in Middlesbrough Cameron Ross Boyek, another fine middle distance athlete, ran 14:27 to rank as our quickest male of the week. It is great to see the 3:39 1500m runner back in action after a quiet couple of years according to thepowerof10.info.

Finn McNally ran 14:41 and is our first listed runner from Hove Promenade, but we hear that a runner without a barcode was one second ahead of Finn. Our Fast Running parkrun scouts tell us it was GB international Charlie Grice so come on Charlie, get your barcode sorted! The Brighton Phoenix boys must have had a good workout.

Birchfield Harrier Bryony Gunn-Haines is another parkrun top ten regular and her 17:26 at Cannon Hill was good enough for second this week. It took us a little while longer to find her on Powerof10 this week due to the name change so we guess congratulations are in order! Well done on the run and the marriage Bryony.

It was a repeat third place, but 15 seconds quicker for Gavin Hill of Sale Harriers. For the third week in a row Hill features in the top ten and a good sign of a strong winter ahead for the 14:39 5k runner. Hopefully we now see Hill tearing up the cross country in the weeks to come.

U17 Anna Hedley ran 17:29 at St. Andrews parkrun to finish third in the rankings this Saturday. The youngster has run PBs over a range of distances in 2019 including 4:30.57 for 1500m and 9:45.50 for 3000m. The cross country season is calling and we expect Anna to have a blinder. Already she has won the Scottish National Short Course Championships last weekend.

Courtesy of some good racing both Dulwich and Hove Prom parkrun saw three runners run quick enough times to feature in the top ten, but one without a barcode means that Dulwich is the quickest parkrun event of the week.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: Albert Park, Middlesbrough
Cameron Ross Boyek, 14:27, Shildon Running & AC
2) parkrun: Hove Promenade 
Finn McNally, 14:41, Brighton Phoenix
3) parkrun: South Manchester
Gavin Hill, 15:01, Sale Harriers Manchester
4) parkrun: Hove Promenade
George Mills, 15:03, Harrogate Harriers & AC
5) parkrun: Southampton
George King, 15:10, Winchester & District AC
6) parkrun: Canon Hill, Birmingham
William Richardson, 15:11, Birchfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Dulwich
Ben Waterman, 15:21, Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC
8) parkrun: Great Denham 
Harry Brodie, 15:27, Bedford & County AC
9) parkrun: Dulwich
Russell Bentley, 15:27, Kent AC
10) parkrun: Dulwich
James Cameron Hancock, 15:29, Sutton & District AC

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Cassiobury
Ellie Baker, 17:05, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers
2) parkrun: Cannon Hill, Birmingham
Bryony Gunn-Haines, 17:26, Birchfield Harriers
3) parkrun: St Andrews 
Anna Hedley, 17:29, Fife AC
4) parkrun: Finsbury
Naomi Taschimowitz, 17:32, Taunton AC
5) parkrun: Oak Hill
Annabel Gummow, 17:34, Winchester and District AC
6) parkrun: Newbury
Georgia Hayes, 17:48, Reading AC
7) parkrun: Edinburgh
Isla Calvert, 17:49, Livingston AC
8) parkrun: Clevedon Salthouse Fields
Charlotte Emilly Taylor-Green, 17:56, Bristol & West AC
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria 
Julia Cash, 17:56
10) parkrun: Poole
Charlotte Ragan, 18:00, Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC

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