Molly Smith and David Bishop ran the fastest parkrun times in the UK this weekend (1st June).

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At the super quick Dulwich parkrun it was Molly Smith who broke 17 minutes and was the fastest woman this weekend. Depending on whether or not we have the right Molly Smith (we went for the South London one on Power of 10) it’s a parkrun PB. Actually, it’s a parkrun PB for all of the Molly Smiths, but this one had a previous mark of 17:10 at Krakow parkrun last weekend.

At Long Eaton it was David Bishop who was the fastest chap with 14:51. The Derby Runner is a 2:17:06 marathoner and has a parkrun best of 14:43, but this is his quickest outing of 2024 so far. There has been a 65:16 half marathon PB in March at Cambridge Half so it’s a good year still (and not even halfway through).

The best of the rest

Scot Morag Millar was at Strathclyde parkrun and clocked 17:07 to take the second spot on the podium, whilst Heather Sellars of Leeds City ran 17:14 at Sherwood Pines for the third step. Sellars is a former GB triathlete, now Heather Townsend, who has a 5k best of 16:19, but this was a new parkrun best.

Monte Watson was second quickest male runner with 15:21 at Town Moor parkrun. It’s a parkrun PB for Watson, and one that is quicker than his 5k, but not his 5000m PB. Joint third were Ross Gray of Inverclyde AC, who ran 15:23 at Greenock, and Jack Millar of Bristol and West AC, who ran the same time at Clapham Common parkrun in London.

The fastest course?

It was a 3-3 draw for Dulwich and Bushy parkruns, a London derby, but Dulwich take it on the back of Smith’s first place in the women’s rankings.

Women’s Rankings

Men’s Rankings