Weekend Recap: Evans Crack’s the UK Top Ten


Congratulations to Jane Evans who cracked Fast Running’s UK Top 10 Fastest parkrun’s of the Weekend. The list, compiled weekly, often includes the very finest parkrunners and international athletes. Jane Evans’ 17:53 saw her finish 10th fastest female in the UK. Jane Evans stormed round Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun – Fierce like Beyonce.

5000m Track Challenge:
Steven Whatmore continued his preparations for Berlin by going in at the deep end – jumping into the very strong fields at the Nottingham 5000m Track Challenge. It’s great to see more runners taking on the fun of the Track and Steven was rewarded with a superb new 5000m PB of 17:23.

Brueton parkrun:
Happy 9th Birthday to Brueton parkrun. My haven’t you grown you little rascal! The lure of birthday cake saw a mass K&D turnout. The day before his own birthday saw Gareth Wainwright run 17:03. Jack Bristow clocked an excellent 17:22 and Gary Polhill rolled in at 17:43. K&D men put 5 in the top-10, and 12 in the top-20 if you include a couple of forgotten barcodes.

Flick Sharp ran her fastest time this year in a storming 19:41. Mary Heald in 21:58 and Kerry Ann Thompson in 22:34 backed Flick up with style.

Coventry parkrun:
Simon Battson clocked 24:56 as he sauntered across to Cov.

Torbay Velo parkrun:
David John ran 30:31 down on the south coast.

Bath Skyline parkrun:
Our mammoth Woolley’s ran 18:22 and 22:14 as Nick and Jess enjoyed lovely Bath.

Poole parkrun:
You go all the way to Poole and bump into another K&D. Michael Williamson clocked 19:19 while Steve Marks ran 34:41. Honestly we’re everywhere.

Crissy Fields parkrun.
San Fran-bloomin-cisco. John Garside ticked off the original American parkrun in 22:03 with it’s beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge. And John sweating everywhere.

Stratford-Upon-Avon parkrun:
Just the 10th fastest time in the UK for Jane Evans on Saturday. 17:53. She’s not bad.

Dishley parkrun, Loughborough
The dishy Kev turned up in Dishley parkrun with Alison Giblin in tow. Alison is lovely too but can you call a woman dishy? Kev ran 23:44 and Alison finished in 30:21.

Delaware and Raritan Canal parkrun:
Another U. S. of A parkrun as Stephen Ray landed his private jet in Delaware for a little parkrun. He finished 7th overall. Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787.

Churchfields parkrun:
Steve Armstrong ran 25:36 at Churchfields parkrun on Sat for 12th place

Hafan Pwllheli parkrun:
Janice Lisiecki clocked 26:43. Which ironically is about the same length of time it takes to spell check Hafan Pwllheli and Lisiecki.