Weekend update of fast parkruns and a fast marathon debut from Jess Piasecki!

Jess Piasecki - world xc 2019

Adam Clarke and Hayley Carruthers ran the fastest of all the 657 parkrun times across the UK this weekend, while Jess Piasecki ran an awesome debut time at the Florence marathon that put her to third on the runbritain all time list! 

Adam Clarke (handicap -5.4) smashed it out of the park at the Dulwich parkrun with a 14:00 clocking, which sent him to the top of the parkrun runbritain rankings for 2019. This augurs well for the winter training and his 2020 targets.

Hayley Carruthers (handicap -1.9), who sits third for 2019 on the parkrun runbritain rankings, ran a new course record on the gravel paths at the Pont y Bala parkrun in Wales. Birchfield Harrier, Carruthers ran 17:25 to finish quickest. 

At the Florence Marathon Jess Piasecki (handicap -0.8) finally made her marathon debut to win in 2:25:29. Jess's win in Florence, moved her to third fastest ever after postponing a previous 42k attempt in Frankfurt.  

The Stockport athlete won the race comfortably with 74:31/70:58 negative splits. It was a great  result for Piasecki who has had a fair share of injuries in the last decade.

Her 2:25:29 sees her edge past  Charlotte Purdue’s  (handicap -2.2) 2:25:38 earlier this year at London to place 3rd on the runbritain all-time list.

Paul Molyneux (handicap  -2.2) clocked his fastest marathon time for three years running 2:22:55 to finish 8th overall. 

Some of the other big events of the weekend are listed here:  

Wilmslow Festive 10K

- 4,132 finishers

Doncaster 10K

- 2,515 finishers *

British Athletics Cross Challenge & Euro Trials

- 2,236 finishers

Run Silverstone Half Marathon

- 2,055 finishers *

Run Silverstone 10K

- 1,872 finishers *

Hertfordshire Half Marathon 

- 1,539 finishers *

PECO League

- 1,382 finishers

* Provisional  

A full report on the Cross Challenge can be found here.  

Team selections are announced on this link.

Other results via the following links:


Road/multi terrain


Cross country