New women's parkrun world record set in Australia - Women's Running

New women’s parkrun world record set in Australia

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  January 26, 2021

Lauren Reid has broken the women's world record for the fastest parkrun time, according to parkrun UK

While the virtual (not)parkrun event continues in the UK, things in Australia are looking a lot more like they did back in 2019. To tide us over until we’re allowed to physically attend our favourite weekly 5K running event again, we’ve been watching things unfold at the parkruns across the world that have been able to take place, and this weekend proved to be an exciting one.

According to a tweet from parkrun UK, the female parkrun world record was broken by Scottish-born runner Lauren Reid at Parramatta parkrun in Australia. Lauren broke British runner Charlotte Arter’s previous record-breaking time of 15 minutes and 49 seconds, coming in at 15:45.

She also holds the women’s course records at both the Lochend Woods and Edinburgh parkruns after visiting her native Scotland and taking part in summer 2019.

“A HUGE thank you to Parramatta Park run – what a wonderful, supportive & positive community! Everyone was incredibly kind & so, so supportive. Thank you all again, so much. I feel so very humbled,” Lauren told parkrun Australia.

We’re thrilled for Lauren and looking forward to getting back to our own local parkrun events in the future.

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Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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