new parkrun world record set at Poole, UK – this time by a nine-year-old boy

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parkrun world record for nine-year-old boy

Results from Poole parkrun on Saturday 10th October show that 9-year-old Louis Robinett bagged a creditable PB which, on closer inspection, turns out to be a World Record for a 5k for that age! Awesome job Louis!




Lewis’s 5K progression over ‘the years’ (! hey, he’s 9 !) shows steady improvement from 21:11/5k set in April 2022 as he improved his times by a few seconds or a few 10s of seconds every few weeks. His performances outside of parkrun are also creditable and include XC and mile victories.

Asked what he thought by a local reporter, he said,

I’m on top of the world right now, It’s a huge deal to break a world record. [Robinett, via BBC]

If you delve deeper into the results, you will see that the age-graded performance is surprising as it comes in at 92.55% rather than 100%. I’m assuming that this is because the JM10 category will have a better time by a 10-year-old

The previous record record of 17:53/5k has stood since being set in October 2017 in California.


How to get a parkrun PB

If you want some tips on how to get the best time you can at your parkrun next Saturday, try this mammoth list of tips ranging from super-scientifically serious to ‘dubious’, I indicate which ones should work and there are quite a few:


How to get a parkrun PB – Top *100* Tips for your best 5K time PB PR



5k World Record For 9 Year Old

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