In a perfect world all parkruns would be the same, but that would be very boring. Part of the appeal of parkrun is the variety of the different courses all across the land and this inevitably leads to questions about which parkrun courses are the fast ones and which ones are the most challenging.
Each dot represents a parkrun venue.
Green indicates the fastest parkruns, yellow/orange in between, and red the hardest ones.
Grey venues are not rated - we need more data: more parkrunners needed!
Click on a venue to view the speed ranking and recent average attendance.
From the Top 20 tables below we find the nearest high ranking parkruns for you to try out.
Highlighted by the coloured lines on the map.
We rate, and then rank every parkrun so you can quickly find the fast ones, and those hard ones which really take supreme effort to get around. Cutting to the chase here are the top ranked parkruns in over recent weeks.
Note that some parkruns are not rated - there simply aren't enough people taking part each week. So why not visit one of the 'grey' venues on the map and get the venue coloured on the rated and ranking map.
As well as ranking parkruns by speed and challenge we also take the average attendance at recent parkruns around the country. The averages are taken over the past 3 months so that any highs and lows due to parkrun birthdays, takeovers or poor weather are evened out.
If you like the crowds you know where to go, and if you want to cut through the crowds and support grass roots parkruns you know where to go.
There are many reasons why all parkruns are different:
With these factors, and others that haven't been considered, it reasonable to suggest that some parkruns are going to be fast 5k PB events and others are going to be serious 5k challenges.
So we looked at a way of ranking each parkrun so that they can be compared side by side to find the faster ones for PB efforts and the challenging ones, well, just for the challenge.
We are not affiliated with parkrun in any way, we just enjoy making maps and exploring and running.