This may have been corrected by the time you read this, but the "Top age grades this week" page on the global parkrun website is currently showing this amazing result:
I'm sure you'll agree that 99.36% age grades aren't too easy to come by!
Take a look for yourself at the "Top age grades this week" page.
A very impressive time, smashing Andy Baddeley's short-held (since early August) parkrun record by around 30 seconds.
And....he won the event at Grovelands parkrun by a significant 6 and a half minutes!
I am somewhat doubtful that this is a fair result and doubt that the record will stand for long. Delving a little deeper suggests its an all-time 5K PB for Alex McIntosh, beating his (very impressive) 16:44 achieved in the summer of 2004 by a massive 3 minutes and 41 seconds. The evidence doesn't look too good!
Take a look here at Alex's parkrun record:
This makes it a parkrun and course PB for Alex by over 4 and a half minutes. Again, the evidence doesn't look to promising.
Even his "Power of 10" page suggests that there is no chance of him being capable of a time like this:
I hope I'm wrong as we may have a new 5000m specialist ready to represent the UK when the time comes, but somehow I doubt it.#
Alex, if you ever read this, I really hope you are our great new hope and that we will see you pushing Mo Farah on to even greater heights in the coming years, but a quick reality check suggest that this is unlikely to be the case.
There is no doubt that Alex's time show he is a very good runner, but unfortunately it doesn't look like he is a world beater (yet!). It amused me for 20 minutes though, if nothing else.