With many runners taking the opportunity to complete the annual New Year’s Day double are numbers were swelled to an attendance record of 356. We had runners visiting from most of the other local parkruns and also some from as far afield as Edinburgh, Dublin and Canada. We really hope you enjoyed our course and hopefully you will come and join us again when you get the chance.
Interestingly this year attendance records were broken at 150 parkruns on New Year’s day with 18 events getting over 700 attendees. This parkrun thing might just take off!
Obviously a big shout out must go out to all our volunteers who expertly marshalled, timed, handed out tokens, scanned, managed the funnel (which at times got very busy), recorded and briefed. Without our wonderful volunteers we couldn’t hold our event so if you are able to give up the odd Saturday then please either email us or speak to Norman our volunteer coordinator on Saturday.
On the milestone front Clare Carson completed her 10th parkrun with Tracey Andrews, Wendy Forsythe and Ciara McVicker reaching 50th events. Well done all.
Finally considering the numbers we only lost one token this week – No.138 so if you know its whereabouts we’d love to have it back.
A Happy New Year to you all from the event team at Antrim.
See you tomorrow.
This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 58 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:
Richard MASON • Fionnuala JOYCE • Norman MAWHINNEY • Karen GILL • Derek KYLE • Eddie COUGHLAN • Martina JAVORSKA • Wesley BONAR • Lisa KITSON • Zara KITSON • Martin SMALL • Jonathan KITSON • Nathan DAVIDSON • Aimee LOWRY • David FORD
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Antrim parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Richard JOHNSTON who recorded a time of 16:00 on 24th May 2014 (event number 34).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:03 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 100).
The Age Grade course record is held by Noah MAIRS who recorded 89.81% (22:05) on 9th November 2013 (event number 7).
Antrim parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 5,490 participants have completed 38,763 parkruns covering a total distance of 193,815 km, including 7,055 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 2,921 times