Event 237 – 13 October 2018

Saturday was definitely one of the wettest mornings in a long time. We welcomed 169 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 12 were first timers, 7 of whom completed their first ever parkrun. 18 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

 

The event was made possible by 17 amazing volunteers:
Anne SMITH • Martin WOODWARD • Will WOODWARD • Elaine KENNEDY • Gemma MALONE • Diane LYNN • Tanya SMITH • Finlay MALONE • Brian CUNNINGHAM • Frank SILO • Nathan DAVIDSON • Aimee LOWRY • Louise MCELVANNA • Rebecca MCCULLOUGH • Gerry DRAKE • Paul O'KANE • Norman MAWHINNEY

 

Special shout out to our time volunteers Finlay Malone and Louise McElvanna who did a great job and we look forward to welcoming you back to volunteer again in the future.

 

There were no milestone achievers but we would like to thank Will Woodward who did a great job pacing 30 minutes. He did indeed bring a good few in under that time. Watch out for Will as he agreed to pace in and around that time for us again in the coming weeks.

 

Saturday's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Antrim parkrun Results Page.

 

Antrim parkrun Event number 235 29th September 2018

Happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary. This week we celebrated our 5th anniversary and as always what a great day it was. I’ve so many people to thank and if I forget anyone then I apologise in advance.

Firstly many thanks to all of you that supplied cakes, biscuits, buns etc I think they went down well as we all certainly made a big dent in them – didn’t do my diet any good but hey ho. A special thanks to Maria Lupari who baked a wonderful birthday cake – next stop GBBO for you I think Maria. Thank you also to Martina Javorska for the delicious raspberry & coconut sponge. The sealed left overs were donated to the Foodbank so if you went past the box in Tesco and thought what muppet put all those biscuits and cakes in there then I’m guilty your honour.

I know we mention it a lot but we couldn’t hold our event each week without the support of our volunteers so thanks to all who have put themselves forward over the past year. A special thank you to the Core Team who go about their business every week with the minimum of fuss and generally fly under the radar so a big round of applause to Cathy Hood, Kerri Thrower, Anne Smith, Tanya Smith, Shauna Gibson, Linda O’Loan, Heather Chestnutt, Drew Taggart (one of founding fathers), Allastair Barron, Norman Mawhinney and Aidan O’Neill.

Now back to the big day. We were joined on the day by the Deputy Mayor Alderman John Smyth who kindly presented our annual awards to the respective worthy winners;

Junior parkrunner of the year – Katie Williams.
Female parkrunner of the year – Paddi Mulholland
Male parkrunner of the year – Brian Cunningham
The Vincent Barnes Volunteer of the Year Award – Heather Chestnutt & Tanya Smith

Well done to you all.

We didn’t have any milestone runners as such this week but we were joined by Michael Peirce who was completing his 150th. Michael is a dedicated parkrun tourist who has completed 144 different parkruns and only has 4 more to complete on the island of Ireland to achieve a clean sweep of all events. We hope you enjoyed our beautiful course.

Finally interesting fact time – we have jointly covered enough miles to travel around the world 4.5 times. Great work folks.

See you all soon,

This week 260 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 52 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Richard MASON • Cathy HOOD • Drew TAGGART • Kerri THROWER • Heather CHESTNUTT • Linda O'LOAN • Ronnie JOHNSTON • Maria GLENN • Fionnuala JOYCE • Norman MAWHINNEY • Allastair BARRON • Kathy FLEMING • Karen GILL • Thomas MCCRUDDEN • Brenda REDMOND • Brona REDMOND • Diane LYNN • Tanya SMITH • Brian CUNNINGHAM • Judith AITKEN • Adam MCNEILLY • Jonathan KITSON • Ronan LAVERY • Nathan DAVIDSON • Joan BARNES • Rebecca MCCULLOUGH • Charlie MCALEER
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 5,216 participants have completed 36,122 parkruns covering a total distance of 180,610 km, including 6,716 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 231 – 25 August 2018

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked our beautiful course. We had 19 first timers, 10 of which completed their first ever parkrun. Welcome to the parkrun family. The sun came out for us eventually and I'm not sure if that had any impact on the 37 who recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

 

On the milestone front congratulations to Conor O'Neill, Ronan Laverty, Neil McNish, Brona Redmond, Martin Woodward and Richard Quigg who all completed their 50th parkrun this morning. There definitely wasn't that many hands up this morning when I was doing the run brief.

 

Our event is cancelled next week but back on again on Saturday 8th September. Remember there are now 26 other events you can visit within Northern Ireland. Do post your tourist pics and let us know where you ventured.

 

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Anne SMITH • Paul O'KANE • Paddi MULHOLLAND • Karen GILL • Alyson WILLIAMS • Joanne TIMLIN • Martin SMALL • Frank SILO • Wendy FORSYTHE • Katie WILLIAMS • Hayley LOWRY • Brenda KERR • Rebecca MCCULLOUGH

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Antrim parkrun Results Page.

 

See you all on 8th September

 

Antrim parkrun Event number 230 18th August 2018

This week the weather was kind to us again as 179 people ran, jogged and walked the course. We had 22 first timers and we hope you all enjoyed your visit to Antrim. An impressive 23 of you recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

On the milestone front Edwin Adams, Chris Magill and Geoff Gleave all completed their 50th parkruns today and reaching the big 200 was Malachy Doyle. Well done guys.

A special thanks as always to those that supplied the refreshments and we hope we will be able to continue to do so moving forward. However we are currently running on the generosity of a few so we would be really grateful for any donations of juice, biscuits and cups.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Richard MASON • Christopher HAMILTON • Cathy HAMILTON • John HAMILTON • Jack HAMILTON • Linda O'LOAN • Ronnie JOHNSTON • Tony SCULLION • Tom PATTERSON • Zoe LENNON • Jacqueline CALVERT • Tanya SMITH • Brian CUNNINGHAM • Jennifer MOORE • David FORD • Eileen MCVEY • Rebecca MCCULLOUGH • Charlie MCALEER

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 5,107 participants have completed 35,028 parkruns covering a total distance of 175,140 km, including 6,530 new Personal Bests.

 

Event 229 – 11 August 2018

Antrim parkrun
Event number 229
11 August 2018

After a week’s hiatus, we were back with a bang at the Loughshore this morning.

This week 218 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers. Welcome to everyone who travelled to Antrim from elsewhere for the first time, including one quick dash after an airport drop off.  We hope we’ll see you back on our lovely course in the future.

33 of you recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 17 different clubs took part.  One of those clubs was our “home” team, Pace Running Club, who celebrated another successful Couch to 5k graduation.  Well done to everyone involved!

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers.  Take a bow:

Barbara BEATTIE, Heather CHESTNUTT, Eddie COUGHLAN, Nathan DAVIDSON, Liam DEAN, Claire FORTH, Cathy HOOD, Diane LYNN, Paul MALLON, Norman MAWHINNEY, Rebecca MCCULLOUGH, Timothy MCEVOY, Adrian MCMULLAN, Paul O'KANE, Tanya SMITH

Continued thanks to Tanya and Fionnuala for again supplying refreshments!

On the milestone front, there may have been some mistaken congratulations and some omissions due to, well, let’s call it a technical error.  However hopefully the following is correct:

Junior parkrunner Chloe McNeilly ran her 10th parkrun

Ryan Maguire, Hayley Lowry, Teresa McCann and Carol Downey all reached their 50th parkrun.

(No official milestone T shirt but still noteworthy) Christopher Clarke clocked up his 150th parkrun.

Super dedication everyone – keep it up!

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Antrim parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:

David CONLIFFE (VM40-44) Pace Running Club kicked off finish line proceedings in a time of 17:46

Michael COMBE (VM35-39) - unattached - finished second, achieving a new PB of 18:18

Rob LAWRENCE (JM15-17) - unattached – came in third with a time of 18:28.

Female placings:

Cathy HAMILTON (VW50-54) of Pace Running Club topped off her age category prize at Mallusk 5 Mile run the previous night by leading the ladies home in 23:07 (27th overall)

Judith MC MANUS (VW35-39) representing Dub Runners of Belfast was second female to finish and got herself a new PB with a time of 23:21 (28th overall)

Anne Marie WARD (VW45-49) – unattached - finished as third lady home in a time of 24:31 (43rd overall)

Top of the Age Grading charts were:

First timer visiting from North Down AC Steve Wise (VM55-59) – 78.65% for the time 20:13 (9th overall)
David CONLIFFE (VM40-44) Pace Running Club 77.39% for the time 17:46 (1st overall)

Vincent McCaffrey (VM50-54) ) Pace Running Club 75.90% for the time 19:55 (7th overall)

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).

Antrim parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 5060 participants have completed 34,631 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,155 km, including 6474 new Personal Bests.

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