Antrim parkrun Event number 246 1st January 2019

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

 

Antrim parkrun Event number 245 29th December 2018

In unseasonably warm weather an amazing 265 of you joined us for our first run since Christmas. We had 28 first timers and we hope you enjoyed your first visit to our picturesque flat course. 29 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

First across the line for the men was Stephen Nicholson in a PB equaling 16.49, second home was Adam Monahan who was making his Antrim debut in 17.06 and third across the line also with a time of 17.06 was David Conliffe.

The first female home this week was Lesley Kane in 23.45 closely followed by Nicola Wylie in a time of 24.05 who in turn had Christine Graham hot on her heels in a time of 24.25.

On the junior front Luke Kelly was first home recording a PB of 18.29, second home was Lewis Kitson in a time of 19.58 and third across the line was Leo McAleer.

This week we had the 5 milestone runners. Lara McFarland and Carter Francis who completed their 10th runs, Lee Mason completing his 50th and Kate Kelly & Jeff Esler reaching the century of runs. Keep an eye on your emails for instructions on how to claim your milestone t-shirts.

Finally a reminder that we are holding an event on New Years Day at 11.00. This will give those of you mad enough and ultimately dedicated enough a chance to complete a parkrun double. NYD is the only day the parkrun allows you to record 2 events on the same day and the options that allow enough travelling time are as follows;

Valley parkrun 09.30
Stormont parkrun 09.30
Belfast Victoria 09.30

See you all Tuesday.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Richard MASON • Andree MCCAFFREY • Paul MALLON • Norman MAWHINNEY • Will WOODWARD • Aidan DOYLE • Liam DEAN • Diane LYNN • Lewis KITSON • Zara KITSON • Brian CUNNINGHAM • Adam MCNEILLY • Jonathan KITSON • Hayley LOWRY • Nathan DAVIDSON • Aimee LOWRY • Jill SHIELS • Charlie MCALEER • Margo TWEEDIE • Joe 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 5,432 participants have completed 38,407 parkruns covering a total distance of 192,035 km, including 7,021 new Personal Bests. A total of 442 individuals have volunteered 2,906 times.

 

Antrim parkrun Event number 238 20th October 2018

This week in greatly improved weather conditions from last week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part. A special well done to Adam McNeilly one of our Duke of Ed volunteers who took over the role of RD.

On the milestone front we had Patricia McAuley, Alan Ritchie and Andy Hambleton all completing their 50th and Andree McCaffrey completed her 150th parkrun. Well done to you all.

A few dates for your diary – Next week we will have a Halloween run so a chance to get your fancy dress costumes on and get into the spirit of Halloween. Unfortunately we need to cancel our event on the 1st, 8th and 15th December due to the Enchanted Garden taking place in the Castle Grounds. We have looked at other route options but unfortunately we can’t find anything suitable so it’s parkrun tourism time again folks.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Richard MASON • Andrew HANNA • Kerri THROWER • Heather CHESTNUTT • Will WOODWARD • Eddie COUGHLAN • Liam DEAN • Thomas MCCRUDDEN • Tanya SMITH • Barbara BEATTIE • Martin SMALL • Adam MCNEILLY • Jonathan KITSON • Nathan DAVIDSON • Aimee LOWRY • Rebecca MCCULLOUGH • Jill SHIELS

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 5,271 participants have completed 36,757 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,785 km, including 6,800 new Personal Bests

 

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.

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