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.
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.
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.