73 runners this week, 18 of whom recorded a PB, and 7 first timers - welcome to Carrick parkrun!
First past the post this week was Mike Mansfield, visiting us from Gloucester AAC, in 19 minutes 1 second - well done, Mike. Not far behind was Seapark AC's Charlie McCormick, who crossed the line in 19 minutes 59 seconds, chased by Cameron McCartney (literally) who crossed the line in exactly 20 minutes - just one second after Charlie! Cameron has been first to finish twice previously.
First home for the ladies this week was Laura Murdy, crossing the line in 25 minutes 57; this was Laura's first time as leading lady at Carrickfergus - congratulations! Next lady home was Caroline Wasson in 27 minutes 6 seconds, followed by Paula Mulholland, who finished in 27 minutes 42 seconds.
Current points table standings are:
Kenneth TOPPING (Unattached) 2275 pts.
Timothy HOLLAND (Unattached) 2215 pts.
Gary SHIELDS (Unattached) 1832 pts.
Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 2306 pts.
Wendy SCOTT (Unattached) 2121 pts.
Joanne MURDY (Unattached) 2070 pts.
Best age grade scores:
William JENKINS (VM55-59) was graded 78.17% for the time 20:00 (4th overall).
Mike MANSFIELD (VM40-44) was graded 73.44% for the time 19:01 (first overall).
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM45-49) was graded 70.98% for the time 19:59 (second overall).
1,289 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 7,044 runs covering a total distance of 35,220 km, and there have been 1,930 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 2014-06-14 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Gary DAVISON who ran in a time of 00:16:58 on 2015-02-28 (event number 52).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gary DAVISON who recorded a 89.10% run (16:58) on 28th February 2015 (event number 52).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.
As we all know, there would be no parkrun without our willing band of volunteers. This week,Carol Marcus, David Marcus, Dave Allen, Emma Barclay, Karen Bell, Karen Waring, Marian Mach, Samuel Irwin and Vivien Davidson all volunteered - could YOU help us out one week, please? If so, please email email@example.com