This week 124 people smiled, waved, jumped, walked, jogged and run the course at Carrickfergus parkrun. There were 14 first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Well done to all of you! Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
Special congratulations today for Scott Smiley (JM 15-17) on completion of his 10th parkrun and Beth Mullan (JW11-14), first female finisher today and Mark Kitchen on completion of their 50th parkruns.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers: Marian MACH • Roger IRWIN • Michael HAMER • Laura LAVERTY • William JENKINS • Karen MAGILL • Helen CLARKE • Julie MARSHALL • Kathryn HEGARTY • Vivien DAVIDSON
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Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.
Photos from today's event on parkrun FLICKR. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/carrickfergus/photos/
Male placings: Gary DAVISON (VM55-59) of East Antrim Harriers AC, was first over the line in 18:35 - 61st time in 69 appearances. Jonathan BEATTIE (VM35-39) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 19:39 - was first to finish once before. Simon WELLS (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:45.
Female placings: Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (15th overall) over the line in 23:19 - 15th time in 48 appearances. Nicola DOWNEY (VW35-39) of North Down AC, was second (18th overall) over the line in 24:07. Susan THOMPSON (VW45-49) of Mallusk Harriers, was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:13 - was first to finish once before.
The three highest age grades were recorded by: Gary DAVISON (VM55-59) – 82.69% for the time 18:35 (first overall). Alex DOWNEY (JM10) – 73.30% for the time 23:13 (14th overall). Timothy HOLLAND (VM40-44) – 68.91% for the time 20:16 (4th overall).
The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20). The male record is held by Josh COLLIGAN who recorded a time of 16:41 on 22nd April 2017 (event number 162). The Age Grade course record is held by Gary DAVISON who recorded 90.58% (16:49) on 16th April 2016 (event number 110).
Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014. Since then 2,471 participants have completed 17,100 parkruns covering a total distance of 85,500 km, including 3,935 new Personal Bests.