At the first parkrun of 2017 there were 134 runners, of whom 20 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part. Amongst the first timers was Noah Thompson (JM10) pictured with brother and his Dad as well as Volunteer Marian Mach. Also well done to Leah Hetherington (JW10) who completed her 10th parkrun alongside her Dad, Richard. Great running by our Juniors today. Finally thanks to our fantastic team of Volunteers - their continued support for parkrun has no bounds.
Male placings: Gary DAVISON (VM55-59) of East Antrim Harriers AC, was first over the line in 17:34 - 54th time in 61 appearances. Ian CLELAND (SM25-29) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 18:53 - has been first to finish on 10 previous occasions. Ian THOMPSON (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:59.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: William JENKINS (Seapark AC) 3763 pts. Chris MCCAMBRIDGE (Unattached) 3600 pts. Gary SHIELDS (Unattached) 3434 pts.
Female placings: Maeve TAYLOR (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (16th overall) over the line in 22:58 - 22nd time in 49 appearances. Kelly HOBSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was second (18th overall) over the line in 23:19 - has been first to finish on 6 previous occasions. Laura JOHNSTON (SW25-29) of Seapark AC, was third (27th overall) over the line in 25:12.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Wendy SCOTT (Unattached) 3989 pts. Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 3545 pts. Catherine STEELE (Seapark AC) 3292 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores: Gary DAVISON (VM55-59) was graded 87.48% for the time 17:34 (first overall). Ruth LOGUE (VW55-59) was graded 71.08% for the time 26:10 (37th overall). Robert MURRAY (VM45-49) was graded 70.94% for the time 20:08 (4th overall).
Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014, and since then 2,096 different runners, including participants from 76 athletics clubs, have completed 13,730 runs covering a total distance of 68,650 km, and there have been 3,260 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20). The male record is held by John BLACK who ran in a time of 00:16:42 on 14th May 2016 (event number 114). The Age Grade course record is held by Gary DAVISON who recorded a 90.58% run (16:49) on 16th April 2016 (event number 110).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.