In it's 182nd outing in Carrick this week, Parkrun was brought to you by Michael COLVILLE at North Rd, Nicola IRVINE writing on the soggy paper, Carol DOWNEY keeping you right & left at river bridge, Graeme O'HARA & Karen MCILROY keeping a record of your times, Gary SHIELDS in Shaftsbury Pk, Catherine STEELE handing out tokens, Karen MAGILL scanning those important barcodes, Ruth HAWKINS stepped in last minute to help on the 2nd scanner, as did Glen MCCABE who walked the tail along with our youngest volunteer Jamee PEART and Vivien DAVIDSON. Many thanks to all the volunteers for bringing us another successful run on a day that started out dry and crisp but changed to wet and cold. In my first ever go as Race Director, I was very glad to have such a great roster of volunteers there to make my job so much easier.
Please remember to have a look at the future roster and volunteer if you can; it is said a lot, but it is fun, rewarding and can even earn you another tshirt. Without volunteers, Parkrun doesn't happen.
This week 135 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.
Well done to all, Especially to NEILL HARPER who today completed his 100th Parkrun, earning that highly sought after black tshirt; Many thanks for the very tasty and well decorated cake. Also to ADAM KINGSTON who I missed at the start, but I see from the results has now completed 10 runs as a junior runner, very well done..
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.
Jonathan BEATTIE (VM35-39) of Seapark AC, was first over the line in 17:51 - 4th time in 76 appearances.
Ian CLELAND (SM30-34) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 18:48 - has been first to finish on 11 previous occasions.
Karl QUINN (VM35-39) of Barn Runners, was third over the line in 18:54.
Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (9th overall) over the line in 21:05 - 21st time in 56 appearances.
Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) of Seapark AC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 22:50 - has been first to finish on 35 previous occasions.
Sara JOHNSTON (SW30-34) of Seapark AC, was third (18th overall) over the line in 23:12.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Jonathan BEATTIE (VM35-39) – 74.79% for the time 17:51 (first overall).
Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) – 74.55% for the time 21:05 (9th overall).
Michael NUGENT (VM40-44) – 72.37% for the time 19:00 (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 2,586 participants have completed 18,195 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,975 km, including 4,147 new Personal Bests.