EVENT CANCELLED – 24th January (ICE)

Following earlier inspection of the course, the difficult but necessary decision to CANCEL today's event has had to be taken - there is too much ice on the course, the risk to participants and volunteers is too great.

Let's all hope that the weather is much kinder next week - it's our first birthday celebration!

 

Saturday 17th January 2015 – EVENT CANCELLATION

Following an early inspection of the course, several areas of black ice were identified; due to the risk of injury, we have no alternative than to CANCEL the event today. Participant safety is always primary, the risk today is too severe.

Please let others know where you can. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us next week, and especially for our first birthday celebration on the 31st January (when we intend to run the course in reverse)!

 

Carrickfergus parkrun Event #47 10/01/15

Men's placings:
Gary DAVISON (VM50-54) of Ballymena Runners AC, was first over the line in 17:42 - 20th time in 24 appearances.
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM45-49) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 20:28.
Jonathan BEATTIE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:54.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Kenneth TOPPING (Unattached) 3633 pts.
Timothy HOLLAND (Unattached) 3221 pts.
Charlie MCCORMICK (Seapark AC) 2725 pts.

Women's placings:
Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 22:31 - 21st time in 28 appearances.
Lynsey GRANT (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 23:58 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Sandy CARR (SW30-34) of North Belfast Harriers, was third (16th overall) over the line in 25:39.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 3179 pts.
Lynda SHANNON (Unattached) 2990 pts.
Claire MCILVEEN (Unattached) 2666 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gary DAVISON (VM50-54) was graded 85.40% for the time 17:42 (first overall).
Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) was graded 70.54% for the time 22:31 (7th overall).
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM45-49) was graded 69.30% for the time 20:28 (second overall).

This week there were 62 runners, of whom 5 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.

Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014, and since then 906 different runners, including participants from 34 athletics clubs, have completed 4,053 runs covering a total distance of 20,265 km, and there have been 1,162 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Claire CONNOR who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 2014-06-14 (event number 20).
The men's record is held by Gary DAVISON who ran in a time of 00:17:16 on 2015-01-03 (event number 46).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gary DAVISON who recorded a 87.55% run (17:16) on 3rd January 2015 (event number 46).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfe

 

Let’s talk t-shirts!

Unless you are brand new to parkrun or have been ‘away’ you will be aware of the fact that the parkrun Club t-shirts have been pretty hard to get hold of lately.
In brief… everyone who has qualified for a t-shirt will get one!
Hopefully most of you will have seen our founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt’s message 'Introducing free milestone t-shirts for everyone' and if not you can read that here.
So to put a bit of meat on the bones... if you qualified for your t-shirt and ordered it before the ordering system was pulled at the beginning of December you will have made it on to the definitive back-order list.
The back-order list has been passed to Tribe Sports (check them out – lovely stuff). Once those 5,000+ Club t-shirts have been made they will be sent in bulk to parkrun and redistributed to event teams to hand out as before.
Those who qualified before the cut-off point but didn’t order their t-shirt, and those who have qualified since will come under the new system. They will be able to order their t-shirts via a link on their parkrun profile. This will be sent by our friends at Wiggle directly to your door.The process is explained in more detail in PSH's message.
If you would like to have your milestone t-shirt presented at Carrickfergus parkrun to rapturous applause just bring it along and we will be absolutely delighted to do that for you.
The other great news to impart is that we are going to have a Volunteer Club!
Did you know that you can voice your opinion on the colour and icon of the volunteer t-shirt? Here is the link to vote: parkrun volunteer t-shirt options.

And finally, thank you so much for your patience. We don’t recall one person complaining about the t-shirt delays and as we all know although they are a 'nice to have’ it’s actually sharing and celebrating the achievement with our fabulous running community that really matters!"

 

Carrickfergus parkrun Event #43 29/11/14

Men's placings:
Bobbie IRVINE (VM50-54) of Seapark AC, was first over the line in 19:52 - first time in 18 appearances.
Ian CLELAND (SM25-29) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 20:03.
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM40-44) of Seapark AC, was third over the line in 20:09.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Kenneth TOPPING (Unattached) 3372 pts.
Timothy HOLLAND (Unattached) 2840 pts.
Robert MURRAY (Barn Runners) 2554 pts.

Women's placings:
Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was first (7th overall) over the line in 22:13 - 18th time in 25 appearances.
Alanah MCCOMBE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was second (11th overall) over the line in 23:38.
Angela MCCORMICK (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (16th overall) over the line in 25:01.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 2819 pts.
Lynda SHANNON (Unattached) 2690 pts.
Claire MCILVEEN (Unattached) 2568 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Bobbie IRVINE (VM50-54) was graded 74.83% for the time 19:52 (first overall).
Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) was graded 71.49% for the time 22:13 (7th overall).
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM40-44) was graded 69.81% for the time 20:09 (third overall).

This week there were 54 runners, of whom 1 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different athletics clubs took part.

Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014, and since then 886 different runners, including participants from 33 athletics clubs, have completed 3,841 runs covering a total distance of 19,205 km, and there have been 1,130 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Claire CONNOR who ran in a time of 00:18:55 on 2014-06-14 (event number 20).
The men's record is held by Gary DAVISON who ran in a time of 00:17:20 on 2014-11-22 (event number 42).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gary DAVISON who recorded a 87.21% run (17:20) on 22nd November 2014 (event number 42).

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.

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