108 runners this week; 32 first timers, and (we believe) 23 PBs - we say 'believe' as the system produces that information based on previous run times, however we did have a number of people pass through the finish more than once, some who declined a finish token, and some who did not actually run the parkrun. Very difficult for the volunteers to be able to differentiate when someone runs through more than once or is not a park runner. It is also VERY important to take a finish token and present to the barcode reader, if you do not want a recorded time just let us know.
Congratulations to the 5k graduates who joined us this week - keep on running, hope to see you next week (and beyond).
This week's first finishers:
Timothy HOLLAND (VM40-44) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:13 - 5th time in 60 appearances.
William JENKINS (VM55-59) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:55.
Trevor BOLTON (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 21:38.
Alanah MCCOMBE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (6th overall) over the line in 22:12 - second time in 9 appearances.
Caroline SALTERS (VW35-39) of Seapark AC, was second (7th overall) over the line in 22:13.
Debra BALDWIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (24th overall) over the line in 25:58.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Kenneth TOPPING (Unattached) 2635 pts.
Timothy HOLLAND (Unattached) 2512 pts.
Gary SHIELDS (Unattached) 2115 pts.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Wendy SCOTT (Unattached) 2476 pts.
Joanne MURDY (Unattached) 2423 pts.
Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 2381 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
William JENKINS (VM55-59) was graded 78.49% for the time 19:55 (second overall).
Timothy HOLLAND (VM40-44) was graded 72.07% for the time 19:13 (first overall).
Caroline SALTERS (VW35-39) was graded 68.42% for the time 22:13 (7th overall).
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).
Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014, and since then 1,350 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 7,423 runs covering a total distance of 37,115 km, and there have been 2,027 new Personal Bests.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page.
This week we had a greatly reduced volunteer team: thanks go to Emma Barclay, Carol and David Marcus, Tony Barclay; Special thanks to Jim Beck, who stepped in to assist with finish tokens at the last moment, and to Colin McCrum who kindly offered to be a 30 minute pacer this week.