Carrickfergus parkrun Event #167: 27th May 2017

This week, 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 20 recorded new personal bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers: Alan ADAIR, Emma BARCLAY, Nicola DUNLOP, Lorna DUNN, Kathryn HEGARTY, Maggie HUNTER, Susan KANE, Marian MACH, Karen MAGILL, Julie MARSHALL, Colin MCCRUM, Karen MCMASTER, Kenneth TOPPING, with special thanks to Peter LOCK for the runner's briefing.

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

Male placings: Robert MURRAY (VM45-49) of Seapark AC, was first over the line in 19:59 - second time in 59 appearances. Christopher BOYD (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:37. Timothy HOLLAND (VM40-44) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:41 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.

Female placings: Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (8th overall) over the line in 21:38 - 10th time in 42 appearances. Janet MCCULLOUGH (VW45-49) of Seapark AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 23:54. Nicola WARDLE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 25:04.

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) – 72.65% for the time 21:38 (8th overall). Robert MURRAY (VM45-49) – 72.06% for the time 19:59 (first overall). Janet MCCULLOUGH (VW45-49) – 67.78% for the time 23:54 (24th overall).

The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 00:18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20). The male record is held by Josh COLLIGAN who recorded a time of 00:16:41 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 2,364 participants have completed 16,184 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,920 km, including 3,784 new Personal Bests.

Not been to parkrun yet? Join us every Saturday at the Amphitheatre, Carrickfergus, 9.30 am start. Run, jog or walk the 5k route. Everyone is welcome, though parkrun rules require under 11 years old to be accompanied by an adult for safety reasons. Dogs are welcome but MUST be kept on a short lead please  - safety first, there are some fast runners on narrow paths!

 

Information for new runners at parkrun

Based on feedback from the field we are publishing a link to the FAQ's from the parkrun website. Hopefully the information will help those who are new to parkrun and maybe even some of the regulars!

"What happens on the day"

https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566833-What-do-I-do-on-the-day-of-the-run-

 

Carrickfergus parkrun – Event #166 – 20th May 2017

Well done to the 152 of you who ran, jogged and walked at Carrickfergus parkrun on this beautiful May morning. It was great to welcome 18 first timers. We hope you enjoyed your run with us today.  New Personal Bests were recorded by 39 runners - so well done to you.

Great running by Richard Craig first male and Beth Mullan (JW11-14) first lady.

Congratulations to the new 50 Club members - John Phillips, David Patterson and Sharon Thoburn and an amazing 100 Club for Eimear Rice (JW11-14). Great achievement for you all.

We are grateful to the 14 folks who volunteered at today's event. They are:

Jim BECK, Jeanette BURTON, Vivien DAVIDSON, Ruth HAWKINS, Kathryn HEGARTY, Roger IRWIN, Susan KANE, Philip MAGILL, Chris MCCAMBRIDGE, Anja MCILWRATH, Michael OGILBY, Lorraine OGILBY, Alyson & Maia SANGSTER

Finally we would like to apologise for the late publication of results today and last week. We are unable to get onto the Results Processing System in the Leisure Centre. We are looking into this and hope to find a solution soon.

See you next week - Vivien

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

Male placings: Richard CRAIG (SM30-34) of East Antrim Harriers AC, was first over the line in 18:11 - 24th time in 47 appearances. Simon STEELE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:44. William JENKINS (VM55-59) of Seapark AC, was third over the line in 19:52 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.

Female placings: Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:53 - 9th time in 41 appearances. Amy BEATSON (SW25-29) of Seapark AC, was second (28th overall) over the line in 23:40 - was first to finish once before. Karen POAG (VW40-44) of Seapark AC, was third (38th overall) over the line in 25:28 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by: William JENKINS (VM55-59) – 80.03% for the time 19:52 (third overall). Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) – 71.82% for the time 21:53 (13th overall). Richard CRAIG (SM30-34) – 71.49% for the time 18:11 (first overall).

The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 00:18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20). The male record is held by Josh COLLIGAN who recorded a time of 00:16:41 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 2,355 participants have completed 16,065 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,325 km, including 3,764 new Personal Bests.

 

Carrickfergus parkrun – Event #165 – 13th May ’17

Carrickfergus parkrun #165 started with the arrival of some of the volunteers from Vineyard Church who provided welcome refreshments at the end of today's parkrun.

We are pleased to say that your tea & coffee was still warm as our new scanner was in operation so no queues for scanning today!

This week 147 people ran, jogged and walked the course and 10 of those were first timers at Carrickfergus.  26 of you recorded new Personal Bests and runners from 9 different clubs took part.

First Timers - Jamie WILSON *** Jonathan MOORE  *** Diane MCKAY ***Jean GASCOIGNE ***Patrick WOODSIDE *** Ciara COX *** Diane LAW *** Jill MOULDEN *** Gary MCDONAGH *** Catherine BEGGS

Well done to all those PB 'ers today - you did fantastic!

David BEATTIE             Lewis BECKETT     Lois BELL
Ron BRADSHAW          Roy BROOME        Matthew CHEUNG
Alan DAVISON              Alex DOWNEY        Mark DUNN
Siobhan DUNPHY         Thai EATON           Kate FAIRLESS
Stephen HEDDLES        Nicola IRVINE       Peter JACKSON
Leo MAULE                   Craig MCKEE         Joshua MEEKE
Aaron MCKINNEY         Beth MULLAN         Finn MULLAN
Mark MULLAN               Jemma MUDGE      David SMYTH
Haiying WANG              Niall WATERMAN

Milestones this week - Congratulations to John Phillips on his (unofficial) '50'th parkrun and also well done to Michael Colville on his 100th parkrun!

Thanks to the wonderful Volunteers today and to those of you who have offered to volunteer in coming weeks. You are all very much appreciated by the parkrun community.

Finally thanks this week to the parents of 24 Junior runners who took part and to the young runners themselves - we are all very proud of you.

See you all next week! Vivien

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

Male placings: Niall WATERMAN (VM50-54) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:06 - second time in 6 appearances. Simon STEELE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was second over the line in 20:10. Clive WEATHERHEAD (VM45-49) of Seapark AC, was third over the line in 20:29.

Female placings: Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 22:23 - 8th time in 40 appearances. Lynda SHANNON (VW45-49) of Seapark AC, was second (19th overall) over the line in 23:23 - has been first to finish on 33 previous occasions. Patricia HAMILL (VW40-44) of County Antrim Harriers, was third (31st overall) over the line in 24:37 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by: Niall WATERMAN (VM50-54) – 77.84% for the time 19:06 (first overall). Jean GASCOIGNE (VW55-59) – 71.17% for the time 25:47 (49th overall). Alex DOWNEY (JM10) – 71.06% for the time 25:03 (37th overall).

The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 00:18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20). The male record is held by Josh COLLIGAN who recorded a time of 00:16:41 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 2,337 participants have completed 15,913 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,565 km, including 3,725 new Personal Bests.

 

Carrickfergus parkrun – Event #164 – 6th May 2017

I'm starting this week's report recognising the fantastic work done by our Volunteers today. Gary Shields welcomed the new runners and Maggie, our Tail Runner,  made sure no one was left behind. You would have passed Claire with her 2 young children at the entrance to North Rd Tunnel and then Jane in Shaftesbury Park. You were kept safe at the River Bridge by 2 of our youngest volunteers Ally and Charlotte with Mum Caroline and our Co-event Director Emma Barclay. Then at the Finish your time was accurately recorded by Marian and Laura and Lynda handed you a token which you took (sorry about the queue - new scanner next week!!) to 'cool as a cucumber' Chris and when it didn't quite work Gillian noted it down and I was able to process your result. And then YOU were the fantastic ones because you gave your name to Gilllian to Volunteer for next week and isn't that how it all works at parkrun. Too windy today for our Self Return Token Holder so thank you Graeme O'Hara, Lynda and Chris for sorting the tokens. Thanks also to Michael for photography and to our invaluable VI Guides Susan and Kathryn who make parkun possible for our blind / visual impaired runners so that they can be included with this wonderful thing that is parkrun.

'Well dones's' this week - 170 [highest ever!!!!!] of you completed the course, 37 of you for the first time and 42 of you recorded new Personal Best times - great running.

It was great to see Ricky Mason and some of our Antrim parkrun family at Carrickfergus today and also from a little further afield we welcomed Andy and Yvonne from the Netherlands.

It was a lovely day for Emma Burns' charity refreshments and we hope you had a chance to say hello. Next week Vineyard Church volunteers will be providing refreshments so please stay and have a chat after your run.

Finally our 'scanner' appeal last week far exceeded what we had expected - BIG thanks to you - our new scanner should be here for next week and we are also ordering a few more of the plastic white stakes as we will be changing the finish funnel to accommodate dual scanning. Thanks again - makes make proud to be part of parkrun.

Sorry before I really finish thanks to Karen Nelson and all the organisers and participants of today's hockey tournament for helping to keep a very busy park very safe!

Have a great week - see you next parkrunday! Vivien

 

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

Male placings:
An unknown runner was first.
William JENKINS (VM55-59) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 20:00 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Simon STEELE (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:09.

Female placings:
Beth MULLAN (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (14th overall) over the line in 22:26 - 7th time in 39 appearances.
Claire FORTH (VW55-59) of County Antrim Harriers, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 23:03 - was first to finish once before.
Karen MCILROY (VW40-44) of Seapark AC, was third (35th overall) over the line in 24:35.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
William JENKINS (VM55-59) – 79.50% for the time 20:00 (second overall).
Claire FORTH (VW55-59) – 77.51% for the time 23:03 (22nd overall).
Charlie STRUDWICK (JM10) – 72.83% for the time 22:27 (15th overall).

The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 00:18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Josh COLLIGAN who recorded a time of 00:16:41 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 2,327 participants have completed 15,766 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,830 km, including 3,699 new Personal Bests.

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