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!