Carrickfergus parkrun - Event number 90
21st November 2015
This week there were 84 runners, of whom 9 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different athletics clubs took part.
It was a dry cold morning for Avril Laffin's 50th parkrun today. Avril has been a regular at Carrickfergus parkrun since it started. both as a runner and a volunteer. Avril was accompanied today by her son and her two daughter's in law as well as her granddaughter. Team Avril were given lots of encouragement today from other parkrunners and from this week's volunteers.
Also completing her 50th parkrun today - Joanne Murdy.
Gary DAVISON (VM50-54) of Ballymena Runners AC, was first over the line in 17:06 - 35th time in 40 appearances.
Ian CLELAND (SM25-29) of Seapark AC, was second over the line in 18:53 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
David TURTLE (VM35-39) of East Antrim Harriers AC, was third over the line in 19:05 - has been first to finish on 5 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Kenneth TOPPING (Unattached) 3209 pts.
Timothy HOLLAND (Unattached) 3188 pts.
Gary SHIELDS (Unattached) 2709 pts.
Kelly HOBSON (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (21st overall) over the line in 24:59 - second time in 27 appearances.
Claire MCILVEEN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (22nd overall) over the line in 25:27 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Heather HAGGAN (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (28th overall) over the line in 25:58.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Joanne MURDY (Unattached) 3158 pts.
Kathryn HEGARTY (Unattached) 3078 pts.
Wendy SCOTT (Unattached) 3009 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Gary DAVISON (VM50-54) was graded 89.08% for the time 17:06 (first overall).
William JENKINS (VM55-59) was graded 77.01% for the time 20:18 (6th overall).
Charlie MCCORMICK (VM45-49) was graded 73.43% for the time 19:19 (4th overall).
Carrickfergus parkrun started on 1st February 2014, and since then 1,432 different runners, including participants from 52 athletics clubs, have completed 8,118 runs covering a total distance of 40,590 km, and there have been 2,162 new Personal Bests.
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 James HAMILTON who ran in a time of 00:16:43 on 2015-10-17 (event number 85).
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).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Carrickfergus parkrun Results Page