27th November 2021: CANCELLED

Due to ongoing weather alert, and in consideration of our responsibility for the welfare of all participants including volunteers (some of whom stand outside for up to two hours), the event this week is CANCELLED.

As of Friday, the following other events have also confirmed cancellation: Antrim (due to Christmas event, back in 2022); Knockbracken reservoir, Ormeau, Rostrevor, Castlewellan, Victoria, Falls.

Please check the webpage or Facebook for individual events before considering travelling.



Event 321 – 20th November – and a Christmas/New Year update

Our 321st event... and it's certainly getting cooler out! Not many weeks to go to Christmas, and we have enquiries as to Christmas and New Year at Carrick parkrun. This year, Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on a Saturday. However, the Amphitheatre will be closed on both days, accordingly there will be NO PARKRUN at Carrickfergus on Christmas Day or New Year's Day. There is a list of all UK parkruns available, which shows where you will be able to find a parkrun on these special days. Note the New Year's Day 'double' event has been cancelled, there will be ONE start time on New Year's Day only. The list can be found at: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events

Parkrun would not happen without our marvellous volunteers. This week, you were supported, timed, scanned and more by:

Wendy DAVIS • Ronnie CLUGSTON • Tony BARCLAY • Emma BARCLAY • Marian MACH • Roger IRWIN • Cecilia MILBURN • Karen MAGILL • Caroline MCKEOWN • Leo ZHANG • Darren MURPHY

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

The female record is held by Claire CONNOR who recorded a time of 18:55 on 14th June 2014 (event number 20).
The male record is held by Brandon MCMINN who recorded a time of 16:21 on 21st August 2021 (event number 308).
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 4,068 participants have completed 32,364 parkruns covering a total distance of 161,820 km, including 6,073 new Personal Bests. A total of 457 individuals have volunteered 3,739 times.


Event 319, 6th November 2021

The windy morning didn't stop the 58 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, there were 6 First Timers and 9 Personal Bests with representatives from 8 different clubs.

The event was made possible by the 11 volunteers:

Kyle BRADY, Mike CREAG, Caroline CREIGHTON, Roger IRWIN, Peter LLOYD, Marian MACH, Karen MAGILL, Cecilia MILBURN, Colin MURDY, Graeme O'HARA, Gary SHIELDS


Christmas and New Year 2021/22

Please note that we will NOT be holding an event at Christmas or New Year at Carrickfergus parkrun.

There will be plenty of other parkrun events who will be holding an event - please feel free to check at https//www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/



Event #317, 23rd October 2021

There were 76 of you who ran, walked and talked the course at Carrickfergus parkrun today. We had 9 first timers in total and 6 of them were doing their first ever parkrun! Well done to you – we hope to see you back soon.

Another 9 of you achieved a new PB time this week – great running and well done to you also.

It was the 317th event at Carrickfergus this morning and we all joined in to congratulate Kathryn Hegarty who completed her 300th run – congratulations Kathryn. Congratulations also to junior parkrunner Jack Granger who reached his 10th milestone run.


As always parkrun takes place because of an amazing team of volunteers and we encourage you to experience all aspects of parkrun by getting involved. There is a role to suit your talents and you’ll be contributing to keeping parkrun going for everyone.

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:


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marian Full results on the website: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/carrickfergus/results/latestresults/

Next week, the clocks will be going back as BST comes to an end... and we will be running the course IN REVERSE. Please feel free to dress up for Halloween, too!



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