Happy birthday to us! 6 today!

6 years ago, Carrick parkrun had its very first outing with 106 folks joining us to run, jog and walk around the *ahem* numerous twists and turns.... Today, 125 lovely people did the same thing, with 14 people joining us for the first time - come back next week, you are all VERY welcome! 15 of the participants this morning achieved a personal best, and one of our youngest runners most certainly earned her post-parkrun treat (well done, Maia!). Of course, none of this would have been possible had it not been for the 11 kind folks who helped us out, to whom we say a HUGE thank you:

Karen TOPPING • Emma BARCLAY • Marian MACH • Karen MCILROY • Colin MURDY • Ally LAVERTY • Karen MAGILL • David CRAWFORD • Kathryn PATTERSON • Charley WRAY • Naomi ALLEN

Special thank you to Emma and Charley, our Event Directors, who work hard in the background each week (more than folk realise) to ensure the event goes ahead, and this week provided cake - lots of cake! A big shout out also to Marian Mach, who arrives early every week, regardless of the weather, to set up the finish for us, also Karen Magill, who is there every week with your finish tokens or barcode scanner, then sorts the tokens ready for next week. Small tasks, making a big difference and making parkrun happen... for YOU.

EVERYONE is welcome at parkrun, just register online, print your barcode and join us on Saturday at 9.30 - run, jog or walk, it is entirely up to  you. PLEASE note that we cannot scan barcodes on phones, no matter what we do - the scanning devices are simply not powerful enough; parkrun direction to ALL events is that a printed barcode MUST be presented for us to record a time. Not our rule, a parkrun rule.

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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 17:53 on 15th September 2018 (event number 227).
The male record is held by Andrew MILLIGAN who recorded a time of 16:22 on 20th July 2019 (event number 268).
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 3,798 participants have completed 29,943 parkruns covering a total distance of 149,715 km, including 5,748 new Personal Bests. A total of 431 individuals have volunteered 3,417 times.