Event #296… and we are ready for Spring (or a dry event, at least)

Wow. That was some morning, eh? We hoped it would stay dry for parkrun, however the weather missed that memo! Very well done to everyone who completed parkrun this morning, it was far from easy! Especial THANK YOU to our 12 volunteers who stood out in the cold and (very) wet to make it happen.

BARCODES: We are asked, every week, if a forgotten barcode can be added.
parkrun are VERY clear on this: no barcode, no time.

Everyone at parkrun is bound by this rule - participants and volunteers. We are only allowed to physically scan a printed barcode. The devices will not scan a barcode on a phone. We are not permitted to add a 'forgotten' barcode. We ONLY manually enter barcodes that the scanner will not read.

Please do not pressure the volunteers. They are simply following the rules. If you have an issue with this, please feel free to email parkrun HQ.

The official page: https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200566883-Do-I-have-to-have-a-barcode-


This week 99 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 wonderful (but somewhat cold and wet) volunteers:

Graham BEATTIE • Tony BARCLAY • Emma BARCLAY • Marian MACH • Terry HOGG • Roger IRWIN • Laura LAVERTY • Colin MURDY • Ally LAVERTY • Karen MAGILL • Kathryn PATTERSON • Orla MCLARNON

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 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 3,823 participants have completed 30,236 parkruns covering a total distance of 151,180 km, including 5,786 new Personal Bests. A total of 436 individuals have volunteered 3,454 times.