The conditions today were bright and calm, perfect both for running and enjoying the spectacle of 115 brightly clad people winding their way around the paths of Ecos.
We were delighted to welcome inspirational local runner Brigid Quinn to her first parkrun and she did not disappoint. Brigid who runs in the Veteran Women (VW)65-69 class finished 46th overall in 24:22. When this is adjusted for age she is graded at 88.44%. To put this in perspective this is equivalent to a woman in her 20s completing the course in an eye-watering 16:47 and is a higher standard that any of our male runners to date – sorry guys!
There was another record turnout of 115 runners, of whom 16 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Jack Neeson of Tyne Bridge Harriers was first over the line in 17:30, Ciaran Ferris was second in 17:58 and Connor McQuillan of North Belfast Harriers was third in 19:12.
For the women Geraldine Quigley was first (12th overall) in 20:00, her third win, and Rhonda Brady was second (27th overall) in 22:35 both from Larne AC. Catriona Quigley of Fitness First, was third (30th overall) in 22:50 setting a new JW15-19 record.
To make it easier for processing results every week we’d ask you all to register and to make sure you bring a barcode that scans. If you do not have access to a printer then you can forward your weekly e-mail from parkrun to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll print one for you. Once you have a good barcode we can keep a copy for you.
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ecos parkrun Results Page.