There certainly was a touch of autumn in the air yesterday with misty views over the lake towards Slemish. It made for great running conditions with 38 new personal bests. Too many to mention them all but well done to Cat...
herine MacAuley and Amy Fletcher who took a whopping six and twelve minutes off their times respectively, Asa McGillian has broken 25 minutes for the first time and Patrick Higgins who is progressing quickly finished under 22 minutes. Welcome to our new comers James Mckinney, Ed Adams, Gillian O’Boyle, Nadine Ford, Margaret Edgar, Nicole Higgins, Janice Cooper, Abi Sweetlove, Jacqueline King, Lisa Kirkwood and Helen Martin.
At last we found out the name of a mystery runner who has been in our top three a couple of times. It’s Niall Brown from Bellaghy. Yesterday Niall was second in 18:32 between the first finisher James Turtle of Ballymena Runners AC, in 17:30 and Bryan Edgar of Springwell RC, was third in 18:51. Carol Leggett of Ballymena Runners AC, was first (31st overall) in 24:28.Paula Dickson was second (39th overall) in 25:40. Ruth Forsythe was third (41st overall) in 25:43.
Yesterday marked our 20th Ecos parkrun which is a good time to give you an update on the annual points competition. Points are awarded according to your finishing place to a maximum of 100 points per run. To get points the painless way you can volunteer for which you are automatically given 100 points up to three times a year.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition is Cormac McGreevey 1272 pts, Gerry McKenna 1237 pts and Michael O'Kane 1222 pts. Karen Hunter leads the women’s competition with 1574 followed by Jean Gould) 1501 pts and her daughter Kelly Courtney 1330 pts.
Thanks to This Week's volunteers Beverly KIDD • Conor MCKEOWN • Elizabeth BROWN • Karen HUNTER • Kathryn GRANT • Kieran SULLIVAN • Lilian QUIGLEY • Marie ALLEN • Roy WHITE • Susanna ALLEN. Please tell us if you can help on 8, 15, 22 or 29 September as we have lots of places to fill.