Inaugural Rostrevor parkrun a success!

What a start to our first ever Rostrevor parkrun!! 140 runners turned up for our test run.  The weather didn't hamper what was a crisp morning and the feedback we have received back has been phenomenal. We hope that you all enjoyed it!

Big well done to all runners that took part and a special mention to the Seapark Crew who have now completed every parkrun in Northern Ireland. Brilliant to see runners in the finish area cheering on and encouraging each other as they crossed the line.

Massive thank you to our directors and volunteers this morning, Willie McCracken, Derek Mathers, Orla McGivern, Cathrina Rua, Caitriona O'Callanain, Caroline Marley, Kevin McAllister, Jason Fegan, Gary McCourt, Joy Morgan, Lorna Murphy, Liz Graham, Maureen O'Hare, Vincie Auden, Kookie O'Hagan, Peter McConville, Pat Rocks, Marc Murphy, Damian Gill and the guys from the Rostrevor Mens Shed.

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A special thank you to Kilbroney Forest Park for the use of the park, NMDDC and the park ranger who helped us out this morning.

Male placings:

Rasmus Sloth PEDERSEN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:01 - first appearance.
Don TRAVERS (VM40-44) of Newry City Runners, was second over the line in 19:14.
Don HARTE (VM45-49) of GymTech Health and Fitness Running Club, was third over the line in 19:24.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Damien GILL (North Belfast Harriers) 100 pts.
Marc MURPHY (Unattached) 100 pts.
Dermot MATHERS (Unattached) 100 pts.

Female placings:
Caroline WADE (VW35-39) of City of Lisburn AC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 23:44 - first appearance.
Pamela BAILEY (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (33rd overall) over the line in 23:59.
Deirdre DUNFORD (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 24:18.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Caroline WADE (City of Lisburn AC) 100 pts.
Orla MCGIVERN (Unattached) 100 pts.
Catharina RUA (Unattached) 100 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Don HARTE (VM45-49) was graded 75.43% for the time 19:24 (third overall).
Brendan CONNOLLY (VM60-64) was graded 74.00% for the time 22:03 (17th overall).
Colin MCDOWELL (VM45-49) was graded 72.30% for the time 19:55 (6th overall).

This week there were 140 runners, of whom 132 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different athletics clubs took part.

Rostrevor parkrun started on 26th November 2016, and since then 133 different runners, including participants from 18 athletics clubs, have completed 140 runs covering a total distance of 700 km, and there have been 0 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Caroline WADE who ran in a time of 00:23:44 on 26th November 2016 (event number 1).
The male record is held by Rasmus Sloth PEDERSEN who ran in a time of 00:19:01 on 26th November 2016 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Don HARTE who recorded a 75.43% run (19:24) on 26th November 2016 (event number 1).

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

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