Event number 168
7th September 2019
The numbers taking part in Ballincollig parkrun were up again this week. 351 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 33 first timers, including 11 visiting the park for the first time, took part. 88 (i.e. 25%) participants recorded new Personal Bests and there were representatives of 26 different clubs at this morning's event.
The average age of the participants remained at 40 years, one person became a milestone member and there are 6 people who are due to join the various milestone clubs.
Bartholomew Kearney and Tamara Lopez were today's parkrunners who have completed the most runs - 165 and 123 respectively.
We welcomed parkrun tourists:
- Sarah (Teagasc & Sligo parkrun)
- Declan (St Albans parkrun)
- Grace ( Derek Zoolander Centre for Kids Who Can't Run Good & Centennial parkrun)
- Tamara & Damien (Serpentine RC & Dulwich parkrun) and
- Amy & Clare (Aghada Running Club)
Closer to home we welcomed:
- Joanne, Bob, Bella, Margaret, Derek, Deirdre & Sean (Ballincollig AC), and
- Jacqueline, Monica, Dolores, Betty, Pat, & Niall (Eagle AC)
The first male finisher was Diarmaid Nolan in a time of 18:34. There was competition for second and third finishing places with Trevor Woods crossing the line in 18:54, followed 4 secs later by Kevin Gleeson and Nick Hogan. Kevin had a PB, beating his previous PB by 11 seconds. To top it all Rory Duggan was the next home in a time of 19:08, beating his previous PB by 20 seconds. Nick is a regular pacer but he worked his magic as he gave the 19 mins pacer bib it's first outing. Well done to all
The first female finisher was Rachel Smith in a time of 19:36. She currently has 7 top 2 finish places out of 7 runs at Ballincollig. Joanne Togher was second in a time of 20.46, shaving almost 18 mins off her previous best time. She was followed by Mary Sweeney in a time of 21:18. This was also a PB for Mary for 2019. Excellent results all round.
Congratulations to Rory O'Dwyer who joined the 100 milestone club. His 100 runs include 8 PBs for this year. A great achievement
Reading back over this report I realise that I have mentioned PBs more than usual. This is because I suspect the wonderful Ballincollig parkrun pacers played a huge part in participants achieving their PBs. Thanks to this week's pacers:
Nick, Niall, John K, Michael, Pawel, John R & Aisling
Next month we will have the even times. Will someone be the first to wear the 18 mins pacer bib?
The event was made possible by RD Donal and 31 volunteers:
John KISSANE • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Aisling FITZPATRICK • John REYNOLDS • Anna MURPHY • Olga O'SULLIVAN • Donal HANNIGAN • Maria MADIGAN • Niall O' LEARY • Pawel SWITAJ • Ashley WOOD • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Gerard O'DONOGHUE • Faye HANNIGAN • Rebecca HANNIGAN • Don FITZGERALD • Jim BURNS • Trevor WOODS • Nevil SCOTT • Peter HABERMAYER • Livia HABERMAYER • David HABERMAYER • Bríghid CAHALANE • Gearoid NYHAN • Mary VENABLES • Nick HOGAN • Donna PEYTON • Sally BRYAN • Eilish O'BRIEN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ballincollig parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Lizzie LEE who recorded a time of 17:39 on 29th December 2018 (event number 131).
The male record is held by Alan O'SHEA who recorded a time of 15:51 on 20th July 2019 (event number 161).
The Age Grade course record is held by Conor ENRIGHT who recorded 91.67% (20:24) on 5th August 2017 (event number 60).
Ballincollig parkrun started on 18th June 2016. Since then 7,795 participants have completed 48,515 parkruns covering a total distance of 242,575 km, including 9,003 new Personal Bests. A total of 690 individuals have volunteered 4,134 times.