Ballincollig parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Run Report Event #193

 

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 193
7th March 2020

After a long wet month of February which saw only 2 events run out of a possible 5 it was an anxious wait to see if the Pacer March Event would take place or also fall foul of the weather like the previous three events. Fortunately the week was relatively good and the flooded paths were clear again.

Ashley Wood and Declan Munsell were welcomed to the 50 club while Denise Murphy and Michael Brennan made it to the 100 club. Also running their 100 parkrun this morning were Donal Fennessy and Julie O Sullivan. Well done all.

This week 360 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 29 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by RD Michael and 35 volunteers:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Liz O'DONOVAN • Denis Tony KELLEHER • Sean TWOHIG • John KISSANE • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Joe MURPHY • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Wendy KNOTT • Catherine REDMOND • Trevor COLLINS • Julie O SULLIVAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Aine MURPHY • Pawel SWITAJ • Tom O'BRIEN • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Louise SHEEHAN • Jane MOFFATT • Susan LAW • John MURPHY • Jim BURNS • Donal FENNESSY • Peter HABERMAYER • Jeremiah MURPHY • Lia FENNESSY RYAN • Nick HOGAN • Alesha BRYAN • Donna PEYTON • Gerard FAHERTY • Tim MURPHY

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

Join us again next week for Event #194! Hopefully weather will remain kind like it did this morning.

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 Evan BYRNE who recorded a time of 15:33 on 25th January 2020 (event number 190).
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 8,850 participants have completed 57,979 parkruns covering a total distance of 289,895 km, including 10,346 new Personal Bests. A total of 774 individuals have volunteered 4,928 times.

 

Run Report Event #190

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 190
25th January 2020

A slightly damp and chilly start in Ballincollig Regional Park soon gave way to the buzz and chatter of a team of 35 busy volunteers setting about their tasks. This was followed by today's eager crew of runners and walkers, all warmed-up and ready for the off at 09:30. Among the 533 participants through the finish funnel this morning were 66 first timers, 97 PB-ers and representatives from 27 different clubs. This marked Event #190 as the third highest attended at Ballincollig parkrun.

This was the second week of the Park Walk initiative, with numbers continuing to grow. Please remember to register at www.parkrun.ie and choose #parkwalkIRE as your club. We look forward to seeing you all back at Event #191 for week three!

We also extended a warm welcome to participants of 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer, the community-based initiative that encourages those living with and beyond cancer, family, friends, and those working in cancer services, to walk, run, cheer and volunteer at a local parkrun. A big shout-out to Ambassadors Jenn McCarthy and Collette McCarthy who joined us this morning.

Congratulations to Tom Sheehan on joining Club 50, marking the occasion with a PB! And to Emmet O’Callaghan the latest junior member of Club 10. Welcome aboard Emmet!

The first three females through the funnel were Ballincollig regulars:  Mairéad Perez on her 97th parkrun in a time of 20:39, Karen Scully with a PB time of 21:19, and Mary Sweeney on her 64th parkrun in a time of 21:44.

The first three males through the funnel were: Evan Ryan from Togher with a new course record time of 15:33 to mark his very first parkrun! Kieran Sheehan with a PB of 17:39 was followed by Daire Reilly, also with a PB of 18:32.

With 340 registrations since the beginning of the year, some 10,500 parkrunners now call Ballincollig their parkrun home.

Heartfelt thanks as always to the cheery gang of dedicated volunteers who ensured each step of this morning’s 2,665km were enjoyable and safe for all participants. 

Jimmy DELANEY • John KISSANE • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Wendy KNOTT • Killian HICKEY • Julie O SULLIVAN • Donal HANNIGAN • Pawel SWITAJ • Cathal HICKEY • Joanne MURPHY • Niamh MOORE • Graham MEIKLE • Carol FINN • Dave HERLIHY • Una RAINSFORD • Louise SHEEHAN • Ronan OSHEA • Mairead PEREZ • Don FITZGERALD • Jane MOFFATT • John MURPHY • Donal FENNESSY • Kevin HOBAN • Mary FINN • Anthony COUGHLAN • Jeremiah MURPHY • Nick HOGAN • Alesha BRYAN • Miumi HICKEY • Arisa HICKEY • Theresa O'BRIEN

The growing family of volunteers at Ballincollig parkrun now stands at 749, with 4,799 roles filled since Event #1 back on the 18th June 2016.

Today’s 2,665km brings the total distance covered at Ballincollig parkrun to a staggering 282,605km. This has been covered by 8,673 parkrunners over 56,521 individual runs and walks in a total time of 3 Years 51 Days 15 Hours 15 Minutes and 11 Seconds! 

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 Evan BYRNE who recorded a time of 15:33 today, 25th January 2020 (event number 190).

The Age Grade course record is held by Conor ENRIGHT who recorded 91.67% (20:24) on 5th August 2017 (event number 60).

See you all at #191!

 

Run Report Event #189

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 189
18th January 2020

On a cold frosty morning we had our third highest attendance when 530 people ran, jogged and walked the course.  53 were first timers, with 15 visiting the park for the first time.  63 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

We welcomed Conor & Kieran (Castle Demense parkrun), Evan (Naas parkrun), Cillian (Burgess parkrun), Blaithin (Killarney parkrun), Debbie (Bournemouth parkrun), Susie (Malahide), Mia, Dan and Denise (Mallow Town parkrun), and Gerard, Cathal & Seán (Lees Road parkrun).

This morning's event also kicked off a 6 week Park Walk initiative and it was encouraging to see an increase in our number of walkers. We would encourage walkers to register at parkrun.ie and choose #parkwalkIRE as your club. Don't forget to print off your barcode :-)

Congratulations to the following who are the latest members of the milestone clubs:

  • Stephen Lyons who joined the 100 club,
  • Tony Doolan & Ted O'Keeffe who both joined the 50 club. Ted is also one of regular volunteers and he completed his 50th run with a PB. Well done :-)
  • Eve Delaney & Jack Weafer are new members of the junior 10 club.

Today's participants who have completed the most parkruns are Colette Ryan and Proinnsias O'Keeffe who finally have the same number of runs - 183. Is there some healthy competition going on here? How long will they stay level? Who will be going on holidays this year to a destination where parkrun doesn't exist? So many questions :-)

The first three males through the finish funnel were

  1. Tim Powell (Albert parkrun, Melbourne) in a time of 17:44
  2. John O'Mahony in a time of 17:53, and
  3. Thomas Nelson whose time of 18:30 was 10 secs outside his PB

The first three females through the finish funnel were

  1. Sorcha Kearney, a regular first female finisher, in a time of 20:35
  2. Nollaig O'Neill in a time of 20:42, and
  3. Mairead Perez, a regular top three female finisher, in a time of 20:44

Congratulations to

  • Graham Meikle whose time of 33:44 was his third consecutive PB, knocking 1 min 46 secs off his previous PB which he set last Saturday, and to
  • Pat Duffy whose time of 44:45 was also a PB, reducing her previous PB by 2 mins 7 secs .

There are currently 10,458 people who have registered Ballincollig parkrun as their home parkrun :-)

The event was made possible by RD Paula & 32 volunteers:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Paula COLLOPY • Aidan MULLINS • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Noël HEALY • Lynda HEALY • Colette RYAN • Ciara O'KEEFFE • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • John RIORDAN • Jack RIORDAN • Paula MULCAHY • Mark MULCAHY • Julie O SULLIVAN • Eileen BERMINGHAM • Donal HANNIGAN • Pawel SWITAJ • Cathal HICKEY • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Una RAINSFORD • Noreen O NEILL • Mairead PEREZ • Frances DODD • Simon WALSH • Ted O KEEFFE • Donal FENNESSY • Liam THOMPSON • Alesha BRYAN • Tim MURPHY • Theresa 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 8,606 participants have completed 55,988 parkruns covering a total distance of 279,940 km, including 10,035 new Personal Bests. A total of 747 individuals have volunteered 4,764 times.

 

Run Report Event #188

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 188
11th January 2020

On a damp, overcast and windy morning 410 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 53 were first timers, with 12 visiting our parkrun for the first time. While the conditions weren't ideal 31 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to

  • Alison Scannell & Ciaran McElhatton who both joined the 50 club, and to 
  • Julianne Hogan who joined the 25 volunteer club

The first three males through the finish funnel were

  1. Nick Hogan, in a time of 17:33.
  2. Shane Cooney, in 18:03
  3. Clive Kerrisk, in a time of 18:39

The first three females through the finish funnel were

  1. Mairead Perez, in 21:33
  2. Karen Scully, in a time of 22:20
  3. Aideen Kehoe, in 22:29

No PBs this week from the top finishers but that won't stop us from celebrating those who did get a PB.

Congratulations to Graham Meikle, a regular volunteer, whose time of 35:30 was his second consecutive PB and to Val Dennehy, whose time of 38:08 was also her second consecutive PB. Well done to both :-)

This week's participants who completed the most parkruns were Colette Ryan (182) and Damien Helleboid (143).

The event was made possible by RD Mark & 35 volunteers:

Liz O'DONOVAN • Noël HEALY • Lynda HEALY • Colette RYAN • Maretta BRENNAN • Sean O BRIEN • Shane O'REGAN • Catherine REDMOND • Paula MULCAHY • Mark MULCAHY • Martin LYNCH • Julie O SULLIVAN • Mari LYNE • Eileen BERMINGHAM • Donal HANNIGAN • Neil CASEY • Aine MURPHY • Pawel SWITAJ • Tom O'BRIEN • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Mairead PEREZ • Sara HOJABRI • John MURPHY • Frances DODD • Ted O KEEFFE • Donal FENNESSY • Jeremiah MURPHY • Nick HOGAN • Mike FEENEY • Alesha BRYAN • Tim MURPHY • Paula FLEMING • Michael VAN DER POEL • Fiona MUNCHBERG

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 8,553 participants have completed 55,458 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,290 km, including 9,972 new Personal Bests. A total of 746 individuals have volunteered 4,732 times.

 

Run Report event #187

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 187
4th January 2020

A cold and overcast morning didn't dampen the spirits of the 473 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. This was the 5th highest attendance out of 187 events. 59 of the 473 were first timers, with 22 taking part in their first parkrun. 84 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

We welcomed Ben, Lisa & Hazel (Wexford Racecourse parkrun), Eoin & Brona (Marlay parkrun), Seán (Tralee parkrun), Kieran (Tymon parkrun), Seán (Lloyd junior parkrun), Cian & Angela (Lloyd parkrun), Damien (Roundhay parkrun), Mags (Bere Island parkrun), Bob (Weymouth parkrun), Martin (Glen River parkrun), Maeve (Longford parkrun), John (Shanganagh parkrun), Siobhan & Bridget (Glengarriff parkrun).

Congratulations to the latest members of the milestone clubs

  • Bríghid Cahalane, Conor Finn & Jim Costello who joined the 50 club
  • Alan Delaney, Eoghan Hallahan & Michael Delaney who joined the junior 10 club, and
  • Dave Herlihy & John Murphy who have joined the 25 Volunteer Club. Well done to everyone :-)

This week's participants who have completed the most parkruns are Proinnsias O'Keeffe (182) and Colette Ryan (181).

Today was Pacer Saturday and what a job the pacers did as 25.6% of non-first timers/non-unknowns achieved a PB, including 14 of the top 19 non-first timers/unknowns. Thanks to the pacers Trevor (21), Anthony (23), Teddy (25), Liz (27), Áine (29), Pawel (31) and Brendan (33) for pacing.

The first four males through the finish funnel were

  1. Iain Wycherley, a first timer in 17:25
  2. John O'Mahony, whose time of 17:31 was only 3 secs outside his PB, and
  3. Denis Buckley, whose PB of 17:37 was the first time he ran under 18 mins.
  4. Eoghan O'Connor (a junior), whose PB of 17:41 was also the first time he went under 18 mins.

The first four females through the finish funnel were

  1. Niamh Corbett, whose time of 19:44 was her 7th successive PB
  2. Niamh Cronin, who also achieved a PB with her time of 19:44
  3. Mairead Perez, whose time of 20:30 was a PB. Will this be the start of another PB streak?
  4. Siobhan Holland, in a time of 22:06

The event was made possible by RD Michael and 33 volunteers:

Liz O'DONOVAN • John KISSANE • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Brendan DEANE • Trevor COLLINS • Emer O SULLIVAN • Jennifer DALY • John REYNOLDS • Kay BIRCH • Julie O SULLIVAN • Maria MADIGAN • Aine MURPHY • Pawel SWITAJ • Paul MOORE • Dave HERLIHY • Mairead PEREZ • Don FITZGERALD • Sara HOJABRI • John MURPHY • Anthony CREED • Donal FENNESSY • Declan O SULLIVAN • Peter HABERMAYER • Jeremiah MURPHY • Uzma SHAHEEN • Teddy HORNIBROOK • Mike FEENEY • Alesha BRYAN • Donna PEYTON • Noelle O'SULLIVAN

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 8,500 participants have completed 55,048 parkruns covering a total distance of 275,240 km, including 9,941 new Personal Bests. A total of 741 individuals have volunteered 4,697 times.

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