Run Report Event #177

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 177
9th November 2019

On a wet and very cold wintry morning 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course.  54 were first timers consisting of an impressive 46 people taking part in their first ever parkrun and 8 visiting Ballincollig parkrun for the first time. 40 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to Pawel Switaj who shadowed RD Eleanor as his first step into becoming an RD. Pawel will go solo on 21st December. Mark your calendar :-)

Blarney Happy Feet were certainly happy when 19 participated this morning - well done to Stephen, Helena, Catherine & Catherine, Louise, Ethel, Lorraine, Elizabeth, Karen, Leighann, Lydia, Samantha & Samantha, Ciaran, Michelle, Colette, Alexandra, Jacinta and Paula.

Sanctuary Runners were also well represented by Hana, Kevin, Bríghid, Tinashe, Aileen, Peter, Nomathemba and Carmen.

There were three people who joined the milestone clubs. Congratulations to

  • Bob Murphy who joined the 100 club (one week after his mother Joanne joined)
  • John Murphy, a regular volunteer, who joined the 50 club, and
  • Isabelle O'Callaghan, who joined the junior 10 club

The first three males to go through the funnel were:

  1. Colm Fitzgerald in 17:19 This was a PB and the 7th out of 9 times that Colm finished first in the Ballincollig parkrun
  2. An unknown
  3. Paul Kennedy in 18:53 and the first time that Paul took part in a parkrun.

The first three females to go through the funnel were:

  1. Jennifer Goggin Walsh in 19:38 (I see that the two runners coming in after her both achieved PBs :-) )
  2. Mairead Perez in 20:49 was only 2 seconds outside her PB
  3. Anna Klimek in 21:02 was only 1 second slower than her previous time

This week's participants who completed the most parkruns were Annette Barrett (195) and Damien Helleboid (136). Well done.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Ballincollig parkrun Results Page.The event was made possible by RDs Eleanor & Pawel and 29 volunteers:

Barry O'SULLIVAN • Joe MURPHY • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Joe CONROY • Martin LYNCH • Donal HANNIGAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Robert HOWE • Pawel SWITAJ • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Una RAINSFORD • Mairead PEREZ • Jane MOFFATT • Elana BUTTIMER • Dylan BUTTIMER • John MURPHY • Donal FENNESSY • Richard O'HALLORAN • Triona BARRY-O'HALLORAN • Jeremiah MURPHY • Uzma SHAHEEN • Jane POWER • Alesha BRYAN • Kyran BRYAN • Holly BRYAN • Marcus BRYAN • Sally BRYAN

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 8,106 participants have completed 51,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 256,880 km, including 9,433 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 4,413 times.

 

Run Report Event #176

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 176
2nd November 2019

Before we begin the official run report we will briefly mention the new layout to the results page. The information is, by default, given in compact form. If you click on the down arrow beside 'compact' you will get more details for each individual. A green leaf represents a first timer, PBs are given in red, and your place relative to your gender is also shown. Instructions are given on how to do a search according to

  • Name
  • Age Category
  • Club
  • Gender
  • Achievement (PB or First Timer)

Back to the report. On a very wet pacer Saturday morning 282 brave people ran, jogged and walked the course. 34 were first timers and 36 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives from 23 different clubs took part.

We welcomed Chris (Newry City Runners & Pollok parkrun), Aoife (Swinford AC & Castlebar parkrun), Alice (Bantry AC & Glengarriff parkrun), and Cathy (Wolfpack RC & Griffeen parkrun).

We congratulated

  • Joanne Murphy who completed her 100th run this morning, and
  • James Kenny (a first timer to Ballincollig) and Fionn Duggan who both joined the 50 club. Well done to all :-)

There was also an extra shout out for those who completed the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday including Colette Ryan who ran her first marathon, Nick Hogan who ran his first Dublin marathon, and of course D.J. O' Sullivan (now based at Killarney House parkrun but who did his training at Ballincollig parkrun) who also ran his first marathon. :-)

The first four males home were

  1. Chris Devine in a time of 17:26
  2. Nick Hogan, a pacer in 18:50
  3. Tom Sheehan 19:27, and
  4. Ian Cullinane 19:49 which is a  PB

The first four females through the funnel were

  1. Mairead Perez in a time of 21:18
  2. Carol Curley, a first timer,  in 21:21
  3. Hana Faska in 21:41 which is a PB
  4. Aoife Mulroy, a first timer, in 21:43

There was a great show of leadership from pacers Nick (18:50), Trevor (20:48), Teddy (23:00), Liz (24:57) , Brendan (27:02), Áine (29:21), Pawel (31:00), Tamara (33:11), and Damien (34:51). Thanks for motivating your followers :-)

This week's female and male participants who have completed the most parkruns were

  • Colette Ryan (171) and Damien Helleboid (135)

The event was made possible by RD Proinnsias and 40 volunteers:

Tamara LOPEZ • Liz O'DONOVAN • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Adrian CANTY • Damien HELLEBOID • Joe MURPHY • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Brendan DEANE • Trevor COLLINS • Martin LYNCH • Donal HANNIGAN • Maria MADIGAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Aine MURPHY • Robert HOWE • Pawel SWITAJ • Kamila JAKUBOWSKA-SWITAJ • Dave HERLIHY • Una RAINSFORD • Clive O SULLIVAN • Don FITZGERALD • Joanne SHEEHY • Karl BUTTIMER • Elana BUTTIMER • Dylan BUTTIMER • Zosia SWITAJ • John MURPHY • Donal FENNESSY • Jane O SULLIVAN • Jerry FORDE • Szymon SWITAJ • Teddy HORNIBROOK • Nick HOGAN • Gordon BRYAN • Alesha BRYAN • Kyran BRYAN • Gillian O SULLIVAN

40 is the second highest number of volunteers we have had in 176 events which is absolutely amazing. As you know we are holding extra events on Christmas Day (9.30 am) and New Year's Day (9.30 am) (with Glen River parkrun joining us for the double on NYD at 11.00 am).

We currently have a Volunteer Coordinator, Run Director, Results Processor, Carpark Marshal, Finish Token person, and two people for Course Event Check and Post-Event Closedown for Christmas Day. If you are available to help with barcode scanning, timing and marshaling on Christmas Day then please contact us at ballincollig@parkrun.com

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 8,052 participants have completed 51,020 parkruns covering a total distance of 255,100 km, including 9,393 new Personal Bests. A total of 725 individuals have volunteered 4,384 times.

 

Run Report Event #175

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 175
26th October 2019

Another small drop in numbers this week due to the Bank Holiday, plus a number of our regulars have headed up to the Dublin City Marathon. Best of luck to Colette Ryan, DJ O'Sullivan and Nick Hogan who are running tomorrow - shout out to you guys and to anyone else running the Marathon tomorrow.  Good Luck, run strong, have fun.

We had 291 finishers who either ran, jogged or walked the course today.  Of those, 33 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

Today we were joined by Colette McCarthy who is the current month's Ambassador for the '5k Your Way Move Against Cancer' group, which is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.

We had quite a few tourists come to visit this week, great to welcome you all to our lovely park.  There was Joe Fitzgerald from Sutton Runners UK, Cecilia and Andrew Russell from Newy parkrun in Australia & Saoirse Carberry from Clapham Chasers in UK.

We had a couple of Milestone achievements today:  Anne Venables, one of our Junior runners, ran her 10th parkrun today, well done Anne!  And on the other end of the scale, Mary Lowney, visiting from West Cork, ran her 150th parkrun with us today, Super Well Done Mary, here's to many more.

The first three male and female finishers were:

  1. Joe Fitzgerald, a tourist from UK, in a time of 18:24. Welcome Joe, and congrats.
  2. Ruairi O'Mahony was hot on his heels in a time of 18:35, and bagged himself a PB today as well.
  3. Tom Sheehan came in in a time of 19:05.

Our first 3 ladies over the line:

  1. Carol Finn finished in 18:46, her 8th time being the first female through the funnel.
  2. Mairead Perez finished in 20:47, AND bagged herself a PB today as well.
  3. Mary Sweeney finished in 21:56, running strong, a regular podium finisher.

Well done to all.

The event was made possible by RD Suzi and 23 volunteers:
Adrian CANTY • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Brendan DEANE • Paul KELLY • Rory O'DWYER • Martin LYNCH • Julie O SULLIVAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Robert HOWE • Graham MEIKLE • Dave HERLIHY • Mairead PEREZ • Selena HEALY • Elana BUTTIMER • Joyce BUTTIMER • John MURPHY • Donal FENNESSY • Nevil SCOTT • Nick HOGAN • Alesha BRYAN • Kate FENNESSY RYAN

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 8,018 participants have completed 50,738 parkruns covering a total distance of 253,690 km, including 9,357 new Personal Bests. A total of 720 individuals have volunteered 4,340 times.

 

 

Run Report Event #174

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 174
19th October 2019

A drop in numbers was expected this week due to the Rebel Run 5k and 10k races taking place tomorrow morning. However, 329 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 12 were visiting the park for the first time. 45 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

We welcomed Ruth (Zero to Hero Runners & Bromley parkrun), Christina & Neil (Muddy Runners & Andover parkrun), and Eilish (Massey Ferguson RC & Coventry parkrun). Ballincollig AC is well represented each week - this week's reps were Emily, Anne, Ursula, Bob, Joanne, Margaret, Melanie, Deirdre, Derek and Martin.

There was excitement galore with 7 parkrunners reaching a milestone run. Congratulations to

  • Eilish from Coventry who was a first timer to Ballincollig parkrun and she also joined the 250 club
  • Violeta, Lynda and Brian who joined the 100 club. Violeta hit the double by getting a PB this morning
  • Martin, David and Nauzika who joined the 50 club. David & Nauzika are a mother and son team who run regularly in Ballincollig

Well done to all for joining the milestone clubs. There are 7 more due to join a club - will your name be mentioned next week?  :-)

Eilish Glovey (3rd mention in this report ) and Martin O'Sullivan were this week's participants who have completed the most runs - 250 and 216 respectively.

The first three males and female finishers were:

  1. Diarmaid Nolan in a time of 18:19. This is Diarmaid's third time, and second in a row, to be the first finisher.
  2. Patrick Carroll, a first timer, was hot on his heels in a time of 18:23, and
  3. Liam Cotter is not only 15 or 16 years of age, but he also got a PB.

    1. Mairead Perez finished in 21:22, her fourth time being the first female through the funnel.
    2. Karen Scully finished in 22:43, while
    3. Ruth Jarvis, a first timer, came home in 23:29

Well done to all.

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

Suzanne QUIRKE • Liz O'DONOVAN • John KISSANE • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Joe MURPHY • Colette RYAN • Maretta BRENNAN • Paula MULCAHY • Amy MULCAHY • Mark MULCAHY • Michael CREED • Killian HICKEY • Martin LYNCH • Cathal HICKEY • Caoimhe HICKEY • Dave HERLIHY • Orla HICKEY • Conrad DALY • Selena HEALY • Elana BUTTIMER • Joyce BUTTIMER • Jim BURNS • Nevil SCOTT • Richard O'HALLORAN • Peter HABERMAYER • Nauzika HABERMAYERNE • Livia HABERMAYER • David HABERMAYER • Triona BARRY-O'HALLORAN • Nick HOGAN • Alesha BRYAN • Denise MURPHY • Paula FLEMING • Miumi HICKEY • Arisa HICKEY

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 7,985 participants have completed 50,447 parkruns covering a total distance of 252,235 km, including 9,310 new Personal Bests. A total of 720 individuals have volunteered 4,316 times.

 

Run Report Event #173

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 173
12th October 2019

On a beautiful Autumnal morning 335 people ran, jogged and walked the course.  31 were first timers with 6 visiting the park for the first time. 56 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

We welcomed parkrun tourists Seán (Tralee parkrunners on Tour), John (Portmarnock AC and Malahide parkrun), Caitriona (Killarney Valley AC), Daniela (The Netherlands) and Johnny & Colin (Belgooley AC). Both John & Caitriona had PBs, while this was the first time that Johnny & Colin took part in a parkrun.

Ballincollig AC was well represented again with Joanne, Bob, Mark, Rachel, Margaret, Deirdre, Derek, Thomas & Martin taking part in this week's event.

Congratulations to the following who have joined milestone clubs

  • Frances Dodd, Thomas Gilmore, Anthony Coughlan and Adam Noonan who all joined the 50 club, and
  • Daniela Morgenstern who joined the 25 volunteer club.

This week's parkrunners who have completed the most number of parkruns are

  • John O'Leary and Wendy Knott who have completed 155 and 135 parkruns respectively.

This week I am listing the first four male finishers & first four females to go through the funnel only because I think 4th finisher should be mentioned this week due to their times being so close to the 3rd finisher :-)

  1. Diarmaid Nolan in 18:36
  2. Keith Sweeney in 18:50 (a first timer)
  3. Thomas Nelson in 18:51
  4. Tom Sheehan in 19:00

1. Carol Finn in 19:16 (100% record for 1st female finisher)
2. Riina Kuusela in 19:49 (7 secs outside PB)
3. Anna Klimek in 21:01
4. Mairead Perez in 21:02 (PB)

The event was made possible by RD Mark and 30 volunteers:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Denis Tony KELLEHER • Ursula COONEY • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • John RIORDAN • Charles KINNANE • Emer O SULLIVAN • Paula MULCAHY • Rachel MULCAHY • Amy MULCAHY • Daniela MORGENSTERN • Mark MULCAHY • Olive MCCARTHY • Norma O' LEARY • Aine MURPHY • Robert HOWE • Cathal HICKEY • Joanne MURPHY • Dave HERLIHY • Una RAINSFORD • Marko JUURIK • Conrad DALY • Karl BUTTIMER • Elana BUTTIMER • Joyce BUTTIMER • Sile DIVANE • Donal FENNESSY • Bríghid CAHALANE

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 7,942 participants have completed 50,118 parkruns covering a total distance of 250,590 km, including 9,265 new Personal Bests. A total of 714 individuals have volunteered 4,280 times.

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