Run Report Event #168

Ballincollig parkrun
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.

 

Run Report Event #167

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 167
31st August 2019

With the Summer holiday time coming to a close and children preparing for a new school year there was an increase in the numbers attending Ballincollig parkrun. This week 356 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 47 first timers, including 15 visiting the park for the first time, took part. 39 participants recorded new Personal Bests and there were representatives of 21 different clubs at this morning's event.

The average age of the participants was 40, one person became a milestone member and there are 7 people who are due to join the various milestone clubs.

Andy Mahony and Anne O'Sullivan were today's parkrunners who have completed the most runs - 148 and 196 respectively.

We welcomed parkrun tourists:

  • Emer (TpoTs  Tralee parkrun)
  • Noel (Tralee Harriers AC & Tralee parkrun)
  • Kathleen (Born to Run & Tralee parkrun)
  • Tamara (Serpentine RC & Dulwich parkrun) and
  • Rachel & Andy (Ealing Eagles RC & Gunnersbury parkrun)

Closer to home we welcomed:

  • Anne, Ursula, Joanne, Bob, Bella & Catherine (Ballincollig AC)
  • Kamile, Szymon, Zosia & Marta (Polish Runners Club Ireland) and
  • Bertie, Nomathemba, Catherine, Emma, Gene & Joe (Sanctuary Runners)

The first male finisher was Colm Fitzgerald in a time of 17:52, only 3 seconds outside his PB. Colm has completed 8 runs at Ballincollig parkrun and has 8 top three finishes. There was competition for second and third finishing places with Conor McRory crossing the line in 18:42, followed 4 secs later by Joe Bosonnet who has 7 top 3 finishers out of 7 in Ballincollig. Well done to all three :-)

The first female finisher was Mairead Perez in a time of 21:33.  Lorraine O'Sullivan (Bere Island parkrun) was second in a time of 22.45. She was followed by Karen Scully in a time of 23:14. Mairead had a PB, beating her PB from last week by 4 seconds. This was Lorraine's first visit to Ballincollig parkrun and Karen also had a PB, beating her PB from last week by a whopping 65 seconds. Well done :-)

Congratulations to Alan O'Halloran who joined the 50 milestone club

The event was made possible by RD Frances and 28 volunteers:

Seán O'BRIEN • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • John RIORDAN • Ken BISHOP • Denis MANNING • Niall MCSWEENEY • Stephen MOORE • Joe CONROY • Fenella RIORDAN • Martin LYNCH • Maria MADIGAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Cian THOMPSON • Peter O HANLON • John MURPHY • Frances DODD • Ted O KEEFFE • Donal FENNESSY • Nevil SCOTT • Jennifer O'DONOVAN • Liam THOMPSON • Gearoid NYHAN • Jane POWER • Nick HOGAN • Donna PEYTON • Thomas HEISING

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 7,761 participants have completed 48,164 parkruns covering a total distance of 240,820 km, including 8,915 new Personal Bests. A total of 689 individuals have volunteered 4,103 times.

 

Run Report Event #165

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 165
17th August 2019

On a beautiful somewhat Autumnal morning 317 people ran, jogged and walked the course. 50 first timers, consisting of 32 taking part in a parkrun for the first time and 18 visiting Ballincollig parkrun for the first time, joined us for the event. 41 people recorded new Personal Bests and 27 different clubs were represented.

We welcomed Sean (TpoT member), Margaret (Wildflower parkrun & Running Mums Australia),  Colin (Brooklands parkrun & Renegade Triathlon), Cathy & Brian (Gillooly's parkrun, Bezuidenhout parkrun & Fit 2000 AC (CGA)), Breege (Northala Fields parkrun, Harrow parkrun & Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC), Tony (Marley parkrun & Dundrum South Dublin AC), Nia, Carol-Anne & Evan (#Irish Hearts), Paddy, Piera & Oliver, (Castlewellan parkrun), and Eoin (St. Anne's parkrun).

Congratulations to

  • Thomas Dennehy who joined the 100 Club,
  • Jeremiah Murphy who completed his 50th run this morning, and
  • Ríain Brennan (17 years) who joined the 25 Volunteer Club.

The first male across the line was Tony O'Halloran in a time of 19:04. Tony, a regular at Marlay parkrun, has completed 154 parkruns and this was his third visit to Ballincollig. Hot on his heels was Victor Baraza representing Sanctuary Runners in a time of 19:16. This was Victor's second parkrun and his time of 19:16 was a Personal Best.

The first female finisher was Breege Leane from the aformentioned Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC in a time of 21:35. She was closely followed by Mary Sweeney in a time of 21:41. Both ladies recorded impressive age grades of 85.02% & 87.01% respectively.

Some interesting stats:

Personal Bests              41 (21 male & 20 female)

First time parkrunners   32 (17 male & 15 female)

Average age                  41 (41 male & 40 female)

Most runs                     164 for Colette Ryan & 154 for Tony O'Halloran

Reminder: we welcome people of all ages and abilities but under 11s taking part in our events MUST be within an arm's length of a responsible adult/parent/guardian

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

Denis Tony KELLEHER • Colette RYAN • Derek COSTELLO • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • John RIORDAN • Michael BRENNAN • Ríain BRENNAN • Denis MANNING • Fenella RIORDAN • Karen MCHUGH • Maria MADIGAN • Eleanor BALDWIN • Robert HOWE • Graham MEIKLE • Mairead PEREZ • Don FITZGERALD • Violeta MORARI • Darren KIELY • Jane MOFFATT • Shane O ROURKE • Stephen LANE • John MURPHY • Donal FENNESSY • Nevil SCOTT • Gavin FITZGERALD • James NYHAN • Ella MCCARTHY • Kate FENNESSY RYAN • Eve O FLANAGAN

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 7,667 participants have completed 47,472 parkruns covering a total distance of 237,360 km, including 8,817 new Personal Bests. A total of 682 individuals have volunteered 4,049 times.

 

Run Report Event #162

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 162
27th July 2019

On a beautiful warm morning 389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 71 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

We welcomed parkrun tourists: Cecilia (Derry City parkrun), Faye (Parke parkrun), Ben (Woking parkrun), Fergal (Dublin), Nicola & Simon (Woolacombe Dunes parkrun), Sarah (St. Anne's parkrun) and Nelson (Tracton). There was also a bridal party taking part but unfortunately I don't know where they came from. If anyone knows their names then please contact me and I will update the report. :-)

There was a lot of activity at the parkun as it was the first Rainbow Run to be held in association with Frontrunners Cork and Cork Pride. Our numbers were up this week as many people donned their brightly coloured running gear for this event. The bunting which was added to the park added to the atmosphere and the bottles of water and bananas supplied by the Rainbow Run organizers was enjoyed by many at the end of the run. We would like to thank the Frontrunners and Cork Pride for asking us to hold the Rainbow Run - hopefully this will become an annual event :-)

As it was the last Saturday of the month we also welcomed people taking part in the 5K Your Way. The Ballincollig 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer group invites those living with and beyond cancer, their families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local group linked to the Ballincollig parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month, and then socialise over a cuppa in O'Brien's Cafe in Tesco SC. 

We also welcomed Lord Mayor Clr John Sheehan to the parkrun - he gave a short speech before joining fellow parkrunners around the course.

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

Suzanne QUIRKE • Denis Tony KELLEHER • John KISSANE • Colette RYAN • Maretta BRENNAN • John RIORDAN • Ríain BRENNAN • Brendan DEANE • Paula MULCAHY • Rachel MULCAHY • Amy MULCAHY • Carmen BURNS • Mark MULCAHY • Maureen LONG • Margaret FORDE • Julie O SULLIVAN • Donal HANNIGAN • Carol FINN • Rebecca HANNIGAN • Don FITZGERALD • Jane MOFFATT • John MURPHY • Simon WALSH • Donal FENNESSY • Nevil SCOTT • Anthony COUGHLAN • Uzma SHAHEEN • Bríghid CAHALANE • Gearoid NYHAN • Aileen LINEHAN • Nick HOGAN • Niall HYLAND

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

The first male finisher was Ben Goddard from Woking parkrun in a time of 16:47. This was Ben's 148th run and also his first at Ballincollig parkrun. Well done :-)

The first female finisher was once again Carol Finn in a time of 19:36. She currently has 12 first finishes out of 12 parkruns. At this stage we will claim her as one of our own as she has completed 6 of her 12 runs in Ballincollig :-)

Congratulations to Ger Enright who completed his 50th parkrun. We would also like to congratulate Julie O'Sullivan and Nevil Scott who both joined the 25 Volunteer Club 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 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 7,550 participants have completed 46,563 parkruns covering a total distance of 232,815 km, including 8,682 new Personal Bests. A total of 669 individuals have volunteered 3,972 times.

 

Run Report Event #161

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 161
20th July 2019

This week 291 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 42 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

We welcomed the following parkrun tourists: Alan (Bantry AC), Sean (Tralee parkrun), Eamonn (MIllstreet AC & Castle Demesne parkrun), and Enda (Shanganagh parkrun).

On his first visit to Ballincollig parkrun Alan O'Shea finished in a time of 15:51, beating the previous course record by 10 seconds. Alan also holds the course record at Tramore Valley parkrun which he finished in 16:00 on 23 January 2016. Still holding his own three and half years later. Two attempts at parkrun, two course records - not a bad morning at the office :-)

The first female finisher was Mary Sweeney in a time of 21:58. Mary recently joined the 50 club and with her permanent smile is a great support to people out on the course. Well done Mary :-)

Congratulations to

  • Martin Lynch, a regular volunteer, who completed his 100th run, and
  • Karen McHugh who completed her 50th run this mroning.

The event was made possible by RD Mark and 28 volunteers:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Paula COLLOPY • Coral O SULLIVAN • Noël HEALY • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Paula MULCAHY • Rachel MULCAHY • Amy MULCAHY • Denis MANNING • Mark MULCAHY • Anna MURPHY • Olive MCCARTHY • Julie O SULLIVAN • Graham MEIKLE • Don FITZGERALD • Jane MOFFATT • Frances DODD • Simon WALSH • Donal FENNESSY • Enda MCLAUGHLIN • Peter HABERMAYER • Anthony COUGHLAN • Uzma SHAHEEN • Donna PEYTON • Cian GROFFGR • Neal GRIFFIN

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

REMINDER - on 27th July we are holding a Rainbow Run in conjuntion with Frontrunners Cork. We are asking parkrunners to wear brightly coloured gear for that parkrun.

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 7,479 participants have completed 46,174 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,870 km, including 8,636 new Personal Bests. A total of 667 individuals have volunteered 3,940 times.

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