Run Report Event #148

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 148
20th April 2019

On what was a glorious morning 443 people ran, jogged and walked the course. Of the 66  first timers 30 were taking part in their first ever parkrun, an amazing 106 new Personal Bests were recorded, representatives of 34 different clubs took part and parkrun tourists included visitors from Australia, UK and from Castlebar.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers led by RD Proinnsias:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Tobi GRAB • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Maike JACOBS • Colette RYAN • Patrick CHAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Suzanne TWOMEY • Carmen BURNS • Denis MANNING • Hugh MCSWEENEY • Michael SCANNELL • Fenella RIORDAN • Norma O' LEARY • Maria MADIGAN • Pawel SWITAJ • Colette CULVER • Morgan O'REGAN • Don FITZGERALD • Jane MOFFATT • Karl BUTTIMER • Elana BUTTIMER • Donal FENNESSY • Gavin FITZGERALD • Kevin MCCARTHY • Noelle O'SULLIVAN • Jack MCCARTHY • Fionn MCCARTHY • Ella MCCARTHY • David TOBIN

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

The first finisher was Conor Dolan. Conor was a regular Ballincollig parkrunner until he left us for pastures new. The last time he ran in Ballincollig was at event #70. Upto then he was the first finisher on 19 occasions. He achieved his 20th first finisher placing this morning - a magnificant achievement. Conor was also the person who made the km signs for us.

Congratulations to Aoife Bambury from Belgooly AC who not only joined the junior 10 club but did it in style by running a PB. A great achievement Aoife. Well done to Dylan Buttimer who also joined the junior 10 club this morning. It is great to see so many juniors joining us each week for the 5km. Long may it continue.

Congratulations are in order for Colette Culver, a regular runner and volunteer, who joined the 50 club. Colette was very close to running a PB.

The male record is held by Tim O DONOGHUE who recorded a time of 16:01 on 8th April 2017 (event number 43).
The female record is held by Lizzie LEE who recorded a time of 17:39 on 29th December 2018 (event number 131).
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 6,988 participants have completed 41,699 parkruns covering a total distance of 208,495 km, including 7,832 new Personal Bests. A total of 612 individuals have volunteered 3,530 times.