Run Report Event #151

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 151
11th May 2019

Over 200,000 people took part in the Darkness into Light 5 k walk in the early hours of this morning -  in over 200 venues, in 19 countries, across 5 continents. A small number of those participants were still awake when they joined us for our 151st event.

On a beautiful warm morning 341 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

Many wore a Green Ribbon to show their support for ending the stigma against mental health. World Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13-19 May and parkrun Ireland were engaging with the charity See Change, to build awareness.

Today's parkrun event was made possible by 27 volunteers led by RD Eleanor:

Suzanne QUIRKE • Barry O'SULLIVAN • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Colette RYAN • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Brendan DEANE • Charles KINNANE • Kevin KELLY • Denis MANNING • Anne SHEEHY • Eleanor BALDWIN • Graham MEIKLE • Maria STONE • Violeta MORARI • Jane MOFFATT • Selena O ROURKE • Alex O ROURKE • Shane O ROURKE • Jim BURNS • Simon WALSH • Donal FENNESSY • Trish O'FLYNN • Uzma SHAHEEN • Nick HOGAN • Mark GILSENAN  • Frances LYNCH

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

It is time for the weekly shout out to those who have joined the various milestone clubs:

  • Congratulations to Marcus Bryan who joined the junior 10 club. Marcus did his first parkrun in February of this year and it is great to see him become a junior 10 club member in such a short space of time. Keep this up and he will be joining the 50 club within the year.
  • Congratulations to Paul McGrath who joined the 50 club. Until Tramore Valley parkrun reopens we will claim Paul as one of our own. Well done Paul.
  • It goes without saying that volunteer extraordinaire and happy go lucky Graham Meikle should get a great shout out for joining the 100 club this morning. A great achievement. The early mornings are paying off :-)

Unfortunately it has been a long time since we had a parkrunner join the 25 Volunteer Club.

We are very fortunate that we have so many volunteers who give of their time to organize the parkrun event each week. We send out an appeal via e-mail once a week to look for volunteers but you will only receive an e-mail if you have opted in to do so. If you haven't yet opted in can you access your profile and opt in to receive e-mails. While you are there can you also fill in your I.C.E. (in case of emergency) details?

If you want to be slowly introduced to the volunteering side of the parkrun why not choose a role where you can volunteer and run/jog/walk? These include pre-event set up, course check, car park marshal, tailwalker, token sorting. For fast finishers you can do scanning, be a second funnel manager or do finish token support. You will get credit for both volunteering and for doing the parkrun. You can earn a purple running top for volunteering 25 times, white top for junior 10, red for 50, black for 100 - we haven't reached the 250 yet :-)

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 7,093 participants have completed 42,798 parkruns covering a total distance of 213,990 km, including 8,055 new Personal Bests. A total of 630 individuals have volunteered 3,634 times.