Run Report Event #153

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 153
25th May 2019

This morning we thanked Cork County Council for the 153rd time for allowing us the use of the Regional Park and for being so supportive of us over the past three years. On the 31st May Ballincollig becomes part of Cork City and the following day the Regional Park comes under the management of Cork City Council. We particularly want to thank Vincent Florish for his support with the parkrun - during the week posts and signage were installed for three running routes: the green route for the 5 km parkrun, the blue route for the Michael O'Donovan 3 km course and the orange route for the junior 2 km parkrun (which should be up and running in the coming months), a welcome legacy from Cork County Council. This should encourage people who want to train for Couch to 5k.

We have no doubt we will receive the same support from the City Council :-)

The last Saturday of the month will be dedicated to Ballincollig 5k You Way, Move Against Cancer. This is a support group for people living with and beyond cancer in Cork who are being encouraged to get active by taking part in the parkrun and then going to O'Brien's Café in Tesco Shopping Centre to socialize. If you know someone who is living with or beyond cancer then why not encourage them and their families to take part in this initiative.  There is more information on our Facebook page on how to register.

This week 382 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 73 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by the RD Maretta and 29 volunteers, many of whom were volunteering for the first time:

Conor FINN • Denis Tony KELLEHER • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Colette RYAN • Denise MURPHY • Maretta BRENNAN • Suzanne TWOMEY • Ann-Marie COLBERT • Brendan DEANE • Trevor COLLINS • Hugh MCSWEENEY • Anne SHEEHY • Alison SCANNELL • Jim COSTELLO • Alan O'SULLIVAN • Neil CASEY • Eleanor BALDWIN • Graham MEIKLE • Don FITZGERALD • Gavan O'SULLIVAN • Jane MOFFATT • J GILL • Eoin KEOGH • Donal FENNESSY • Colum MURPHY • Peter HABERMAYER • Angela NICHOLLS • Sally BRYAN • Eilish O'BRIEN

The number of parkrunners joining the various milestone clubs continues to grow so we want to congratulate:

  • Leo Troy and Holly Bryan who have joined the junior 10 club
  • Aisling Fizpatrick, Gillian Cotter and Michael Creed who joined the 50 club, and
  • Nessan Frawley who joined the 100 club.

We also want to congratulate

  • Eleanor Conroy and Mick Comyn who completed their 100th parkrun this morning.

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

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 7,178 participants have completed 43,536 parkruns covering a total distance of 217,680 km, including 8,183 new Personal Bests. A total of 641 individuals have volunteered 3,694 times.