Run Report event #155

Ballincollig parkrun
Event number 155
8th June 2019

On a cool morning 375 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 53 were first timers, 55 recorded new Personal Bests and representatives of 24 different clubs took part. It was great to see the purple, black, yellow and pink tops worn by so many parkrunners who were part of the marathon, half marathon, relay and volunteer teams in Cork City last Sunday.

Twenty people took part in their first ever parkrun - hopefully you enjoyed the experience and that it will be first of many parkruns for you. Among the first timers were Conor and Rebecca who joined us from Carrickfergus. Between them they have run parkrun 284 times with each having run more than 60 different parkruns which is some achievement.

We were also joined by Gus from Torquay parkrun (Australia), Pat whose home parkrun is Kaloorlie-Boulder (Australia), Helen from Wepre parkrun (Wales), Michael from Dublin and closer to home we had Tom from Clonakilty, and  Mairead, Evelyn & Peter visited from the Glen River parkrun.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers led by RD Michael:

Nessan FRAWLEY • Denis Tony KELLEHER • Jimmy DELANEY • Proinnsias O'KEEFFE • Joe MURPHY • Colette RYAN • Maretta BRENNAN • Michael BRENNAN • Ken BISHOP • Denis MANNING • Ciaran CAHILL • Paula O'SULLIVAN • Killian HICKEY • Joseph LACY • Julie O SULLIVAN • Robert HOWE • Jane MOFFATT • Patrick J HURLEY • Donal FENNESSY • Dj O'SULLIVAN • Keira DELANEY • Grace DELANEY • Peter HABERMAYER • Ciara BOWE • Nick HOGAN • Peter HERTTING • Donna PEYTON • Shay GOGARTY • Roan GOGARTY

The first male finisher was Nick Hogan who has finished in the top three on nine separate occasions - the only times he finished outside the top four was when he was pacer. He finished this morning in a time of 17:59. Well done Nick.

Congratulations to Claire O'Brien, the first female finisher, who had a Personal Best of 19:26, smashing her previous PB of 19:54 at her last outing to Ballincollig parkrun.

There were no new members of the milestone clubs this week but next week is our third birthday :-)

We want to wish RD Frances well as she recovers from an injury to her foot.

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 7,265 participants have completed 44,185 parkruns covering a total distance of 220,925 km, including 8,289 new Personal Bests. A total of 653 individuals have volunteered 3,760 times.