Father Collins parkrun – Event number 228 – 25th January 2020

Father Collins parkrun - Event number 228 - 25th January 2020

This week across Ireland we had 115 parkrun events including both the 5K event on Saturday and the 2K junior event on a Sunday morning. In total there were 15,842 finishers nationwide.

An unbelievable 1,675 people donned the high-viz vests and took up volunteer roles. Nationwide there were 2,692 PBs and a jaw dropping 1,502 first timers who took part in their first of what we hope will be many parkruns.

In our own little corner of parkrun world at Father Collins parkrun we had 143 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. There were 22 were first timers and of our 143 starters 25 recorded new Personal Bests – that’s 17%! Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers: Rachel MARKEY • Susan FITZGERALD • Eleanor LENNOX • Theresa TAYLOR • Aisling CONROY • Colin CONROY • Adrienne DELANEY • Tara RUSSELL • Guus LEEUW • Peter LENNOX • Aengus COULTER • Aleksandr KOREN • Oisin DE CONDUIN

Massive well done to our 25 PBers:
1. Brian Grant
2. Gavin Fogarty
3. Derek Murphy
4. Eoin Robinson
5. Mark Byrd
6. Erkan Karacay
7. Rachel Ensor
8. Shane Byrd
9. Andreea Bortas
10. Patricia Flemming
11. Nathan Coulter
12. Deirdre McGauran
13. Peter O’Byrne
14. Marianne O’Farrell
15. Paul Doolin
16. Nicola Rispin
17. Sarah Brady
18. Carmel O’Hare
19. Robert Houlihan
20. Orla Gogarty
21. Martin Raftery
22. Avril Raftery
23. Lisa Howley
24. Bernadine Biggs
25. Ross Coulter

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

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 17:30 on 18th June 2016 (event number 38).
The male record is held by Ray HYNES who recorded a time of 15:36 on 6th January 2018 (event number 121).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary LYNCH who recorded 91.57% (23:32) on 1st January 2020 (event number 225).

Father Collins parkrun started on 3rd October 2015. Since then 3,202 participants have completed 18,322 parkruns covering a total distance of 91,610 km, including 3,052 new Personal Bests. A total of 419 individuals have volunteered 2,603 times.