Farewell to Killarney parkrun at Muckross

Please note that Killarney parkrun at Muckross stopped last week on Saturday 13 July after 210 parkruns there.

From Saturday 20 July there will be a new parkrun at Killarney House, Mission Road, Killarney, V93 HE3C.

parkrun is a free, timed 5km run, jog or walk every Saturday at 9:30am.

Please come and walk, jog or run the new 3 lap course but make sure that you register first at https://www.parkrun.ie/register/?section=form and bring your printed barcode to every parkrun.

You can find more information on Killarney House parkrun at https://www.parkrun.ie/killarneyhouse/

Many thanks to the 3,200 people who ran, jogged or walked 10,863 parkruns at Muckross. The average number of runners over the 4 years was 51.7 per week and the biggest attendance was 146. We hope that the move into town will improve on those figures.

The female record at Muckross was 18:09 set by Carol Finn on 05 November 2016 and the male record a swift 15:48 by Matthieu Marshall on 08 July 2017.

As the town course is flat it will be interesting to see how soon those records are broken.

 

Last parkrun at Muckross today!

Today is the last parkrun at Muckross!

We will be moving to Killarney House parkrun on Sat. 20th July 2019
Time: 09:30
Info.: https://killarneyguide.ie/killarney-house/
Location: 5min. walk from Town centre.
Course: 3 laps of Killarney house (see map attached)
Entrance: 4 entrances to Killarney house: 1) Golden gates, Haha 2) Knockreer, Demesne 3) Mission road (opposite Tesco carpark) & Ross Road (opposite Kellihers Electrical)
Car parking: New St. carpark, Cathedral carpark (free), Port road (free), Muckross road carpark (beside Centra) (free) & town centre street parking.

 

Killarney parkrun #162 – 11th August 2018

This week was our 5th highest attendance of 116 people who ran, jogged or walked the course. We welcomed 50 first timers, 27 Unknown runners and visitors from as far afield as South Africa. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to the 9 who recorded new Personal Bests and to first time visitor Michael Smith from Oldham led the field with a new parkrun PB.

Well done also to Mary O'Connell who led the ladies home for the 2nd time.

Ray Smith was back at the top of the Age Grade scores with 79.14%.

Many thanks to the 8 volunteers who made today's event possible:

Alan RYAN • Tim LONG • Eileen HAYES • Sinead FAGAN • Siobhán DALY • Ray SMITH • Jennie SMITH Mick ANGLIM

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

The female record is held by Carol FINN who recorded a time of 18:09 on 5th November 2016 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Matthieu MARSHALL who recorded a time of 15:48 on 8th July 2017 (event number 107).
The Age Grade course record is held by Geraldine O SULLIVAN who recorded 88.44% (21:20) on 28th May 2016 (event number 50).

Killarney parkrun started on 6th June 2015. Since then 2,448 participants have completed 7,843 parkruns covering a total distance of 39,215 km, including 1,229 new Personal Bests.

 

Killarney parkrun #137 – 10th February 2018

Well done to the 54 people who ran, jogged or walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers including 9 first time ever to parkrun. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

Congratulations to the 13 who recorded new Personal Bests which included young Darragh Fleming who led the field home for the first time in only his 5th ever parkrun. Despite giving away 4 decades to Darragh it was Ray Smith who came second, set a new PB and the highest Age Grade score once again.

The ladies were led home by Doreen Moore who, despite 25 pan flat Tralee parkruns, also broke her alltime parkrun PB to claim her first ever First Finish.

First time visitor Daniel Leigh celebrated joining the 50 Club a long way from his usual parkruns in Australia.

Many thanks to the 10 great volunteers who made today's event possible:

Alan RYAN • Siobhan FALVEY • Tim O'LEARY • Eileen HAYES • Jim HEALY • Darragh CASEY • Jacek ZAKRZEWSKI • Ray SMITH • Jake SMITHMick ANGLIM

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

The female record is held by Carol FINN who recorded a time of 18:09 on 5th November 2016 (event number 72).
The male record is held by Matthieu MARSHALL who recorded a time of 15:48 on 8th July 2017 (event number 107).
The Age Grade course record is held by Geraldine O SULLIVAN who recorded 88.44% (21:20) on 28th May 2016 (event number 50).

Killarney parkrun started on 6th June 2015. Since then 2,058 participants have completed 6,552 parkruns covering a total distance of 32,760 km, including 1,077 new Personal Bests.

 

Run report week 7

Even though the weather didn't look particularly well early on and Saturday morning and with the annual run killarney event attracting close to 2,000 people right outside our door we were very happy with a turnout of almost 40runners. The best part of this was how many of these were first time parkrunners or more experienced runners visiting killarney who dropped in to have a look. The feedback was very complimentary and all the newcomers were very impressed with our course. The first runner home was the evergreen Michael Mangan from Beaufort while the first lady home was Niamh O'Boyle who like Michael was a first timer. It was great to see fourteen year old Oran O'Donoghue finishing fourth, he has a very bright athletics future. As always we are grateful to all our volunteers and finish by asking that some of you put your names fowrard to volunteer in the near future.

 

Run report

Despite the thousands who took part in the annual Ring of Kerry charity cycle on Saturday we had a good number at the Killarney parkrun. The weather wasn't great, a bit blustery with a few showers but all present were in good spirits. Our first runner across the line was again Simon Mangan who also places and collects out direction signs before and after the run. Simon was closely followed by Roland Eager but all was not lost in the Eager household as roland's 12 year old daughter was the first lady home in a blistering time of 21.40. First lady and sixth overall at age 12. That has to be some sort of a first. We are all set for this week's run and look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Run report

The fourth Killarney parkrun saw a nice group start out in dry weather which quickly turned very wet. Nevertheless a great time was had by all with many first timers turning out to experience a parkrun. First man home was Thomas Bubendorfer a well known ultrarunner. It hasn't been confirmed but is rumoured that he ran both to and from the parkrun from his home in Caragh lake. First lady home was Clodagh Fitzgerald in a very good time. A special mention to two of our visitors, Carol P. Murphy from Bere Island parkrun and of course Roger Boys from Newbury in the UK. We hope you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you back here again. The parkrun will be going ahead this Saturday even with the Ring of Kerry cycle on. It is ideal for anyone who may be waiting for a ROK participant to kill some time ina beautiful place. See you all then!

 

Run report

Saturday morning saw our third run here in Killarney and once again the weather was kind to us. Our numbers were down from the previous two weeks due to the community games being heldwhich kept a lot of our younger participants away. It was great to see some new faces and indeed some visitors from overseas. The route is proving very popular with experienced and novice runners alike. This week's first runner home was the Benjamin Button of local athletics, Seamus Murphy. Well done Seamus, no longer the bridesmaid. First lady home was Susanne Foley in a pb time. Well done Susanne. Thanks very much also to the first time volunteers who stepped up: John Lanigan, Sandra McSherry, Mairead Forde and Mary O'Connor. As always we are looking for volunteers and it would be great to see some of you take a break from running for only a week and give us a hand. It is a very simple process and all we aski is that you turn up 15 minutes early on the morning so we can go through your task with you. See you all on Saturday!

 

Run report

Apologies for this run report being a little late. The second Killarney parkrun was again held in ideal conditions in Muckross. We had a turnout of 92 which included about half of the first timers from the previous week.Our men's record was beaten by Simon Mangan while the women's record still stands from the first event. We were again delighted to see such a great mixture of adults and kids and this run looks like becoming very popular with the kids. With the summer finally here and so many events on locally every weekend we know that the parkrun might not be the top priority on everyone's list but believe us it is well worth the trip. As usual we need volunteers to keep this event going so if you feel like helping out just drop us an e-mail at killarneyhelpers@parkrun.com or pm us on our facebook page. All we require is that you turn up at 9.15am on the morning and we will quickly run through what needs to be done. It is a very simple process so don't be shy. As always a special thanks to this week's volunteers: aoife O'Carroll, nora FLYNN, mary O'Connell, brid Stack, denis LYNCH, eileen DALY and mairead FORDE and simon MANGAN.

 

Announcing the start of Killarney parkrun

Killarney parkrun starts 6 June 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of Killarney parkrun on 6th June 2015, 9:30am at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Killarney. We hope you'll be able to join us for the launch and a coffee afterwards.

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