Catherina McKiernan takes the women’s honours as Robert Hewison tops the men’s list. Here are the fastest Irish parkrun times on Saturday (December 1).
Catherina McKiernan, who was taking part in her 24th parkrun, ran 17:21 at the Malahide event to record the fastest women’s time across Ireland this weekend.
Robert Hewison ran the fastest men’s time this week after running 16:33 on his first visit to the Nass parkrun.
The Kildare AC middle distance runner finished ninth in the 800m at the Irish Track and Field Championships over the summer.
Kate Cronin ran 18:19 at the St Anne’s event to record the second quickest women’s time. The Raheny Shamrock athlete, who was running in her eighth parkrun, topped the rankings in Ireland last month.
Teenager Charlie McGowan took the men’s number two spot after running a parkrun best of 16:43 at the Marlay event. The Coláiste Éanna, Rathfarnham runner was taking part in his 28th Saturday morning event.
There was one unknown runner who missed out on the men’s top 10 after running 16:54 at the Marlay parkrun.
Malahide parkrun was the most represented event in the top 10 with three runners.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Naas
Robert Hewison, 16:33, Kildare AC
2) parkrun: Marlay
Charlie McGowan, 16:43
3) parkrun: Tralee
Oisin Spillane, 16:54, Tralee Harriers
4) parkrun: Shanganagh
Neil Wiktorski, 16:56, Bray Runners
5) parkrun: Poppintree
Colm Delaney, 17:00, Raheny Shamrock
6) parkrun: Donabate
David Rooney, 17:02, Raheny Shamrock
7) parkrun: Malahide
Liam Roarty, 17:03, Cheltenham & County Harriers
8) parkrun: Antrim
David Conliffe, 17:06, Pace Running Club
9) parkrun: St Anne’s
Jamie Gahan, 17:12, Portmarnock AC
10) parkrun: Ballincollig
Rory O’Sullivan, 17:12 St Finbarrs AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Catherina McKiernan, 17:21
2) parkrun: St Anne’s
Kate Cronin, 18:19, Raheny Shamrock
3) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:23, Raheny Shamrock
4) parkrun: Derry City
Gemma Mcginty, 18:29
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Hannah Gilliland, 18:34, Willowfield Harriers
6) parkrun: Castlewellan
Gladys Ganiel-O’Neill, 19:03, North Belfast Harriers
7) parkrun: Poppintree
Eva McNelis, 19:07
8) parkrun: Clonmel
Orla Byrne, 19:13
9) parkrun: Shanganagh
Sarah Baryga, 19:17, Bray Runners
10) parkrun: Marlay
Mary Finn, 19:27, Sportsworld
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