Sinead Lambe takes the women’s honours as parkrun tourist Rob Samuel top’s the men’s list. Here are the fastest times at Irish parkruns on Saturday (September 8).
Welsh runner Rob Samuel was in Dublin over the weekend and started his Saturday morning by running the fastest parkrun time across the island of Ireland.
The Eryri Harriers runner recorded a quick 15:05 at the St Anne’s event finishing almost two minutes ahead of the next runner. The 2:21 marathoner ran a super fast 14:40 earlier this year at the Podium 5k in Barrowford, England.
Irish international marathoner Sean Hehir took the men’s number two spot with an impressive 15:45 run at the Hartstown event.
Hehir, who competed for Ireland at the European Championships in August, was taking part in his second parkrun.
Sinead Lambe was the fastest women across Ireland after posting a parkrun best of 18:07 at the Malahide event.
It was parkrun number seven for the Donore Harriers athlete who earlier this year finished third at the Braveheart Trail 5k.
For the second consecutive week, Northern Irish international Rachel Gibson claimed the women’s runner-up spot. The North Down athlete ran 18:19 at the Queen’s event in Belfast and it was her 46th visit to parkrun.
The Dunleer AC athlete was taking part in her 17th Saturday morning 5k and walks away with a new personal best.
Ormeau parkrun in Belfast had the most runners among the top 10 with three, while the most represented clubs were Rathfarnham Wsaf, Dunleer AC, Willowfield Harriers and Annadale Striders with two athletes each.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: St Anne’s
Rob Samuel, 15:05, Eryri Harriers
2) parkrun: Hartstown
Sean Hehir, 15:45, Rathfarnham Wsaf
3) parkrun: Ormeau Belfast
Max Costley, 15:59, Southampton AC
4) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Neill Weir, 16:35, Willowfield Harriers
5) parkrun: Omagh
Martin Cox, 16:41, Carmen Runners
6) parkrun: Shanganagh
Colin Wendel, 16:48, Kilcoole AC
7) parkrun: Ormeau Belfast
Stephen Connolly, 16:50, Annadale Striders
8) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Garry Morrow, 16:53, Willowfield Harriers
9) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Aidan O’Hagan, 16:54, Acorns AC
10) parkrun: Ormeau Belfast
Ciaran McKendry, 16:55, Annadale Striders
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Sinead Lambe, 18:07, Donore Harriers
2) parkrun: Queen’s Belfast
Rachel Gibson, 18:19, North Down AC
3) parkrun: Oldbridge
Karen Costello, 18:29, Dunleer AC
4) parkrun: Oldbridge
Nicola Welsh, 18:42, Dunleer AC
5) parkrun: Limerick
Ailbhe McDaid, 19:01
6) parkrun: Mungret
Shona Ní Fhloinn, 19:04, Dooneen AC
7) parkrun: Shanganagh
Sarah Baryga, 19:18, Sli Cualann
8) parkrun: Tymon
Carla Sweeney, 19:23, Rathfarnham Wsaf
9) parkrun: Falls
Kirra Seidel, 19:32
10) parkrun: Poolbeg
Ruth Kelly, 19:38, Sportsworld
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