Stephen Kelly takes the men’s parkrun honours as Amanda Scott tops the women’s list. Here are the fastest times at Irish parkruns on Saturday (September 1).

Stephen Kelly recorded the fastest time this week at parkrun events across the island of Ireland with a 16:34 run at the Oldbridge event.

It was the Drogheda and District runner’s eighth visit to the Saturday morning 5k.

English runner Amanda Scott ran 17:50 at the Poolbeg event in Dublin to take the women’s top spot. According to all available stats, the former Cambridge Uni Hare & Hounds athlete hasn’t raced in eight years. Hopefully, this quick parkrun time will see her make a return.

The Listowel parkrun saw the men’s second-fastest time this week thanks to a 16:41 run by Donal White. The Kerry Crusaders runner was taking part in his eighth parkrun.

Northern Irish international Rachel Gibson ran 18:05 at the Belfast Victoria event to record the second quickest women’s time. It was parkrun number 45 for the North Down athlete.

The most represented parkrun in the top 10 was Belfast Victoria with three runners.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: Oldbridge
Stephen Kelly, 16:34, Drogheda and District
2) parkrun: Listowel
Donal White, 16:41, Kerry Crusaders
3) parkrun: Derry City
Matt Doherty, 16:46, City of Derry AC
4) parkrun: Bangor
Neill Weir, 17:00, Willowfield Harriers
5) parkrun: Naas
Conor Murphy, 17:05
6) parkrun: Waterworks
Dominic McAllister, 17:06
7) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Darrel Cooper, 17:06
8) parkrun: Father Collins
Stephen Butler, 17:09, Dublin Bay RC
9) parkrun: Waterworks
Callum Morgan, 17:10, St Malachy’s AC
10) parkrun: Armagh
David McCoy, 17:10, Reading Roadrunners

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Poolbeg
Amanda Scott, 17:50, Cambridge Uni Hare & Hounds
2) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Rachel Gibson, 18:05, North Down AC
3) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:20, Raheny Shamrock AC
4) parkrun: Navan
Sheena Logan, 18:25, Fife AC
5) parkrun: Tramore, Waterford
Orla O’Connor, 19:07, Waterford AC
6) parkrun: Castlebar
Colette Tuohy, 19:37, Mayo AC
7) parkrun: Queen’s Belfast
Shileen O’Kane, 19:38, Lagan Valley AC
8) parkrun: Lees Road
Anne Marie Connellan, 20:05, Ennis Track AC
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Maria Morris, 20:08, Beechmount Harriers
10) parkrun: Marlay
Paula Prendergast, 20:14

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