Martin Cox takes the men’s honours as Annette Kealy tops the women’s list. Here are the fastest Irish parkrun times on Saturday (November 24).
Martin Cox ran 16:10 at the Omagh parkrun to record the fastest men’s time across the island of Ireland this weekend.
The Carmen Runners athlete, who has a 5k road personal best of 15:13 from 2015, was taking part in his 27th Saturday morning event.
Top 10 regular Annette Kealy was once again the quickest of the women at parkrun. The Raheny Shamrock athlete and Irish Masters international ran 18:28 on her 73rd visit to the Malahide parkrun.
Last month, Kealy was the F50 winner at the Autumn Open International Cross Country in Abbottstown.
Jonny Steede ran 16:23 at the Antrim event to take the men’s number two spot. It was a first visit to parkrun for the Glens Runners athlete.
Ailbhe McDaid took the women’s number two spot after a 19:17 run at the Limerick parkrun. McDaid was running in her 41st Saturday morning event.
There was one unknown runner who missed out on the men’s top spot after a 16:19 run – without his barcode – at the St Anne’s parkrun in Dublin.
That didn’t stop the St Anne’s parkrun from being the most represented event, with four runners – with barcodes – among the top 10.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Omagh
Martin Cox, 16:10, Carmen Runners
2) parkrun: Antrim
Jonny Steede, 16:23, Glens Runners
3) parkrun: Portrush
Jonathan McKee, 16:29, Springwell RC
4) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Darrell McKee, 16:30, Acorns AC
5) parkrun: St Anne’s
Tom McEnery, 16:31, Piranha TC
6) parkrun: St Anne’s
Gary Crossan, 16:41, Brothers Pearse
7) parkrun: St Anne’s
Colm Cassidy, 16:42, Raheny Shamrock
8) parkrun: Ballina
John Courell, 16:46, Ballina AC
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jamie Smyth, 16:49, North Down
10) parkrun: Corkagh
Callum O’Neill, 16:51, Newbury AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:28, Raheny Shamrock
2) parkrun: Limerick
Ailbhe McDaid, 19:17
3) parkrun: St Anne’s
Jacqui Dunphy, 19:22, Portmarnock AC
4) parkrun: Derry City
Denise Ward, 19:25, Foyle Valley
5) parkrun: Vicarstown
Grace Mcconnell, 19:31
6) parkrun: Malahide
Aoife Parrella, 19:33, Star of the Sea
7) parkrun: Cabinteely
Orna Dilworth, 19:37
8) parkrun: Marlay
Sarah Baryga, 19:39
9) parkrun: Portrush
Karen Alexander, 19:40
10) parkrun: Portrush
Julie Murphy, 19:43, Lagan Valley
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