Paul Pollock takes the men’s honours as Kerry O’Flaherty top’s the women’s list. Here are the fastest Irish parkrun times on Saturday (October 27).
Paul Pollock ran 14:56 at the Belfast Victoria parkrun to record the fastest men’s time across the island of Ireland on Saturday. The Irish marathoner was taking part in his 17th parkrun and it was also the fastest time in the UK.
The Belfast Victoria parkrun dominated the top five positions in the men’s top 10, with Conall Kirk taking the number two spot.
Annadale Striders’ Kirk posted a parkrun best of 15:40 on his sixth Saturday morning 5k outing, three seconds ahead of City of Lisburn’s Chris Madden.
Kerry O’Flaherty ensured another Irish international was the fastest woman this week after running 17:56 at the Poolbeg parkrun in Dublin.
It was parkrun number three for the Newcastle & District AC athlete who won the inaugural KIA Race Series this year.
Ciara Hickey ran 18:06 at the Marlay parkrun to record the second quickest women’s time. The Brothers Pearse AC runner was taking part in her 23rd parkrun.
Belfast Victoria was the most represented parkrun with six runners among the top 10.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Paul Pollock, 14:56, Annadale Striders/kent AC
2) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Conall Kirk, 15:40, Annadale Striders
3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Chris Madden, 15:43, City of Lisburn
4) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Nathan Harrison, 15:48, Sale Harriers Manchester
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Gareth Hill, 15:57, Ballymena & Antrim AC
6) parkrun: Tullow
Colin Payne, 16:14, Tinryland AC
7) parkrun: Mungret
Kevin O’Grady, 16:16
8) parkrun: St Anne’s
Brian Leahy, 16:23, Raheny Shamrock
9) parkrun: Poolbeg
Matthew Rees, 16:24, Swansea Harriers
10) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jonny Whan, 16:27 City of Lisburn
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Poolbeg
Kerry O’Flaherty, 17:56, Newcastle & District
2) parkrun: Marlay
Ciara Hickey, 18:06, Brothers Pearse AC
3) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:31, Raheny Shamrock
4) parkrun: Wallace Lisburn
Lauren Wilson, 18:41, Edinburgh AC
5) parkrun: Falls Belfast
Breege Connolly, 19:01, North Belfast Harriers
6) parkrun: Bushy Dublin
Orna Dilworth, 19:38
7) parkrun: Falcarragh
Maura Kearns, 19:41, Donore Harriers
8) parkrun: Marlay
Ruth Kelly, 19:49, Sportsworld
9) parkrun: Tyrrelstown
Elaine McLoughlin, 19:50, Clonliffe Harriers
10) parkrun: Castlebar
Colette Tuohy, 19:51, Mayo AC
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