Gerald Forde takes the men’s honours as Sinead Lambe tops the women’s parkrun rankings.
Gerald Forde ran 15:34 at the Johnstown parkrun in Wexford to record the fastest men’s time across the island of Ireland on Saturday (March 30).
The Slaney Olympic runner, who has a parkrun best of 15:16, was running at the Saturday morning event for the fourth time.
Top 10 regular Sinead Lambe was the quickest woman this weekend after a 17:52 run at the Malahide event.
It was a new best for Donore Harriers runner on her 12th outing at parkrun.
A fellow Donore Harriers athlete, Ray Hynes, was the second fastest man across Ireland after posting 15:47 at the Father Collins parkrun.
Gemma McDonald was the second quickest woman on Saturday after running a time of 18:35 at the Antrim parkrun.
It was a new best for the Ballycastle Runners athlete on her 50th visit to parkrun.
One unknown male runner missed out the top 10 after running 16:17 at the Castletown parkrun.
Wexford’s Gorey parkrun was the most represented event in the top 10 with two runners.
Men’ top 10
1) parkrun: Johnstown, Wexford
Gerald Forde, 15:34, Slaney Olympic
2) parkrun: Father Collins
Ray Hynes, 15:47, Donore Harriers
3) parkrun: Castletown
Lee Van Haeften, 15:59, Herne Hill Harriers
4) parkrun: Derry City
Craig Simpson, 16:05, Foyle Valley
5) parkrun: Marlay
Alban Coghlan, 16:15
6) parkrun: Oldbridge
Simon Ryan, 16:24, Raheny Shamrock
7) parkrun: Shanganagh
Colin Wendel, 16:33, Kilcoole AC
8) parkrun: Gorey
Myles Gibbons, 16:34, Sliabh Buidhe Rovers
8) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Brian Taggart, 16:34, Sperrin Harriers
10) parkrun: Gorey
Mark Poole, 16:37, Croghan AC
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Sinead Lambe, 17:52, Donore Harriers
2) parkrun: Antrim
Gemma McDonald, 18:35, Ballycastle Runners
3) parkrun: Tramore, Waterford
Ruth Heery, 18:49
4) parkrun: Tralee
Lisa Madden, 18:50, Sportsworld
5) parkrun: Omagh
Sorcha Mullan, 18:54, Omagh Harriers Youth Club
6) parkrun: Wallace, Lisburn
Amy Bulman, 18:59, Willowfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Killarney
Niamh De Hóra, 19:07, Farranfore Mainevalley
8) parkrun: Poolbeg
Annabel Litchfield, 19:10, London Heathside
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Kirsti Foster, 19:12, East Down
9) parkrun: Castlewellan
Anna Gardiner, 19:12, East Down
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