Annette Kealy returns to the top of the women’s list as Alan McCormack runs the fastest time in Ireland on his parkrun debut. Here are the quickest times on Saturday (July 14).
After running the second fastest women’s time across the island of Ireland last week, Annette Kealy recorded the fastest time on Saturday with an 18:13 run at the Malahide parkrun.
This year the Raheny Shamrock V50 athlete has been regularly among the top 10 and this weekend’s run made it 66 parkrun outings in total.
Malahide also saw the second quickest woman and it was another V50 runner Geraldine Schaer. The Petts Wood Runners athlete dipped under 19 minutes for the first time at parkrun, running 18:58.
Former Irish Inter-Counties cross country champion Alan McCormack ran the fastest time among the men this week with a 15:56 run at the Shanganagh event in Shankill, Dublin. It was a first visit to parkrun for the Dundrum South Dublin runner.
Gary McLoughlin took the men’s number two spot after clocking 16:37 at the Malahide event. It was a parkrun best for Portmarnock AC athlete on his sixth outing at the Saturday morning 5k.
With three runners in total featuring among the men’s and women’s top two, it was no surprise that Malahide was the most represented parkrun this weekend. Matthew Collins’ 17:06 run made it four in total for the Dublin event.
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:13, Raheny Shamrock
2) parkrun: Malahide
Geraldine Schaer, 18:58, Petts Wood Runners
3) parkrun: Dungloe
Sharon Muir, 18:59, Inverclyde AC
4) parkrun: Poolbeg
Lynne Hennessy, 19:05, Rathfarnham WSAF
5) parkrun: Castlewellan
Mari Troeng, 19:20, Newcastle & District AC
6) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jennifer Black, 19:22, Victoria Park & Connswater
7) parkrun: Killarney
Niamh Clifford, 19:25, Star of the Laune AC
8) parkrun: Tralee
Marie McKenna, 19:43
9) parkrun: Armagh
Esther Dickson, 19:52
10) parkrun: Johnstown, Wexford
Ciara Foster, 19:52
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Shanganagh
Alan McCormack, 15:56
2) parkrun: Malahide
Gary McLoughlin, 16:37, Portmarnock AC
3) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Eoin Hughes, 16:37 Acorns AC
4) parkrun: Citypark, Craigavon
Gerard Heaney, 16:45, St Peters GAC
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Ciaran McKendry, 16:49, Annadale Striders
6) parkrun: Antrim
Stephen Nicholson, 16:57, Pace Running Club
7) parkrun: Donabate
David Rooney, 17:00, Raheny Shamrock
8) parkrun: Carlow Town
Colin Payne, 17:04, Tinryland AC
9) parkrun: Vandeleur
Joe Lillis, 17:05, United Striders AC
10) parkrun: Malahide
Matthew Collins, 17:06, Portmarnock AC
10) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Paddy Corr, 17:06
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