Irish legend Catherina McKiernan takes the women’s parkrun honours as youngster Conall McClean tops the men’s list. Here are the fastest times at Irish parkruns on Saturday (August 25).
Catherina McKiernan ran the quickest women’s time at parkruns across the island of Ireland this weekend with a 17:16 outing at the Malahide event in Dublin.
It is the second time the Irish marathon record holder has topped the list this month.
Under-17 athlete Conall McClean recorded the fastest men’s time for a third time this year with a quick 16:23 performance at the Waterworks parkrun in Belfast. It was parkrun number 120 for the young St. Malachy’s athlete.
Annette Kealy once again featured at the forefront of the Saturday morning 5k runs and took the women’s number two spot with a top 18:26 run at the Malahide event.
Last Thursday (August 23) the Raheny Shamrock athlete was the first woman and fourth overall at the Portmarnock 5k, and this coming week heads to Malaga, where she will represent Ireland at the World Masters Athletics Championships.
Thomas Sherlock recorded the second fastest men’s time with a 16:24 run at the Porterstown event in Dublin. It was parkrun number 34 for the Clonliffe Harriers athlete who was only one second off his parkrun best.
With the two top women across the island of Ireland and one runner in the men’s top 10, the Malahide parkrun is the fastest this week.
However, it was a close call as the Belfast Victoria event also impressed with three runners.
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Catherina McKiernan, 17:16
2) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:26, Raheny Shamrock
3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Sarah Lavery, 18:28, Beechmount Harriers
4) parkrun: Mullingar
Leigh James, 19:29, London Heathside
5) parkrun: Castlebar
Colette Tuohy, 19:36, Mayo AC
6) parkrun: St Anne’s
Emma Harding, 19:37, Clonliffe Harriers
7) parkrun: Naas
Maura Ginty, 20:03, Sportsworld
8) parkrun: Tralee
Marie McKenna, 20:06
9) parkrun: Johnstown, Wexford
Ruth Kelly, 20:09, Sportsworld
10) parkrun: Clonmel
Orla Byrne, 20:11
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Waterworks Belfast
Conall McClean, 16:23, St. Malachy’s
2) parkrun: Porterstown
Thomas Sherlock, 16:24, Clonliffe Harriers
3) parkrun: Porterstown
Patrick Cassidy, 16:43
4) parkrun: Tullow
Colin Payne, 16:49, Tinryland AC
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
David Conliffe, 16:52, Pace Running Club
6) parkrun: Malahide
Vinny Mulvey, 16:53
7) parkrun: Tramore, Waterford
Dermot J Gorman, 16:56, Raheny Shamrock
8) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Christopher Moren, 16:56, Willowfield Harriers
9) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Paddy Corr, 16:57
10) parkrun: St Anne’s
Cillian O’Donovan, 17:04
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