A teenager tops the men’s list as Irish great Catherina Mckiernan returns to parkrun to take the women’s honours. Here are the fastest times on Saturday (July 7).
Westport AC teenager Ethan Lloyd claimed the men’s number one spot across the island of Ireland after a 15:38 run at his hometown event. It was a new best for the young athlete on his 36th outing at parkrun.
Catherina McKiernan was the fastest woman this week with a 17:24 run at the Malahide event. The Irish marathon record holder and multiple time World cross country medalist, who won the Castleknock 5km last month, was running at her 18th visit to parkrun.
Malahide had the top two women this week with V50 Raheny Shamrock runner Annette Kealy running 18:15.
Martin Cox took the men’s number two spot with a parkrun best in Omagh. The Carmen Runners’ athlete recorded a time of 15:48 on his 22nd outing at the Saturday morning 5k.
There were two men without barcodes this weekend who miss out on the top 10, a nippy 15:30 run at the Waterworks in Belfast, while a time of 16:24 was recorded in Naas.
Malahide and St Anne’s parkruns in Dublin had the most runners among the top 10 this week with three each.
Men’s top 10
1) parkrun: Westport
Ethan Lloyd, 15:38, Westport AC
2) parkrun: Omagh
Martin Cox, 15:48, Carmen Runners
3) parkrun: Oldbridge
Stephen Kelly, 15:50
4) parkrun: St Anne’s
Geoff Burns, 16:05
5) parkrun: Naas
Toby Ruffer, 16:08
6) parkrun: Athlone
Mick Fogarty, 16:23
7) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Ciaran McKendry, 16:40, Annadale Striders
8) parkrun: Tymon
Canaan St Lewis, 16:52
9) parkrun: Tymon
Enda Kerin, 16:56, Sportsworld
10) parkrun: Malahide
Robert Frewen, 17:05, Raheny Shamrock
10) parkrun: Shanganagh
Scott Mccann, 17:05
Women’s top 10
1) parkrun: Malahide
Catherina McKiernan, 17:24
2) parkrun: Malahide
Annette Kealy, 18:15, Raheny Shamrock
3) parkrun: Westport
Sorcha Mc Allister, 18:26, Westport AC
4) parkrun: Shanganagh
Sarah Baryga, 18:31
5) parkrun: Ecos, Ballymena
Gemma McDonald, 18:33, Ballycastle Runners
6) parkrun: St Anne’s
Adrienne Jordan, 18:33, Metro St Brigid’s
7) parkrun: St Anne’s
Emma Donlon, 19:08
8) parkrun: Wallace, Lisburn
Martsje Hell, 19:08, North Belfast Harriers
9) parkrun: Castlewellan
Mari Troeng, 19:20, Newcastle & District
10) parkrun: Portrush
Deborah Gilliland, 19:24, Springwell RC
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