Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Some stats for Parkrun in Ireland...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Some stats for Parkrun in Ireland...

Last weekend, Parkrun Ireland released some data which showed the number of people that turned out for the various 5k parkruns last Saturday, the 10th of January 2015. I took this info and produced a simple chart below which shows the numbers in the 26 counties shown in order of size. While the numbers might change from week to week, it does give an indication of relative size.


As expected, the largest events were in Dublin but it's a bit of a suprise just how big they actually are. Three of them had over 300 people in each one and this is for an event with no entry fee. Contrast that to races in the Phoenix Park that charge €20-€30 for the same distance.

You can also see the three parkruns in Co.Cork......Macroom, Clonakilty and Bere Island.....and how they compare to the rest.

Two other figures to note are Kilkenny with about 150 and Clarisford which is about 14 miles NE of Limerick City with about 140. Both of these are near or in large population centres.

Just how big would a 5k parkrun in or near Cork City be? Considering the population, at least 200 a week might not be a bad guess.

4 comments:

John Wallace said...

Someone please organise ans set-up one in Ballincollig

John Kissane said...

Why not contact them & see if there are any other people interested in Ballincollig? The park there would be perfect. Rumor has it (no idea if true or not) that Macroom is against having one there though.

Personally I was in touch with them about on in town but nothing much has happened yet.

Anonymous said...

Regional park or Beaumont park probably two good options near/in the city?

Anonymous said...

Old city dump would be perfect for city