Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Record numbers for the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 21st Jan 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Record numbers for the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 21st Jan 2017

With the TV programme Operation Transformation in full swing, a record 448 people took part in this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park. That's up from the previous record of 397 which was set last week.

It's a pretty amazing concept if you step back and think about it. 400 plus people taking part in a free organised run which is organised by volunteers. It's not hard to see why the parkrun concept has proved so popular.

1 Brian CARROLL    18:40    VM35-39    M1    Crusaders Athletic Club
2 Tobi GRAB    18:50    VM40-44    M2   
3 Donal HANNIGAN    19:07    VM40-44    M3 Dell EMC Running Club
26 Mary SWEENEY    21:18    VW55-59    F1    St Finbarrs AC
30 Clodagh MCMORROW    21:34    SW30-34    F2    St Finbarrs AC
55 Louise SHEEHAN    22:54    VW40-44    F3    Ballincollig Athletic Club

The full results of the 32nd parkrun can be seen HERE

1) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC has a small number of photos HERE


Anonymous said...

Now wouldnt it be great if we could get Tramore Valley Park Run going again.

Anonymous said...

How come there isn't one in Doneraile Park? That would be a perfect location

John Kissane said...

No sign of the park at Tramore Valley opening anytime soon unfortunately so that has to happen before we can re-open negotiations about reviving the parkrun.

As for Doneraile, just needs a local group to form a core team of volunteers & get one off the ground. That's how parkrun works :)