Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cautious return to 5k parkruns in Cork with a modest turnout - Sat 11th Sept 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Cautious return to 5k parkruns in Cork with a modest turnout - Sat 11th Sept 2021

A total of seven 5k parkruns in Cork restarted on restarted on Saturday the 11th of September 2021 and the numbers in some locations was well down on what they were pack in the Spring of 2020. Some might have expected big numbers turning out with a lot of pent up demand but that certainly doesn't seem to have been the case.

I suspect the organisers may have been afraid that big numbers would flock back after the restrictions had lifted but that certainly doesn't seem like the case. Perhaps some people are still hesitant about attending any event where there are large crowds? It could also be a case that people have got out of the habit of going to a local 5k parkrun on Saturday morning and it will take time for those numbers to return.

Ballincollig Regional Park: 209 runners turned out for this one which while well ahead of most of the recent club races, is still well down on the long term average of 300. The previous parkrun on the 7th of March 2020 got 360 and even that one was modest.

First 3 men & women...
1 Rowan DALY Male SM20-24 St Albans AC 17:59
2 John O MAHONY Male VM45-49 18:39
3 Tobi GRAB Male VM40-44 Leevale AC 18:48
18 Niamh CRONIN Female VW45-49 St Finbarrs AC 21:13
34 Clodagh CREEDON Female VW40-44 23:19
40 Elaine GUINANE Female VW40-44 Eagle A.C. 23:19

Glen River Park: There was a modest 53 finishers for this one with the long term average being 88.

First 3 men & women...
1 Matej HAULÍK Male SM20-24 Vege Runners 19:13
2 Loic GAREL Male VM40-44 19:47
3 Richard BOURKE Male VM40-44 St Finbarrs AC 19:50
17 Clare KEAVENEY JIMENEZ Female SW25-29 25:40
18 Sheena FLEMING Female VW35-39 25:57 
19 Mary O'HALLORAN Female VW50-54 Togher AC 25:58

1) Small gallery by John Mc HERE

Mallow Castle: The 5k parkrun in Mallow has now moved to a new course by the Castle. A total of 107 took part.

First 3 men & women...
1 Kevin CLANCY Male JM15-17 18:30
2 Ronan MOYNIHAN Male VM35-39 Crusaders Athletic Club 18:40
3 Finbarr KELLEHER Male VM35-39 19:44
8 Marie KELLY Female SW30-34 21:01
18 Claire ROCKALL Female SW30-34 22:40
27 Edel BUCKLEY Female VW35-39 24:22

1) Klickapic has three nice galleries on Facebook... Gallery 1 ... Gallery 2 ... Gallery 3

Mallow Castle 5k parkrun... Photo by Klickapic Photography

Other parkruns...

51 in Macroom, avg 53
Macroom results...

38 in Clonakilty, avg 37

21 in Castlehaven, avg 31

42 in Glengarriff, avg 59

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