This month we had a Seaparker finish in first place at every Carrickfergus parkrun.
Richard Craig was 1st to finish on 3rd September. He was followed by Charlie McCormick, William Jenkins, Paul Daniels, Gavin Irvine, Robert Steele, Emily Smiley, Colin McCrum, Catherine Steele & Karen McMaster.
Four people finished their 22 NI parkrun challenge this month, the first of which was Karen Waring at Larne.
Gillian Strudwick was the first Seaparker to finish (with a course PB of 23:45). After her came Andrew Smyth (course PB of 25:02), Karen Waring (who finished the 22 challenge with a course PB of 27:41), Nikita Murray (1st run at Larne), Trevor Lamb, Alison Welsh (course PB of 29:45), Neill Harper (and Oska), Glenda Murray & Geraldine Kane (1st run at Larne).
At Limavady there was Richard Hetherington (with a parkrun PB of 19:26) and Allan Grant (1st run at Limavady).
Philip Poag got a course PB of 25:58 at Valley. Also in attendance where Julie-Ann Mitchell (1st run at Valley ) and Karen Poag.
Bobbie Irvine and Nicola Irvine (course PB of 25:57) attended Portobello, Edinburgh.
Elsewhere Rebecca Tester attended her first run at Derry, Gary Craig went to Queens, Brendan Rice ran at Victoria while at Wallace there was Ronald Simms and Julie Kelly (1st run at Wallace).
Ian Cleland was 1st to finish at Carrickfergus on 10th. Following him where William Jenkins, Robert Murray (course PB of 19:57), Jonathon Bell, Paul Daniels, Jennifer Jackson, Derek Kane, Colin McCrum, Karen McMaster, Julie-Ann Mitchell, Lindsay Roberts (parkrun PB of 30:49) and Toma Gerasimaite.
Four members of the 22 challenge got lost on the way to Carrickfergus and ended up in Citypark, Craigavon. Not really sure how that happened.
Allan Grant (1st run at Craigavon) was the first Seaparker to finish. Then came Alan Poag, Trevor Lamb (1st run at Craigavon) and Michael Kane (1st run at Craigavon).
And at Derry there was Nikita Murray (1st run at Derry), Glenda Murray (course PB of 29:59), Geraldine Kane (1st run at Derry) & Julie Kelly (1st run at Derry).
At Larne there was Bobbie Irvine, Nicola Irvine (with a course PB of 27:06) and Neill Harper.
Richard Hetherington and Rebecca Tester both attended their first run each at Valley.
Elsewhere Alison Welsh attended her 1st run at Colin Glen and the day before the Great North Run Karen Waring did her 1st run at Newcastle Upon Tyne. Also Kate Delaney attended her 1st run at Portrush and Brendan Rice got a parkrun PB of 19:43 on his 99th parkrun, which was at Victoria.
It was William Jenkins turn to finish 1st at Carrickfergus on 17th. He was followed by Paul Daniels (parkrun PB of 22:05), Chris Hogg, Patrick Hughes, Emily Smiley (1st lady and parkrun PB of 25:12), Julie-Ann Mitchell, Jonathan Beattie, Bobbie Irvine, Susan Kane (course PB of 29:43), Beverley Kernoghan (parkrun PB of 29:49) & Julie Marshal.
Robert Murray and Alison Welsh attended Antrim.
While Trevor Lamb informed Colin Glen that he was coming to finish his 22 with them.
Derek Kane was the first Seaparker to finish at Colin Glen. He was followed by Karen Waring, Trevor Lamb (finished the 22 challenge with his 1st run at Colin Glen), Julie Kelly (1st run at Colin Glen), Michael Kane (1st run at Colin Glen), Carol Downey (1st time at Colin Glen) and Geraldine Kane (1st time at Colin Glen).
Brendan Rice completed his 100th parkrun with his 1st run at Derry.
While Allan Grant attended his 1st run at Falls.
And at Wallace there was Ronald Simms (and the 3rd person to finish the 22 challenge this month) Rebecca Tester, with her 1st run at Wallace.
At Valley there was Richard Hetherington (with a course PB of 20:22) and Gillian Bell (1st run at Valley). While Gary Craig attended Victoria and Nikita Murray ran for the first time at Waterworks with Glenda Murray & Karen McMaster.
Richard Craig was 1st over the line at Carrickfergus for the last parkrun of September. He was followed by William Jenkins, Heather Haggan, Catherine Steele, Julie Lyness and Julie-Ann Mitchell.
It was Alan Grant’s turn to finished the 22 challenge with his 1st run at Armagh. Michael Kane was there as his support.
The Murrays bumped into a happy volunteer at Wallace. The first Seaparker to finish was Robert Murray and he was followed by Nikita Murray (1st run at Wallace) and Glenda Murray (with a course PB of 29:11).
Elsewhere Kate Delaney attended her 1st run at Larne, Karen McMaster went to Ormeau, Patrick Hughes achieved a course PB of 24:28 at Valley, Colin McCrum returned to Victoria and Gary Craig ran again at Waterworks.
Race to 100
Karen McMaster (AKA Team Chair) is at 98 parkruns as off 24/09/16.
Glenda Murray (AKA Team Devious) is at 96 parkruns as off 24/09/16.
Trevor Lamb (AKA Team Wolf) is at 95 parkruns as off 24/09/16.
Allan Grant (AKA Team Barcode) is at 90 parkruns as off 24/09/16.
Official hashtag #Raceto100.
Seapark charity parkrun challenge
Team Blue for the boys and Team Pink for the girls.
As of 24/09/16 there are 15 parkruns left to the end of the year (if you count Christmas Day).
1st Male Winner.
1st Female Winner.
Bobbie Irvine, Nicola Irvine, Robert Murray and Alan Poag all completed their 22nd parkrun on 13/08/16, Karen Waring completed her 22nd parkrun on 03/09/16, Trevor Lamb and Rebecca Tester completed their 22nd one on 17/09/16 & Allan Grant completed his on 24/09/16.
Alison Welsh – 1 left as of 24/09/16.
Team Blue (the rest for Mark) – 2 left as of 24/09/16.
Michael Kane – 3 left as of 24/09/16.
Geraldine Kane – 5 left as of 24/09/16.
Julie Kelly – 5 left as of 24/09/16.
The two charities are Brainwaves NI and Macmillian Cancer Support. Remember that if each of the two charities reaches the £2500 target then Michael Kane and Trevor Lamb will get their legs waxed and then run a 10K with nice waxed legs. You know that the suffering of others will make you feel better so dig deep.
Official hashtag #AllNIparkruns2016.
Andy’s parkrun challenge 2016
Between 26/03/16-29/10/16 participants have 32 weeks to complete three different parkruns, plus volunteer at Carrickfergus (and wear a hi viz vest) at least once. The parkruns are Carrickfergus, Larne and the third one will be any of the participants own choosing. Age grade percentage will decide the winner.