Healthy interest in parkrun
SUNDAY’S Quinns Rocks parkrun saw 109 runners, of whom 51 were firsttimers and 39 recorded new personal bests.
Representatives of eight different athletics clubs took part in the January 28 event, the fourth since parkrun started in Quinns Rocks this year.
Organisers said 389 different runners, including participants from 27 athletics clubs, have completed 563 runs covering a total distance of 2815km, and there have been 94 new personal bests since January 7.
The female record is held by Margaret Hadley, who ran in a time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds in the first event.
The male record is held by Dean Brown with 17.33, also on January 7.
Quinns Rocks parkrun, January 28 results
Male: 1st Taane-Nui Phillipps (JM15-17) (21:09), 2nd Wayne McMurtrie (VM35-39) (21:11), 3rd Joshua Melendez (JM11-14) (21:26).
Female: 1st Fiona Longden (VW50-54) of Northern Suburbs Running Group (24:28), 2nd Allison Ratcliffe( VW50-54) (25:33), 3rd Sharon Geeson (VW40-44) (26:58).