Mick Clohisey takes the men’s honours as Grace Carson tops the women’s parkrun rankings.

Mick Clohisey ran 15:11 at the St Anne’s parkrun to record the fastest men’s time across the island of Ireland on Saturday (December 22).

The Raheny Shamrock athlete, who topped the Irish marathon rankings this year after his 2:14:55 run in Valencia, was taking part in the Saturday morning event for the second time.

Fellow Irish marathoner Paul Pollock claimed the men’s number two spot after running 15:20 at the Belfast Victoria parkrun.

Pollock, who was running in his 19th event, led a Belfast Victoria stampede this week with eight men dipping under 16 minutes.

The event saw some of the region’s quickest out in force with 14 runners making it onto the men’s and women’s top 10 rankings.

However, the event missed out on both the number one spots with Grace Carson running a swift 17:29 at the Musa Cookstown event to record the quickest women time on Saturday.

It was a parkrun best for the Mid Ulster teenager who enjoyed an impressive year of golden performances on the track and in the mountains.

Rachel Gibson secured the women’s number two spot after a 17:32 run at the Belfast Victoria event. The North Down athlete was taking part in her 48th parkrun and led seven women under 19 minutes in Belfast.

It was no surprise that Belfast Victoria parkrun was this week’s most represented event with 14 runners among the top 10s.

With many getting a quick run out before Christmas the event saw 41 participants running 20 minutes or quicker, including 12 men under 17 minutes and nine women under 20 minutes.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: St Anne’s
Mick Clohisey, 15:11, Raheny Shamrock
2) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Paul Pollock, 15:20, Kent AC
3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Neil Johnston, 15:22, Springwell RC
4) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Conall Kirk, 15:32, Annadale Striders
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Andrew Wright, 15:44, Willowfield Harriers
6) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Brian Kinsella, 15:46, Willowfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jamie Knapp, 15:50, Southampton AC
8) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Eoin Hughes, 15:51, Acorns AC
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jonny Whan, 15:52, City of Lisburn
10) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Vincent Mcalister, 15:53, Acorns AC
10) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Christopher Fielding, 15:53, Nottingham University

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Grace Carson, 17:29, Mid Ulster
2) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Rachel Gibson, 17:32, North Down
3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Emma Davis, 18:05, Ward Park Runners
4) parkrun: Oldbridge
Nicola Welsh, 18:31, Dunleer AC
5) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Rebecca Wallace, 18:32, North Belfast Harriers
6) parkrun: Navan
Sinead Lambe, 18:33, Donore Harriers
7) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Kirsti Foster, 18:33, East Down
8) parkrun: Castlewellan
Emma Burgess, 18:38, Highgate Harriers
9) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Leann Gibson, 18:46, Victoria Park & Connswater
10) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Hannah Gilliland, 18:50, Willowfield Harriers

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