Padraig Moran takes the men’s honours as Jessica Craig tops the women’s parkrun rankings on Saturday.

Padraig Moran ran 15:36 at the Mullingar parkrun to record the fastest men’s time across Ireland on Saturday (February 2).

The Mullingar Harriers’ youngster, who has a 5000m personal best of 14:43, was running at parkrun for the second time.

Jessica Craig ran a parkrun best 17:14 at the Belfast Victoria event to record the quickest women’s time on Saturday.

The North Down runner will represent Northern Ireland later this month at the Armagh International Road Races.

Toby Ruffer was the second fastest man this week after running 16:22 at the Naas event. It was Ruffer’s 16th visit to parkrun and 14 seconds off his previous best.

Irish international Lizzie Lee claimed the women’s number two spot after a 17:44 run at the Ballincollig parkrun.

The Leevale AC runner, who won the Irish title at the Dublin Marathon last year, was taking part in the Saturday morning event for the seventh time.

Belfast Victoria was the most represented parkrun with three runners among the men’s and women’s top 10s.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: Mullingar
Padraig Moran, 15:36, Mullingar Harriers
2) parkrun: Naas
Toby Ruffer, 16:22
3) parkrun: Mungret
Mark Ryall, 16:29, Marshall Milton Keynes
4) parkrun: Musa Cookstown
Tommy Hughes, 16:49, Termoneeny Running Club
5) parkrun: Poolbeg
Jafer Abdulshekur, 16:51, Blackrock AC
6) parkrun: Listowel
Donal White, 16:53
7) parkrun: Ormeau, Belfast
Owen Carleton 16:54, Annadale Striders
8) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Paul Carroll, 16:59, Annadale Striders
9) parkrun: Tramore, Waterford
Barry O Shea, 17:01
10) parkrun: Clonmel
Paul Minogue, 17:02, Clonmel AC

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Jessica Craig, 17:14, North Down AC
2) parkrun: Ballincollig
Lizzie Lee, 17:44, Leevale AC
3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria
Kerry Bamber, 18:12, Ballymena Runners
4) parkrun: Griffeen
Sarah MacMahon, 18:16, Dundrum South Dublin
5) parkrun: Griffeen
Aoife Coffey, 18:59, Lucan Harriers
6) parkrun: Clonmel
Angela McCann, 19:18
7) parkrun: Poolbeg
Katie Rogers, 19:19, Crusaders AC
8) parkrun: Stormont, Belfast
Leann Gibson, 19:33, Victoria Park and Connswater
9) parkrun: St Anne’s
Rachael Yorke, 19:35, Crusaders AC
10) parkrun: Dundalk
Laura Mathews, 19:38, North East Runners

If you would like to run faster at parkrun, top tips to help runners of all abilities can be found here.

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