Louis McCarthy takes the men’s honours as Sinead Lambe tops the women’s parkrun rankings.

Louis McCarthy ran 15:38 at the Marlay parkrun to record the quickest time across the island of Ireland on Saturday (April 6).

The Rathfarnham WSAF runner, who topped the parkrun rankings last month, was six seconds outside his previous best at the Saturday morning event.

Sinead Lambe was the fastest woman across Ireland for the second week in a row after posting a time of 18:03 at the Malahide parkrun.

The Donore Harriers athlete was running at parkrun for the 13th time and last week ran a new best of 17:52 at the event.

Shane Coffey ran 15:46 at the Naas parkrun to take the men’s number two spot this week.

It was a new best for the Naas AC youngster on his sixth parkrun outing.

Ballina parkrun saw the second fastest women’s time on Saturday after Norah Pieterse ran a new best of 18:34.

The Mayo AC runner, who was also first overall at the event, was running at parkrun for the fifth time.

With six runners among the top 10, the Marlay parkrun in Dublin was the most represented event.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: Marlay
Louis McCarthy, 15:38, Rathfarnham WSAF
2) parkrun: Naas
Shane Coffey, 15:46, Naas AC
3) parkrun: Hartstown
Thomas Sherlock, 16:31, Clonliffe Harriers
4) parkrun: Westport
Kieran Little, 16:44, Crusaders AC
5) parkrun: Stormont
Peter Moffett, 16:45, Falkirk Victoria Harriers
6) parkrun: Marlay
James Kelly, 16:46, Castlecomer AC
7) parkrun: Ormeau, Belfast
James Graham, 16:54
8) parkrun: Listowel
Donal White, 17:04
8) parkrun: Marlay
Valter Valente, 17:04
10) parkrun: Mungret
Paul Fitzgerald, 17:09

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Malahide
Sinead Lambe, 18:03, Donore Harriers
2) parkrun: Ballina
Norah Pieterse, 18:34, Mayo AC
3) parkrun: Marlay
Lynne Hennessy, 18:39, Rathfarnham WSAF
4) parkrun: Clonmel
Orla Byrne, 18:43
5) parkrun: Marlay
Maura Kearns, 18:50, Donore Harriers
6) parkrun: Omagh
Sorcha Mullan, 18:54, Omagh Harriers Youth Club AC
7) parkrun: Orangefield
Amy Bulman, 19:28, Willowfield Harriers
7) parkrun: Claremorris
Mary Gleeson, 19:28
9) parkrun: Ballincollig
Jennifer Goggin Walsh, 19:29, Carraig Na Bhfear AC
10) parkrun: Marlay
Rachel Riordan, 19:34, Dundrum South Dublin

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