Eoin Hughes and Sarah Fitzpatrick ran the quickest parkrun times in Ireland yesterday (May 18).

Eoin Hughes ran a parkrun PB to lead the Irish parkrun times this weekend. Acorn AC man Hughes ran 15:17 on the MUSA Cookstown course – where we often see some of the fastest times run. Hughes has had a great year so far running a 31:32 10km PB Termoneeney 10K recently and 15:04 at Armagh 5km.

Regular top 10 performer Sarah Fitzpatrick ran 19:29 on the Bushy course in Dublin to be this weeks leading woman. Fitzpatrick who has a 5,000m PB of 18:01 was a little way off her best of parkrun PB 19:10 but well clear of the second place finisher. Niamh Hughes with 19:35 was this week’s second faster female and there was a tie for 3rd with Orla Byrne and Leann Gibson both clocking 19:38.

Stephen Kelly was nearly 4 minutes clear of the second place man at Oldbridge as be clocked 16:13. Kelly who was a  competitor in the recent European Masters Championships has a parkrun best of 15:50. Kevin O’Grady had yet another impressive performance. Under 17 O’Grady has a parkrun PB of 16:16 and finished over a minute ahead of the second placed runner.

Men’s top 10

1) parkrun: MUSA Cookstown 
Eoin Hughes, 15:17, Acorns AC

2) parkrun: Oldbridge 
Stephen Kelly, 16:13,  Drogheda & District AC

3) parkrun: Mungret 
Kevin O’Grady, 16:45

3) parkrun: Belfast Victoria 
Neill Weir, 16:52, Willowfield Harriers

5) parkrun: Tramore, Waterford
Brian Murphy, 16:53, Carrick-on-Suir AC

6) parkrun:Belfast Victoria 
Paul Carroll, 16:56, Annadale Striders

7) parkrun: Johnstown, Wexford
David Mahon,
8) parkrun: Naas 
Conor Murphy, 17:00, Prestatyn RC

9) parkrun: Malahide 
Wesley Grant, 17:01, Raheny Shamrock AC

10) parkrun: Ormeau Parkrun
Canyon Wilson, 17:10

Women’s top 10

1) parkrun: Bushy, Dublin
Sarah Fitzpatrick, 19:29

2) parkrun: MUSA Cookstown
Niamh Hughes, 19:35

=3) parkrun: Glen River
Orla Byrne, 19:38
=3) parkrun: Orangefield 
Leann Gibson, 19:38, Victoria Park and Connswater AC

5) parkrun: Ballincollig 
Nollaigh O’NEILL, 19:39, Leevale AC

6) parkrun: Poppintree 
Julie Cleary, 19:50

7) parkrun: Marlay 
Rachel Riordan, 19:53, Dundrum South Dublin Athletic Club
8) parkrun: Clonmel 
Shona Ni Fhloinn, Dooneen AC

9) parkrun: Limerick 
Susan Murnane, 20:02, Limerick A.C.
10) parkrun: Naas 
Faye McEvoy, 20:02, Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District AC

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