Causeway Chronicle

Armoy’s Limepark falls victim to the weather

It what was horrendous conditions underfoot, there was still a good turnout at local parkrun events, although Limepark in Armoy near the Bush river was a washout.

Garvagh Forest, event 119 – 31 completed the course: Kristy Lee Greene joined the 50 Club. Springwell’s Rhys Walker (19:51 course PB) was the fastest finisher for the first time from three attempts. The visiting Anne McNally (28:32) was the fastest female on her first appearance here.

Limavady, event 379 – Fifty-one completed the course. Enniskillen’s Heather Harper joined the 250 Club. Leighann Barker joined the 25 Club. Chris Denton (18:24) was fastest finisher for the 33rd time in 2023. Victoria Atkinson (20:27) was the fastest female on her first visit here. Limepark Playing Fields was understandably cancelled due to the awful weather.

Portrush, event 531 – 129 completed the course. Susie Anderson joined the 25 Club. Emer Thompson got her barcode scanned for a 350th time. Reading’s Peter Cook (19:06) was credited as the fastest finisher on his first visit, even though another Portrush debutant Zachary Zwiesler recorded the same time. Timothy O’Neill, Tim McBride, and David Stewart also broke twenty minutes. The fastest female was the visiting youngster Ella Pinder who began her parkrun career with a 24:53.

Portrush parkrun is open for business again on New Year’s Day.

Floods causes the cancellation of the Limepark parkrun

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Maurice Bradley