Causeway Chronicle

Five hundred runs and two hundred volunteer credits for Gary Watton

Garvagh Forest, event 123 Thirty-three completed the course. Pete Dillon (20:29) was the fastest finisher on his first visit to this parkrun. Florence Smith (27:00) was the fastest female for the fourth time from 29 forest efforts.

Limavady, event 383 Forty-nine completed the course. There were four sub-twenty minute finishers. They were Ballycastle’s Alister Jamison (17:27), Martin O’Doherty (19:10), John Butcher (19:15), and Ciara McSherry (19:56) who was the fastest female for the 65th time. 

Limepark Playing Fields, event seventy-two Sixty-three completed the course. Martin McMullan of #ParkWalk joined the 100 Club. Gavin Lapworth recorded his three hundredth parkrun. Jack McMullan (20:15) was the fastest finisher on his first start here. Fiona Prue (20:32 course PB) was fastest female here for the eighth time.

Portrush, event 537 198 completed the course. Pearl Henry joined the 250 Club. James Andrews and Michael Gibson joined the 100 Club. Rachel Montgomery joined the 50 Club. Christine Amour and Emma Kerr joined the 25 Club. Christopher Drummond recorded his four hundredth parkrun. Josh Martin (18:32) was the fastest finisher for the fifteenth time from forty-two visits. Laura Watters (21:38) was the fastest female for the 33rd time and the ninth time since the start of September last year.

On a final note, Gary Watton, who compiles these reports each week, today became the first person in Ireland to record a parkrun double of five hundred runs and two hundred volunteer credits. This is all the more noteworthy, given that he narrowly survived a cardiac arrest at Waterworks parkrun in early September. Meanwhile a certain gent from Portrush parkrun is on course to be the first in Ireland to complete a parkrun double of five hundred runs and four hundred volunteer credits. Watch this space.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson