What else can be said about the Kipchoge run.
History made. A genuine lump in the throat, tear in the eye moment, even for a miserable git like me.
Just over 8 parkruns in a row at 14:10 pace.
But how many times has he volunteered?
Late result off the vidiprinter, Dune Half Marathon from last Sunday:
Jonathan Carter 1:35:22, Bernard McKeaveney 2:06:21, Angela HOTM Stevens 2:06:24, David Esler 2:20:37
Taking on the “slower than Kipchoge” parkruns this week were:
Patrick Hughes 24:34, Noel Bloomfield 25:13, Frances Kane 1:00:46
Alan Erwin 20:02PB, Paul ROTM Skillen 22:16PB, Ben Davidson 22:31PB, Neil Campbell 23:13, Matt Allen 23:29, Lord Ian Brennan 24:27, Maeve Kennedy 25:18, Joseph Eager 25:36, Jim Hewitt 25:41, David Esler 27:02PB, Sarah McCafferty 27:18, Pamela McCafferty 27:19, Nikki Fleck 27:48, Owen Fulton 28:57, Neill McGlinchey 29:03, Philip Fleck 29:18, Suzanne Brennan 29:24, Sharon Dunn 29:25PB, Joe Mathers 29:26, Roisin Brooks 29:34, Oran McKee 30:56, Karen McKee 31:00, Zoe Neill 32:49, Joanne Milne 35:40
Obviously a lot of you inspired by Mr Kipchoge given the 5 PBs today. Well done to all.
And congratulations to Suzanne on her 50th parkrun.
And congratulations to Sharon on her 50th parkrun.
And congratulations to Joe on his 50th parkrun.
Ken McAuley 21:59, Susan Thompson 24:48
Stephen Smyth 21:23
Aidy Hughes 25:56
Dermot Boyd 30:27, Tina Steele 30:38
Lorraine Forsythe 50:00
Not sure if Ali Young ran this week but let’s all agree that the world is a better place for her being in it.
And ADav was at the Waterworks 20:38.
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Riley Kerr 10:45PB, Rhys Kerr 15:10, Matthew Hawkins 15:47
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Leo McAuley 08:40 PB, Eloise McAuley 09:56
3 Harriers were at the Kells & Connor events yesterday:
Jonathan Carter 1:34:14
Marie McFarlane 49:57PB, Fidelma McCoppin 51:09PB
Today were the Saintfield races:
Peter McGarry 34:18 (and 3rd place), Paddy Brooks 48:25
Dermot Boyd 30:42
Today saw the latest Leg-It event with the annual Running Scared 5 mile run/splash:
Michael Reid 38:10, Noel Bloomfield 40:49, Angela Stevens 43:29PB, Anita Piatek 43:47, Andrew Kerr 44:57PB.
And big congratulations to Keeley McGarry who kept up the family podium tradition coming second in the junior mile race. (That’s 2nd Peter, not 3rd, okay?!)
Finally, our international correspondent spotted Elaine Kennedy sneaking round Chicago this weekend. The woman who, it should be noted, has completed many more parkruns than Kipchoge, completed yet another marathon major in 4:58:42.
So, this week’s song can only be for Mr Kipchoge.
An amazing man; an amazing achievement. It’s unbelievable Jeff!
Until next week, behave.