186 people joined this week’s Castlewellan parkrun, know results


Castlewellan, Northern Ireland: Around 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course during this week’s Castlewellan Parkrun. 31 of these people were first-timers, and 26 recorded new Personal Bests, with representatives of 29 clubs participating in the run. 

Among the visitors were first-timers from Tandragee and Glengormley, but the prize for furthest travelled goes to those who came from Canada. For those with a penchant for statistics, our top 5 clubs are Newcastle AC with 2118 runs completed, Murlough AC with 1746, East Down AC with 1246, Dromore AC with 505 and Saintfield Striders with 490. 


First home was Ashley Crutchley and Ashlene Mussen, both on pacing duties. John O’Higgins and Paula McAnulty reached the 25 milestone, and Hugo Jackson reached the J10 landmark. A few 100s are coming up in the weeks ahead.

The event was joined by 32 volunteers:

  1. Paul RODGERS 
  2. Bill CASH 
  3. Gillian MCNIFF 
  4. Danny O’BOYLE 
  5. Jerome MCCRICKARD 
  6. Kieran MCMAHON 
  7. Joe MCCANN 
  8. John QUINN 
  9. James MCCLEAN 
  10. Ashlene MUSSEN 
  11. Suzy SMITH 
  12. Will OWENS 
  13. Julie HEALY 
  14. Mairead MCCOMB 
  15. David CRUDGINGTON 
  16. Mark CRAIG 
  17. Philomena MORGAN 
  18. Justin MORGAN 
  19. Sean MILLIGAN 
  20. Anne DOMICAN 
  21. Bernie MCMULLAN 
  22. Oliver QUAIL 
  23. Niamh BURNS 
  24. Louis DEMPSEY 
  25. Perpetua BURNS 
  26. Siobhan MCKIBBIN 
  27. Gabe REID 
  28. Sinead REID 
  29. Andrew BREADY 
  30. Lindsay CRUTCHLEY 
  31. Ashley CRUTCHLEY 
  32. Gregory BURNS

Castlewellan parkrun expressed gratitude to Danny for organising another very successful pacer week and to the team who paced from 18 to 32 minutes. 

“The next pacer week will be on 24 June, and Danny once again will be looking for a team to help him out,” announced the organisers. 

The female record till now is held by Kerry O’Flaherty, who recorded a time of 17:18 on 16 December, 2017 (event number 12).

The male record is held by Patrick MCNIFF, who recorded a time of 15:22 on 13 August 2022 (event number 183).


The Age Grade course record is held by Patricia BROWN, who recorded 88.99% (21:48) on 1 January 2020 (event number 117).

Castlewellan parkrun started on 23rd September 2017. Since then, 7,323 participants have completed 42,172 parkruns covering a total distance of 210,860 km, including 7,812 new Personal Bests. A total of 504 individuals have volunteered 4,949 times.


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