101 participants braved nippy conditions yesterday morning to take part in Letterkenny parkrun, a free 5k that takes place each Saturday.
Aaron Nepgen set a new personal best during yesterday’s run, with a fantastic time of 19 minutes 31 seconds.
Tony O’Donnell finished in second place, and was hot on Aaron’s heels with a time of 19 minutes and 36 seconds.
Committee member Brendan Delap tells Donegal Daily that the race to the finish line was close, with Aaron out-sprinting Tony in the last 100 metres.
“Aaron has taken one minute off his time from his pre-Christmas runs and is sure to post a time of under 19 minutes in the near future,” he said.
Darren Winston joined Aaron and Tony across the finish line with a time of 20 minutes 56 seconds.
Brendan says that the parkrun continues to grow week-on-week. The growing numbers can be attributed to the increased number of new walkers who come along each week, and are welcomed by the committee and other participants alike.
“If you have not already tried out parkrun as a walker, runner or jogger – you are welcome to join in at St Conal’s Complex, Kilmacrennan every Saturday at 9.30 am,” he says.
Entry is free but you are asked to register online at Letterkenny parkrun and then print off your barcode.
Bring your barcode along with you and you’re ready to go!
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