The parkruns in Dublin continue to attract a lot of early morning runners, and close to 300 showed up last Saturday for the 9.30am start of the 5k event on the grounds of Malahide Castle.
This was a comeback to racing after injury for Feidhlim Kelly of Raheny Shamrock AC, who came home a winner in 16.44.
Paul Cowhie finished second (Civil Service Harriers) in 16.52 and David Brady (Clonliffe Harriers) was third in 17.38.
Cindy Kelly led the women home in 19.16 and Catherine Brogan was second in 20.13, with Alison Davidson third in 22.04.
There was an even bigger entry in the parkrun in Marlay Park, Dundrum, where Paul O'Donnell led a field of close to 400 home in 17.43. Andrew Flynn was second in 17.50 and Kevin Keane was third in 18.19.
Sandra Armstrong won the women's event in 20.43, with Peig Dunne second in 21.12 and Ailish Reid third in 21.27.
There was also a new parkrun in St Anne's Park in Raheny, and here Ciaran Toner led home an entry of close to 200, finishing in 18.08. Michael Gyygax finished second in 18.22 and Gordon Grant was third in 18.49.
Aoife Brady was first women home in 19.22, followed by Pauline Griffin (20.22) and Niamh Lennon (21.34).
The Lucan Parkrun was won by John O'Regan in 18.08, with Karl Fitzgerald second in 19.09 and Ian McManus third in 18.17.
Niamh Fitzgerald (19.29) won the women's race, with Bronagh Adams second (20.11) and Sinead Leavy third in 22.30.