Event number 121
21st April 2018
With the sun beaming we set-up for parkrun and had the unusual task of including a 'warm weather warning' into the pre-event brief. We really could do with a few more weeks like these.
With a fine mix of visitors from Cabinteely, Griffeen Valley and Capetown we welcomed Tom Coppinger to the 100 milestone club. It was a spectacular day for all.
This week 225 people ran, jogged and walked the course, 26 were first timers and 38 of you recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:
Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Orlaith NASON • Laura CROOKE • Paul HAWKINS • Alan MAHER • Lesley THOMSON • Melanie TUFFEN • Sean HENEGHAN • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Nicola O'LONE • Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL • Roisin BISLAND • Joann BOWES • Sean BOWES • Brian O'GORMAN • Jennifer GEOGHEGAN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castletown parkrun Results Page.
For me, there's always lots of special moments to soak in whilst I'm enjoying the Run Director role. I enjoyed a chat with a new mum ran her first parkrun since her baby son was born nine weeks ago. I was even allowed a little snuggle from the new arrival. Mom ran parkrun yesterday in a blinding 25 mins!!! What a return to running!!!
There was an amazing finish by this duo, dad and son. When the little fella in the buggy saw the finish chute his expression was priceless... he sat up in the buggy and started cheering and clapping. It made me smile to see them enjoying the day together like that.
If you blink at Castletown parkrun you miss something special!
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Here are some other stats from Castletown parkrun.
The female record is held by Louise REILLY who recorded a time of 19:19 on 28th May 2016 (event number 28).
The male record is held by Heywood RICHARDSON who recorded a time of 16:27 on 6th January 2018 (event number 107).
The Age Grade course record is held by Gary CONDON who recorded 84.06% (16:44) on 20th August 2016 (event number 40).
Castletown parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 3,885 participants have completed 21,699 parkruns covering a total distance of 108,495 km, including 4,466 new Personal Bests.
Check out the web page at www.parkrun.ie/castletown for tons of other information! Keep up to date on FB and Twitter pages too.
Thanks for taking the time to read my report.
Your Run Director for #Event 121, Sharon Ashmore.