Event #161, Feb 09th 2019

So, we had Melanie Tuffen pay a return visit to her home parkrun of Castletown, and despite threats fo a Brexit tax of 1 minute on her time, she not only did the results processing, but also wrote the Run Report....thank you as always Melanie!!

The night before the wind howled and rattled the letterbox, and rain lashed against the windows, but 226 runners still braved Castletown parkrun in the morning. They were rewarded with a rather soggy course, but a rain free if blustery run! As I type this the rain is lashing again, and I am grateful it held off for the run! The puddles on the course are always a challenge, but watching a toddler jump repeatedly in them with delight I felt that perhaps we all need to embrace out inner child – and just get muddy!

There were first timers galore as well! We were joined by the football team from Salesian’s college, as well as another 13 first timers. There were also an incredible 27 personal bests.

Congratulations to Eavan Connolly, who joined us for her 100th parkrun.

Eavan getting her 100 cert

Eavan getting her 100 cert

Evan getting her 100 cert

And to Joan McTernan, who did her 50th parkrun and celebrated a birthday on the same day!

Joan getting her 50 cert

Joan with her 50th cert

It was fantastic to be back in Castletown, where I never feel like a tourist – it always just feels like coming home! Though I would really appreciate it if you could get rid of that hill before my next visit.

Remember, that Castletown parkrun can’t go ahead without the fantastic volunteers. A big thank you to everyone who volunteered this week:

Sharon ASHMORE, Harry BEATTIE, Katherine CARROLL, Conor FITZPATRICK, Sean HENEGHAN, Declan HYNES, David JACKSON, Rosaleen KELLY, Luke LYNAM, Tony MCDONAGH, Karl MITCHELL, Seamus O MIDHEACH, Niamh O'DALY, Kim O'LONE, John O'LONE, Nicola O'LONE, Philip REILLY, Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL, Lesley THOMSON, Melanie TUFFEN, Orla WALSH

Do drop an email to castletown@parkrun.com if you can help us at future events, as I’d love to fly over every week  to volunteer but it isn’t quite practical!

Thanks to Melanie for the report!

Declan Hynes
Run Director, Event #161
Castletown parkrun

Castletown parkrun  -   Event number 161   -  9th February 2019

This week 225 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Niamh O'DALY • Sharon ASHMORE • Seamus O MIDHEACH • Declan HYNES • Philip REILLY • Lesley THOMSON • Melanie TUFFEN • Orla WALSH • Sean HENEGHAN • Luke LYNAM • Harry BEATTIE • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Nicola O'LONE • Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL • Tony MCDONAGH • Katherine CARROLL • David JACKSON • Karl MITCHELL • Rosaleen KELLY • Conor FITZPATRICK

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castletown parkrun Results Page.

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 4,900 participants have completed 30,680 parkruns covering a total distance of 153,400 km, including 5,837 new Personal Bests. A total of 636 individuals have volunteered 3,408 times.