Week 151 – Kilkenny parkrun Saturday 16th September 2017

This week 127 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of different clubs took part.

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

Welcome Angela Charlton visiting from Malhide parkrun, Dean Allaway from Reading and Andrew Johnston from Belfast along with all who participated today.

Please note we need to be extra mindful while on the route for health and safety reasons and respect for all park users. We also like to remind all parents to keep children in arms reach while taking part in our parkrun.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers: Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Roster here for viewing, we need all participating to take their turn at volunteering after every 10 runs to ensure all get a chance to run. See roster and let us know when you will help out - http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/futureroster/ Thanks to those we said yes today !

Upcoming Events:-

Medieval Marathon Kilkenny - Saturday 16th September - Starts 1pm (Volunteers Welcome)

JJ Reddy Danesfort  - Sunday 17th September - 5Km, 10Km and Half Marathon

Good luck to all runners taking part in the marathon and half marathon 5km and and 10kms over the weekend !!

Have a great week! See you all again soon.

Paddy DK

Run Director

 

Week 150 – Kilkenny parkrun Saturday 9th September 2017

This week 188 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part. Today we reached our 150th Kilkenny parkrun milestone which could only have been achieved by the continued support from our weekly volunteers!

We welcomed Vhi Ambassador and Olympian David Gillick  who gave an energetic and fun warm up to all at the start!. Delighted to be joined by Aaron Keogh Managing Director Vhi and Niamh Walker Corporate Communications Manager and their Vhi colleagues to celebrate the partnership with parkrun Ireland and display the fab new branding. We appreciate the support Vhi brings to parkrun in helping to sustain and grow it nationwide.

Thanks to Dolores from OPW who opened the Castle Park very early to accomondate the lovely relaxing area established by Verve on behalf of Vhi where complimentary refreshments were provided. Also thanks to Will Cuddihy local physiotherapist who did a post warm down with participants and showed how to use the massage balls.

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

Welcome Maria Vernazza visiting from Allypally parkrun in North London our parkrun tourist along with all who participated today. Please note we need to be extra mindful while on the route for health and safety reasons and respect for all park users.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers: Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Roster here for viewing, we need all participating to take their turn at volunteering after every 10 runs to ensure all get a chance to run. See roster and let us know when you will help out - http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/futureroster/ Thanks to those we said yes today !

Missing Tokens Today:- We are missing tokens no 114 and 137, please return.

Upcoming Events:-

Great Pink Run -  Tomorrow Sunday 10th September

Medieval Marathon Kilkenny - Saturday 16th September - Starts 12pm (Volunteers Welcome)

JJ Reddy Danesfort  - Sunday 17th September - 5Km, 10Km and Half Marathon

Have a great week! See you all again soon.

Gráinne Kelly

Run Director

 

Week 149 – Kilkenny parkrun Saturday 2nd September 2017

This week 139 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers: Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Roster here for viewing, we need all participating to take their turn at volunteering after every 10 runs to ensure all get a chance to run. See roster and let us know when you will help out - http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/futureroster/

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

Welcome Sam Walsh from Leeds our parkrun tourist today.

*******Special Achievements Today*********

Declan Walsh, who was our first junior parkrunner participant to reach 100 parkruns at Kilkenny parkrun. We also realised that Michael Molloy achieved his 50th parkrun today. Michael drove his daughters weekly to the parkrun and decided one day to join in and now he has done 50!

Nicky Read supplied some beautiful celebratory buns at the end to mark Declans 100th that were delicious. Thank you Nicky  :-)

Graham Bourne sped to a new PB today. A great achievement. Well done!!!!

Congratulations to Paula & Garret Hynes who had a baby boy, Luke Thomas Hynes  on Tuesday last. The tail walker position seems to be the key to a new parkrunner ;-)

Missing Token:- We are missing token no 24, please return.

Upcoming Events:-

Fit4Life returns Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30pm. (€35 for members & €50 for New members for Sept -Dec)

Great Pink Run -  Sunday 10th September

Medieval Marathon Kilkenny - Saturday 16th September - Starts 12pm (Volunteers Welcome)

JJ Reddy Danesfort  - Sunday 17th September - 5Km, 10Km and Half Marathon

Have a great week! See you all again soon.

Edwin Harper

Run Director

 

Week 148 – Kilkenny parkrun Saturday 26th August 2017

This week 137 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

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

Our parkrun tourists today were from Limerick, Cambridge, Belfast and Australia

Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Roster here for viewing. http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/futureroster  ( Thanks for saying YES to Volunteering today!)

Upcoming Events:-

Castlewarren 5 mile & 3 KM -  Sunday 27th August

Great Pink Run -  Sunday 10th September

Medieval Marathon Kilkenny - Saturday 16th September - Starts 12pm (Volunteers Welcome)

JJ Reddy Danesfort  - Sunday 17th September - 5Km, 10Km and Half Marathon

Have a great week! See you all again soon.

Angela Lalor

Run Director

 

Week 147 – Kilkenny parkrun Saturday 19th August 2017

This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

Well done to all who participated this week. The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

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

We are missing token no 102! - please return this to kilkenny parkrun asap.

Our parkrun tourists today were from Norwich, Newcastle, New Hampshire (USA), Cork and Galway!

Without volunteers there would be no parkrun. Roster here for viewing. http://www.parkrun.ie/kilkenny/futureroster  ( Thanks for saying YES to Volunteering today!)

Upcoming Events:-

Eagle 5Km Run Castlecomer Golf Club Wednesday @ 7pm

5 mile in Castlecomer Sunday 27th August

Great Pink Run - 10th September

JJ Reddy Danesfort 17th September - 5Km, 10Km and half marathon

Have a great week! See you all again soon.

Joy Cox

Run Director

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