Christmas & New Year @ Malahide parkrun

Hi all,

We will be holding a parkrun on Christmas Day (Tues 25th Dec) for the first time this year. Note, the start time will be 10:30 to tie in with the goal mile, also in the castle which runs from 11-12. So, you can run/walk both events if you wish.

We will not hold an event on New Years Day. So, this is the sequence over the festive season:

Sat Dec 22 @ 9:30 = Normal Saturday parkrun
Tue Dec 25 @ 10:30 = Special Christmas day event
Sat Dec 29 @ 9:30 = Normal Saturday parkrun
Tue 1 Jan = no event in Malahide

All the best,

Malahide parkrun team

 

Christmas runs at Malahide parkrun

Hi parkrunners!,
Just to let you know we will have normal parkruns at Malahide on the two Saturdays over the holiday season: December 23rd and 30th. But we won't be running additional events on Christmas Day or New Years Day.

If you are feeling very energetic on Christmas Day or New Years day, you can find out which locations are running parkruns on those days at:

http://www.parkrun.ie/christmas-compendium/

Have a great festive season!
Malahide parkrun.

 

Christmas at Malahide parkrun

Hi,

Just to let you know we will have normal parkruns at Malahide on the two Saturdays over the holiday (Christmas eve and New Years eve). But, we won't be running additional events on Christmas Day or New Years Day.

If you are feeling very energetic on Christmas Day or New Years day, you can find out
which locations are running parkruns on those days at:

http://www.parkrun.ie/christmas-compendium/

Have a great festive season!

Malahide parkrun.

 

Christmas runs at Malahide parkrun

Hi,

Just to let you know we will have normal parkruns at Malahide on the two Saturdays over the holiday (26th December and 2nd January. But, we won't be running additional events on Christmas Day or New Years Day.

Have a great festive season!

Malahide parkrun.

 

Christmas at parkrun

Hello All,

Following a few queries on the matter we would just like to confirm that Malahide parkrun will go ahead on Saturday 20th and 27th December. Usual time, usual place. See you there!!

 

Report 21st September 2013

Another lovely warm day at Malahide parkrun. Cathal Redmond was first over the line and the first lady finisher was Jackie Perrin visiting from England. We had 271 finishers in total. Some of our regular runners were at the race series half marathon in the Phoenix park today. So, hopefully that went well for everyone.

We were happy to welcome Joanne Watkins from Melbourne, Australia, and also Jackie and Martin Perrin from Reading in England.

As I mentioned at the briefing, our first anniversary is coming up on Nov 9th. We will be organising a couple of events around that. So, stay tuned for more information.

Lastly, a new parkrun event will be starting at St. Annes park in Raheny next Saturday. Like Malahide castle, St. Annes is a beautiful park, and I'm sure the parkrun there will be very well supported.

 

Park Life! (A runner’s blog)

Nice blog article written by Mo McCrohan

Park Life! (A runner’s blog)

It’s the way of modern living. We seem to have a choice of too much of everything. You only have to look at the powerful hand held devices, we all carry round, which used to be simply a mobile phone. If you’re a Runner, it’s getting to be like a child looking at the toy section of the Argos catalogue! There are so many races now that even the Raheny Shamrock legend, Dave “every day is a race" Brady can't do them all! You can race at dawn or in the pitch black! Run through mud or quicksand. There are races in places that Google Maps can't find. Even the BHAA devise courses more akin to "It’s a Knockout". (I am waiting for a formal "Three legged Race” to be announced.)I have crossed the finished line at big event races, tired and may be a little ratty to run the gauntlet of race flyers before I can even get to my energy drink and banana! So, rather like the classic, “whatever attracted you to the Millionaire...question? In the maelstrom of event options, what attracted me and 250 others to Malahide parkrun last weekend? I think it’s the simplicity of it. Back to basics. Like turning up with a football in a park and jumpers for goalposts! Just turn up 09.30 am at Malahide, a convenient location, same 5km route every week, brings your own bar code race number and away we go! The best ideas are often the "why didn't I think of that ones? “Just look at Facebook. The parkrun in North Dublin, still in its nappies stage is already getting such networking that in typical Dublin fashion, the rumours are the Southside wants its own one!

I turned up last Saturday morning! It was cold, a "brass monkeys “one as they say in London. My feet were like ice blocks even after the warm up. There were a few runners dotted around the grounds? Will this take off? I thought? Then, 15 minutes before in "Field of Dreams” style, they came, from all corners of the park. 250 or so lined up. The course is two loops with three inclines to negotiate. The three are not hills! I ran four Connamarathons and know a hill when I see one. The inclines are challenging though. So you will run well to 5k PB. The pre-race announcements were clear and sufficient. Though one brought me back to a conversation I had with a vending machine supplier for a slick City Gym. "What sells the most?” I asked. "Mars bars and Hunky Doreys" came the reply. It was announced pre-race that a local cafe was offering a Coffee and a "death by chocolate" cake deal to all runners!! Be sociable post-race, but don't ruin all the good work! When you get too used to the course, times will improve. Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, the parkrun has something for every runner, whether a jog, time trial, PB or in December, a post Xmas party recovery run!
Enjoy

Mo McCrohan

 

Announcing the start of Malahide parkrun, Dublin

Malahide parkrun, Dublin, starts 10 November 2012

We are delighted to announce the start of the first parkrun event in Southern Ireland. Malahide parkrun will take place every Saturday at 9:30am in Malahide Castle grounds, Dublin starting on 10 November 2012.

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