So another Castletown parkrun (Event 92) has come and gone, and it falls to me to write up a quick Run Report. It is actually my favourite part of the job as there's always so much to share, and I get a chance to capture a small flavour of the day.
Firstly the thanks - to the volunteers and the crew of Event #92.
Special word of thanks to Brian in particular who had planned to run, didn't feel up to it, so came along and offered to volunteer instead - which is the parkrun spirit! We had a couple of first timers with volunteering as well - which is always nice to see, and we hope you enjoyed it!
There were reports of sore hands from clapping the parkrunners, which is about the best thing that can happen and the worst thing at the same time!
One of our Volunteers (Sarah) posted up some of the photos taken on the day, as did another Castletown regular (Philomena) and they are to be found on the Flickr page.
Congratulations to Conor Devaney who was named Parkrunner of the month. He's a regular volunteer, occasional parkrun tourist and well deserving of the award.
We had the first three men home Tommy, Oran and Thomas.
The first three women home were Fiona, Caragh and Eileen.
It's been pointed out to me that Fiona, Caragh and Oran are the one family, so well done to you guys!
Some notable milestones this week: Gearoid and Paul reached 50 parkruns.
Paul Foy with his 50 parkrun certificate.
Gearoid receiving his 50 parkrun certificate before he headed out for a 150km cycle on the Sunday......which is inspirational stuff!
Rafal with his 25 volunteer certificate - which he earned a few weeks back and we managed to catch up with him today.
We also noticed that Sean Heneghan became eligible for the 25 Volunteer t-shirt after volunteering on Saturday, but we only became aware of it after the results were processed, so we did not know about it on the day. We'll get a photo some Saturday morning though...and we see that you are doing pre-event this coming Saturday so remind our Run Director on the day!
Anyway, my thanks to everyone and a quick random fact if you've decided to read this far. We've done 78,000 km at Castletown parkrun. Google tells me that the Earth's circumference is 40,075 km, so we are 2,150km from doing enough parkruns at Castletown to circle the globe twice. That means the next 430th person who completes the Castletown parkrun is marking a milestone. If you think of a name for this special honour, then message the page with the idea.
We also tried something with the briefing this week - feedback seems good, but if you have your own twist that you'd like to contribute, then come along and give it a go!
Anyway, that's the report from last Saturday. Give volunteering a go over the next few weeks - you'll really enjoy it!
Event #92 Run Director
The numbers from this weeks report are below.
This week 173 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Teresa MCCARTHY • Michael COMER • Declan HYNES • Marian FAGAN • Sarah GRIFFIN • Brian BEATTIE • Sandra MCLAUGHLIN • Mary KIERNAN • Marc AUGUSTIN • Melanie TUFFEN • Sean HENEGHAN • Kim O'LONE • Gerry DUFFY • Deirdre SHEEHY • Catherine VALLELY • Maria CONWAY • Brian KIERNAN
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castletown parkrun Results Page.
Tommy BUGGLE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 19:28 - 6th time in 14 appearances.
Oran HAYES (JM15-17) of Le Cheile AC, was second over the line in 19:46.
Thomas GEOGHEGAN (SM30-34) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:25.
Fiona HOLMES (VW50-54) (Unattached) was first (18th overall) over the line in 22:17 - 4th time in 18 appearances.
Caragh HAYES (JW15-17) of Le Cheile AC, was second (22nd overall) over the line in 22:56 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.
Eileen MAGUIRE (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (35th overall) over the line in 24:39.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Brian MCGRATH (VM60-64) – 78.01% for the time 21:18 (13th overall).
Fiona HOLMES (VW50-54) – 77.11% for the time 22:17 (18th overall).
Tommy BUGGLE (VM45-49) – 75.17% for the time 19:28 (first overall).
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 Martin HOARE who recorded a time of 16:36 on 24th June 2017 (event number 81).
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 3,115 participants have completed 15,600 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,000 km, including 3,509 new Personal Bests.