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Event # 216

This weekends event celebrated International Women's Day. Out of the 224 finishers ninety five women and girls finished.  So, along with the  men who know them  jogging and walking the course, we had 35  first timers but  zero new Personal Bests, but more about that later. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

We welcomed some of the pupils ,teachers and parents from the Salesian college and visitors from London, Cork and Hartstown. Hope you enjoyed your time at Castletown.

Well done to the ever smiling Brendan Mooney on your 25th volunteering occasion and congratulations  to junior runner Sarah Walsh on your 10th outing. Don't forget to claim those milestone Tee Shirts.

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Core team member Declan Hynes ran his 200th , not an official milestone but well done  Declan.

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First 3 ladies home were Grace Buggle, Esther Bayon and Sandra McLoughlin.


The men were led home by Marcus Bishop, Alex O'Brien and unfortunately I don't have a name for third finisher.


After 215 events at Castletown #216 was the first untimed one.  Despite appeals on facebook and email the roster was still 2 volunteers short . A safe run is the priority and that requires 5 marshals and a tail walker. To credit participants 2 barcode scanners, a finish tokens person and a finish tokens support person are required. When all these rolls are filled  the timekeepers can be assigned, then there is the run director and results processor, and managing all these is the volunteer co-ordinator who also deals with communications throughout the week leading up to the event.

The event was made possible by the following volunteers:

Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Siobhan O'BRIEN • John REGAN • Eavan CONNOLLY • Marcus BISHOP • Sheila HYNES • Declan HYNES • Dwyer EAMONN • Brian BEATTIE • Brendan MOONEY • Kevin LAWLOR • Marc AUGUSTIN • Paul BENNETT • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Joann BOWES • Aoibhe DUNNE • Sam MURPHY • Suzanne YEATES


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 Lee VAN HAEFTEN who recorded a time of 15:59 on 30th March 2019 (event number 168).
The Age Grade course record is held by Mary MARTIN who recorded 93.09% (26:03) on 22nd June 2019 (event number 180).

Best regards,

John O'Lone

Run director Event #216.

Castletown parkrun started on 24th October 2015. Since then 6,202 participants have completed 42,556 parkruns covering a total distance of 212,780 km, including 7,570 new Personal Bests. A total of 809 individuals have volunteered 4,602 times.


Event 215

 Castletown parkrunabú  #215

baile an chaisleáin parkrunabú #215

Last Saturday saw 231participants who had to experience avoiding the large puddles and the strong winds coming up towards the finish line.

Dé Sathairn seo Maite bhí 231 rannpháirtí a raibh orthu taithí a fháil ar na locháin mhóra a sheachaint agus ar na goath láidir a bhí ag teacht suas i dtreo na líne deiridh.

We had a few first-timers including ‘Get Clane Fit’ and parkrun tourists from Cabinteely, Dundalk and Darndale parkrun. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Castletown and we hope to see you all again very soon.

Bhí cúpla duine ag obair againn as dtús lena n-áirítear ‘Get Clane Fit’ agus turasóirí parkrun ó Chábán tSíle, Dún Dealgan agus parkrun Darndale. Tá súil agam gur bhain tú sult as do chuairt go Baile an Chaisleáin agus tá súil againn go bhfeicfidh tú sibh go lir args go luath.


We had a couple of parkrun milestones to celebrate: Joan Barron completed her 100th parkrun and an unofficial milestone for Laura Murray who completed 150 parkrun with 100 completed at Castletown parkrun.

Bhí cúpla clochmhíle parkrun againn chun ceiliúradh a dhéanamh: chríochnaigh Joan Barron a 100ú páirc pháirce agus Bloch mhíle neamhoifigiúil do Laura Murray a chríochnaigh 150 páirc imeartha le 100 críochnaiuthe i bpáircriam bhaile an chaisleáin.


We would also like to thank Nikki for making the fantastic “first timers brief” through Irish and Aoife for the excellent “main brief” for us in Irish as well. 

Freisin go raibh míle maith agat Nikki as ucht an “first timers brief” iontach a dhéanamh trí gaeilge agus do Aoife don “main brief” den scoth a dhéanamh dúinn as gaeilge comh maith (Written by Alicia Ashmore)


Thanks to Oireachtas na Gaelige for the water bottles and wristbands.

Buíochas le Oireachtas na Gaelige as na buidéil uisce agus as na buidéil láinmhe


Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers.

Buíochas le gacho duine dár saorálaithe iontacha aris an tseachtain seo. 


Thanks to Google translate and Alisha Ashmore for their contributions to the run report (Regretfully for me on occasions like this, Canadian education system did not include Irish in its curriculum).

Buíochas le Google a aistriú agus Alisha Ashmore as a gcuid ranniocaíochtaí leis an tuarascáil reatha (Níor chuimsigh córas oideachais cheanada an Gheailge ina churaclam). 

Look forward to seeing you all next parkrun day!

Táim ag tnúth le tú a fheiceáil gach lá páirceála eile!

Run Director, Castletown parkrun event 215

Sheila Hynes


Thanks to this week's 26 volunteers

Andrew CLARKE  •  Aoife PLUINCÉID  •  Carla GUNNING  •  Caroline DEVANE  •  Darren GUNNING  •  Dexter GUNNING  •  Gay HOARE  •  Hazel KINSELLA  •  John O'LONE  •  Kim O'LONE  •  Lesley THOMSON  •  Marian FAGAN  •  Mario DIMAC  •  Nicola O'LONE  •  O'connor PATRICIA  •  Orla WALSH  •  Philip SLATTERY  •  Ruadhan MAC GIOLLA PHADRAIG  •  Sanja TESLA  •  Séamus MAC GIOLLA PHADRAIG  •  Sean WOODS  •  Sharon ASHMORE  •  Sheila HYNES  •  Simon LANG  •  Sorcha O'HAGAN  •  Zach GUNNING

Castletown parkrun event statistics

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Number of events: 215
Number of runners: 6,166
Number of runs: 42,332
Number of first finishers: 169
Number of clubs: 201
Number of PBs: 7,570
Average number of runners per week: 196.9
Average number of runs per runner: 6.9
Biggest Attendance: 374
Average run time: 00:31:03
Total hours run: 2Years 182Days 23Hrs 24Min 25Secs
Total distance run: 211,660km
Female record holder: Louise REILLY - 19:19 - Event 28 (28/05/16)
Male record holder: Lee VAN HAEFTEN - 15:59 - Event 168 (30/03/19)
Age graded record holder: Mary MARTIN - 93.09 % - 26:03 - Event 180 (22/06/19)





Event #214, 15th February 2020.

The day Dennis came to parkrun!

Where to start.......

This morning saw the 214th running of Castletown parkrun and as well as tourists from Shanganagh parkrun and Griffeen Valley parkrun, we had one notable visitor (Storm Dennis), who definitely made himself known.

Did you know that your barcode is as unique as you are?  Booking a holiday?  Why not pack your barcode and check out the list of countries where parkrun exists around the globe... you never know, you might just find you've become an International parkrunner just by accident. 

Shauna Dunne (aka parkrun legend!!!) Pre-ran the course to make sure we would be safe to go, and after a relatively speedy safety brief (ok, speedy for me, as I usually go off on a few tangents), we were on our way.  136 brave runners took on the challenge, and our version of Celebrity Cyclone was under way.

Unusually, we had only 4 first timers. That said.....big shout out to these 4 warriors who chose today...the stormy day of do their first run. We promise you is usually A LOT easier than today.

One family was definitely in a celebratory mood with Joann Bowes (Fabulous Joann) reaching her 100th parkrun, and son Sean (24 minutes and dropping) celebrating his 15th birthday. A role model parkrun family if ever there was one!

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We had a minor glitch with one of our barcode scanners misbehaving and not registering a few of our top 10 finishers before we resolved the issue.

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First Finishers are above.

A special thanks has to go to our awesome volunteers, who really stood up to the elements today (see below). Without them, there is no parkrun. Please consider putting your name down in the coming weeks if you have run 10 or more runs.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Claire MILLAR • Marian FAGAN • Geoff HAMILTON • Laura MURRAY • Shauna DUNNE • Kevin LAWLOR • Emma O'ROURKE • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Abbie O'ROURKE • Karl MITCHELL • Catherine DOWLING • Rosaleen KELLY • Derek KEARNEY • Simon LANG • Anne LANG • Rebecca LANG • Sam MURPHY

Until next week...

Karl - Run Director : Castletown #214

Results for this week can be found here.

Volunteer roster can be found here.

For all other information related to your event, look here.



Event # 212 1 February 2020

We started our February parkruns at Castletown with another lovely morning where 273 of you joined us to run, jog, walk, or some mix of all of the above, every ability level is welcome to parkrun. We had 15 first timers to parkrun, 17 first time visitors to Castletown, and an amazing 38 new PBs!

We had visitors from Griffeen, Hartstown, & Porterstown locally. Tymon & Marlay fairly locally. Wexford Racecourse, Strokestown, & Erris a bit further afield. Then we had the international tourists from Isle of Man & London. And finally, an intercontinental tourist from Australia!

We had a few milestones this weekend:

Claire Guest 50

Noel Ward 100 (a tourist to Castletown, i'm sure there is a photo somewhere, if it is sent to us we can add it in)

and Roisin Kiernan v25

Thanks to the volunteers

We are very grateful to the volunteers who made this event happen: Siobhan ALLEN, Sharon ASHMORE, Conor FITZPATRICK, Gay HOARE, Brian KIERNAN, Katelyn KIERNAN, Mary KIERNAN, Roisin KIERNAN, Hazel KINSELLA, Maxwell KINSELLA, Kevin LAWLOR, Conor MCCABE, Sinead MCCABE, Karl MITCHELL, David MURPHY, Sam MURPHY, John O'LONE, Kim O'LONE, Wendy RALEIGH, Alan SCOTT, Bernie SCOTT, Philip SLATTERY, Graham SPILLANE, Brigitte SPRINGFELD-MITCHELL

Why not get involved and volunteer?

Until next week, don’t forget your barcode
Conor Fitzpatrick
Run Director

Castletown parkrun #212
Castletown parkrun event statistics
Biggest Attendance: 374
Female record holder: Louise REILLY - 19:19 - Event 28 (28/05/16)
Male record holder: Lee VAN HAEFTEN - 15:59 - Event 168 (30/03/19)
Age graded record holder: Mary MARTIN - 93.09 % - 26:03 - Event 180 (22/06/19)


Event # 211 25 January 2020

A nice mild January morning greeted 322 runners, joggers and walkers to this week's edition of parkrun. Week 2 of Parkwalk saw a noticeable increase in the numbers walking the event.

37 first timers joined us and hopefully we will see you all back with us next week.  We had visitors from Cornwall, London,Waterford,Kilcock,Fairview and St Annes Park.

Brian Kiernan ran his 100th parkrun . Brian, wife Mary and their two girls Katelyn and Roisin have over 400 runs between them and are regular volunteers at Castletown. They are also regular volunteers at Castletown.


Castletown and Royal canal parkrun regular Donal Gilman received his 25 volunteering certificate from event director Phillip.


First finisher in the mens section was unknown, second home with a new pb was Marcus Bishop and third ,also with a pb was Barney Kelly.


Sandra McLoughlin led home the women, second was Shauna Dunne and third was Claire Millar. Sandra and Claire both had Pb's each knocking 30 seconds off their previous best.


Big thank you to the 27 volunteers without whom today would not have gone ahead,  Sharon ASHMORE • Philip SLATTERY • Caroline DEVANE • Sheila HYNES • Derek CULLEN • Marian FAGAN • Caitriona FLYNN • Eleanor KENNEDY • Sophie ROSS • Kevin LAWLOR • Stephen DEVANE • Kim O'LONE • John O'LONE • Vinny BROWNE • Theresa CORBETT • Dorothy DUFFY • Carol LEEMAN • Karl MITCHELL • Dervala LEAHY • Cian DEVANE • Conor FITZPATRICK • Miriam CAGIGAL • Hazel KINSELLA • Maxwell KINSELLA • Martina O SULLIVAN • Sam MURPHY • Aoife OCONNOR.

Special thanks to Marian and Eleanor for dealing with the car park so well. Once again we appeal to people to car pool ,walk or cycle were possible due to the large numbers attending and give yourself plenty of time to make it to the start area for the run safety briefing at 9.20.


John O'Lone.

Run director, Event 211.


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