Run Report #41, 27th August 2016

 Event #41 round-up

Another great morning was had here in Castletown, with 133 runners taking part, 18 of which were first timers and another 28 managed to get personal bests. The day was bright and sunny, a far cry from the rain and wind that we had the week before. It finally felt like the summer holidays were still here!


Our heroes!

This week we were short of volunteers until Friday when two families stepped in to save the day. It is so important that every person takes their turn volunteering so that everyone who does volunteer regularly can take their turn running! All the jobs are easy and full training is given beforehand. And if you are concerned with the point’s race, the first three times you volunteer you get 100 points each time! That could definitely leap frog a few people up the ladder!


We are still looking for three people to fill the roster for the coming week, and we have lots of gaps for the following weeks, so if you haven't volunteered yet what are you waiting for?!


The results

Male placings:
Alan FARRELL (VM40-44) of Donore Harriers, was first over the line in 18:39 - first appearance.
Michael COMER (SM20-24) of Celbridge AC, was second over the line in 18:59 - was first to finish once before.
Gary CAHILL (VM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 19:22.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Alan MAHER (Unattached) 3104 pts.
Rafał WIRKUS (Polish Runners Club Ireland) 2975 pts.

Female placings:
Jane BANDILA (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (12th overall) over the line in 20:51 - first appearance.
Teresa O'REILLY (VW45-49) of Celbridge AC, was second (24th overall) over the line in 22:42 - was first to finish once before.
Fiona KELLEHER (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (33rd overall) over the line in 24:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Deirdre O' KEEFFE (Le Cheile AC) 2901 pts.
Gay HOARE (Celbridge AC) 1900 pts.
Gráinne BUTLER (St. Cocas AC) 1803 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alan FARRELL (VM40-44) was graded 75.42% for the time 18:39 (first overall).
Andrew HERRING (VM45-49) was graded 74.57% for the time 19:28 (4th overall).
Tony CONNAUGHTON (VM45-49) was graded 72.30% for the time 19:37 (5th overall).

Hopefully the weather will stay the same for next week!

See you all then!

Your run director for event #41